About Us


Set in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Gortin boasts a picturesque rural environment, along with the idyllic charm of an historic Irish market village.

Located within an AONB with many outstanding views and hidden gems, Gortin is on the International  Appalachian trail which is currently undergoing major development and promotion.

The area is steeped in history, with a striking natural and cultural heritage, offering a connection with nature.

Gortin Lakes, Gortin Glen Forest Park, Boorin Nature Reserve and Mullaghcarn Mountain trail are just 2 miles from the village and offer stunning walks, water activities and  breathtaking panoramic 360 degree views  of the North of Ireland from Donegal through to the Mourne Mountains.

Owenkillew Development embodies the giant spirit of Northern Ireland. As a grassroots social enterprise we encompass the mighty passion and uniqueness that comes with our wonderful corner of this island.

Owenkillew Community Development Association was set up in 1974, by a forward-thinking group of local people who wanted to build a positive future for all in the area.

Gortin Outdoor Activity Centre was set up in 2000 as a social enterprise, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community. A unique sustainable approach to provide services, enhance tourism, community and environment in Gortin and surrounding areas, for the benefit of local residents and visitors alike.

Created to promote tourism within the Sperrins, we provide holiday homes, hostel accommodation and activities for visiting groups, families and individuals as well as deliver local services in a modern spacious community hub.

Over the past 20 years we have developed our unique, bespoke experiences that emphasise the wild spirit of the Sperrins, an area of rugged untouched wildness, with warm welcoming people, magnificent legends and stunning landscapes.

A perfect base for any visitor