The rounded Sperrin hills are, to most, less well known than the Mournes.They have a wilderness feel, especially with a covering of snow.Views stretching to Donegal and across most of N.I. are a reward for walking these hills
The Sperrins can bear the brunt of heavy snowstorms from the N.W. In such conditions they have a great sense of remoteness and isolation.
A lonely thorn stands out on the western slopes of Slieve Gallion after overnight snow.
Walkers in snow-Iniscarn.Iniscarn on the eastern side of Slieve Gallion becomes a winter wonderland after a night of windless snow.
Carntogher Mountain on the northern fringes of the Sperrins,has a good track almost to the top.Aiutumn mornings can provide spectacular lighting.
Perhaps my favourite Sperrin view,looking toward Dart and Sawel from the SW side of Crockbrack
The beautiful and haunting Glenlark valley provides opportunities for photographers,especially in early morning, with glaciated features thrown into sharp relief.
Sperrins from Oughtmore-rounded hills,wet hummocky spagnum and peat, long fences and big skies are features of the Sperrins.It is not love at first sight, you learn to love them.
A narrow zig-zag track leads to the col between Crockmore and Crockbrack. A large glacial erratic - ‘The Priest’s Chair’can be seen on the way up.In the distance to the north are Benbradagh,Binevenagh and Inishowen
Looking north from Crockmore over bog cotton,old fences and Banagher foresttowards the cliffs of the north coast.
Eroded peat is a feature on many Sperrin hills.Rainfall can be 80-90 ins per year,so occasional bog flows occur.