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The East Antrim Rambling Club, founded in 1979, organises a programme of walks every Sunday throughout the year, Summer and Winter and on Wednesday evenings from April to September.  Wednesday morning walks proceed two or three times each month from September to March.
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July – August - September Sunday Walks






IMP (interim meeting point)

WALK MEETING POINT (ordnance survey grid ref, OS sheet number)


(distance, elevation if over 200 metres, nature of terrain, useful information)

22 July



Slieve Lough Shannagh, Doan, Carn and Ott

Carryduff Shops

Beside Eight South Restaurant

14a Ballynahinch Rd

BT8 8DN        9.30 am

Ott/Blue Quarry car park.


J280279 Sheet 29


6 miles 620 m


Full mountain gear

29 July


Causeway Coast

(Part 3)

(Portrush- Causeway) A- B

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

(BT36 4RF)

9.15 am

Meeting at Giant’s Causeway (National Trust) car park to leave half the cars (B) C944438 Sheet 4

Start point for walk (A) East Strand Portrush

Approx 8 miles - Mixture of beach, road and coastal path (possible muddy places in wet weather) Walking from East Strand Portrush, via Dunluce Castle and Portballintrae to Giant’s Causeway

Could be done in trainers/walking shoes in dry weather

5 August


Rathlin -

Ballyconaghan Trail

Sandyknowes 08.15.
Catch the 10.00 sailing from Ballycastle. Meet at harbour @ 9.50. Return on the 17.30 from Rathlin. Both sailings 40 mins. Phone 028 20769299 (office hours 08.30-18.30 daily)to book ferry, Smart cards free.

Ballycastle Harbour



D120415 Sheet 5

6.5 miles

Circular walk taking in the coastguard station for views of Islay, harbour (lunch and facilities) Mill Bay, RSPB trail, Ushet Lough, Rue Point (light), McCuaigs bar+cafe.

Grassy trails (often boggy) and roads – boots recommended

12 August


Lead Mines/

Clandeboye Estate


Somme Centre, Conlig, Newtownards Rd.

J499769 Sheet 15

8 miles

Mountain Rd, Blackwood, Lead Mines

Boots required as often muddy

19 August


Crawfordsburn Country Park




Car park (near toilet block) in the country park


J467824 Sheet 15

9 miles

Coastal path to Bangor, Castle Park, Ward Park, Ballyholme and coastal path back to Crawfordsburn

26 August


Castlewellan Forest


See above if unsure of location

9.45 am


The Square, Castlewellan

J342363 Sheet 29

8 miles


Road and forest track – gentle ascents and descents

2 Sept


Antrim Hills

above Carnlough


See above if unsure of location

9.30 am

Carnlough car park (beside Spar)


D287182 Sheet 9

7 miles 270 m


Tracks and open hillside.  Hillwalking gear needed


9 Sept

The Sperrins

Robbers Table


See above if unsure of location

9 am

Car park in Gortin Forest

(might well be a charge –  info nearer to date)

H485822 Sheet 13

8 – 9 miles 320 m


Road, rough track, grassy track on open hillside.  Some climbing.  Boots and poles recommended



July -August Wednesday Evening Walks


Details of Walk

18 July

Crawfordsburn Park. Meet in car park (toilets end)

Walk up little path under railway viaduct into Village - path past Dam into little Park. Through village into Country Park, path into glen and back to Car Park.

25 July

Black Mountain (for fresh air). Meet @ Divis Car Park or if exit still open at end of walk- Cafe Car Park.

1 Aug

Brown’s Bay. Meet at car park opposite beach.

8 Aug

Helen’s Bay. Grey Point – Crawfordsburn – Helen’s Bay Station. Meet at Helen’s Bay car park.

15 Aug

Titanic – Comber Walkway – CS Lewis Square – Connswater- Victoria Park. Meet at Odyssey end of Lagan Footbridge

22 Aug

Malone House – Barnett’s Park – Minnowburn. Meet at Malone House Car Park.

29 Aug

Stranmillis College Grounds – Botanic Gardens. Meet at Car Park adjacent to Stranmillis Roundabout





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General Interest


History of Belfast’s Mourne Water Supply

Rambles in the Belfast Hills. A new book by Susan Clements
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Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6 (BT36 4RF)


9.30 am


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