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Segways in Fermanagh Lakelands, Northern Ireland

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, viewing Upper Lough Erne, soaking in the scenery on our way to the ruined plantation castle (1600's). We enjoy the views of the Lake, hills, church and ruined arches. I tell you about the history and show you the ancient yew trees nestled in the ruins, with the myths associated with them. You can even have a climb at them if you want! We then continue along the path to the Victorian boat house and explore it, enjoying more views of the lake and the 'new' castle. We cross a new bridge onto an island and soak in scenery before i lead you thru the woods to a summer house and ice house. We may take a bathroom break here (if required or facilities open). We then enjoy the views of the new castle and maybe even spot the residing Lord or Lady Erne, or some of the rich and famous visiting!? More stories.. We complete the tour hoping to spot some deer or red squirrels or other wildlife in the rich habitat. We return to the visitor centre where you can look at the exhibits, visit the coffee shop with great homemade refreshments (soups and snacks also) and maybe walk around the old woods.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, enjoying the extensive old woods on the estate, visiting a Lady's well, enjoying views of the grand house from a distance before stopping at an ice house and playing 'pooh sticks' at the stream. We enjoy the pretty vista of a ford and the gardens/ arboretum before visiting a pump house, watermill with aquaduct to 'feed' a saw mill. We enjoy exploring the cobbled yard with the bell to ring (if you can reach it), pop our eyes on some old laundry rooms as see how things were done in the 'good old days'. We may take a bathroom break here (if required or facilities open). We then enjoy the views of the grand hgouse from the front, treking up to soak in the view from and of the restored summer house. We end the tour in the rose and walled garden, crossing quaint little gated bridges before returning to the visitors centre. You may enjoy some lovely home made treats, snacks or lunch at the coffee shop, purchase some lovely things at the shop or take in a tour of the house (if available).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castle Balfour, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe begin the tour at 11 Aghadrumsee Road, Aghadrumsee, BT92 7AU, just off the B36 donagh rosslea road.. We rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, enjoying some wooded areas, a local field study community venture with wildlife hotels and raised vegetable beds. We cross the road and enjoy views of the Killyfole Lough, going completely around the lake with a little stop on an 'island'. If you are feeling adventurous, you can go out on some of the fishing jetties. I talk to you about the loacl history and politics, some colourful characters (some of whom you may meet and never forget). We enjoy a little jaunt on the manmade beach before trying the more uneven wooded path onsite. I talk to you about the 'crannog' in the lake so you get some Irish history too.. Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

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