Sample Wednesday Walks

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Antrim Mill Race Trail. Meet at Antrim Forum Car Park

Ballygilbert – Crawfordsburn Country Park – Bangor (meet at Bangor Bus Station at 10.40  for bus to Ballygilbert Church at 10.50)

Ballyholme – beyond Groomsport.  Meet in Car Park near Groomsport end of Ballyholme Beach. Grid Ref J525825 Map 15

Belfast Castle - Cave Hill.  Meet at Car Park just before Castle Entrance Gates.

Boat Club - Botanic – Lagan Bridges – Ormeau Park. Meet at Boat Club car park, Stranmillis.

Brown’s Bay - Ballylumford - Brown’s Bay - Skernaghan Point (optional). Meet in main car park across the road from the sea.

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

Carnlough – Cranny Falls.  Meet at Car Park across the road from the Harbour

Carnmoney Hill. Meet & Park on Monkstown Avenue (100m from junction with Doagh Road)

Cave Hill Mystery Tour.  Meet Castle car park 11 am.

Cavehill. .Meet at Castle Garden Fountain

Central Station – Ormeau Park – Botanic Gardens – Lagan Walkway Albert Bridge – Lagan Lookout – Clarendon Dock. Meet in Central Station Concourse. 10:00 train from Carrick arrives in Central at 10:27.

Clarendon Dock – Titanic Quarter. Meet at Blue Fish end of new Foot/Cycle Bridge..

Coastal Path at Newtownards. Meet at Ulster Flying Club, Upper Car Park (facing clubhouse), Portaferry Road.

Comber - Dundonald – Travel to Comber by bus.  Meet at Car park at Stormont Children’s Play Park @ 10:00 – walk to Kings Road for Ulsterbus No. 511 (Shrigley) at 10:20 or catch bus at Laganside Bus Centre at 10:00.

Crawfordsburn Country Park – Waterfall – Village – Blackberry Path and Bridal Path. Meet in Car Park at Toilet Block.

Cregagh Glen to Lisnabreeny. Meet at bus turning circle just before junction of Cregagh Park and Cregagh Road (below dual carriageway) Map 15 Grid Ref J362712

Drains Bay – Carnfunnock.  Meet at Drains Bay Car Park (with Children’s’ play area and toilets, opposite beach)

Dunmurry (NIR Station) – Lagan Towpath - Lisburn (Train from GVS at 10:10). Meet at Dunmurry NIR Station.

Ecos Centre, Ballymena. Meet at Ecos Centre Car Park. Signed from M2 Ballymena Bypass - Junction 11 (Ballymena/Broughshane Exit).

Glenarm Forest – Meet at Shore Car Park near Parish Church

Hazelbank - Gideon’s Green – Glas na Bradan Loop – Whiteabbey Station – War Memorial. Meet at Hazelbank (first car park).

Helen’s Bay – Crawfordsburn Country Park – Coastal Path - Bangor Railway Station. Meet in Helen’s Bay car park (with public toilets) at 10:30 or Helen’s Bay Railway Station at 10:35..

Helen's Bay – Seapark - Clandeboye Avenue - Coastal Path.  Meet at Helen's Bay Car Park

Hillsborough Forest Park. Meet at Forest Car Park

Hollywood parks, North Down Coastal path. Meet at Seapark Car Park.

Holywood Parks. Meet at Holywood NIR Station

Islandbridge (War Memorial Park) to Chapelizod along the Liffey. Lunch in Chapelizod and back through Phoenix Park.  The walk leader will be Jim Forde of the Irish Ramblers.  (This trip is especially suitable for those holding a Senior Smart Pass)  Meet in Central Station concourse at 7.40 for 8.00 am Dublin train.  Members should obtain a RETURN TICKET TO DUBLIN.  Let Jeffrey know by 24th April if you are coming.

Lady Dixon Park – Derriaghy Glen – Dunmurry. Meet at Stables Car Park.

Lady Dixon Park – Perimeter Walk.  Meet in Car Park opposite Drumbeg Parish Church

Lagan Meadows – Belvoir Park.  Meet at entrance to Lagan Meadows on Knightsbridge Park, beside YMCA.

