Antrim Coast Walk – 4th October 

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-09-2015

Our October walk will be to the ever popular north Antrim coast. Our walk will be a little bit different than before, we intend to walk from Portbalintra towards Ballintoy harbour – approximately 19 km (12 miles) this walk will be in the opposite direction to our usual north coast walk !!!

Meet-up :- 10.00 am at the council car park in Portbalintra (near the golf course) there are toilets & a shop there, which hopefully will be open. We believe that this car park is free to use  unlike the Giants Causeways which is uber expensive 

Walk Details :- we intend to walk along the coast with the westerly winds on our back to help us along. We will walk to Ballintoy harbour where we will have left one car which will ferry the drivers back to Portbalintra 

Important:- to facilitate car sharing & other logistics, could you please let us know if you are coming on the walk and if you can car share

Please note that all new walkers are welcome

September Walk – The Mournes

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-08-2015

Our September walk will be on Sunday 6th September and it will be to the majestic Mourne mountains; we want to walk there before Autumn closes in. Our idea is to meet at the Bloody Bridge car park and walk up Donard, have lunch, then walk over the other side, walking towards Newcastle where car drivers will be ferried back to Bloody Bridge whilst the non drivers can get a drink in O’Hares bar

Meeting Point :- Bloody Bridge car park at 10.00am on Sunday 6th September 

Walk Details:- Walking up one side of Donard and down the other, ie, it will be a linear walk 

Après Drinks :- O’Hares beside the main Donard car park

If any new walkers would like to come along please feel free. Also we should try to car share as much as possible 

Sunday 2nd August -Carlingford

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-07-2015

Our next walk will be to the Cooley mountains near Carlingford, famed by Setanta / Cu Chulainn 

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

Slieve Gullion – Sunday 19th July

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-07-2015

Where:- Our next walk will be to Slieve Gullion on Sunday 19th July​

When :- We will 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.

The drive should take around an hour. The walk will be all day and is quite steep in places.

Please let us know if anyone needs directions

June Walk – Tall Ships

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-06-2015

When :- Sunday 5th June, Cavehill 

Walk Details :- To view the armada of tall ships leaving Belfast (at approx 10.30) we intend to walk to the top of Cavehill to view the ships departure. This walk will only be around 3-4 hours but our elevated vantage point should give us a commanding view of the mighty ships as they hoist sail and leave port

Meet Up :- We will assemble at the car park in the Cavehill country park at 10.00 am

June 7th Walk – Rathlin Island 

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-05-2015

Due to popular demand, our June walk will be on Rathlin Island

When Sunday 7th June, the ferry will be departing at 9.30am sharp, 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 will take the 9.30 fast sailing (25 min) from Ballycastle to Rathlin, returning from Rathlin at 3.00pm – we have reserved 15 places, these will allocated in a first come first serve basis

If anyone is interested could they let us know by email to 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 we can try to facilitate car sharing. So if you can offer a lift or require a lift drop us a line

Sunday 10th May – Sallagh Braes

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-04-2015

Hi Folks

As the first Sunday in May is a bank holiday and there are lots of people participating in the marathon we have decided to put our May walk back a week, so May’s Walk will be on  the 10th May. It’s a walk that some of us enjoyed last June and hope to see the bluebells in bloom this year at Sallagh Braes. We will climb Agnew’s Hill and then on to the Sallagh Braes, see photograph below.

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

Meeting Point – Meetup at 10.00 am at Ballyboley Forest Park, at the lay-by on the left of the A36, Shane’s Hill Road

Directions – drive along the M2 to Sandynowles Roundabout, then drive towards Larne (A8) for about 18 miles until a left turn, the A36, signposted to Ballymena. This is Shanes Hill Rd.
Then after about four miles park at the  large lay-by on the left.
There are currently a lot of roadworks on the Larne Road so keep an eye out for the A36 about 5 or six miles from Larne

Car Sharing – if anyone would like to offer a car share or would like a lift can they email

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 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


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