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Sperrin AONB – County Tyrone

Event will take place in Northern Ireland.

Sign up to become a Lumenator at Sperrin Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the heart of Northern Ireland.

Event information

Where will it be?

23 miles from Cookstown,
26 miles from Derry/Londonderry,

34 miles from Enniskillen.

How long do I need to be there?

Approximately 4 hours.

What will I be doing?

You will be exploring the landscape at dusk and carrying a geolight to help us create patterns and images in the landscape.

Event accessibility

There are different surfaces that you will be walking and moving on from tarmacked road to gravel paths. The route is relatively flat but there is a gradient at particular points.

We will help to make it possible for people with access needs to take part wherever possible. Please let us know your access needs when you sign up to take part.

Some sites are more accessible than others – we will be providing more information here about the activities involved, walking level difficulty and accessibility in the future.

A hiker is examining Goles Stone Row in Northern Ireland. 11 stones, ranging in height from 0.65m to 1.60m, make up this monument. It is most likely that these stones date from the early Bronze Age because they are positioned with their wide faces at right angles to the direction of the row.

About Sperrin AONB

Lying in the heart of Northern Ireland, the Sperrin AONB encompasses a largely mountainous area of great geological complexity. Stretching from the Strule Valley in the west to the perimeter of the Lough Neagh lowlands in the east, this area presents vast expanses of moorland penetrated by narrow glens and deep valleys.

In its south, the Burren area is noted for its lakes, sandy eskers (ridges) and other glacial features. The area is rich in historic and archaeological heritage and folklore.