Discover the hidden beauty of the East Sperrins Scenic Driving Route, enjoy the breathtaking scenery and flavour the culture and heritage of this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. †This 63 mile long route winds its way through stunning and changing landscapes and over the magnificent summit of Slieve Gallion. There are many attractions to explore. †From archaeological heritage sites, to beautifully restored homes from time gone by. † Enjoy the unspoilt splendour of this magnificent region.
Why not sample one of the other three scenic driving routes where you can take a journey of exploration through the Central Sperrins, explore the cultural and built heritage of the South Sperrins or enjoy the breath-taking views of the North Sperrins.
1- Springhill House
Is a beautiful 17th Century Manor House which was home to ten generations of theinfluential Lennox-Conyngham Family.
2- Moneymore Model Village
Complete with figurines is set in a landscape surrounding. Depicting life in rural Ulster at the time of the plantation. Something for the kids to enjoy.
3- Manor Park
Is an attractive park, within the conservation village of Moneymore, including a circular 1km walk with beautiful woodland areas, wildlife ponds, parkland, play area and picnic area.
4- Reubenís Glen
Picnic area and wooded walk follows a small river, just over 1 mile in distance. The sound of the wildlife combined with the ripples of the stream, creates an oasis of tranquillity in the midst of an intensive farming area.
5- Iniscarn Forest
Has a range of walks and is also the starting point for those wishing to climb the hillwalk on Slieve Gallion Mountain.
6- Slieve Gallion
Is is one of the mountain peaks of the East Sperrins (total ascent 528m), offering views of the surrounding region.
7- Lough Fea
Has a 4.15 km circular pathway offering panoramic scenery, making this the ideal place for walkers. Kids play area and picnic facilities are also available.
8- Davagh Forest
Has a series of casual trails. There may even be an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the beautiful sika deer.
Is a rural area boasting many archaeological treasures indicating 7000 years of humanhabitation. Also offering magnificent views of the Sperrins.
10- Beaghmore Stone Circles
Are a reflection of the ritual and spiritual life in the early Bronze Age. Archaeologists believe that the Beaghmore stone circles date back to aroung 1500BC.
11- Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Is an 18th century water powered beetling mill situated in a picturesque wooded glen on the banks of the Ballinderry Rive.
12- Drum Manor Forest Park
Is colourful in Spring and Autumn with a shrub, butterfly and Japanese Garden, arboretum, ponds, mixed woodlands and way-marked trails.
13- Killymoon Castle
Is sited on a raised north terrace slope overlooking the Ballinderry River.The castle and grounds are private, arrangements to view the castle can be made by appointment.