‘Walk Active Omagh’ programme launched

Published: 15th May 2015

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Fermanagh & Omagh District Council is encouraging everyone to get into the habit of taking regular exercise, whilst enjoying your local surroundings. As part of the Active Communities Programme, the ‘Walk Active Omagh’ initiative provides a rural walk programme for the Omagh area. The walks have been selected to enable local communities and members of the public to get more physically active whilst enjoying local rural surroundings.

The walks range in distance from three miles to seven miles. They are led by Active Communities coaches and are designed to encourage people of all abilities to get into the habit of taking regular exercise through walking, whilst achieving the minimum levels of recommended daily exercise.

The ‘Walk Active Omagh’ initiative, consist of evening walk, once a week for 5 weeks. The first walk will take place on Wednesday 27th May, meeting at Seskinore Forest Car Park. Please note that the meeting point changes each week, depending on the route of the walk.

Evening rural walks

Week 1 : Wednesday 27th May, 6.45pm

Meeting point:  Seskinore forest Car Park – Forest Trail (~3 miles, light woodland walk)

Week 2 : Wednesday 3rd June, 6.45pm

Meeting point: An Creagan Car Park – An Creagan Forest Trail (~3.5 miles, light gravel walk)

Week 3 : Wednesday 10th June, 6.45pm

Meeting point: Omagh Leisure Complex Car Park – Cycle Path/Bridge Walk (~4 miles, road walk)

Week 4 : Wednesday 17th June, 6.45pm

Meeting point: Gortin Glens Car Park – Ladies Trail  (~3 miles, fairly strenuous hills and forest trails)

Week 5 : Wednesday 24th June, 6.45pm

Meeting point: Barnes Gap Car Park – Vinegar Hill Walk   (7 miles, challenging gravel track hills/road walk)

For further information on all walks please contact Billie-Jo Irwin

Active Communities Project & Monitoring Officer, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Tel: 0300 303 1777

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