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Explore the Sperrins (2 day itinerary)

The Sperrin Mountains, stretching along the border counties of Tyrone and Derry, can best be decribed as wild, untouched and beautiful. The variety of walking trails in this picturesque region is one of Northern Ireland's greatest secrets. This 2 day itinerary is ideal for keen hill walkers who want to explore the best of what the Sperrins have to offer using the rural village of Gortin as a base.


Day 1 - Robbers Table 

This is an excellent off-road hill walk opening up views of the Bluestack and High Sperrin Mountain ranges. The name of this area comes from the 17th Century when Highwaymen or 'Rapparees' as they were known, met up to divide their spoils after raiding the postal carriages traversing this upland landscape. Walkers can either set off from Gortin village along the Ulster Way path through Gortin Forest or begin their walk from the forest car park.

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Day 2 - Gortin Glen Forest Park

Such is the scale of Gortin Glen Forest Park, walkers will find it easy to spend the day exploring the various woodland and lakeside trails dissecting this magnificent landscape. The Ulster Way runs out of Gortin Village and within an hour walkers will be at Gortin Lakes. There is then the opportunity to use the forest paths to scale the south eastern slopes of Altaraven which offer spectacular views down through the valley and over to Tooles Rock.

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