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Gortin Lakes

This short off-road walk leads around Gortin Lakes with superb views of the Sperrins landscape. The path has recently been upgraded - the firm surface is of a good and consistent standard throughout the walk.




0.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town

Gortin or Omagh

Route Shape


Route Type



Gravel paths with some inclines

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

The lakes and the landscape

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

From the car park, the walk around the two lakes is laid out in the formation of the figure eight and people can choose to walk in either direction.

The gravel path around the lakes undulates gently offering the tranquillity of the still, deep water on one side and the natural habitat and vegetation on the other.

The path is easily followed with a number of seating benches placed so walkers can take a rest and take in the majestic views.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

The car park at Gortin Lakes is situated about 0.5 miles off the main A48 Omagh to Gortin Road. The site is easy to find by following the brown tourist signs from the main road.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets


Parking, picnic tables and toilets



Publication Availability


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