The Gortin Lakes are located about one kilometre off the main Omagh to Gortin Road (A48) in one of the most beautiful parts of the Sperrins (which has itself been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The lakes can be found quite easily by following tourist signs from the main road, and there is a car park close by.
This short off-road walk is relatively straightforward. The route around the lakes measures only one kilometre in length and is laid out in a figure of eight formation, giving ramblers a choice of walking in either direction. On one side they will see the still, deep waters of New Lough and Oak Lough; on the other the wild, natural flora and fauna of the Sperrins landscape.
The gravel path is firm, with gentle undulations, and offers superb views of the magnificent surrounding landscape. Seating benches have been placed at different points along the route so walkers can pause and appreciate the majestic scenery.
Car parking is available very close to the lakes, with picnic benches and toilet facilities adjacent.