Slieve Gullion – 3rd August

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-07-2014

Where:- Our next walk will be to Slieve Gullion on Sunday 3rd August,

When :- can we assemble at the main car park of the visitors centre at Slieve Gullion at 10:00am. There are toilets facilities etc available in the main visitor centre but the cafe may not be open until later.

Car Sharing:- If anyone needs or can offer a lift can they let us know ASAP, so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Below is a link to the Courtyard where we will meet that morning. The drive should take around an hour. The walk will be all day and is quite steep in places.

Link to visitors centre

August Walks – Quick Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-07-2014

Saturday 2nd August – Bog Meadow to Divis walk, this is organised by our friends in the wildlife trust and is usually a very interesting walk

Sunday 3rd August – Slieve Gullion, this is another popular walk as it passes through some beautiful countryside and the views are always amazing

Keep these dates free, we will give more information on these walks after the holidays

Rathlin Island Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-06-2014

Hi Folks

The response to the proposed Rathlin Island walk has been tremendous. I have reserved 20 places on the 9.30 fast ferry (return 4.15). If anyone has a senior smart pass they can get the ferry free but us young ones have to pay £12 for the return journey.
Could I ask you all to let us know if you are going as I have told the ferry company that I would give them final numbers by Friday 4 July
Also if anyone can offer lifts or require lifts can they let us know at
Glenwalkers@gmail.com

Many thanks

July Walk – Rathlin Island

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-06-2014

When Sunday 6th July, the ferry will be departing at 9.30am, but I would recommend being at the ferry office by 9.00am to purchase tickets etc

Where – We will be travelling to Rathlin Island to enjoy the natural scenery and to try some of the new National Trust walks

Travel Information – We hope to take the 9.30 fast sailing (25 min) from Ballycastle to Rathlin,
If anyone is interested could they let us know by email to glenwalkers@gmail.com and we will try to arrange reservations with the ferry company. The price of the ferry is £12 return

Car Sharing – Can we recommend that people car share where possible. If you contact glenwalkers@gmail.com we can try to facilitate car sharing, so if you offer a lift or require a lift drop us a line

Mid June Walk – 15th June

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-06-2014

We are going to have a mid month walk on Sunday 15th June, this walk should only last around 3 hours

Walk Details :- we will be walking around the ridge trails around Black and Divis mountains, hopefully the walk should only last 3 hours so we should be home for lunch

Meet Up :- we shall meet up at the Divis car park at 10:00 an

Sunday 1st June Ballyboley Forest.

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-05-2014

Walk Details - We are going to walk a section of the Antrim Hills Way from Ballyboley Forest which is close to Larne
Unfortunately we couldn’t t find a suitable linear route so we are going to walk a circular route instead, ie, out and back

Meeting Point - Meetup at 10.00 am at Ballyboley Forest Park, at the lay-by on the left

Direction- drive along the M2 to Sandynowles Roundabout, then drive towards Larne (A8) for about 18 miles until the A36, signposted to Ballymena. This is Shanes Hill Rd, then after 4.5 mile turn left onto Upper Ballyboley Rd for just over 3 miles and then into Ballyboley Forest Park. There is a lay-by on the left where we will meet.

Car Sharing – if anyone would like to offer a car share or would like a lift can they email glenwalkers@gmail.com.

May Walk – Divis Mountain

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-04-2014

Date :- Sunday 4th May

Where :- Meet up at Divis mountain car park at 10.00am

Walk Details :- We will be walking around the new paths over towards the “hatchet field” before walking towards Divis. As many of our walkers are taking part in the Belfast marathon this walk will not be as strenuous as usual so it may be a good opportunity for new walkers to come along

Easter Monday Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-04-2014

Hi Folks

We are going to organise a walk on Easter Monday to help everyone walk off their Easter Eggs & chocolate

Where :- Meet up at Malone House car park

When :- Easter Monday at 9.45 am as we want to return at lunchtime

Route :- We are thinking of walking over towards the Giants Ring & Rose gardens along the new paths & tow path

Carlingford – Sunday 6th April

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-03-2014

Quick update
Eileen & Karen have booked a B&B in Carlingford for Saturday evening, they have a spare room if anyone is interested???

The two Liam’s Parker & Kelly have kindly driven down to Carlingford to recce the area, they report that there are some roadworks near the carpark & that the tourist office has temporarily moved, however, this shouldn’t affect us. They reckon that it takes roughly an hour to drive down from Sprucefield so give yourselves a bit time

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Hi Folks, now that the clocks have moved forward & the days have gotten longer we can investigate some walks further away from home

When – our first walk of the Spring will be to the Cooley Mountains in Carlingford, on 6th April

Meetup – We will meet in the main car-park in Carlingford at 10 am and set off from there, we estimate the walk will take about five hours including a stop for lunch

Walk Details - We hope to begin in the village and take a walk firstly through the forest and then climbing to the top of the Cooley Mountain from where there are the most spectacular views of the surrounding area. We will return a different way so the walk will be circular and begin and end in the car-park in Carlingford.

Car Sharing – folks we should try to car share wherever possible, if anyone wants a lift or can offer a lift can they let us know at glenwalkers@gmail.com

As always we would like to offer an open invitation to anyone who would like to join us on any of our walks

Sunday 2nd March – Colin Mountain

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-02-2014

Walk Description :- Our March walk will take us along a route we haven’t walked in a while. We will meet up at Divis at 10.00 am as usual and then take a few cars to the quarry on the Flowbog Rd. Start there and walk up Colin Mt and down through Glenside above the waterfall through Colin Glen Trust back to the UTV mast and then up Black. Then the remaining cars at Divis can take the drivers back to their cars at the quarry.
After the walk we hope to retire to the Crooked Mile (Farmers Inn) for an après walk drink