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The Sperrin Mountains are located in the heart of Northern Ireland and boast a treasure trove of wildlife and geology.

This area of outstanding natural beauty stretches from the western shoreline of Lough Neagh to the Tyrone/Donegal border.

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Waterways are a great place to see wildlife from a very different perspective especially during spring.

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  • Go bat watching in Northern Ireland or try Osprey spotting at Rutland Water.

Sperrin - Visitor Guide


Gortin, Sperrin Mountain, Northern Ireland.

Telephone:Sperrins Tourism - 028 8674 7700
Fax:Sperrins Tourism - 028 8674 7754

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Key attractions:

Wildlife and geology.

Essential kit:

Binoculars for bird watching. Walking shoes.

Nature watching:

Bat watching - watch the bats from bridges across the river - access to river from the Owenkillew development association in Gorchin.

Angling, rambling.

Access:Variable terrain in countryside areas.
Getting there:

Sperrin Mountain is 90 minutes drive from Belfast.

Gortin Burn is located just above the village of Gortin in the Sperrins.


The Sperrin Rambler Service operates Mondays to Saturdays through the heart of the Sperrins between Magherafelt and Omagh (Service No 403).

Opening times:

Year round.

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