Residents of and visitors to Mid Ulster are being encouraged to discover the untouched beauty of The Sperrins this autumn through a series of guided walks, launched by Mid Ulster District Council and led by experienced hill walking guides, Brendan Adams of Brough Tours and Ita McCrory, who both have made The Sperrins their home.
The series of monthly guided walks, started on Sunday 27 September with The Carntogher Way, takes in some of the most picturesque and rugged scenery of one of our less explored mountain ranges.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan gave his stamp of approval to the new guided walks, saying:
“Walking can provide many physical and mental well-being benefits and the new series of guided walks that are on offer are designed to make the most of the great outdoors that is in fact right on our doorstep. The series, operating within COVID-19 secure protocols, will reveal the hidden gems studded throughout The Sperrins that are available, providing an opportunity for visitors to discover somewhere new, and for local residents to perhaps find a new, elevated perspective of their home.”
The series continues in October at Moydamlaght Forest and Bohilbreaga, moving to Slieve Gallion in November to see out 2020, Crockmore and Crockbrack in January and Knockmany Forest in February of 2021. Participation is limited to 15 people per walk, at £10 per person per walk or all 5 for £40. Advance booking through The Bridewell Visitor Information Centre, Magherafelt on 028 7963 1510 is essential. For full details visit www.midulstercouncil.org/autumnguidedwalks