Ross Lough Nature Reserve

Nature reserves are chosen from among the very best examples of our wildlife, habitats and geology. They contain a wide range of species, communities and geology and their designation is a public recognition by Government of their importance.


Ross Lough is located in County Fermanagh.  As the Sillees River makes its way towards Lower Lough Erne it passes through Ross Lough which is settled in a hollow amongst drumlins. Therefore, this has resulted in an increase in the variety of habitats available here which include open water, swamp, fen and wet meadow.

Sights and sounds

This area is known to be flooded during wintertime with only trees such as alder and willow that can withstand being in these wet conditions. 

This area is ungrazed and is situated east of Lough Erne.  Limited grazing has allowed reeds, sedges and bulrushes to grow tall, and these are mixed in with the typical wetland plants that you will normally find growing here such as the yellow flag iris and purple loosestrife. 


There are no visitor facilities or car parking available here.

Further information

Site Manager: Tel. 02866344803

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