Natural Connections Tour

Group of people exploring countryside

DURATION :2 Days

PRICE: £340.00 per person for the 2 days
Maximum 10 participants –   minimum 2 participants.

BUSINESSES INVOLVED:

Landscape & Countryside Tours- Martin Bradley
14 Altnagelvin Park Waterside, Derry~ Londonderry, BT47 2LU
Phone: 028 7131 8473/ 07926 785 706
Email: martin839@btinternet.com

Bradkeel Farm- Mabel Campbell
58 Glenelly Rd, Omagh, BT79 8BN
Phone: 078 8904 2991/02881648610
Email:  bradkeelfarm@gmail.com

Tamnagh Foods (Dart Mountain Cheese)
26 Tamnagh Rd Park, Claudy, Co. Derry~ Londonderry, BT47 4DN
Phone: 077 7958 0542
Email: info@tamnaghfoods.com

Beech Hill Country House Hotel- Connor Donnelly
32 Ardmore Rd, Londonderry, Co. Derry~Londonderry, BT47 3QT
Phone: 028 7134 9279
Email: info@beech-hill.com

LOCATION: The Sperrin Uplands

Experience a two-day guided tour in the great Sperrin Mountains. This trip will provide space for your energy to awaken and emerge as you take time to be in nature.

You adventure begins when you check into the family owned and run 4-star Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Here you will enjoy 2 night’s bed and full Irish breakfast, stay in a heritage room, plus a hearty packed lunch on each of your slow adventure days.

In a society where everyone is “connected” by technology and people feel stressed and disconnected from one another, stay in the present moment to enjoy the benefits of connecting with nature without the interference of technology. Connect closely with your surroundings as you are guided by local ecologist & archaeologist   Martin over both days exploring the Sperrin`s colorful natural habitats, uniquely sculpted glacial landscapes and ancient ritual sites. All of the landscapes and sites visited have their own story to tell and are readily accessible via a short walks.

Later that day you will be welcomed by Mabel Campbell at Bradkeel Farm for a short tour of her organic farmyard and meet its heritage breeds of pigs, sheep and hens. Plus visit her organic fruit and vegetable garden. You will also be invited by Mabel to roll up your sleeves and learn how to make traditional soda bread scones the way her grannie did in her country kitchen many years ago. Best of all you get to eat soda bread scones fresh from the oven covered in melted butter and jam, with lashings of proper loose leaf tea.

On day 2 your adventure continues with more exploration of the Sperrin`s landscapes, ecology and archaeology followed by a guided tour of local producer of Dart Mountain Cheese, Tamnagh Foods. Committed to the principles of artisan production Tamnagh Foods carefully produce food with the minimum use of machines to maximize the natural flavours of their Dart Mountain Cheese. Ingredients are sourced locally to keep food miles down, ensure traceability and recycle to minimize waste. The team are also committed to food integrity and source directly from the farms in the region to guaranteed the source of the food and improve spend in their local community. As well as cheese the team hand produce batches of granola, relishes and chutneys which you will get a chance to taste at the end of your tour. Plus, a short tour of Tamnagh Lodge and its grounds.

WHAT TO BRING

Sturdy Footwear required (Hiking boots preferable) and appropriate outdoor clothing.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 2-day adventure
  • Includes transport
  • Guided walking tour
  • Demonstrations, Interpretation, food tasting
  • 2 packed lunches
  • 2 nights B&B accommodation in Beech Hill Country House Hotel

SUITABILITY

Sturdy Footwear required (Hiking boots preferable) and appropriate outdoor clothing.

HOW TO BOOK

To book please contact Martin Bradley (Landscape & Countryside Tours)

Phone: 028 7131 8473/079 2678 5706 or Email: martin839@btinternet.com

RESTRICTIONS

N/A

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Room upgrades available and all bookings are on a request basis.