But it is exactly this aspect of unchartered territory that makes a trip through this widespread mountain range such a memorable experience. Imagine a rolling Irish wilderness and you're close to conjuring up the Sperrins.
Cycling, water sports, horse riding and other outdoor activities are on offer for adventurous types. While more sedate souls can indulge in a spot of walking, angling and golf. For the less energetic, four signposted scenic driving routes cover the North, South, East and Central Sperrins. Each 50-90 mile circular drive takes in this undulating landscape via market towns, manor homes and verdant wooded glens.
It's a fantastic way to discover the Sperrins at your own pace, stopping off to explore historic sites and Ice Age carved landscapes stretching all the way from the Donegal border to the edge of the River Bann.
Make An Creagán, accommodation and restaurant between Omagh and Cookstown at the foothills of the Sperrins (tel. (+44) (0)28 8076 1112, www.an-creagan.com), your base for exploring this beautiful wilderness.