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27 Jan 2016

Armagh and Tyrone’s bilingual walking group Siúil are ready to embark on a new year of hillwalks, which gets underway on Saturday 30 January at the scenic surrounds of Banagher Glen. This beautiful walk makes its way through one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland and meets the Altnaheglish Dam and the Banagher Dam. The steep sides of the glens are covered by mature trees, mostly oak and ash, with an understory of rowan, hazel, hawthorn and holly. Ferns and mosses also thrive in damp shady nooks along the river banks.

Banagher Glen is located near Dungiven and participants will be meeting up at the carpark in Stewartstown at 10am to travel together to meet at the starting point at the nature reserve at 11am. The walk at Banagher Glen will be the first of a series of walks for this year, which will include the Mourne Mountains, the Sperrins, the Cooleys, the Donegal hills and Slemish. The group would welcome new members to come along and enjoy the walks, which take place right across province of Ulster and further afield. If you would like further information on the Siúil agroup, you can contact Seán 028 3751 5229.