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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org we can try to facilitate car sharing. So if you can offer a lift or require a lift drop us a line
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