The Sperrin Mountains are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with the wonderful views across the moorland and heather banks, the winding lanes hedged with wild raspberries and traffic jams of sheep grazing peacefully by the side of the road, the accolade is aptly given. Jadean House self-catering is located within driving distance of The Blue Stack Mountains where there are many walking routes for keen walkers to try. Horse riding and pony trekking is available at local stables.

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Newtownstewart Golf Club is 5,901 yards long with a par 70 and a standard scratch of 69 off the white tees. You will find the golf course nestled on the foot of Bessy Bell Mountain in the rolling park of Baronscourt, the ancestral estate of the Duke of Abercorn. Redesigned by Frank Pennink in the early 1970’s, the course has undergone major redevelopment work over the last two years and now offers a real challenge to both the novice and low handicapper. The golf course offers full practice facilities and driving range. It is open to members and non-members.

Book online here; prices are £25.00 per person at weekends and £18.00 per person on week days.

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  • From Crewe Bridge to Spamount Bridge is known as free water. All that is needed to fish this 3-4 mile stretch of water is a Loughs Agency’s permit. These can be obtained from McCory’s Shop, Ferguson Crescent, Castlederg or John Speer, The Village Shop, 3 Main Street, Killen, Co Tyrone, BT81 7SE. Tele – 02881 679 165.
  • Ardstraw Angling Club fishes from Ardstraw Bridge to Crewe Bridge. Day tickets are available for £25.00 (maximum 5 issued per day) from Mick Harkin, c/o Taggart Jack’s, Ardstraw. No day tickets are issued on Sundays.
  • Castlederg Angling Club fishes a stretch of 20 miles. Day tickets are available for £25.00 (unlimited tickets) from McCory’s Shop, Ferguson Crescent, Castlederg or Danny McHugh, Main Street Killeter 02881 671 983 7 days a week.

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