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|An Creagan Forest and River Trail|
|Author: WalkNI, Published: 28 Jan 2017||Walk Rating:|
|A 3.5 mile trail around An Creagán, County Tyrone, taking in the forest and Glassagh Burn, a safe and friendly place to enjoy your daily exercise and de-stress in a uniquely tranquil and picturesque environment. An Creagán is a superb site with a range of facilities and activities for families, couples, individuals and groups. Located between the historic town of Omagh and the market town of Cookstown at the foothills of the majestic Sperrin Mountains.
The walk is relatively flat, with just some gentle slopes. The route follows a mixture of different terrain including gravel paths, boardwalks, forests paths and grass tracks (which can be very muddy in winter). There are no stiles or gates on route. Allow 2 hours.
The facilities at the centre include a picnic area by the community garden, BBQ, cafe, exhibition area and toilets.
The An Creagán centre is situated between Omagh and Cookstown. If you are travelling from Omagh take the A505 road for Cookstown, travel 21km and the large stone entrance to An Creagán Visitor Centre is on your left. If you are travelling from Cookstown take the A505 road to Omagh, travel 21km to Creggan Crossroads (Vivo shop & filling station), travel 100 metres past the filling station and take the first exit on the right to An Creagán Visitor Centre. The nearest postcode is BT79 9AF.
|Start to Glassagh Burn|
Start point: 54.6546 lat, -7.0351 long
The walk starts from the car park. As you approach An Creagán visitor complex, turn left and walk up the slope between the large stones. As you come to the brow of this incline you will have a view to your left across a 22 acre (9 hectare) remnant of the once much larger Creggan Bog.
|Glassagh Burn to A505|
Start point: 54.6603 lat, -7.0572 long
The path leads round to the left, following the meander of the burn and with the edge of the forest running to your left.
|A505 to End|
Start point: 54.6509 lat, -7.0607 long
You will come to a left-hand bend now which takes you away from the main road and back into the forest where you will shortly return to the cross-roads encountered earlier. Take a right here to retrace your steps back to the marginal, scrubby forest.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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