EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME – AUTUMN/WINTER 2018/19

*  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.  Please note that the walk leader may prohibit someone from taking part in the walk if he/she displays an inadequate level of fitness or is ill equipped regarding clothing or footwear.

NB THERE IS NO WALK ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH – DECEMBER BEING THE EXCEPTION

 

DATE

 

WALK

IMP (interim meeting point) mostly for car share

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 October

 

Antrim Glens

 

Ronan’s Way, Glendun

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

 

9.30 am

Car park off Glendun Road

 

D194310 Sheet 5

5 - 6 miles     250 metres

Steep ascents and descents on rough working farm tracks and open bog. Boots and poles essential

(This trail is in memory of Ronan McAuley who dreamed that people would explore and enjoy his home place)

Rene Ireland

 

07932231983

21st October

 

Lecale Way

 

Killough – St John’s Point

Carryduff shops

(Just beyond Eight South Restaurant)

9.30 am

Killough car park on Castle St and Quay Lane

 

J540362 Sheet 21

5 – 6  miles

Walking to St John’s lighthouse on a shore track returning to Killough by road.  Boots preferable as shore track uneven in places.

Linda Cross

07732652049

28th October

 

Comber Greenway and Scrabo

 No IMP

Killinchy Road car park

Comber 

J460691 Sheet 21

Comber to Scrabo Tower via the Greenway

Flat, mostly hard surface, trainers should suffice.

Allison and Jim Crawford

07985566182

11th November

 

Sperrins

 

Banagher Glen to Altaheglish Reservoir and Altaheglish Hill through Banagher Forest

 

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

 

9.15 am

Car park at Banagher Glen signposted on B74 Dungiven/Feeny road.

(if gate to Banagher Nature Reserve closed, meet in small parking area outside gate)

C671047 Sheet 7

9 miles

360 metres

 

Circular walk on surfaced road and forest track. Some steep sections.

 

Jennifer Austin

 

07557371951

18th November

North Down Coastal Path

 

Bangor - Holywood

No IMP

Holywood station at 9.45 to catch 9.53 train to Bangor (or this train from Lanyan Place at 9.42)

8 miles

Coastal path – trainers should suffice

Doris Craig

 

918522111

07754546047

25th November

 

Antrim Plateau

 

Dungonnell Way

 

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

9.30 am

Car park just on Ballymena side of Cargan on A43

 

D173163 Sheet 9

9.5 miles

Circular walk on track and road.  Gentle gradient.  Waterproof footwear required e.g. trail shoes. Boots probably the best option.

Rene Ireland

 

07932231983

2nd December

 

Special Walk! 

Mournes

 

Slieve Donard

Carryduff shops

 (Just beyond Eight South Restaurant)

 8.45 am

Donard Park (car park)

 

J373305 Sheet 29

Walk must start at 10 am due to restricted daylight!

 

6 miles

850 metres

Full mountain gear essential given the time of year and the possibility of a rapid change in the weather.

Eileen Carson

 

91468319

07484144595

9th December

 

Carnmoney Hill and Newtownabbey Way

No IMP

Whiteabbey Village car park

 

J360830 Sheet 15

8 miles

230 metres

Road, track and open hillside.  Boots and poles necessary.

Elsie Spoerri

90863233

07721466478

16th December

 

Lagan Regional Park

Barnett Demesne – Giant’s Ring

(mince pies and mulled wine at Margaret’s after!)

 

NO IMP

Malone House car park, Barnett Demesne

 

J322692 Sheet 15

8 miles

Trails and towpath of Lagan Regional Park. 

