News 2013

Title: Consultation on outdoor recreation plan for the Sperrins
Date: 30/08/2013
System Date: 01/08/2013


Mountaineering Ireland is encouraging members to contribute to consultation on the development of an Outdoor Recreation Action Plan (ORAP) for the Sperrins region.  Outdoor Recreation NI is developing the plan on behalf of Sport NI and the Sperrins Outdoor Recreation Forum (SORF). The aim of this plan is to (a) to identify current provision and management of all outdoor recreation activities and (b) identify opportunities for development over the next 5-10 years. 

Outdoor Recreation NI wants to know (a) where you currently use, (b) for what activities, and (c) what activities/facilities you would like to see developed in the future.  By attending this consultation your views will directly contribute to the final action plan of projects which will be developed over the next 5-10 years.

Four open consultation workshops are being held for community associations/groups and activity clubs on:

  • Tuesday 13th August @ An Creagán Visitor Centre, Creggan. Time: 7-8pm
  • Wednesday 14th August @ The Diamond Centre, Claudy. Time: 7-8pm
  • Tuesday 20th August @ Kilcronaghan Activity Centre, Tobermore. Time: 7-8pm
  • Thursday 29th August @ Newtownstewart Centre 2000, Newtownstewart. Time 7-8pm

Complimentary refreshments will be provided from 6.30pm. To confirm your attendance at one of the above events or for more information contact - Matthew, Outdoor Recreation NI  T: 028 9030 3930 or email

For your information:

The study covers the Sperrins AONB and 4 scenic driving routes, as well as
Forests: Gortin, Ligfordrum, Davagh, Goles, Glenshane, Banagher, Garvagh and Gortnamoyagh
Rivers: Roe, Moyola, Ballinderry, Glenelly, Owenkillew, Mourne, Strule
Towns: Cookstown, Draperstown, Moneyneany, Garvagh, Dungiven, Claudy, Strabane, Sion Mills, Newtownstewart, Castlederg, Drumquinn, Omagh and Carrickmore.

Outdoor Recreation activities covered: walking, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, fishing and mountain biking, as well as adventure activities such as archery, climbing, fell running, jet skiing, orienteering, sailing and waterskiing etc. Both formal and informal activity is included.
Activities not included: Golf, Hunting, Motorised sports.