May’s Walk – Carlingford 

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-04-2016

May’s walk will be held on 1st May and it will be to the Cooley mountains near Carlingford, famed by the legendary Setanta / Cu Chulainn 

Meetup – We will meet in the main car-park in Carlingford on Sunday 1st May 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 will 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 via the Famine village 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

April’s Walk – Bearnagh & Meelmore

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-03-2016

For Aprils walk we are going to walk Bearnagh and Meelmore trail in the Mourne Mountains

Walk Start: – We will meet up at the Trassey Track car park (Grid reference – J312314) at 10.00am on Sunday 3rd April. The circuit starts and finishes at this point.  

Walk Details: – We intend to walk up Trassey track before climbing Spellack’s crags. After reaching the plateau we will continue to climb up Slieve Meelmore (704m) which has superb views on a good day stretching as far as the Sperrins, Lough Neagh and Strangford Lough. We will Climb over the stile, turn right and follow the wall down Meelmore to reach the intersection and take the trail up Slieve Bearnagh (739m). Bearnagh is one of the most distinctive mountains in the Mournes and is renowned for the granite tors on its summit. We will follow the trail down from the top of Bearnagh and this section ends at the col known as Hare’s Gap. We continue the walk up the steps for a short distance until we get to the stile which we cross onto the green road. We follow this path down to the Trassey Track and retrace your steps back to the start. 

Walk Duration: – This 6 mile walk will take around five hours depending upon the weather, duration of lunch break or other stops. Terrain: Rugged paths, open mountain. The scenery is amazing on a good day.
Transport Logistics: – Trassey car park is situated just off the B180 Newcastle-Hilltown Road. About 4km after Bryansford take Trassey Road on the left. The Trassey Car Park is 1.5km along this road on the left.
Or
Alternatively you can park further along Trassey Road (GR J306307 – Post code, BT33 0QB) at Meelmore Lodge – secure car park (free) plus coffee shop, toilets. 

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

If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop us a line and if any new walkers want to walk, again just drop us a line or just turn up.

April’s Walk – Bearnagh & Meelmore

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-03-2016

For Aprils walk we are going to walk Bearnagh and Meelmore trail in the Mourne Mountains

Walk Start: – We will meet up at the Trassey Track car park (Grid reference – J312314) at 10.00am on Sunday 3rd April. The circuit starts and finishes at this point.  

Walk Details: – We intend to walk up Trassey track before climbing Spellack’s crags. After reaching the plateau we will continue to climb up Slieve Meelmore (704m) which has superb views on a good day stretching as far as the Sperrins, Lough Neagh and Strangford Lough. We will Climb over the stile, turn right and follow the wall down Meelmore to reach the intersection and take the trail up Slieve Bearnagh (739m). Bearnagh is one of the most distinctive mountains in the Mournes and is renowned for the granite tors on its summit. We will follow the trail down from the top of Bearnagh and this section ends at the col known as Hare’s Gap. We continue the walk up the steps for a short distance until we get to the stile which we cross onto the green road. We follow this path down to the Trassey Track and retrace your steps back to the start. 

Walk Duration: – This 6 mile walk will take around five hours depending upon the weather, duration of lunch break or other stops. Terrain: Rugged paths, open mountain. The scenery is amazing on a good day.
Transport Logistics: – Trassey car park is situated just off the B180 Newcastle-Hilltown Road. About 4km after Bryansford take Trassey Road on the left. The Trassey Car Park is 1.5km along this road on the left.
Or
Alternatively you can park further along Trassey Road (GR J306307 – Post code, BT33 0QB) at Meelmore Lodge – secure car park (free) plus coffee shop, toilets. 

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

If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop us a line and if any new walkers want to walk, again just drop us a line or just turn up.

