Walking festival to raise funds for stroke survivors in Mid-Ulster

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Sperrintrekkers have teamed up with their colleagues in Cookstown District Council to organise three walks with the proceeds being donated to the Mid-Ulster Stroke Survivors Club.

Building on the success of previous years, this year’s Walking Festival.be held this Sunday [September 28], with a series of fantastic guided walks organised!

Walking itself is also one of the simplest ways to get more ative and can help you to feel better about yourself as well as help with sleep, energy levels and prevent health conditions such as stroke.

By taking part in the event, not only will you be getting some exercise but you will be raising money for charity too! There is a choice of three walks:

Walk 1: Lough Fea Dander Distance: 2.5 miles approx - departing between: 10am and 2.30pmLough at Fea Car Park. Suitable for families and casual Walkers. Time to complete: 45 minutes

Route Description: This is a fl at circular route on a well-established path at Lough Fea set amongst young conifers bounding a mountain reservoir.

Cost: No need to book; just make a donation to the Mid Ulster Stroke Survivors Club on the day.

Walk 2: Mobuy Wood Walk: Distance: 5 miles approx Mobuy Wood Walk. Suitable for: Reasonably Fit Walkers. Departing at: 12noon LoughFea Car Park

Level: Moderate. Time to Complete: 2-3 hrs. Route Description: Leaving Lough Fea this walk climbs to 450 metres giving extensive views of farmland, forest and mountain on a clear day. The route is along the Western boundary fence of Mobuy Wood. Cost: £8 per person

Walk 3: The Slieve Gallion Challenge

Distance: 12.5 miles approx

The Slieve Gallion Challenge Suitable for: Experienced/Very Fit Walkers

Departing at: 10.30am Lough Fea Car Park

Level: Challenging. Time to Complete : 4-5 hours

Route Description: Leaving Lough Fea, the route follows along the Western boundary fence of Mobuy Wood, climbing to 528 metres offering the opportunity of spectacular views of mountain and moorland landscapes. Cost: £8 per person

Walks 2&3 must be booked in advance either online at www.sperrintrekkers.com or calling 028 8676 9949. For more information contact Cookstown Tourist Information Centre

PLEASE NOTE: All walks on Sunday 28th September will start at the concrete laneway for the sand and gravel pit. Parking facilities and stewards will be on site. Maps are available from www.sperrintrekkers.com