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Moor Lough

A quiet upland lake route in Strabane`s countryside

County

Tyrone

Distance

1.2 miles

OS Map

12

Nearest Town

Strabane

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Lakeland

Terrain

Gravel track, some potholes

Grid Reference (Start)

H445983

Grid Reference (End)

H445983

Point of Interest

Moor Lough and surrounding glacial landscape.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sperrins

Route Description

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.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

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.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be on leads at all times on the route.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Disabled Fishing Stands available

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets - Disabled toilets open between April and October

Facilities

Toilets between April and October, disabled fishing stands

Publication

N/A

Publication Availability

N/A

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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
Emmet Scanlan 21 September, 2013 @ 18:00

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!

★★★★★
Stephen O'Neill 22 August, 2013 @ 01:54

The mist on the lough glowing as the early morning sunlight pours over the Sperrins is magic! The track is perfect for jogging. A great find, this is a spot that is good for body and soul!

★★★★★
erin mc gonagle 14 June, 2013 @ 17:22

this is a very pleasant walk anytime of the day. the landscape and lough are picturesque and you don't realise that you have walked 1.2 miles! walking at sunset has to be tried.

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