Activities – Out & About
Baronscourt is the perfect place to stay and use as a base to explore the Sperrins and the rest of Northern Ireland.
In County Fermanagh, about one hours drive, at Belle Isle Estate there is an award winning cookery school, www.belle-isle.com . Courses range in length from one day, weekend, 5 day and 4 week courses. Its well worth the visit!
“Spring is golden in the Sperrins. The windswept hills are vivid with the yellow bloom of gorse. With its sparse highlands and lush river valleys, the Sperrins have a special charm, especially for walkers. There’s no end of beautiful places to camp, or hang up your rucksack in the Gortin Village hostel and relax in the congenial main street pubs.
For a region so sparsely populated, its amazing how many people you’ll meet. From June onwards, hillwalking festivals are a big draw. And anglers have long appreciated the glories of the Foyle system.
The Sperrins even attracts gold prospectors panning around Sawel, archaeologists and, 20,000 feet into the sky, gliders. The Ulster Gliding Club takes full advantage of the swirling air currents above Magilligan Point. Seven miles of golden strand stretches from this Point, attracting anglers fishing for bass, and early morning equestrians galloping across the surf.
Complete your Northwest experience with a trip to the Ulster American Folk Park and trace the story of Northern Ireland’s emigration across the Atlantic.
Ulster American Folk Park:
An outdoor museum which tells the story of emigration from Ulster to America in
the 18th and 19th centuries. Located near Omagh, Northern Ireland