EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME – Spring/Summer 2022

*  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 

 

10th April

Crockbrack Way (Sperrin’s)

 

Sandyknowes

Leaving at 9.20am

Mulligans pub

B40 Drapertown/Moneyneany road.

Directions: Main Derry Road, after passing Maghera on the right, take left for Moneyneany. On entering Village take left. Pub 1 mile on left.

H75451 Sheet No 13

7 Miles  200 Metres

Minor roads, gravel path, open hillside.

Boots and poles recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

 

15th to
19th April

Easter Break- staying at Falls Hotel, Ennistimon ,Co Clare, V95 D2PC

 

Those going will receive details nearer the time

Falls Hotel

·          Cliffs of Moher from Doolin.

·          Falls Hotel to Ennistimon town walk (AM) and Lehinch beach-linear Walk in (PM).

·          Ballyvaughan to Fonore beach A-B walk (this may not be done in this order subject to weather conditions).

Jim and Allison Crawford

 

Jim       07985566182

Allison  07843749814

 

24th April

Glenshane Forest, Mass Rock, Bohilbreaga, Eagles Rock

Sandyknowes

Leaving at 9.20am

Entrance to Glenshane Forest.  1 Mile past Ponderosa Pub (sharp left) main Derry/Londonderry Road

C7763504328

9 Miles

Track, open hillside

Full mountain Gear

Jim Martin

07708069407

 

8th May

Circular walk -Coastal path to Bangor, Castle park to the walled garden, Ward park, Ballyholme , Bangor Marina

No IMP

Meeting in Crawfordsburn car park( beside the toilet block near the beach)

J468825 Sheet 15

8 Miles

Coastal path, road and park trails.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

 

 

 

Jim & Allison Crawford

 

Jim       07985566182

Allison  07843749814

 

15th May

Causeway Coast

Benone-Castlerock (A to B)

 

No IMP

Meeting at car parking area at the beach in Castlerock to leave half the cars (point B). This parking area begins just after the public toilets and extends along the beach front. No more than 2 persons per car to Point B

WE WILL BE LEAVING POINT B AT 10.00 AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A

8 Miles approx. Mixture of beach, road and grassy track.

The walk on the beach at Benone involves crossing over 3 small streams. These come from Downhill cliffs and near the sea they dissipate and should be easily crossed. However if there’s heavy rain this week and/or the tide is not as low as expected, this might be difficult. I suggest we all bring a small towel and be prepared for a paddle!

Rene Ireland

07932231983

 

 

 

 

22nd May

Mournes (4 low summits challenge)

Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan, Carn and Ott

 

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

 

LEAVE IMP AT 9.15AM SHARP

Ott/Blue Quarry Car Park or Lay-By

J279278, Sheet No 29

350 Metres (approx.) 6 Miles

Stoney paths, gorse, bog, stiles.

Full Mountain gear required

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard 07837637267

Teresa 07896330095

 

 

29th May

Castlewellan Forest Park

 

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

Leaving at 9.30am

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

 

12th June

Mournes

Brandy Pad via Hares Gap

A to B using Mourne Shuttle Service

(paid for by club)

No IMP

Meelmore lodge, Trassey Road (Point B)

£4 parking fee per car per day

J306307, Sheet No 29

THE SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL LEAVE MEELMORE LODGE FOR BLOODY BRIDGE (POINT A) AT 10AM SHARP

7.3 Miles, 500 Metres

Rocky Paths, Rough trails, Soft Ground.

Full Mountain Gear required

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard 07837637267

Teresa 07896330095

 

 

19th June

Seaford,Clough and Dundrum

 

No IMP

Seaford Village

Travelling from Belfast, when entering Seaford take first right sign posted for Dromara. Park along this road.

J21 - 403,418

Circular walk

Jim and Allison

Jim      07985566182

Allison 07843749814

 

26th June

Helens Tower

 

No IMP

Helens Bay car park

J458828  Sheet, No15

10 Miles

Circular walk with gentle ascent.

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

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes.

Doris Craig

02891852211

07754546047

 

10th July

Trostan

 

Sandyknowes

Leaving at 9.20am

Lay-by 100 Metres past entrance to Glenarrif Forest Park

D210202, Sheet No 9

10 Miles

Track, open hillside,

Full Mountain Gear required

Jim Martin

07708069407

 



17th July

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.

Gwen Tener

07921509833

 

24th July

Dundrum and Murlough Bay

 

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

Leaving at 9.30am

Dundrum Castle car park

J405369

8 Miles

Road ,tracks and beach

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jennifer Austin

07557371951

 

31st July

Killyleagh, Delamont

 

 

 

Walk details to be confirmed nearer the time

Hilary & Barbara

Hilary Neill

 07765595172

Barbara Thompson 07968210530

 

 

14th Aug.

Mournes

Tollymore Trails (A to B)

 

No IMP

Donard car park, Newcastle (Point B)

No more than 2 persons per car to Point B

J375305, Sheet No 29

WE WILL BE LEAVING POINT B AT 9.45AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A

9 Miles, 210 Metres

Forest paths and grassy trails.

Boots and poles recommended

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard -07837637267

Teresa- 07896330095

21st Aug.

Lough Neagh Area

No IMP

 

Walk details to be confirmed nearer the time

Gwen Tener

07921509833

 

 

28th Aug.

Kearney , Co Down

No IMP

Kearney National Trust car park (Free) BT22 1QF

J648524 Sheet 21

Signposted for Cloughy and Portaferry

 

6-8 Miles

Walking North and South on coastal paths and rocky shore(poles advised), possibility to drive on further stop at St Cooey’s Wells and walk at Ballyquintin farm (NT)

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

 

4th Sept.

Quoile, Portulla Wood(NT)Inch Abbey

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

Leaving at 9.45am

First car park on left, Quoile Pondage, off Downpatrick-Strangford Road

J495473 Sheet 21

8 Miles

Riverside and woodland walk taking in the Mound of Down and Down Museum.

Boots and poles recommended as paths sometimes flood and parts are boggy.

 

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

 

11th Sept.

Mill Dam(ligoniel) to Divis

 

No IMP

 Mill Avenue ( directions given close to time )

J295775,

9 Miles,  200 Metres

On tracks and road

Tracks often muddy. Small river crossings

Boots and Poles essential

Rene Ireland

07932231983

 

14th Sept.

AGM at Corrs Corner in the Maple Room

7 for7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th Sept.

Causeway to Ballintoy (A to B)

 

No IMP

Ballintoy Harbour car park(Point B)

No more than 2 persons per car to Point B

C441952 ,Sheet  No 5

 WE WILL BE LEAVING POINT B AT 10.00AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A- Causeway  Coast Way Car Park car park

( Free to National trust members £5 charge for non-members, payable by card only)

 

11 Miles

 

Coastal walk, on paths and tracks.  Some rocky stretches

Boots and poles recommended

Jennifer Austin

07557371951

 

23rd  to 26th September

September Weekend Staying at the Inishowen Hotel, Buncrana, Co Donegal

Those going will receive  details nearer the  time

 

 

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard -07837637267

Teresa- 07896330095

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