The route starts by heading north and east, over towards the seven stone circles at Beaghmore. The wide open skies, quiet roads and the rich colour palette of the blanket bogland, make this perfect cycling country. From Beaghmore climb in the direction of Gortin, crossing the Owenkillew River and passing standing stones and cairns strewn in the surrounding fields. Turn south towards Greencastle where the road rises before dropping down into Mountfield. Swing right, taking care crossing the main road and climb once again to Loughmacrory and then into the small town of Carrickmore, take a breather here before the tough return leg.
The route then climbs around Cregganconroe up to the remarkable Creggandevesky Court Tomb. It was revealed when the blanket bog was removed in the 80s. Back in the saddle pull yourself to the top of the climb and get a well deserved descent, finishing at An Creagán.
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start: Carrickmore is a small village situated half way between Omagh and Cookstown off the Barony Road (A505). Turn off on the Cregan Road signposted for Carrickmore.
Traffic: Quiet country roads
OS map:12, 13
Terrain:Some hilly sections. Tarmac Roads.
Point of interest:An Creagán, Cregandevesky Court Tomb, Beaghmore Stone Circles
Facilities:Cafés, restaurants, toilets, accommodation, information panel
Accessibility information:Well Surfaced Quiet Country Roads.
Accessible toilet facilities:Yes
Publication:Sperrins Cycle Routes - Route 4
Publication availability:Sustrans Shop