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

Remember this is your website. Please send emails with information for the website to the address above. Description of rambles you are shortly to lead / walk reports /poems / volunteers for Ramblers Profiles etc etc 

INFO FOR NEW MEMBERS AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE

Our next ramble is a 5 hour Grade B outing on Sunday May 8th to the Ridge of the Devil's Backbone in County Donegal. Knockalla Mountain is a long , narrow and rugged ridge almost completely spanning the Fanad peninsula from Carrowkeel to Bunnaton. Its uplands have a northeast to southwest alignment produced by Calendonian mountain-buiding episodes. The highest points on the ridge are twin summits of 363m , separated by the hollowed ground of Knockalla Loughs. Views from the ridge- top are extensive : flay plains on both sides, Mulroy Bay to the West, Lough Swilly to the East , and faraway hills beyond


On Sat 30th April between sunshine and occasional heavy showers 23 walkers began their ramble to explore Jenkins Forest and lakes.The walk was mainly on open forest track with small sections of minor road.After a steady climb to the top of Jenkins Hill the walkers were rewarded with great views of Jenkins Lake and surrounding hills.They then continued on  a purpose built boardwalk over blanket bog to Jenkins Lake for lunch and a welcome rest.They then continued around the lake and back down through the forest enjoying great views on the way and finishing with a short road walk to the cars. On the drive back to Fivemiletown for tea and scones there was a final stop to view the famous Cooneen Ghost house.
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Outdoor Recreation NI has been commissioned by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to prepare and develop an 'Access to the Countryside Audit for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council'

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts; representatives from clubs, community groups, activity centres, and all other interested parties are invited to attend one of the public meetings to have their say on countryside access and recreation opportunities in the district.  The public meetings are taking place at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 May in Omagh Leisure Complex and the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown, respectively.

The aim of the public meetings are to discuss:

· Locations you currently utilise for outdoor recreation in the Fermanagh and Omagh district 

· Developments you would like to see taking place in Council area 

· Issues and barriers to outdoor recreation and outdoor recreation development 


Further information on the project is available at                                              http://www.outdoorrecreationni.com/projects/fermanagh-omagh-countryside-audit/

A FODC District Council Press Release is available at                                         http://www.outdoorrecreationni.com/news/fermanagh-omagh-district-council-keen-hear-views-countryside-access/

Please register to attend one of the public meetings by emailing chris@outdoorrecreationni.com

For anyone unable to attend one of the meetings feedback and views can be submitted directly to myself.

Kind Regards,

Chris Scott

Business Development Manager

Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland

DD: 02890 306 940

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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.





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NEXT WALKS

Sun May 8th

Grade B

Knockalla Ridge, Fanad , Donegal

Contact Mary Holland

02881 658511

Sat May 14th

Grade B

Mamore Gap , Donegal

Contact Tricia Rowan-Quinn

07881 944749

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