Omagh & Sperrins Walking Weekend

The rugged countryside of Omagh and The Sperrins region is some of the most beautiful in Ireland. The stunning natural blend of peaks, forests, moors, valleys, lakes and rivers makes the area a firm favourite for walkers, cyclists, paddlers and swimmers.

The walking festival, delivered by Far and Wild on behalf of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, offers a series of walks which will feature two grades of difficulty; a moderate 8km walk or a challenging 12km walk. The walks will be led by experienced guides beginning at the Gortin Glen Forest Park (Saturday) and An Creagán (Sunday) with transport being provided to the start of each walk.

Omagh, Northern Ireland
From March 25 to
March 26, 2023
2 days
Far and Wild
0300 303 1777 Ext 20402 / 21024


Omagh & Sperrins Walking Weekend

Dates: 25-26 March 2023

Next year’s Festival is one of the first in the 2023 calendar of Walking events- so get the boots dusted off early in the new year

Choose from the walk options below to plan your outdoor weekend. Please choose a grade and length of walk that suits your experience and interest.

Saturday Moderate Walk  ‘Migration & the Muintir Looney’- The Robber’s Table & Gortin Lakes 7km

Saturday Challenging Walk:
‘Spirits in the Glens- a living Geology’ Mullaghcarn 12k

Sunday Moderate Walk: ‘The Ecology of the Mourne Valley’- Tattynure to Bessy Bell 9km

Sunday Challenging Walk:
‘Written in Stone- the vernacular landscape’
Sloughan Glen & Bollaght Mt 12km

This Walking Weekend is kindly supported by Fermanagh Omagh District Council and the Sperrins Partnership

Important information about the walking tour:

  • Please note no dogs are permitted on all walks due to farm animals being in close proximity to routes.
  • Please arrive on time and come prepared for your choice of Walk. Where relevant a bus will be provided to transport you to and from your walk route and we ask you to leave your car at registration.
  • If you have not already done so online, you will be asked to complete  Participant form on arrival by Far and Wild staff which will included consents for First Aid treatment etc

For Challenging and Moderate Walks please bring/wear:

  • Hiking boots; appropriate outdoor clothing; rainwear; packed lunch; sufficient water. Gaiters and walking poles are optional but advised.

For Easy Walks please bring:

  • Footwear that can handle uneven terrain; rainwear; packed lunch; sufficient water


Registration venue/s to be confirmed.  Registration will commence at these times on both Saturday and Sunday:

  • Challenging Walk 9am
  • Moderate Walk 10am

Refreshments will be served after the walks. Please stay around afterwards for some music and craic at the venue/s.

Omagh, Northern Ireland