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Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival 2019

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The Omagh & Sperrins walking festival is a 2 day event inviting locals and visitors alike to experience the Sperrins within the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council area. On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March, you can chose a family, moderate or challenging walk to experience the Sperrins in your own way. Book online here.

Saturday 23 March 2019

Walk 1- Challenging Walk  Lough Ouske and Beyond

The Historic Landscape of the Sperrins Challenging Walk will trace the reported route of the Flight of the Earls in 1607 when Hugh O’Neill reportedly made his way across the southern ridge of the Glenelly Valley on way to Lifford and Rathmullan.

Registration Time: 8.30am

Details: 14km / 6hrs; suitable for walkers who are comfortable with 5hrs+ walking on rough terrain.

Cost: £5 per person

Walk 2 – Moderate Walk along the Owenkillew and Owenreagh Rivers

The water courses of the Owenkillew and Owenreagh rivers provide the boundaries of this walk on the Natural Resources of the Sperrins. The walk will explore the natural and built heritage around Rouskey and Crockanboy.

Registration Time: 10am

Details: 10km or 4hrs; suitable for walkers comfortable with 3hrs+ walking on trails

Cost: £5 per person

Walk 3 – Family Walk around Loughmacrory

This walk will focus on Archaeological Heritage of the Sperrins, viewing spectacular ancient sites along the way.

Registration Time: 11.30am

Details: 5km or 2hrs; suitable for walkers with children or people new to hiking

Cost: £3 per person or £6 per family of 4

Registration Point for all walks on Saturday 23 March is: An Creagán, Creggan, Omagh, BT79 9AF

Sunday 24 March 2019

Walk 1 – Challenging Walk over Bollaght Mountain

Sloughan Glen is the ideal location to start this Challenging Walk over Bollaght Mountain connecting with the International Appalachian Trail along the Ulster Way

Registration Time: 8.30am

Details: 14km / 6hrs; suitable for walkers who are comfortable with 5hrs+ walking on rough terrain.

Cost: £5 per person

Walk 2 – Moderate Walk over Dooish

Dooish provides of a moderate hike from the village of Drumquin to the summit of Dooish Hill and back by a circuitous route themed as Landscape and Heritage.

Registration Time: 10am

Details: 10km or 4hrs; suitable for walkers comfortable with 3hrs+ walking on trails

Cost: £5 per person

Walk 3 – Family Walk around Lough Bradan

A circular route around Lough Bradan provides a tranquil walk in the area of Tullyhill and Meenmossogue Glebe to explore this upland environment Nature Photography for Beginners Walk.

Registration Time: 11am

Details: 6km or 2hrs; suitable for walkers with children or people new to hiking

Cost: £3 per person or £6 per family of 4

Registration Point for all walks on Sunday 24 March is: Drumquin Parish Hall, 250 Dooish Road, Drumquin, Omagh, BT78 4RA

Limited availability on all walks so advance booking is strongly recommended.

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