Larne – Olderfleet Castle – Leisure Centre – Black Arch.  Meet at Riverdale Car Park. (Turn sharp right off Pound Street)

Loughmourne Presbyterian Church – Ruined BawnTulgey Wood.  Meet at Church on Carneal Road (off Red Brae Road/ Loughmourne Road from Milebush, Carrickfergus). Grid Ref. J404942. OS Sheet 15. or meet at Carrick Omniplex Cinema Car Park (Marina) at 10:15.

Loughmourne.  Meet at Presbyterian Church on Carneal Road (off Red Brae Road/ Loughmourne Road from Milebush, Carrickfergus). Grid Ref. J404942. OS Sheet 15.

Mallusk.  Meet in Crown & Shamrock Car Park, Antrim Road, Glengormley.  Enjoy music in the pub afterwards.

Meet at Bangor Marina car park (Pickie side ) - Ballyholme beach - Ward Park Gardens - Castle Park - Walled garden (if open).

Meet at Loughshore Car Park. (Wellingtons and walking sticks an advantage)

Members are advised to obtain a DAY RETURN TICKET TO MALAHIDE.

Mill Race Trail and Antrim Town.  Meet in Car Park of Muckamore Cricket Club, half mile inside Antrim Technology Park. Enter Technology Park via first exit from roundabout on Belfast Road between Muckamore and Antrim.

Minnowburn to Giant’s Ring. Meet Minnowburn Carpark J325685

Moira Railway Station – Broadwater – Aghalee. Meet at Moira Station car park. (9:40 train from Great Victoria Street arrives Moira 10:13)

Mossley West Station – 3-Mile Park – Monkstown Wood – Hazelbank. Meet at Mossley West at 10:55. Allows travel by train leaving Gt Victoria St. at 10:28, calling at Botanic 10:33 and Belfast Central Station (10:40).  Return to Belfast by train from Whiteabbey or to Mossley by bus from Doagh Road.

Newtownabbey Way – skirting Carnmoney Hill – Valley Park – Glas na BradanHazelbank. Meet at Whiteabbey War Memorial Car Park.

Newtownabbey Way: Mossley Mill – Corr’s Corner. Meet at Mossley West NIR Station.

Newtownards - Kiltonga Lake - Milecross Road - Ballyrogan Lane.  Meet at Talbot St. Car Park, Newtownards.

Newtownards Sea Defences, Portaferry Road. Meet at car park at start of Sea Wall.

North Belfast Parks - Grove Playing Fields - Alexandra Gardens - Waterworks (Queen Mary Gardens). Meet Jellico Ave., Grove entrance.

Over the Bridges of Belfast. Meet in Central Station Concourse.

Oxford Island. Meet at Discovery Centre Car Park..

Portmarnock - Malahide. 4 miles on a coastal path. A walk especially suited for those having a Senior Smart Pass. Meet in the Central Station concourse at 7.40 am for the 8.00 Enterprise. We will have lunch in Malahide and return on the 3.20 or 4.50 pm train from Dublin.

Portrush to Portstewart Strand.  Train from GVS 09:10, Central 09:20; Mossley West 09:33. Change at Coleraine for Portrush. Return from Portrush hourly at xx:03 or xx:05, from Coleraine hourly at xx:19.

Redburn Country Park.  Meet at car park on Old Holywood Road

Sallagh Braes. Meet at Linford Car Park. (Grid Ref.D332072 Map 9)

Scawt Hill. Meet at Linford Car Park. (Grid Ref.D332072 Map 9)

Scrabo Country Park and Tower.  Meet at Killynether Wood Car Park. (on Killynether Road). (J474720)

Seapark – Green Island – Loughshore Park. Along the foreshore. (A – B)

SLEMISH.  Meet at Slemish Car Park (10.30). IMP Sandyknowes 9.45

Stranmillis – Botanic Gardens – Lagan Towpath – Ormeau Park. Meet in car park adjacent to Boat Club at Stranmillis

Stranmillis – Lagan Towpath – Belvoir Forest – Shaw’s Bridge – Clement Wilson Park. Meet in car park adjacent to Boat Club at Stranmillis.

Tannaghmore Gardens - Craigavon Lakes. Meet at service area car park on left, 100 metres in Lurgan direction from M1 Junction 10.

TardreeCarnearny   Meet at Forest Car Park off Parkgate - Connor Road

Whiteabbey village - Monkstown Old Graveyard and Church.  Meet in car park in Whiteabbey village.

 

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