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Head for the hills this Summer with the Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festivals

14 July 2014

Broadcaster Sarah Travers has joined the list of personalities taking part in the Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival this Summer.

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These will take place on 19th - 20th July in the Sperrins and 9th - 10th August in Killeter, County Tyrone, where walkers of all ages and abilities have the chance to get outside and explore the beauty, history and heritage of these areas .

Activities will include:
• Easy, Moderate and Challenging Walks
• Extreme Trek
• Nature Photography Walks
• History Walks
• Scarecrow Making
• Rhymers and Crafters
• Traditional Music

Sperrins

Walks will include challenging routes from Goles to Bradkeel via the Sperrins Ridge; and Barnesmore via Croghnameal to Big Bridge in Killeter Forest.

More leisurely options include routes from Glentrina Bridge to Drumnaspar via Craignamaddy in the Sperrins and the Causeway in Killeter, which are geared towards photography enthusiasts.

The world-famous Armagh Rhymers have joined the line-up for this weekend's Sperrins Walking Festival.  Established in the late 1970s, The Armagh Rhymers are Northern Ireland's oldest professional theatre company and have fascinated audiences worldwide.  They have played festivals including Glastonbury, Milwaukee Irish Festival, New Orleans Heritage and Jazz Festival, Smithsonian Festival, Assite J of Korea, Palais de Beaux Arts, and Citee de la Musique.
 
The Rhymers will entertain families and those taking part in the series of walks showcasing the dazzling beauty of the Sperrins.

Newly elected Chairperson of Strabane District Council Cllr Dan Kelly said:
"We have a packed programme of walks, hikes and fun days available for walkers of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re looking to get active, enjoy a family day out, unlock the hidden gems of the region or even raise money for your favourite charity, the festival provides the perfect opportunity to get outside and explore the gems on our doorstep.’

Walks are available at a variety of levels including easy strolls perfect for families and budding nature photographers, moderate treks, challenging hill walks and extreme hikes across some of the most dazzling landscapes in the country.
Visitors can learn more about mountain skills and navigation as well as take part in a range of family fun events.
**The organisers are offering one lucky winner the chance to win an overnight stay and walk of your choice from 19th - 20th July. Enter here to win http://goo.gl/ava0zm.

For more information visit www.sperrinskilleterwalking.com.  

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