April Walk – Glens of Antrim

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-03-2015

Hi Folks

Since Easter is on the first Sunday of  April we thought that we would put our April walk back until the 12th April.

We are going to tackle a new walk, led by Paula, in the Glens of Antrim. We intend to walk a section of the Dungonnel Way and Moyle Way, walking up Trostan ( apparently the highest peak in Antrim) and returning through the Glenarriffe Forest Park, hopefully taking in the Waterfalls and cafe. 

 The plan is to meet at the petrol station in Cargan at 9.45.  There we can get coffee,water or toilet break. We will have a further short drive to our starting point which would allow us to get away at our usual time of 10.am. The drive to Cargan, which is on the Cushendall RD (A43)  from Belfast will take around an hour, so please set out at 8.45.

Anyone wanting a lift or with places in their car please email back.  It would be good to know who is coming so that we can ensure everyone is present before we set out.

Next Walk – 29th March

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-03-2015

Hi

We are going to have a short walk on Sunday 29th March, this is just to keep us in practice before we complete a new walk which Paula & Liam have kindly worked out for us, which will be held on 14th April, the Sunday after Easter – more later but it promises to be a nice walk

For Sunday 29th March

Meet-up at Divis car park at 10.00 am

Sunday 1st March walk – Cavehill to Divis

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-02-2015

Meet up :- At the car park of the Zoo at 10.00am

Paula and Liam will arrange to leave Paula’s car at Divis and after the walk she can drive the other drivers back to their cars at the Zoo

Update on Sunday’s Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-01-2015

Hi All

Despite the snow of the past few days, we are still confident that this Sunday’s walk will go ahead

The forecast for this Sunday is dry but cold, however, all walkers should keep an eye on the weather nearer the time

February Walk – Slievenacloy

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-01-2015

Our next walk will be around Colin & Slievenacloy, an area which we haven’t walked for quite a time, we hope to meet up at the Farmers Inn where we will transfer to 2-3 cars & drive to our starting point at the quarry

When :- Sunday 1st February

Meet up :- Farmers Inn at 10.00 am

Après drink :- Farmers Inn

First Walk of 2015 – Sunday 11th January

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-12-2014

Because everyone will be partying or relaxing over the festive season we have decided to hold our first walk of 2015 on the second Sunday in January.

When :- Sunday 11th January 2015

Where :- Divis/ Black Mountain

Meet up :- Divis car park at 10.00 am

If any new walkers want to come along to walk off the Christmas excesses, please feel free to tag along
Could we also take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy New Year

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