Time was against us as we drove past Lough Melvin so we only had a few minutes to take a few photos and have a quick look. Next time we will time it better and have a swim.
From what we saw Melvin is an attractive place to stop for a dip and a picnic. We saw two potential places to get in from – one was an old stone jetty with steps into the dark water and the second was a small sandy area in the nearby public park. As for all lakes it’s a case of careful as you go, watch for submerged rocks and absolutely no diving or jumping.
On our quick look around we saw the public park had a play area, decent toilets and space for barbecues. It must be very pleasant on a good summer’s day ( remember those?). On our next visit we will make sure to give Melvin the time it deserves.
From Manorhamilton take the R282 signposted for Rossinver. After Rossinver you will come to the lake on your left and drive along it until you come to the public park with a small tarmacadam car park.