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Omagh Riverside Path to Gortnagarn
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Omagh Riverside Path to Gortnagarn

This 5.5 mile flat cycle route samples part of National Cycle Network 92 and takes in some of Tyrone's most tranquil scenery.

CountyTyroneDistance5.5 miles
Nearest TownOmaghOS Map12, 13
Route TypeRiversideRoute ShapeLinear
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)H471723
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H453770

Terrain

Mostly off-road along well surfaced paths.

Point of Interest

Omagh, Lovers' Retreat, Ulster American Folk Park

Route Description

Starting from Cranney Fields car park in Omagh, this 5.5 mile, flat linear cycle route uses a section of National Cycle Network 92 long distance route. Pedalling along the Camowen River, you pass through Lover's Retreat, an outstanding beauty spot where herons nest in summer and fish leap upstream to the Sperrins. Pedal over a small wooden bridge onto Privet Road which crosses the busy A505. Enter the leisure centre grounds and continue out of Omagh, alongside Grange Park. It's tranquil, leafy and very popular with walkers and local skaters. The "Wishbone" sculpture by local artist Niall Laird, is a recent addition to the park. The path continues off-road adjacent to the B48 all the way out to Gortnagarn in the foothills of the Sperrins. From here it's only a short distance to the Ulster American Folk Park, documenting Irish Emigration and celebrating our Ulster American connections, set within a unique village recreating 19th Century life.

From here you can retrace your tracks back to Omagh town or the more adventurous can use this as a warm-up to a number of the Sperrins Cycle Routes.

Getting to the Start

Leaving Omagh take the Campsie Road (B4) and follow this road as it becomes Hospital Road (B4). After about about a mile down this road Cranny playing fields will be on your left.

Traffic

Mostly traffic-free

Facilities

Car Parking, Tourist Information Centre

Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.

Disabled access in Ulster American Folk Park
For more information contact Omagh Tourist Information on (028) 8224 7831

Available Publication

Ballycastle to Ballyshannon Route Map

Sustrans Shop

Links

Cycle Hire

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

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