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Cycle Sperrins

Our specifically designed route takes in a broad arc of the Sperrins hills, using minor roads only to access currently underused routes and some of the most spectacular scenery in mid-Ulster. The route can be joined from a number of starting points and has a map guide. It passes 10 small business partners involved in food, accommodation and activities in the region. 

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Derry

Route Type

Coastal

AONB

Binevenagh

Grid Ref (Start)

C526202

Distance

100 miles

OS Map

OSNI 4, 7, 8, 13

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

C559210

terrain

The terrain is predominantly gentle rolling hills with some flat coastal cycling.

route description

Far and Wild provides a map guide for this route included as part of cycle hire. The map provides a detailed description of the route, however the relevant OSNI maps are an essential companion to safe cycling and choosing the right route for you or your group, as there are options suggested on each day's cycle. The route passes recommended accommodation and food providers as well as activities in the area and historical points of interest.

getting to the start

The route can be started from a number of convenient locations. Our recommended start is Eglinton Village about 2 miles from Derry City Airport. There is free parking in the village and a supermarket to purchase supplies.

traffic

This route is predominantly on small minor roads. There are a few stretches of the route where there is more traffic, such as access routes for local people to small towns. Such roads include Six Mile near Draperstown and the Five Mile Straight at Glenshane.

facilities

The businesses participating in the route comprise of the Sperrins Cycle Consortium and can provide assistance including advice on local amenities on request.

information for People with a Disability

Accessible bikes are available from Far and Wild for use on appropriate sections of this route.

available publications

Cycle Sperrins Map

Map guide available from Far and Wild at www.farandwild.co.uk or tel. +44 (0) 7775911198

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