March Walk – Divis to Cavehill

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12-02-2018

Our next walk will be on Sunday 4th March it will be linear walk (one way) starting at Divis car park and walking over the hills to Belfast Castle

Walk Start :- we will meet up at the National Trust car park in Divis at 10.00 am on Sunday 4th March

Walk Details :– we will walk over Divis, Wolf Hill and Squires Hill then walk towards Cavehill before reaching our destination of Belfast Castle, where we can have some tea or coffee

Transport Logistics :- Can everyone go direct to the car park at Divis. We will arrange to leave 1 or 2 cars at Cavehill, these will be used to ferry the drivers back to their cars at Divis

If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop us a line and if any new walkers want to walk, again just drop us a line or just turn 

Dundrum – Newcastle 4th February

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 16-01-2018

For our February walk we are going to walk Section 6 of the Lecale Way from Dundrum to Newcastle.

See below for link / map of the Lecale Way, we are going to walk Section 6 of the Lecale Way

http://www.walkni.com/d/walks/0/Lecale%20Way%20Section%206.pdf

This walk goes largely around the coastline, along the beach and through Murlough Nature Reserve and if the day is good there are stunning views of the Mournes to be seen.

Our plan is to leave our cars parked at Dundrum, walk to Newcastle, where we will have lunch, before returning to Dundrum to pick up our cars and have a little post walk refreshment.

We will meet up at Dundrum public car park which is opposite the Church. There are three car parks on your left, the first car park is the scene of a large car boot sale. The second one is a private one for the church and the last one is the public car park. This car park is the one in which we shall meet at 10.30am on Sunday 4th February. Please note that to avoid high tide, we will need to start our walk fairly punctually

We would encourage car sharing so if you need a lift or can offer one please reply.

As it would be useful to ensure we don’t start without everybody let us know if you intend to come on this walk.

1st Walk of 2018 – Divis

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-12-2017

For our first walk of 2018 we are going to walk our traditional stomping ground of Divis / Black Mountain where we hope to walk off some of our Christmas excesses

Meet-up:- 10.00 at the Divis car park

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year

Post Christmas Walk – 27th

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-12-2017

We have decided to have a walk during the holidays and we are thinking of walking from Malone House to the Giants Ring.

Meeting at Malone House at 10 am on the 27th December we intend to complete the Giants Ring and Rose Garden walk with perhaps a short extension depending on the weather. Everyone welcome to walk off some of the festive cheer.

Sunday 10th – Walk Update

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 09-12-2017

Our walk tomorrow is still going ahead, however, due to the possibility of more snow, it may be necessary to curtail it slightly, but we can decide that on the day

Could I ask everyone to take care on the road to the car park as this may not have been gritted

Sunday 10th December – Divis

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-12-2017

We are organising a walk for next Sunday, the 10th December.

This walk will take place along part of the Ridge Trail before leaving the path and walking across the fields towards the Black Mountain quarry and wherever else we decide, so boots and waterproofs will be required.

Afterwards we plan to have some refreshments in the Farmers Inn

Meet-up :- We will meet up at the main Divis car park at 10.00

November Walk – Bangor – Holywood

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-10-2017

NOVEMBER WALK – Sunday 5th  

For our November walk we thought we would repeat our first walk of the year by walking from Bangor to Hollywood, many people enjoyed this walk due to its flat terrain and nice views of Belfast Lough and the Belfast Hills.

We shall meet at Bangor train station at 10.15, the time that the 9.08 from Lisburn arrives at the station. Earlier in the year many of us choose to get the train at various points along the line, NI Railway have a Sunday Day Tracker fare, for £7.50 which allows you to have unlimited travel on all trains 

The times are listed below.

  • Lisburn 9.08
  • Dunmurry 9.18
  • Finaghy 9.21
  • Balmoral 9.23
  • Belfast Central 9.40
  • Holywood 9.53

Some people choose to drive to Hollywood Station and boarded the train there.

 We would plan once again to stop at the cafe in Crawfordsburn Country Park for some lunch and finish the walk with a stop in the pub in Hollywood before getting the train back to Belfast or Lisburn.

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER

The Christmas Dinner is now booked for the Mourne Seafood on Saturday 2nd December for 6pm. We have booked a table for 14 people and the plan is to eat, hand the table back by 8.30 and then go to a nearby pub for a few drinks and a bit of craic.

 Thirteen of us are coming to the dinner, leaving one last place. Anyone who isn’t able to come to the dinner is welcome to join us afterwards at whatever bar we end up in that evening. Looking forward to it.

 

Slieve Donard – 1st October

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 19-09-2017

Our last walk of “summer time” before the clocks go back, will be to Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains

We shall meet up at Donard car park in Newcastle at 10.00 am on Sunday 1st October, to sort out some car sharing etc before driving to the car park at Bloody Bridge

Afterwards we can meet up for a coffee or drink in a local hostelry 

If anyone can offer or requires a lift let us know

Stairway to Heaven 2-3rd September

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 25-08-2017

Our September walk will be to the Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail in Fermanagh, which has been nicknamed “The Stairway to Heaven”

A number of people will be staying in Enniskillen on the Friday and Saturday evening and some will travel down for either the Saturday or Sunday walk or indeed both.

Due to complications with booking people into rooms, it would be better for people to source their own accommodation, we will try to assist where possible, just drop us an email.

We currently have eight people staying over for the weekend, which is great, a few more would be welcome. We shall get together briefly on the Friday evening as people are going to arrive at different times but hopefully we shall all get a meal together on the Saturday night.

Details of both days walks will not be decided until the Friday evening in Enniskillen when the group who are there can make their decision based on the weather forecast, so If anyone is thinking about coming down on the Saturday or Sunday morning, we will need their mobile number to let them know what is happening.

Link to walk – Cuilcagh Mountain

Evening Walk 13th July

Posted by Kieran | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-07-2017

If anyone would like to repeat last year’s Lady Dixon Park evening walk then let’s get together at 6 pm at the Drumbeg Car Park for a walk around the perimeter and then a look at the roses. We can finish with a drink or a bite in Bob Stewarts or any other pub of choice. 

The Drumbeg Car park is opposite Drumbeg Parish Church on the Upper Malone Rd. Go down Dunmurry Lane and turn right