The Cookstown District extends into the unspoilt Sperrin Mountains in the west, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and in the east to the vast expanse of Lough Neagh, the largest fresh water lake in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Cookstown was founded as a market town in 1628 by Dr Allen Cooke and is famous for its longest and widest street in Ireland.
The District offers a vast array of activities, accommodation and tourist attractions for the visitor. From National Trust Properties, ancient High Crosses and mystical Stone Circles to walking, cycling and and great days out!
Cookstown District Council’s Mountain Biking/Walking Trails at Davagh Forest have just recently opened to the public with the construction of a Mountain Bike Skills Area/Pump Track due for completion in September 2013. To achieve this goal Council invites “Expressions of Interest” for the provision of services.
Over 500 hundred mountain bikers of all ages and abilities visited the newly launched Davagh Forest Trails powered by Chain Reaction Cycles to take part in a series of public launch events last weekend. Davagh Delivered, a Cookstown District Council initiative boasted a variety of events over the weekend.
The soon to be launched Davagh Forest Trails have announced a major sponsorship deal with Chain Reaction Cycles, the world’s largest online bike store. This two year sponsorship deal also incorporates new trail centres in Castlewellan and Rostrevor under the MountainBikeNI.com umbrella.
Cookstown District Council is delighted to announce that the much anticipated Davagh Forest Trails powered by Chain Reaction Cycles will be officially launched and open to the public on Wednesday 10th April 2013.