Aghatirourke is a place of rolling green scenery and breathtaking hilltop views across the County Fermanagh countryside. Located in the Cuilcagh Mountain Park, this is a wonderful site for birdwatching as you roam – just be sure to bring some sturdy footwear. The reserve can be wet and its walking routes are moderate to difficult. Routes to the summit are suitable for experienced hillwalkers only.
Those prepared to do a bit of hill hiking will be rewarded by sights of Wheatears and Sand Martins in spring and hunting Hen Harriers and Peregrines soaring overhead in summer.
Blanket bog makes up much of the sprawling reserve, creating a wide, open landscape with few trees. The water-soaked land features pools whose glassy surface offers reflections of the skies and hills. Hiding beneath is something even more precious – layers of peat, a crucial carbon and water store.
The blanket bog is bordered by limestone grassland to the north, a rare habitat that supports an array of plants and insects. Atop the reserve’s southern summit lies an area of montane heath. Don't let its often rugged and desolate appearance fool you – it’s also a hugely valuable space for species of all kinds.