Cycle Northern Ireland -

Lough Fea Cycle Route

A delightful route taking in the archaeology of Beaghmore Stone Circles, the remote Glenelly Valley, charm of Lough Fea and the hustle and bustle of Cookstown.

Nearest TownCookstown
Distance41 Miles miles
OS Map13
Route TypeLakeland, Parkland and Grassland, Woodland
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOn Public Road
Grid Ref (Start)H806784
Grid Ref (End)H806784


This route has some steep climbs

Point of Interest

Cookstown: 17th century market town boasts the widest and longest mainstreet in Ireland.

Wellbrook Beetling Mill - A National Trust property: The only functioning beetling mill left in the world.

Lough Fea: Natural fresh water Lough, suitable for boating and canoeing. An area of wild scenic beauty.

Route Description

- This route has some steep climbs.

- This route can be shortened by use of the road past Davagh forest

- A short detour to the Sperrin Heritage Centre is highly recommended.

Getting to the Start

Begin route at Cookstown Tourist Information Centre and follow the '5' signage along the Lough Fea Cycle Route.


The route can be shortened by use of the road past Davagh forest.


Tourist Information Centre, Public Houses, Cafes, Post offices, Shopping, Public Conveiences and Public Telephones located in Cookstown.

Public Houses, Post Office, Shopping, Public Conveniences and Public Telephone located in Draperstown

Public House and Post Office located in Broughderg

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

The route has some steep climbs.

Available Publication

The Lough Fea Cycle Route leaflet

Published by Sustrans, available from Cookstown Tourist Information centre, Tel: 028 8676 9949


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.