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Davagh Enduro: Your Guide to Davagh!

Posted on June 19, 2015 @ 11:24 AM in Mountainbiking

In case you've missed it, the 2015 Davagh-Enduro takes place this Sunday 28th June 2015! 
Now in it's third year, this easy-going Enduro mountain bike event continues to grow from strength to strength and this year the organisers are hosting a special Davagh Youth Enduro & Family Fun Day on the Saturday before the main event - this Saturday!

Why not make a weekend of it?! 
With this in mind, we thought we'd share some suggestions of a few MTB-Friendly places to eat, drink and sleep near the Davagh Forest Trails this weekend!


Apparo, Draperstown  

Apparo Draperstown

This family run restaurant and boutique hotel is located in Draperstown (approx. 8 miles from the Davagh Forest Trails). Priding themselves on using only the freshest local produce, Apparo has gained a excellent reputation as an ideal base for those riding the Davagh Forest Trails. 


The Shepherd's Rest, Draperstown 

shepherds rest

A firm favourite amongst visiting mountain bikers, this pub/campsite has scooped the MountainBikeNI.com End of Year Awards for 'Best Apres-Ride Pint' the last two year's running and also picked up the 2014 award for 'Best Non-Serviced Accommodation'. Just 4 miles from the trailhead, The Shepherd's Rest is hard to beat! 


Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown 

Glenavon House Hotel

For those after a bit more luxury, the Glenavon House Hotel (12 miles from the Davagh Forest Trails) is a family-owned 62 bedroom hotel in Cookstown. Overlooking the Ballinderry River, this three star hotel boasts it's own private leisure complex including swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna - a perfect way to ease weary legs after hitting the Davagh Forest Trails. 


Crocknagree Cottage, Beaghmore

Crocknagree Cottage

One of the closest self-catering accommodation options to the Davagh Forest Trails, Crocknagree Cottage is a beautiful, four star, two-storey cottage which combines old tradition with all the modern comforts. There are plenty of MTB-Friendly facilities including secure bike storage and drying facilities making this a great spot to base yourself for a weekend riding the Davagh Forest Trails. 

Of course, these are only a selection of where to eat, drink and sleep near the Davagh Forest Trails. Click on the links below for a full list of MTB-Friendly cafes, pubs, restaurants and accommodation options near Davagh Forest, County Tyrone.

Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong  Mountain Bike Officer

Chris looks after all things mountain biking in Northern Ireland ...it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it!

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