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7. Sperrin Mountains Walks

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Walks in the Sperrin Mountains

The forty mile wide Sperrin Moutain range is rich in wildlife and is an excellent target for determined, lonesome walking. The best place to base yourself is Gortin, a village on the Ulster Way footpath, and the most easily accessible overnight stop in the area.
 
The inclines are not too steep and you can ramble wherever you like, but despite appearances these are still high mountains and changeable weather makes them potentially dangerous. 
 
For those not equipped for the high ground, the Glenelly and Owenkillen river valleys run through the heart of this fine countryside from Plumbridge and Gortin respectively.
 
The Central Sperrins Way is a twenty five mile waymarked trail, which begins and ends at Barnes Gap, halfway between Plumbridge and Cranagh (A map is available from most tourist offices). The two day walk takes in a variety of countryside with spectacular views of the mountains, moorland and Glenelly Valley. 

The week long Sperrins Walking Festival is held at the beginning of August and involves various daily guided  walks, graded according to difficulty.
 
Strabane Tourist Information Centre Address: 
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre
1a Railway Street
Strabane
Tyrone, BT82 8EF
Northern Ireland, UK

T  +44 (0)28 7138 4444

F  +44 (028) 7138 1348

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