Trainers should be fine unless weather has been wet (or worse!) Poles useful for certain parts

Margaret Marshall

 

90701537

07870134027

23rd & 30th December

 

 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

13th January

 

Antrim Plateau

 

5 lakes in hills above  Carnlough

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

9.30 am

Carnlough car park

(behind Spar)

 

D287182 Sheet 9

7 miles

380  metres

Rough terrain – boots and poles recommended

Cyril McAteer

 

07879280773

 

20th January

 

Antrim Plateau

 

Ballyboley  to Linford

A-B

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

9.15 am

Linford car park on Sallagh Road near Cairncastle

 

D334074 Sheet 9

8 miles linear walk

Rough and muddy so boots and  poles needed

Only 2 people per car to Linford (B) in order to drive others to start of walk at Ballyboley (A)

Liz Adams

07507483457

 

Susan Clements

07724071699

27th January

 

Derry/Londonderry

 

 The three bridges

Meeting on Belfast – Londonderry train

9.10 am from Great Victoria Street

9.33 at Mossley West

 

Waterside Train Station

9 miles circular walk taking in Craigavon Bridge, Foyle Bridge, Peace Bridge and historic city centre.

Return train from Waterside station at 5.38 pm (Next and last train at 7.38 pm)

Jennifer Austin

 

07557371951

10th February

 

Belfast Hills

Carr’s Glen, sculpture, Colinward, Cavehill summit, McArts fort

 

No IMP

Belfast Castle garden – at fountain

 

J575497 Sheet 21

6 miles

400 metres

Circular walk on paths and open hillside.  Can be rough and muddy so boots essential and poles recommended.

Cyril McAteer

07879280773

 

17th February

 

 Belfast Parks

 

No IMP

Botanic Train Station

 

Further details will be sent by email after Christmas.

Allison and Jim Crawford

07985566182

24th February

 

Peatland Park

near Dungannon (J13 (Loughgall on M1)

optional snowdrop viewing at The Argory for those who wish (NT membership card needed for this)

Junction 6 on M1

Car park on A49 (Saintfield) immediately on exiting motorway

9.45

 

Peatlands Park car park

 

H902605 Sheet 19

 

8 miles (further 1-2 miles at The Argory)

 

Tracks, boardwalks over bog, sometimes very wet so boots preferable

 

 

Margaret Marshall

 

90701537

07870134027

 

10th March

 

 

Antrim Plateau

 

Glenarm to Carnlough

A-B

Sandyknowes Roundabout – hard shoulder on A6

9.15 am

Carnlough car park

(behind Spar)

 

D287182 Sheet 9

8 miles linear walk

Walking at the coast, then inland in hills finishing at Carnlough (includes tour of Glenarm)

Only 2 people per car to Carnlough (B) in order to drive others to start of walk in Glenarm (A)

 

Liz Adams

07507483457

 

Susan Clements

07724071699

 

15th March

CLUB’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER @ Corr’s Corner Hotel – details will follow

 

17th March

Strangford/Lecale

 

St Patrick’s Day walk

 

 

Carryduff shops

(Just beyond Eight South Restaurant)

9.45 am

 

Strangford village car park

 

J588497 Sheet 21

More information closer to date – also possibility of the traditional St Patrick’s Day Walk hosted by Lecale Walkers taking place that day or on Monday 18th

Susan Clements

07724071699

 

24th March

Ards Peninsula

 

Portaferry Heritage Trail

Carryduff shops

(Just beyond Eight South Restaurant)

9.45 am

 

Exploris Car Park

 

J590510 Sheet 21

7 – 8 miles circular walk including historical tour of Portaferry plus Nugent’s Wood and Windmill Hill.

Trainers should be sufficient

Eileen Carson

91468319

07484144595

31st March

 

Dublin

 

Portmarnock to Malahide

 

Lanyon Place Station

(Central) Belfast

 

8.30 am for 9 am train to Dublin

Regroup in Connolly Station on arrival (approx. 11.15 am) to get the DART to Portmarnock  (20-25 mins)

 

Lunch on arrival  - packed lunch or local cafe

5 miles linear walk

 

Walking on road, grassy track, sand dunes and beach to Malahide.  Then a DART train back to Connolly station.

 

Belfast trains 4 pm and 7 pm

Linda Cross

07732652049

Rene Ireland

 

07932231983

EASTER TRIP TO COUNTY MAYO – DETAILS TO FOLLOW

 

 

 

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