EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME Summer 2021

*  All walks start at 10.30 am at the WALK MEETING POINT (including A-B walks) - 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. Please check emails prior to walk in case there is any change

 

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 

18th April

Sallagh Braes circular, Antrim Hills

No IMP

Linford car park on Sallagh Road

D333072 Sheet 9

8 Miles 312 Metres

Mix of road, rough open hillside (often boggy in places) and grassy track

Boots and poles recommended

Rene Ireland

07932231983

25th April

Ballyholme beach,Groomsport and Orlock point

No IMP

Ballyholme car park. First left at Groomsport roundabout where the carriage way ends and take first right.

J495473

9 Miles

Mostly coastal path with a little road walking.

Boots and poles recommended as can be muddy if there has been a lot of rain

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07484144595

9th May

Belfast parks and Titanic Quarter taking in HMS Caroline

No IMP

Meeting outside Botanic train station

Train leaving Lanyon Place at 09.57am arriving at Botanic at 10.02am (if members wish to travel by train)

9 Miles

Flat walk, tarmac tracks in parks

Trainers/walking shoes should be fine

 

Jim and Allison Crawford

Jim 07985566182

Allison 07843749814

16th May

Crockbrack way

No IMP

Mulligans Pub

B40 Draperstown/Moneyneany road.

Directions, main Derry road. After passing Magera on the right, take left Moneyneany. On entering village take left. Pub 1 mile on left

H75451 Sheet 13

7 Miles 200 Metres

Minor road, gravel path, open hillside.

Boots and poles recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

23rd May

Castlewellan Forest Park

No IMP

The Square

Castlewellan

J342363 Sheet 29

8 Miles 272 Metres

Forest paths, uphill with some climbing

Boots and walking poles recommended

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

30th May

Drundrum and Murlough Bay

No IMP

Drundrum Castle car park

J458828 Sheet 15

8 Miles

Road and tracks

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jennifer Austin

07557371951

13thJune

Mourne trails at bases of Ott,Sleive Lough Shannagh,Meelbeg and Meelmore encompassing Trassey Track and Mourne Way

No IMP

Ott/Blue Quarry car park

J279279 Sheet 29

9 Miles 120 metres ascent.

Rough trails, full mountain gear required

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard 07837637267

Teresa 07896330095

20th June

Granite Trail

Newcastle seafront, Granite trail to Quarry and Tipperary woods

No IMP

Car park Percy French Restaurant,Slieve Donard Hotel

Newcastle

J381316 Sheet 29

8 Miles

Roads ,Forest tracks/trails

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jim and Allison Crawford

Jim 07985566182

Allison 07843749814

 

27th June

Causeway Coast, Portrush to Portstewart

No IMP

West strand car park

C857402 Sheet 4

6/9 Miles

Options to walk back to Portrush or to continue to Portstewart strand and return by bus

Coastal path/beach.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jennifer Austin

07557371951

11th July

Belfast Hills

Divis,Black Mountain, Black Hill, Heath Hill

No IMP

Car park on Divis road

J374305

10 Miles 400 Metres

Gradual ascent, hard surface, bog and boardwalk

Boots and poles recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

18th July

Bridle path ,Clandeboye estate, Helens Tower

No IMP

Helens Bay car park

J458828 Sheet 15

10 Miles

Circular walk with gentle ascent

Mostly paths and trails but can be soggy in places after rainfall.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Doris Craig

02891852211

07754546047

25th July

Beetlers Trail,Keady, County Armagh

No IMP

Heritage Centre car park in Keady(turn left at monument on main street, then first left)

H845341 Sheet 28

9 Miles

Circular walk

Mostly road on old mills trail , visiting Pats garden, Old Tassagh graveyard and railway viaduct

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07484144595

8th August

Delamont Country Park

No IMP

Net Walk (near the harbour) Killyleagh

J531524 Sheet 21

7 Miles

Circular walk from Killyleagh Harbour to Delamont Country Park and Gibbs Island.

Mostly track and road, Gibbs Island can be wet under foot

Boots recommended

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

15th August

Tollymore Forest, Mourne Way and Newcastle Challenge Trail

No IMP

Donard car park

Newcastle

J374305 Sheet 29

9 Miles 210 Metres

Forest paths and grassy trails, Boots and poles recommended

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard 07837637267

Teresa 07896330095

22nd August

Cavehill

No IMP

Belfast Castle

Garden Fountain

J575497 Sheet 21

5 Miles 400 Metres

Taking in 3 tops

Colinward, Ballaghahagan cairn and McArts

Boots and poles recommended

Cyril McAteer

02890710887

07879280773

29th August

Butter,Carn,Ott Mountain

No IMP

Spelga Dam carpark

J265273

8 Miles 300 Metres

Track,hill,road ,no steep climbs

Boots and poles recommended

 

Jim Martin

07708069407

5th September

September weekend

 

No IMP

TBC

TBC

TBC

12th September

Dungonnell Way

No IMP

Car park just on Ballymena side of Cargan on A43

D173163 Sheet 9

9.5 Miles 448 Metres

Circular walk on track and road, gentle gradient

Trainers/walking shoes should be fine .Boots recommended if wet

 

Rene Ireland

07932231983

19th September

TBC

 

No IMP

TBC

TBC

TBC

26th September

Trostan

No IMP

Glenariff Forest car park

There is usually a charge for parking

D210202 Sheet 9

10 Miles 300 Metres

Track, open hillside

Boots and poles recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

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