EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME – Spring/Summer 202

*  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 

7th April

Castlewellen loanens

No IMP

The square, Castlewellen

J342363 Sheet 29

9 Miles

Mostly country lanes and some road walking.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jim & Allison Crawford

Jim 07985566182

Allison  07843749814

14th April

 

 

 

 

 

21st April

 

 

 

 

 

28th April

Castleward(National Trust Property)

Entrance fee for non NT Members

No IMP

Castleward Carpark

Boundary walk including wooded area hopefully with lots of bluebells on display. Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Kaye Campbell

07739095840

5th May

Bank Holiday – No Walk

12th May

Ballyhornan to St Patrick’s Well and return.

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles
Leaving at 9.30am

Car Park by beach in Ballyhornan (Postcode BT30 7PQ) at 10.30am

7 Miles

From Ballyhornan along the coast to St Patrick’s Well returning to Ballyhornan on the more elevated path affording great views out to sea. Stopping for lunch at approximately 12:30.

Rene Ireland

07932231983

19th May

Castlewellan Forest Park

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

Leaving at 9.30am

The square, Castlewellen

J342363 Sheet 29

8 Miles 272 Metres

Forest paths, uphill with some climbing.

Boots and walking poles recommended

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

26th May

Bank Holiday – No Walk

2nd June

Seaford,Clough and Drundrum

No IMP

Seaford Village

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

J21403418

Circular walk.

Mostly country lanes and some road walking.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

 

Jim & Allison Crawford

Jim 07985566182

Allison  07843749814

9th June

Kearney,Co Down

No IMP

Kearney National Trust car park (free)

BT23 1GF signposted from Cloughy and Portaferry

J648524 Sheet 21

 

6-8 Miles

Walking North and South on coastal paths and rocky shores(poles advised) possibility to drive to a further stop at St Cooeys well and walk Ballyquintin farm (NT)

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

16th June

Father’s Day- No Walk

23rd June

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 10.30AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A.
Note later time to allow tide to recede somewhat.
High tide at Benone is around 8.30 am.

8 Miles approx.

A 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 has been recent heavy rain/or tide is not as low as expected, this might be difficult.  I suggest we will bring a small towel and be prepared for a paddle!

Rene Ireland

07932231983

30th June

 

 

 

 

 

7th July

Whitepark Bay,Balintoy Harbour and Larrtbane harbour

Sandyknowes.
Layby on A6 to Templepatrick.
Leaving at 8.45am

Whitepark Bay Car Park

7-8 Miles

Steps, paths, sandy and pebbly beach, some rock to scramble over (or alternatively can go over headland-short but steep ascent/decent). Boots and poles recommended.

Denise Wilson

07990632144

14th July

Bank Holiday Weekend- No Walk

21st July

Portrush to Portstewart – Barmonth.  Bus back to Portrush

No IMP

Walkers may prefer to travel by train, leaving Lanyon Place Station at 9.20am Mossley West at 9.33am

West Strand Car Park

C854403

Please note that there is now a 50p an hour charge for parking in this car park.

 

 

10 Miles

A mixture of coastal paths and beach. A small towel for paddling

Jennifer Austin

07827393449

28th July

TBC

 

 

 

 

Hilary Neill & Barbara Thompson

Hilary 07765595172

Barbara 07968210530

4th August

Antrim Hills, Linford Car park to Glenarm (A to B)

No IMP

 

 

 

 

 

Glenarm Main Car Park(point B)

D312155 Sheet 9

ONLY TWO PER CAR TO POINT B. WE WILL BE LEAVING POINT B AT 10AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A

6 Miles 120 metres

Grassy trails, soft ground, stiles and some road, full mountain gear required.

Gerard & Teresa Malone

Gerard   07837637267

Teresa   07896330095

11th August

Mournes,Tollymore trails (A to B)

No IMP

Donard Car Park, Newcastle (point B)

Only two per car to point B

J375305 Sheet 29 WE WILL BE LEAVING POINT B AT 9.45 AM SHARP TO GET TO POINT A

9 Miles, 210 Metres

Forest paths, grassy trails.  Boots and poles recommended.

Gerard & Teresa Malone

Gerard   07837637267

Teresa   07896330095

18th August

 

 

 

 

 

25th August

Bank Holiday Weekend- No Walk

1st Sept.

TBC

 

 

 

Jennifer Austin

07827393449

4th Sept.

AGM at Corrs Corner in the Maple Room 7pm for 7.30pm

6th to 9th Sept.

Weekend break - TBC

 

 

 

 

15th Sept.

Quoile,Portulla Wood (NT)Inch Abbey

Carryduff shops at Spar/McCall Tiles

Leaving at 9.30am

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

J495473 Sheet 21

 

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

22nd Sept.

 

 

 

 

 

29th Sept.

TBC

 

 

 

Denise Wilson

07990632144

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