Dates: 17- 18 Sept 2022

The Sperrins & Killeter Walking Festival is back with a wide variety of walks and community colour to make for an exciting return to the West and Central Sperrins
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.

Sat Easy Walk:
‘Foraging your path to Health’- Balix Boardwalk and Loop 6km £10 per family or £5pp

Sat Moderate Walk:
‘Bog Dreams- Ireland’s Glacial Past’ Craignamaddy Loop 8-10km

Sat Challenging Walk:
‘Saints and Sinners- the origins of Badoney’ Carnanelly- Oughtmore- Goles 12km

Sun Easy Walk:
‘Photographing Ritual Landscapes’ Leitrim Hill 4km

Sun Moderate Walk:
‘Song of the Salmon- ancestral watercourses’ Derg Lodge to the Derg River 8km

Sun Challenging Walk :
‘Walking off the Edge of the Map’
Carrickaholten- Golandun McHugh- Causeway 11k

This Walking Weekend is kindly supported by Derry City & Strabane 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 Saturday

Registration will be at Watt’s Bar in Plumbridge commencing at these times:

  • Challenging Walk 9am
  • Moderate Walk 10am
  • Easy Walk 11am
Map link to registration venue

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

Registration Sunday

Registration will be at Killeter Heritage Centre in Killeter Village commencing at these times:

  • Challenging Walk 9am
  • Moderate Walk 10am
  • Easy Walk 11am
Map link to registration venue

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

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Lorcan McBride

Director

I have been making the outdoors both my work and passion for over 10 years now- and every activity brings new people, new places, and new discoveries. What keeps me smiling is discovering the depth of Ireland’s natural heritage- and how people take to it so positively. I have been working with community leaders in Aotearoa/New Zealand for years to understand our own indigenous identity.

Darren Thompson

Adventure Guide

Born in the city, Darren spent 12 years working in Scotland leading water and land based expeditions. Living in Inishowen since 2018, he is happiest when rock-climbing and kayaking around our beautiful coast-line

Liam Campbell

Environmental Anthropologist

Hello! I’m a native of Inishowen and a Heritage Officer at Lough Neagh- our biggest inland freshwater lake. I’ve published and lectured widely on heritage and environmental issues in Ireland and internationally. My Ph.D. is in environmental anthropology and I love getting to see this in action outdoors.

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