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White Hare Cycle Route
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White Hare Cycle Route

If you need an introduction to the Sperrins, then An Creagán is probably your best place to begin. This fantastic Visitor Centre sits at the foot of Mullaghacarn marks the start of the White Hare route as it loops through this amazing, unique landscape for a hilly 36 miles.

CountyTyroneDistance36 miles
Nearest TownCarrickmoreOS Map12, 13
Route TypeHill, Parkland and GrasslandRoute ShapeCircular
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)H623788
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H623788

Terrain

Some hilly sections. Tarmac Roads.

Point of Interest

An Creagán, Cregandevesky Court Tomb, Beaghmore Stone Circles

Route Description

The route starts by heading north and east, over towards the seven stone circles at Beaghmore. The wide open skies, quiet roads and the rich colour palette of the blanket bogland, make this perfect cycling country. From Beaghmore climb in the direction of Gortin, crossing the Owenkillew River and passing standing stones and cairns strewn in the surrounding fields. Turn south towards Greencastle where the road rises before dropping down into Mountfield. Swing right, taking care crossing the main road and climb once again to Loughmacrory and then into the small town of Carrickmore, take a breather here before the tough return leg.

The route then climbs around Cregganconroe up to the remarkable Creggandevesky Court Tomb. It was revealed when the blanket bog was removed in the 80s. Back in the saddle pull yourself to the top of the climb and get a well deserved descent, finishing at An Creagán.

Getting to the Start

Carrickmore is a small village situated half way between Omagh and Cookstown off the Barony Road (A505). Turn off on the Cregan Road signposted for Carrickmore.

Traffic

Quiet country roads

Facilities

Cafés, restaurants, toilets, accommodation, information panel

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Well Surfaced Quiet Country Roads.

Available Publication

Sperrins Cycle Routes - Route 4

Sustrans Shop

Links

Cycle Hire

Sperrins Cycle Breaks
John Donaghy, An Cregan Visitor Centre, Creggan, OMAGH
Phone: 028 8076 1112

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