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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or just turn up on the day
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
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
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
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
Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-06-2014
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com we can try to facilitate car sharing, so if you offer a lift or require a lift drop us a line
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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