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

INFO FOR NEW MEMBERS AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE

Keswick the location of our May trip to the Lake District photographed today (Tues March 3rd) Photo was taken from Latrigg Hil ,which is one of our Grade C walks

Our next ramble is on Saturday March 7th to Roe Valley , Limavady. Grade C Approx 6 miles on path. This walk offers spectacular views of the"Winding River Roe" The river plunges through spectacular gorges and its banks are clothed in mature woodland.  There is a Visitor and Heritage centre which hosts an educational centre and there is a tea room adjacent to it


Our latest ramble saw 18 walkers on a trip to Slemish in Antrim on Sunday March 1st. A 7.5 miles linear walk starting from Greenmount Farm following a very wet Antrim Hills  waymarked walk. Once at the base of Slemish most ramblers took the opportunity the climb this iconic mountain.

Look out for our new walking programme for the Spring/Summer of 2015. Once again our Walk Manager with the cooperation of Cordinators has  put together a varied and interesting programme. From the Bridges of Derry to the two Slive Snaghts in Donegal.  From the Beaches at Benone , Portnoo and Buncrana to the the Bluestacks , Mournes and Dartry Mountains. Agnews's Hills , Mamore Gap , Castlewellan Forest Park are other highlights.


We have now turned our Links page into a  Noticeboard . Here we will have details of events etc not specifically related to the Club. Currently information include two unique walks in Belfast. Also Club Members are free to send me photos for example rambling on holidays.


Latest in Walk Reports - Slieve Gallion - Central Sperrin Way - Ballykelly Bank


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.

A few photos below taken from the recee's of future walks. First is from Roe Valley River Walk on March 7th and next 3 from the slopes of Truskmore in the Darty Mountains. This ramble on March 15th , weather permitting could be split up into 2 groups with the more ambitious rambler taking a more scrambly route up (see last photo) while a usual Grade B walk will also be an option. Having took part in the recee i can say this will be a very worthwhile outing for both groups.


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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NEXT WALKS

Saturday March 7th

Grade C

Roe Valley

Contact Joan Quinn 07791 312126

Sunday March 15th

Grade B

Depart 8.30 a.m

Dartry Mountains

Contact Ian Cathcart

07791 312126