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Photos on this page from our last outing to Lough Fea


Next  walk is on Saturday June 24th. Grade B

Starting at Spelga Dam Car Park we follow a circular route walking over seven lower peaks in the Western Mournes

Slevenamuck , Ott , Carn , Slieve Muck , Pigeon Rock , Cock & Slievenamiskan.

This is a 5 /2 to 6 hour walk including two tea breaks. Bring gaiters as it may be wet in places


Walk on Saturday July 8th - Comber Greenway , Belfast

Leaving promptly from Omagh 9.30am.

Starting point is Hollywood Arches Health Centre.

Walk of 8 miles, gentle gradient along a tarmac path.

Footwear, trainers.

On reaching Comber, Coffee/Tea/Beer before catching bus back to start point.

 Remember SmartPass.

The fun began on Friday 26th May when fifty two members of the West Tyrone Ramblers travelled to Llandudno in North Wales for their annual walking weekend. They arrived at their hotel on a balmy May evening with time to enjoy a walk on the two mile long promenade and marvel at the larger than life size statues of characters from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland sited around the town.

On Saturday, after an early breakfast, the Coach travelled to Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park; here thirty five members of the group followed the ten mile Llanberis return route to the summit of Mount Snowdon, 1085 metres high. The climbers started the climb in warm sunshine, unfortunately, as the day progressed the summit of Snowdon misted over and sadly their views from the top were limited. However, when the climbers returned to base, some six hours later, the fact that they were wet did not diminish their great sense of their elation and achievement at having conquered Wales's highest mountain. Meanwhile, at the base of the mountain, the village of Llanberis borders the scenic Lake Padarn and two groups totaling the eighteen remaining Ramblers walked the seven mile path around the lake in warm sunshine, visited the Slate Museum and explored the picturesque village. During the return Coach journey to Llandudno and for the rest of the night, there were many tales told of the day's escapades both on the mountain and around the lake.

After a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast, the fifty two Ramblers walked from their hotel along the Llandudno promenade and climbed up on the headland known as the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve and enjoyed a whole days walking on this beautiful special area of conservation. The Great Orme has a very long history of human habitation from the Stone Age to modern times with over 400 sites of historical interest including copper mines dating from the Neolithic times. An information centre provided ramblers with much interesting data on the enormous variety of wild flowers, butterflies, breeding and migrant birds which populate this nature reserve. The walk ended in the luscious gardens in Happy Valley where the theme of Alice in Wonderland was evident within the gardens and in children's play park. Llandudno as a seaside resort became popular in the Victorian era and the Llandudno Council has taken as their tourism theme the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by the Victorian writer Lewis Carroll. The West Tyrone Ramblers agree that Llandudno and the Snowdonia National Park are indeed a 'wonderland' of walking experiences.

A gala dinner on Sunday night brought the weekend to a close and there was no sign of tired legs when everyone took to the floor for a night of music and dance.

On Monday morning the Coach conveyed the group to Anglesey and for a special treat stopped for a two hour walk in the Breakwater Nature Park, just outside Holyhead. Here the warden, Will Stewart, gave a short talk on the history of the park and took the ramblers along a section of the spectacularly scenic Welsh Coastal Path. The party returned safely to Omagh on Monday night having enjoyed an activity packed weekend. 

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.

On Saturday 19th August 2017 there will be a special  introductory walk near Drumquin for anyone wanting to know more about the group. The walk will be followed by a summer BBQ in Clanabogan Country Club.






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NEXT WALKS

Saturday June 24th

Grade B

Spelga Dam Circuit

Tricia Rowan -Quinn

07881 944749



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