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Omagh....

Around 25,000 people live in Omagh town and the town is now, with the exception of Derry/Londonderry, the second largest town in the west of Northern Ireland . It is the County town of Tyrone, having taken the title from Dungannon around 1768.

Located where the Camowen and Drumragh rivers come together to form the Strule, the town is said to owe its origins to an abbey founded in 792 AD. Following a long, and sometimes turbulent history, Omagh is now a recognised place of importance and influence as a major administrative and service centre for the region.

The town and district of Omagh has been moulded over the centuries by its rich culture and heritage. The rural landscape is replete with historic monuments extending back over 9000 years and the County town of Omagh itself enjoys a superb townscape with gothic-styled spires that overlook the confluence of the Drumragh and Camowen Rivers to form the River Strule.

 

For a full range of activities in the Omagh area - Click Here.

 

You can download the Omagh Historic Town Trail here:

 

 
 

 

 

Sperrin Mountains Camping & Caravan Park



                                                                  

Sperrin Mountains Caravan & Camping Site


Nestling cosily in the folds of the beautiful Sperrin mountain range and surrounded by leafy forest walks and lakes, lies Sperrin Mountains Holiday Chalets and Caravan Park.  Conveniently located 6miles from the bustling and lively market town of Omagh, yet enclosed by cycle trails (including the longest downhill trail in Ireland) rural walks and some of the most breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer. 
 
A place where Peace, Tranquillity and a warm Welcome awaits you every time. We are very proud of the facilities that we have available and the service we give to all our visitors.
 
We do everything we can to help to make sure your visit is one that you don’t forget in a long time. We want you to enjoy your time here whether you wish to explore the delights of Sperrins or spend some quality time relaxing and enjoying the facilities that we have available for you and your family.
 
There are 24 hard-standing pitches, most with awning space, and each with an individual 20amp electric point.  Most pitches are bounded by hedging to offer privacy, however several are open to facilitate groups of friends or family.
A spacious and sheltered, purpose built grass camping area has been provided to cater for tents and trailer tents. The area is flat and dry with adjacent car parking. It is well serviced and close to water points and to the amenities block.
 

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Sperrins

The name Sperrin derives from “Na Speirini” meaning “Spurs of Rock” and it is the rocks of the Sperrins and the rolling geography of the area that form the foundation of this very distinct landscape that we see today. These gently rolling Sperrin hills reach a maximum elevation of 678m, at Sawel peak on the Derry/Tyrone border.

The gentle contours of the mountainous Valleys are threaded with rivers, streams, forest lakes and shady glens – with small and quiet country roads that lead to the busy market towns on the periphery of the region.

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Gortin Village is close by:

 

Gortin lies ten miles north of Omagh in the valley of the Owenkillew River, , overlooked by the Sperrin mountains. Its population of around 226 people lives in a village heavily dependent on agriculture for its economy, but the village is also developing the tourism potential of this area of rugged beauty and tranquillity. Tourist attractions in the area include the Gortin Glen Forest Park. [click here for map]




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Things To Do:

Ulster American Folk Park 

Derry ’s Theatre – The Millennium Forum

Strule Arts Centre

History & Heratige

Horse Riding

Angling

Kids Stuff
Entertaining the Kids
 
Grown-up Stuff
Entertaining the grown-ups !

Traditional Music Events:

An Creagán Visitor Centre & Licensed Restaurant
An Creagán Visitor Centre, Creggan (halfway between Omagh & Cookstown) Tel: 028 8076 1112

Dromore / Trillick CCED
Music Session on the 2nd Saturday every month from October to March. Tel: 028 8289 8675

Dun Uladh Heritage Centre of Ulster
Ballinamullan, Omagh
Weekly traditional sessions every Saturday night Tel: 028 8224 2777

Teach Ceoil
Charlie Ward, Rouskey (on the Gortin to Greencastle road)
Music session usually last Friday night every month - please phone to confirm if session is on. Tel: 028 8164 8882

Other Attractions

see the Nortern Ireland Tourist Board website:http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/

Sperrin Tourist Website:  http://www.sperrinstourism.com/

 

Mountain biking

We also have Irelands longest downhill mountainbike trail:
 
 

 

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There are three mountain bike trails situated in the western section of the forest accessed from the Lisnaharney Road (off B48 Glenpark Road). The Trails are graded from Basic through Moderate to Expert, which is suitable for experienced cyclists only.

Please make sure you are aware of the personal safety requirements posted at the commencement of the trails.

Trail Information

The trails are all waymarked with coloured arrows and follow forest roads, tracks and woodland sections.
 

All trails start by following red arrows.
Surface conditions vary on different sections and also vary from year to year and season to season.
Be aware of loose stone surfaces as well as narrow and uneven sections.
Be aware of turf cutting/timber harvesting machinery.

Grading
Basic Route
(4 mls) - mostly on forest roads but includes short off-road section. Suitable for beginners.

Moderate Loop (3 mls) - involves steep climb on forest roads. Off-road descent through woodland. Suitable for developing expertise.
Off-Road Loop (2 1/2 mls) - Woodland section with testing gradients. Only suitable for more experienced cyclists 
 
Orienteering 
There are permanent orienteering courses at Omagh Leisure centre, Gortin Glens Forest Park. Lough Braden, Castle Archdale, Learmount, and Strabane Glen. Maps are also available for Drum Manor, Doohatty Mountain and links can be made to local orienteering experts. 

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