Sperrins Gateway

The Sperrins Gateway Landscape is located in the heart of Northern Ireland and is recognised for its distinctive features, blanket bog upland and rolling hills.  Covering part of the Sperrin AONB the project area also includes the historic plantation towns of Draperstown and Moneymore.

The Sperrins Gateway is a Landscape Partnership. The Landscape Partnership is a Heritage Lottery Fund grant programme helping bring together members of the community as well as local, regional, and national organisations to deliver schemes which benefit some of the UK’s most outstanding landscapes and rural communities. 



the Area

Guided Geology Walk - Stories of Stone

Draperstown, 18 October, 2014

Join our guided walk around Draperstown led by geologist William Lynn and discover how the geology of the Sperrins is expressed in local buildings and features. Details & Booking Date: Saturday 18 th October 2014 Time: 11am This free event is aimed at the general public (we ask that under 16s are accompanied by an adult). Places are limited so booking is essential. To ...

BBC Countryfile visit the Sperrins

Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

Earlier in 2014 BBC Countryfile asked for viewer suggestions as to where they should go to film, and so in August John Craven and Shauna Lowry headed for the Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland. In the episode screened on Sunday 17 th August Shauna takes a walk into this little-known but beautiful region. She learns that it was the birthplace of the great poet Seamus Heaney and visits ...


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