A quiet upland lake route in Strabane`s countryside
Distance 1.2 miles
OS Map 12
Terrain Gravel track, some potholes
Nearest Town Strabane
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference H445983
Route Type Lakeland
From the parking area beside the public toilets, follow the gravel path around the edge of the lough in either direction. Moor Lough and it`s shoreline have been developed as a Dept. of Culture, Arts and Leisure fishery. Moorlough has several beaches and a segregated paddling area available for use. A gravel track which circumnavigates the lough makes most of the shoreline accessible for all.
Moor Lough and surrounding glacial landscape.
Follow the A5 Strabane Londonderry Road north from Strabane and turn right onto the B49 Woodend Road, Artigarvin and Donemana are signposted this way. In Artigarvin, turn right onto the Moorlough Road. Continue along this road passing through the small village of Glenmornan after 3km. Continue along this road for another 2.5km, then turn right onto the Napple Road. After 500m turn left onto the Hollyhill Road, which will lead you to the parking area at Moor Lough.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Dogs must be on leads at all times on the route.
Toilets between April and October, disabled fishing stands. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled toilets – Disabled toilets open between April and October
- The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 5cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 1m wide for its entire length.
- The path will not be steeper than 6° or have a cross slope of greater than 6°.
- There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be between 12mm and 75mm in width.
- There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
- There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 1km.
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Facilities are basic and more could be made of it- but the setting is easily the best in the north west for a short walk. Dragonflies are amazing and the views across the Sperrins are fantastic – recommended!