Easter Monday Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-04-2014

Hi Folks

We are going to organise a walk on Easter Monday to help everyone walk off their Easter Eggs & chocolate

Where :- Meet up at Malone House car park

When :- Easter Monday at 9.45 am as we want to return at lunchtime

Route :- We are thinking of walking over towards the Giants Ring & Rose gardens along the new paths & tow path

Carlingford – Sunday 6th April

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-03-2014

Quick update
Eileen & Karen have booked a B&B in Carlingford for Saturday evening, they have a spare room if anyone is interested???

The two Liam’s Parker & Kelly have kindly driven down to Carlingford to recce the area, they report that there are some roadworks near the carpark & that the tourist office has temporarily moved, however, this shouldn’t affect us. They reckon that it takes roughly an hour to drive down from Sprucefield so give yourselves a bit time

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Hi Folks, now that the clocks have moved forward & the days have gotten longer we can investigate some walks further away from home

When – our first walk of the Spring will be to the Cooley Mountains in Carlingford, on 6th April

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 glenwalkers@gmail.com

As always we would like to offer an open invitation to anyone who would like to join us on any of our walks

Sunday 2nd March – Colin Mountain

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-02-2014

Walk Description :- Our March walk will take us along a route we haven’t walked in a while. We will meet up at Divis at 10.00 am as usual and then take a few cars to the quarry on the Flowbog Rd. Start there and walk up Colin Mt and down through Glenside above the waterfall through Colin Glen Trust back to the UTV mast and then up Black. Then the remaining cars at Divis can take the drivers back to their cars at the quarry.
After the walk we hope to retire to the Crooked Mile (Farmers Inn) for an après walk drink

February Walk – Sunday 2nd

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-01-2014

For out February walk we have a number of possible walks, for example Priests Hill to Colin Waterfall, however, these will depend on the weather conditions on the day. with this in mind, we will meet up at Divis Carpark at 10.00am on Sunday 2nd February

See you all there, feel free to bring a friend

Rescheduled Walk – This Sunday 12th

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-01-2014

Hi Folks

Our rescheduled walk from Cavehill to Divis will take place this Sunday 12th January 2014.

The same arrangements apply, we will meet up at Divis carpark at 10.00 am sharp. We will leave some cars at Divis and use the remaining cars to drive to the starting point at Belfast Castle.
This walk will be linear, ending at Divis, where the drivers of cars parked at Belfast Castle will be driven back to pick up their cars

New Year Walk -Cavehill to Divis

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-12-2013

Our first walk of 2014 will be held on Sunday 5th January.

This walk will be a linear one, starting at Cavehill and ending at Divis

We will meet up at Divis car park at 10.00 am sharp, we intend to leave some cars at Divis and take some cars over to the Cavehill for the start of the walk.

Please Note – Due to it getting dark early we would need to meet up at 10.00am sharp

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our walkers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Mid December Walk – 15th December

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 03-12-2013

WHEN – we are going to hold a mid month walk on Sunday 15th December

WHERE – the walk will be along the Colin Glen

MEET-UP - can we meet up at the Divis car park at 10.00, to save time we will probably drive the short distance to Lamh Derg and pick up the trail from there

WALK INFO – this should be a pleasant walk through Colin Glen, it should cover a mixture of gentle hills and forest and should be quite scenic especially whenever we walk along the river and waterfall. This walk should be finished by 2 – 3.00 pm

Christmas Walk & Dinner – Final Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-11-2013

Just some last minute details on our Christmas walk and Dinner which will be held this Saturday, 30th November.

Walk Details - We will meet up at the Divis mountain car perk at. 12.30 on Saturday 30th November. This walk will mainly be on the new paths which the National Trust have put down, so it shouldn’t be too mucky under foot. We should be off the mountain by 4.00pm and we should have enough time for a cup of tea up on the mountain!!!
The weather forecast is good so hopefully we should have a nice walk.

Dinner Details - Dinner is booked for 7.00pm at the Ballymac Hotel and we can select from their a la carte or Christmas menu’s
The Ballymac have kindly offered two rooms for showering / changing in, so bring your glad rags with you !!!

We have had a great response for the walk and dinner but If you haven’t put your name down yet for the Christmas dinner, could you follow the link below or drop us an email so that we can give the hotel approximate numbers.

filling in this form…

Hope to see you all on Saturday

Mid November Walk

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 10-11-2013

When :- Sunday 17th November

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

Walk Details :- This will be a brisk walk up Divis and Black Mountain finishing around noon. The route will take us up Divis and then Black Mountain by the boardwalk and coming back to the car park by the new path Then coffee, or pints, in the Crooked Mile or home to lunch.

Christmas Dinner Sign up Form

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 31-10-2013

Folks, our annual Christmas dinner will be held in the Ballymac Hotel on Saturday 30th November, starting at 7.00 pm.

As many people are aware the Ballymac Hotel is well known for the quality of its food and last years dinner was a great success.

Following tradition, we will be holding a short walk before the meal to build up our appetite!!! The walk will start from the Black / Divis Mountain car park at 12:00 and will last around 4 hours, giving us plenty of time to prepare for our meal. This walk and dinner are both optional, so patrons can go to either or indeed both

The Ballymac have kindly given us two rooms, which we can use to shower, freshen up and change into our “glad rags”

To help us organise your Christmas walk and dinner can I ask you to complete this short form, it should only take a moment but it will help us to establish numbers, so that we can inform the hotel on how many diners to expect.

Just click on the link below before the Sunday 23rd November
filling in this form…

As always, can I urge anyone who is drinking to leave their cars at home, no drinking and driving – so leave your cars at home

This year we have been fortunate in attracting many new walkers on board, you are all welcome to join us in our Christmas celebrations.

Further information on the Ballymac Hotel can be found on their website, just follow this link


If anyone has any questions or queries, please contact us at glenwalkers@gmail.com