EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2019

*  All walks start at 10.30 am at the WALK MEETING POINT (exception in case of A-B walk) - any concerns at all about the walk please contact the WALK LEADER.  If going to the interim meeting point check time carefully as times change.  Walks are circular unless otherwise stated.

 

DATE

 

WALK

 

IMP (interim meeting point)

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

DESCRIPTION

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

 

WALK LEADER/S

 

14th April

Belfast Hills

 

Divis Mountain, Black Hill, Heath Trail

No IMP

Car park on Divis Road

J266741 Sheet 15

 

10 miles

400 metres

Gradual ascent – hard surface, bog and boardwalk – boots needed

Jim Martin

07708069407

19th – 23rd April – Easter trip to Co Mayo, staying at Hotel Newport in Newport

Allison and Jim Crawford

07843749814

07985566182 (Jim)

28th April

 

Mournes

 

Tollymore trails (A-B)

 

 

No IMP

Donard car park, Newcastle (point B)

 

J374305 Sheet 29

9 miles

210 metres

Forest paths, grassy trails

Boots and poles recommended

Only 2 people per car please to point B

Gerard and Teresa Malone

 

07837637267

07896330095

 

12th May

 

Castlewellan Forest Park

Carryduff Shops

(just beyond Eight South Restaurant)

BT8 8DN  

9.30 am

The Square, Castlewellan

 

J342363 Sheet 29

8 miles

272 metres

Forest paths (with bluebells) and hills – some climbing

Boot and walking poles recommended

Margaret Marshall

 

0280701537

07870134027

 

 

19th May

Causeway Coast

 

Whitepark Bay, Ballintoy, Larrybane Head

 

Sandyknowes roundabout (hard shoulder on A6)

9.00 am

Whitepark Bay car park

 

D013437 Sheet 5

7 miles

Coastal paths through sand dunes, on beach, country road and grass headland path – small rocky shore section.  Boots and poles recommended

Jim Kyle

 

07505560821

02890801321

 

26th May

 

Mournes

 

Brandy Pad trail via Hare’s Gap (A-B)

No IMP

Bloody Bridge car park (point B)

 

J388272 Sheet 29

7.3 miles   550 metres

Rocky paths, rough trails, soft ground

Full  mountain gear

Only 2 people per car please to point B

Gerard and Teresa Malone

07837637267

07896330095

 

9th June

Causeway Coast

Portstewart, Bann barmouth,  Portrush (A-B)

Point A is National Trust parking – payment or NT card

Sandyknowes roundabout (hard shoulder on A6)

 

9.15 am

Portrush West Strand (Point B)

 

C857402 Sheet 4

9 miles

Beach, sand dunes, coastal path

Trainers or trail shoes would be adequate

Only 2 people per car please to point B

Jennifer Austin

 

07557371951

 

16th June

Delamont Country Park

Carryduff Shops

(beside Eight South Restaurant)

BT8 8DN  9.30 am

Net Walk (near the harbour) Killyleagh

 

J531524 Sheet 21

 

7 miles

Starting at Killyleagh Harbour, then Delamont Country Park, Gibbs Island and back to the harbour

Although mostly track and road, Gibbs Island can be soggy – boots best

Margaret Marshall

 

02890701537

07870134027

 

23rd June

 

 

Mournes

 

Slieve Donard

(belated birthday celebration for Eileen!)

