Cuilcagh Mountain Park

At 665 metres, Cuilcagh Mountain is the highest point in Cavan and Fermanagh. Its distinctive table-top profile is the dominant landscpae feature in a region rich in geology, archaeology, folklore, history and wildlife. The mountain is topped by gritstone, which is exposed in places as dramatic cliffs looming over the upper sandstone and shale slopes. The middle slopes of Cuilcagh Mountain are covered with a thick layer of peat forming one of the best examples of a blanket bog ecosystem in the north of Ireland. Cuilcagh’s lower slopes contain Northern Ireland’s finest karst or limestone landscapes, which hide many complex cave systems. The hiking trail through the park leads to the summit of the mountain where there are magnificent views of Cavan and Fermanagh.

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, Tel: 028-66348855, email:

Car park off the ‘scenic loop’ close to the Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre