Launch of Omagh and Sperrins Walking Festival 2019

28th February 2019

The annual Omagh and Sperrins Walking Festival will take place this year on Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March and will offer opportunities for locals and visitors alike to explore the Sperrins and Drumquin areas, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Northern Ireland.

The Walking Festival, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, will offer a series of walks which will cater for all grades of walk from easy (family orientated) to challenging which will appeal to the most ardent of walkers. The walks will be led by experienced guides with registration on Saturday at An Creagan Visitor Centre and on Sunday at Drumquin Parish Hall, Dooish Road, Drumquin.

Speaking at the launch of the Walking Festival, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton said,

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is committed to delivering quality programmes which improve the quality of life of the residents of the district. One of the key outcomes in the Fermanagh and Omagh 2030 Community Plan is to ensure that the people of the district are healthy and well, physically, mentally and emotionally. The Omagh and Sperrins Walking Festival is one such programme which will get people not only out exercising but also provide them with the opportunity to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Omagh and Sperrins area while doing so. I would encourage everyone to use this opportunity to get out and enjoy our wonderful countryside.”

Participants should wear appropriate footwear and clothing and have due regard for the weather forecast on the day of the walk.

As places are limited early booking is advisable and can be completed online (cost range £3-£5) from the events section at www.exploreomaghsperrins.com.

For further information on the event, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Tourism Development section on 0300 303 1777 Ext 20402 or by email at tourismdevelopment@fermanaghomagh.com.