Archives for January 2013


Loughmacrory has a lovely circular nature trail that leads you round this picturesque lough.  You can enjoy the sights and sounds of the woodland and bogland on the loughshore and watch out for the special Green Hairstreak butterfly in May.  Car … [Read more...]

Drumduff and Drumnakilly Mountain View Trail

Drumduff and Drumnakilly Community Association,  supported by BBC Breathing Places have enhanced an area of raised bog and birch woodland by providing access, giving the visitor opportunities to see many of the wonderful bog and woodland plants and … [Read more...]

Boorin Nature Reserve

Located beside Gortin Lakes, here you can see many of the typical bog plants such as sphagnum mosses, hare's tail cotton grass and herbs like the colourful bog asphodel (H495846) … [Read more...]

An Creggan Visitor Centre

Creggan Bog at around 9Ha (22 acres) is a small, undisturbed remnant of a once much larger area of lowland raised bog, over 7,000 years in the making. It hosts a unique colony of plants including heathers, cranberry, crowberry, sphagnum mosses, … [Read more...]

Vinegar Hill Loop

This 7 mile walk, part of the Ulster Way, provides a taster of what the Sperrins have to offer, rolling hills, lush green valleys and a snapshot of rural life. Start at Barnes Gap Car Park GR H552905 … [Read more...]

Dromore Riverside Walk

The Dromore Riverside Walk is a meandering path though a delightful environment, open and accessible for all to use and enjoy.  As you walk though this park, you will see new and old woodland changing and growing over the seasons and wildflower … [Read more...]

River Strule

A walkway along the River Strule starting from the Strule Arts Centre allows you close access to appreciate the bank side vegetation, salmon leaping and the resident heron at the weir. GR H451728 … [Read more...]

Camowen River

To enjoy the peaceful ambience of the slow and winding Camowen, walk from Cranny Bridge to Lover's Retreat, where you might see the salmon leap.  Parking at Cranny Bridge GR H473721 … [Read more...]

Gortin Glen Forest Park

Gortin Glen Forest Park, north of Omagh town, is an excellent park for people to experience wildlife through walks, orienteering, mountain biking and educational events (check back Omagh update page for Gortin Glen events).  In summer the duck pond … [Read more...]

Cullion Community Woodland

Woodland Trust in association with Glens Community Development Group developed Cullion Community Woodland, a millennium Wood On Your Doorstep.  It is mixed deciduous woodland that exhibits one specimen of each native tree in Ireland along a winding … [Read more...]