March Walk – Divis to Cavehill

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-02-2016

Our next walk will be on Sunday 6th March it will be linear walk (one way) starting at Divis car park and walking over the hills to Belfast Castle

Walk Start :- we will meet up at the National Trust car park in Divis at 10.00 am on Sunday 6th March

Walk Details :– we will walk over Divis, Wolf Hill and Squires Hill then walk towards Cavehill before reaching our destination of Brlfast Castle, where we hope to have some tea or coffee

Transport Logistics :- we will need to leave some cars at Divis and some at Cavehill, if the majority of people go direct to Divis we can arrange to leave 1 or 2 cars at Cavehill, these will be used to ferry the drivers back to their cars at Divis

If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop us a line and if any new walkers want to walk, again just drop us a line or just turn 

Coastal Walk – Sunday 7th February 

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-01-2016

For our February walk we have decided to walk part of the County Down coastline from Ballyhornan to Ardglass, this should offer us wonderful scenery and because we will be walking along the coast, we shouldn’t be affected by ice or snow 

Meet-up :- We aim to meet up at the carpark in Ballyhornan, which is situated on the Killard Rd in the village. We will walk the coastal path towards Ardglass, get lunch and return to get coffee or something stronger for non drivers in the bar in Ballyhornan. 

Time:- Because Ballyhornan is a good hour from Belfast, (it is about seven miles beyond Downpatrick) we are going to meet up at a slightly later time of 10.30am.

Walk Duration:- The walk will take around four hours depending upon where we have lunch but the scenery is wonderful so going out and returning feels like very different walks. 

Please Note, It could be very muddy so boots and gaiters are definitely recommended.

If anyone needs a lift or can offer a lift please contact us. If any new walkers want to come along, they will be most welcome 

First Walk of 2016

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-12-2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our walkers, we hope you all had a nice Christmas and that everyone is looking forward to a  great New Year

Our first walk of 2016 will be held on Sunday 3rd January at 10.00am and it will be a coastal walk along the county Down coast from Holywood to Crawfordsburn

Meet up :- we shall meet up at 10.00am, at the car park in Seapark in Holywood, this is close to the train station, if anyone wants to arrive by train

Walk Details :- we shall walk along the coastal path towards Crawfordsburn, where we hope to stop for lunch before returning towards Holywood and home, we anticipate that the walk should take around 4-5 hours

If any new walkers want to come along, you are more than welcome

Boxing Day Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-12-2015

Happy Christmas to all our walkers & their families 

To help walk off the turkey & help blow away the cobwebs we are planning a short Boxing Day walk

We are going to meet up at Malone House at 1.30 for a walk to the Giants Ring & back

Hope to see you all there 

Christmas Walk – Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-12-2015

Hi All

Just to let you know, that due to the severe weather for tomorrow (Saturday) we are going to alter our Christmas walk a little bit. It will start at 1.30 pm from Divis Car park & we will stay on the relatively dry underfoot Ridge Trail.  This walk should last around 2 hours, hence the reason for the time back one hour. We should be well off the mountain before it gets dark and should give everyone ample time to get ready.

Our dinner will take place at 7.00 pm in the Bsllymac hotel, so even if you can’t make the walk come along for the dinner.

HOPE TO SEE TOU ALL TOMORROW 😀🏃

Christmas Dinner – Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-11-2015

Our Christmas walk & dinner will take place on Saturday 5th December.

We had originally intended to eat at the Farmers Inn, however, the new owner has just informed us that their new kitchen won’t be open in time, therefore we have approached the Ballymac Hotel who can fit us in at 7.00 pm

So to sum up, our walk will commence at 12.30 from Divis car park. Our dinner will be at the Ballymac Hotel at 7.00 pm

I know a number of people have contacted us already to inform us that they will be going, but could I ask everyone else to drop us a line and let us know if you can make it or not, so that we can give the hotel final numbers 

Thanks for your understanding- Glen Walkers

Christmas Walk & Dinner

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-11-2015

Early Seasons Greetings To All Our Walkers

Our Christmas walk will take place on Saturday 5th December, following tradition, we will meet up at 12.30 for a 4 hour walk before proceeding to the restaurant for a nice meal

Walk Details :- Meet up at Divis car park at 12.30, we hope to walk up one side of Divis mountain maybe stopping at the top for a short stop (tea break) before proceeding down the main road and walking the ridge trail back to the car park 

Dinner Details:- We hope to eat at the Farmers Inn, around 7.00pm, we are currently waiting to talk with the new owners but we are hopeful that the above arrangements will hold. As soon as we have menus, prices etc we will let you know. So please put it in your diary!!!