December 14th – Short Walk on Cavehill

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-12-2014

Our next walk will be on Sunday 14th December. This will be a short walk of around 3 hours to allow everyone to go Christmas shopping afterwards

When :- Sunday 14th December

Where:- Meet up at Belfast Castle at 10.00am

After the walk we are thinking of going to the cafe at Belfast Castle for a cuppa and a mince pie

Christmas Walk & Dinner

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-11-2014

Hi folks, its getting close to the festive season, so we are going to hold our traditional walk and dinner on the last Saturday in November

When :- Our walk / dinner will be held on SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER

Where :- The walk will start from Divis car park at 12.30 pm sharp, as we would like to be off the hills before 4.00 pm. Our dinner will be held at the Ballymac Hotel at 7.00 pm (unfortunately the hotel may not be able to provide us with a changing room as they have a wedding)

 

 

If would help us greatly if you could click this link which will open a short 2 question form

As usual if any of your friends want to join us, feel free to invite them

 

November Walk – Sunday 2nd

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-10-2014

Our next walk will be around Divis mountain

When :- Sunday 2nd November

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

Walk Details :- We hope to walk around some of the new paths which are now open

If any new walkers would like to come along for a walk, just turn up on the day

DATE FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Christmas Walk & Dinner – Ballymac Hotel, Saturday 29th November

October Walk – Slieve Binnian

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-09-2014

Our October walk will take place on Sunday 5th October we will start and finish at Carrick Little car park

Meeting Point :- we shall meet up at the Bloody Bridge car park at 9.30. Bloody Bridge car park is approx 3 miles south of Newcastle on the Kilkeel Rd (A2), there are toilets located at the car park, we will then proceed in convoy to the starting point – Carrick Little car park

Walk Details :- the walk should be around 7 miles and should take around 5-6 hours and it is a circular walk, ie, we will start & finish at Carrick Little car park

Car Sharing :- as usual we would urge all walkers to car share where possible, if you are looking for a lift or offering a lift please contact us at glenwalkers@gmail.com

Après Walk :- still to be decided but possibly O’Hares bar in Newcastle

If anyone wants to bring a friend or indeed if anyone new wants to walk with us just drop us an email on glenwalkers@gmail.com or just turn up on the day

September – Mid Month Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-09-2014

As the leaves start to turn on the trees we thought it might be interesting to repeat our short walk of last Easter which went from Malone House, up the tow path through the Giant’s Ring and coming back through the Rose Garden. We could then finish with coffee in Malone House. Meet at Malone House at 10 a.m and be home for 1 pm.

Meeting Point :- Malone House
Time :- 10.00 am

Date :- Sunday 21st September

The other dates for your diary are the October Monthly Walk which will be to walk up Binian in the Mournes, that is on the 5th October,

Early Warning – we are planning on holding our usual Walk and Dine Christmas Dinner. on 29th November – the last Saturday of the month, so please try to leave it free

September Walk – North Coast

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-08-2014

For Septembers walk we intend to do the North Coast walk which has been so popular in the past. Meet at Carrick- A- Rede rope bridge car park to walk to the Giants Causeway. We will arrange to leave one car there and to organise getting the drivers back to pick up the cars while the rest of us slake our thirst. Alternatively, if there is anyone who doesn’t want to do the whole walk but wants to help by transporting the drivers back that would be much appreciated.we shall walk the coastal path, weather permitting we would intend to walk the whole path, to the Giants Causeway

When :- Sunday 7th September

Meet-up :- Carrick- a-Rede at 10.00 am

Anyone who wishes to car share please let me know and we will try to help

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