Carryduff Shops

As above

 

9.30 am

Donard Park car park

 

J373305 Sheet 29

 

6 miles

850 metres

Strenuous walk with steep ascents and descents

Full mountain gear essential

Eileen Carson

 

02891468319

07484144595

 

 

30th June

 

Sperrins

 

Craignamaddy Circuit

Sandyknowes roundabout  (hard shoulder on A6)

 

9.00 am

Car park at foot of Barnes Gap (between Draperstown and Plumbridge in Glenelly Valley - AONB)

H552905 Sheet 13

10 miles

Moderate climbing, mixed terrain –some on bog so boots essential and poles if desired

Rene Ireland

 

07932231983

 

14th July

North Down Coast

 

Seapark/Holywood parks and coastal paths

 

No IMP

Car park at Seahill

 

J458828 Sheet 15

8 miles

Circular walk to Redburn Forest, Holywood parks and coastal path

Gentle gradient - trainers should suffice unless wet weather

Allison and Jim Crawford

 

07843749814

07985566182 (Jim)

 

21st July

 

Mount Stewart Demesne

 

(NT members bring cards, otherwise entrance fee)

 

No IMP

Shepherd’s hut to right of entrance

(main car park might be full – overflow car park in field)

J553687 Sheet 21

7 miles

Circular walk mostly on designated paths

Trainers or trail shoes might suffice if weather is dry.  Can be muddy in places in wet weather

 

Margaret Lark

07530177894
Jean Cameron

0289334 4244

 

28th July

Causeway Coast

 

The two castles - Dunluce to Dunseverick (A-B)

Sandyknowes roundabout

9.15  am

Dunseverick harbour car park (Point B)

 

D000446 Sheet 5

10 miles

Road, track, coastal path, beach

Trainers should suffice if weather is dry

Only 2 people per car please to point B

Jennifer Austin

 

07557371951

 

11th August

 

North Down Coast

 

Helen’s Bay to Groomsport

No IMP

Helen’s Bay car park

 

J458828 Sheet 15

12 miles

There and back – mostly coastal path, road and tracks

Trainers should suffice

Doris Craig

 

02891852211 07754546047

 

18th August

Slieve Gullion

 

 

 

Junction 6, M1

Off-slip to A49, small car park immediately left    9.30 am

Courtyard car park in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

J042196 Sheet 29

10 miles

Steep climb to the cairn (570m) then rough descent to road

Boots and poles please

Rene Ireland

 

07932231983

 

25th August

Lough Foyle area

(area of outstanding natural beauty - AONB)

Binevenagh Mountain

 

Sandyknowes roundabout (hard shoulder on A6)

9.00  am

St Aidan’s church car park off A2 on coast road Castlerock-Limavady

C677314 Sheet 4

8 miles    385 metres

Circular walk with steep ascents/descents on forest paths, sheep tracks and cliff tops

Boots and poles essential

Jim Kyle

 

07505560821

02890801321

 

8th September

 

Rostrevor area

 

Kilbroney forest park

Slieve Martin

Knockshee

Junction 6, M1

Off-slip to A49, small car park immediately left    9.00 am

 

Kilbroney Forest car park

 

J186182 Sheet 29

10 miles

Circular walk with steep ascents and descents on forest paths and sheep tracks

Boots and poles essential

 

Eileen Carson

 

02891468319

07484144595

 

15th September

 

Mournes

 

Hen, Cock and Pigeon mountains

Carryduff Shops

(beside Eight South Restaurant)

BT8 8DN  9.30 am

Sandbank Road car park (3km off Kilkeel Rd out of Hilltown)

 

J233277 Sheet 29

Challenging walk with steep ascents and descents

8 miles

500-600 metres

Full mountain gear essential

Jim Martin

 

07708069407

 

22nd September

 

 

Mournes

 

Slieve Meelmore

Carryduff Shops

As above

 

9.30 am

Meelmore Lodge

 

J306307 Sheet 29

5 miles

550 metres

Challenging climbs

Full mountain gear essential

Cyril McAteer

 

02890710887 07879280773

 

29th September

Belfast Hills

 

Cavehill -

Yorkgate to Whiteabbey using the train (A-B)

No IMP

Whiteabbey train station for 10.40 train to Yorkgate

 

J358841 Sheet 15

 

10 miles

460 metres

 

Paths could be muddy – boots required – and poles for those who prefer to use them

Susan Clements

 

07724071699

 

 

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