Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-04-2015
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 email@example.com
Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-03-2015
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.
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
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
Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-01-2015
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
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
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
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
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
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