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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.

County

Tyrone

Nearest Town

Carrickmore

Route Type

Hill

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

H623788

Distance

36 miles

OS Map

12, 13

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

H623788

terrain

Some hilly sections. Tarmac Roads.

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

Well Surfaced Quiet Country Roads.

available publications

Sperrins Cycle Routes - Route 4

Sustrans Shop

Cycle hire

Sperrins Cycle Breaks
John Donaghy An Cregan Visitor Centre Creggan OMAGH
Email: info@an-creagan.com
Phone: 028 8076 1112
Web: www.an-creagan.com

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