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WELCOME TO OUR HOME PAGE

We can be contacted by email  on westtyroneramblers@btinternet.com

INFO FOR NEW MEMBERS AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE

A twin room has become available for the weekend in the Lake District - Friday 1st May to Monday 4th May 2015,
Cost £320pps or £340pps for non member. Please contact Brian  McGarvey on 028807 58622


Our latest ramble saw 20 walkers out in a windy climate on Aghla near Fintown ,Co Donegal. Photos on this page from this outing.


Our next walk is a Grade C walk on 4thApril. It is a circular route beginning at St Columns Park, footwear walking shoes or trainers, on paths, mainly level walking, crossing river Foyle via Peace and New Foyle  Bridges. At present working on footpath to Gransha Wood, possibility that walk will not include a visit to wood.


Many Thanks for Joan Quinn for being our latest victim on our profile page


To mark our 25th Anniversary year we have a 4 Province challenge to the highest mountain in each of Ireland's 4 provinces.

Sat May 30 Leinster - Lugnaquilla (925m)

Sat June 27 Munster - Carrauntouhil (1039m)

Sat July 25  Connaught - Mweelrea (814m)

Sat Aug 22 Ulster - Donard (850m)

For first three climbs Lugnaquillia, Carrauntoohil and Mweelrea, travel Friday evening, walk on Saturday and return on Sunday
Members responsible for there own travel and accommodation

Please Contact Desmond Preston  on 02882 243229 for further details




Introduction to Club and New Members info

Based in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over 100 members.  Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at 09.30am  Examples of the places we go and the sort of walks we do can be found in Walk Reports.

New walkers are welcome to join us for a free trial walk.
If unsure of your ability try a Grade C Walk first.
For your enjoyment and safety please follow the club rules.   For more information refer to our FAQs [Frequently Asked Questions] or contact any member of the committee You can also find us on Facebook.


ODE TO GORTIN GLEN

We give thanks today for Gortin Glen,
With its tree-lined slopes and boggy fen,
What would we do when we cannot roam,
To places further removed from home.

We turn to our old familiar tracks,
And with ruc-sacs firmly fixed to backs,
Climbing through snow to Curraghchosaly height,
The landscape below a blanket white.

We get into our stride as we push uphill,
The deepening snow grist to our mill,
We sit in the ditch to eat our lunch,
And must seem to the world a totally mad bunch.

For rambling's in our blood for sure,
Whether in forest or on open moor,
As we climb up high our hearts soar and sing,
What's it all about; it's a wild thing.

                              Anon






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Russells of Omagh
sponsor The West Tyrone Ramblers

NEXT WALKS

Saturday April 4th

Peace/Foyle Bridge & Gransha Wood

Contact Desmond Preston

02882 243229

Sunday April 12th

Grade C

Omagh Town Circuit Part 2

Contact Anne & Tony McGarvey

02882 243993