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Newtownstewart to Strabane Cycle

Cycle route leaves the small plantation town of Newtownstewart, an architectural conservation area and travels north along the quiet country roads on the eastern side of the rivers Strule and Mourne. Both rivers make up a significant portion of the Foyle catchment one of the best salmonoid river systems in Europe. During the angling season expect to see many busy anglers as you cycle towards Strabane. Take the spur off the route to visit Sion Mills, a 19th century mill village and architectural gem.

County

Tyrone

Nearest Town

Newtownstewart

Route Type

Hill

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

H405854

Distance

10 miles

OS Map

Sheet 12

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

H345976

terrain

On tarmac road for most of the route, some short hill climbs required.

route description

Leave Newtownstewart following the NCN route 92 signage, crossing under the by-pass and on to the Douglas Road. A quarter of a mile on, leave the Douglas Road for the Bunderg Road. Follow the signs until you reach the small village of Douglas Bridge and then cycle on to Bearney where you can follow the spur signage to visit Sion Mills. Or follow the signage down hill to finish the route in Strabane.

getting to the start

Ulster bus services run from Belfast to Omagh and on to Newtownstewart for timetables visit www.translink.co.uk By car from Belfast follow the signs for the M1 motorway then travel west to Ballygawley roundabout, turn north on to the A5 signed for Omagh and Derry. From Omagh follow the A5 signs for Newtownstewart and Strabane.

traffic

Very little traffic on NCN 92 until you get to Strabane a busy district town.

facilities

Cafes, shops, restaurants available in Strabane and Newtownstewart. Accessible toilet facilities are available at the Alley Arts Centre in Strabane.

information for People with a Disability

Entire route on tarmac roads and paths. Short hill climbs nesscessary north of Douglas Bridge.

available publications

Ballyshannon to Ballycastle Route map.

www.sustransshop.co.ukStrabane Tourist Information Centre Tel: 028 7138 4444

Cycle hire

Gortin Accommodation Suite and Activity Centre
Contact: jonathan porter 62 Main Street Gortin
Email: info@gortin.net
Phone: 028 8164 8346
Web: www.gortin.net

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