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Lough Fea

Set in wild mountain scenery, Lough Fea is one of the many delightful lakes dotted throughout the Sperrins Region. Covering 180 acres this natural beauty spot is an anglers dream and also supplies the entire area and beyond with fresh water. The 4.15km (approx 1 hour) walkway around Lough Fea is a haven for local walkers and tourists alike. A mix of panoramic scenery and calming waters make this the ideal place for an idyllic evening walk. Children’s play area and toilet facilities are provided on site.




2.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 13

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Relatively flat

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

The Lough

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Route Description

The walk starts from the main car park on the B162 Cookstown to Draperstown Road. This walk is a circular route, surrounding the shores of the Lough, finishing back at the car park. The route can be followed either way around the shores and is clearly marked.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Situated 5 miles north of Cookstown on the B162 Draperstown Road South East of the Sperrin Mountains. Main car park located on the B162. Starting point at Main car park.


Dogs are allowed.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Childrens play area, toilets and picnic facilities.


Cookstown Visitor Attraction Guide

Publication Availability

Contact Cookstown District Council on 028 8676 9949 or email: tic@cookstown.gov.uk.

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

dtown n&a 21 March, 2016 @ 16:26

Lovely place to walk just so peaceful and 2.6mile round gives u a good powerwalk plenty of people out walking/running round it, love it!!

D & K Wakefield 3 August, 2015 @ 16:10

Wonderful walking around this beautiful lough! Spotted two otters at the Cookstown end!!

sharon kerr 25 July, 2015 @ 20:05

A very special person showed me this beautiful place and we had some lovely times there.....it is, and always will be, magical!!!

Shaun shepherd 28 June, 2015 @ 17:38

A very special place to me for many reasons. A beautiful walk no matter what the weather sends.

Del 10 May, 2014 @ 16:52

Lovely walk, relaxing and peaceful. Great gravel track all way round, lots of bins, lookout points. Toilets clean and great parking. Stunning area.

Jean Crooks 9 July, 2013 @ 18:25

Wonderful place to walk, jog or sit and enjoy the beauty around.

Wilbert Robinson 6 April, 2012 @ 21:52

A beautiful walk, flat, clean air,nothing but the sound of birds.Well worth a visit.

Butch Elliott 23 July, 2010 @ 07:24

Unfortunately dog dirt can seriously spoil this beautiful walk

Shaun F McKittrick 23 July, 2009 @ 21:03

Flat, well maintained and beautiful.

Anne Grobag 4 June, 2008 @ 22:10

I just love walking round lough fea - it'sgreat and you get to chat about different ones and clear your head of the days strains, and you meet all kinds, young and old, fit, fat and in-between. It's the best hour of the day.

Valerie Beattie 13 April, 2008 @ 23:50

lough Fea is my happy place i love it,its were i go to clear my head its beautiful part of me wants everyone to know about it yet there are times when i dont.

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