Belfast & Northern Ireland

Stretching east from Lough Neagh and the River Bann to the Sperrins in the west, the district of  Magherafelt blends beautiful scenery and natural surroundings with some great outdoor leisure opportunities.

It is also home to Bellaghy Bawn Visitor Centre (pic above) where you can view manuscripts and books which belonged to Nobel Prize winning poet and Bellaghy native Seamus Heaney.

Located on the banks of the Lower Bann, Newferry Water Sports Centre has water skiing, wake boarding, angling, cruising, and a double platform floating jetty from which to launch your vessel of choice.

Fishing has existed in the region as far back as 7000 years, and today the area boasts some of the region's best pike fishing, with reports of catches up to 30lbs.

Game and coarse anglers can also sink their bait into the Rivers Moyola, Clady and Lower Bann, and Loughs Beg and Neagh.

Golf enthusiasts can prime their par at Moyola Park Golf Club and Tobermore Golf Driving Range and walkers and cyclists should follow signposted trails traversing the Sperrins' Stone Age tombs, standing stones and the burial places of High Kings.

And Marsh Kyle Riding School and The Fort Riding School for the Disabled cater for horse riders of all ages and disciplines.

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Open 09:30-17:30, Thu 09:30-20:00, Sat 09:30-17:00. Closed Sun.

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