The Gortin Glen Lakes are a set of two lakes located in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Fabulous, and located in the Sperrins Mountains, these lakes offer great walking opportunities. The setting is wild and bucolic: you will appreciate its flowery landscapes overlooking the mountains.
The Gortin Glen Lakes are criss-crossed by recently redesigned marked trails. Bordered by heather and abundant vegetation, the eight-shaped trail is very pleasant. Suitable for the whole family, it is barely 1km long! A simple pair of sneakers will suffice for your progress.
To discover the lakes, simply park in the car park provided for this purpose, and follow the trail. No sense to be respected: it’s up to you!
Note that the path has a few benches scattered here and there on the way. The opportunity to sit down and admire the incredible view of the 2 lakes and the Sperrins mountains. The lakes are peaceful and mysterious: their dark waters are of a rare romanticism.
Don’t hesitate to settle down and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the place. The spot is ideal for a small bucolic and wild picnic. Sandwich and salads, facing such a view: you will feel privileged!
To be enjoyed all year round: the lakes are accessible without time restriction. The colours of the sky transform in real time the beauty of the lakes: a must if you pass by!
Good to know: the Gortin Glen Lakes are located not far from Harry Avery’s Castle in Newtownstewart. It is a ruined castle from the 14th century. Take a tour of the castle and immerse yourself in the medieval history of the region! A remnant with a serious charm not to be missed!