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

Thyme for Tea

The Polytunnel, Back Road, Draperstown, 21 June, 2014

It’s that ‘thyme’ of year again when we throw ourselves into everything horticultural and when Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership begin to offer amazing FREE courses at the Polytunnel in Draperstown! This season we are offering three Saturday workshops to anyone who has an interest in growing, propagating or finding out more about traditional uses of herbs. These ...

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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