EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME - WINTER 2019/2020

*  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 

13th October

Ballyholme beach. Orlock and Portavou lake

No IMP

Ballyholme car park turn left atGroomsport roundabout where carriage way ends and take first right

J525825

9 miles

Coastal path

Boots and pole recommended as it can be very muddy around the lake if there has been a lot of rain.

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07484144595

20th October

Quoile,Portulla Wood (NT) Inch Abbey

Carryduff shops

(Beside Eight South Restaurant)

14a Ballynahinch Road

BT8 8DN

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 recommended as paths sometimes flood and parts are boggy.

 

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

27th October

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 recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

10th November

Hazelbank Park to Campbell Memorial Garden at Mossley Mill, incorporating Mossley and Monkstown Woods, NI Hospice Butterfly and Quiet Groves

No IMP

Hazelbank Park (Roundabout at the end of M5)

Grid reference J352814

Sheet No 15

10 Miles in total

Linear walk

Coastal and forest paths

(Lunch at the replica world war 1 trench)

Gerard & Teresa Malone

 

Gerard- 07837637267

Teresa- 07896330095

17th November

North Down Coast, Helens Bay, Crawfordsburn Country park and Bridal path

No IMP

Helens Bay car park

J458828 sheet 15

8 Miles

Coastal path, forest trails and paths to water fall

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jim & Allison Crawford

 

Allison- 07843749814

Jim - 07985566182

24th November

Woodburn Dams

No IMP

Car park on Woodburn Road

J366899

Sheet15

 

8 miles

Mostly forest tracks

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

 

 

Susan Clements-07724071699

Elizabeth Adams-07507483457

8th December

Derry/Londonderry

The three bridges

Meeting on Belfast-Londonderry train 9.10am from Great Victoria street

9.33am 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 at 5.38pm

Last train at 7.38pm

Jennifer Austin

07557371951

15th December

Laganvalley Regional Park

Barnett Demesne-Giantís Ring

Club tradition, mince pies and mulled wine at Margaretís after walk

No IMP

Malone House car park, Barnett Demesne

J322692

8 miles

Trails and towpath of Laganvalley Regional Park and Belvoir Forest.

Trainers should be fine unless weather has been wet. Poles useful for certain parts

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

22nd December

CHRISTMAS BREAK- NO WALK

 

 

 

 

29th December

CHRISTMAS BREAK- NO WALK

 

 

 

 

12th January

Portrush to Portstewart and return to Portrush

Sandyknowes roundabout-hard shoulder on A6

BT36 4RF

9.15am

West bay car park

Portrush

C854403(4)

9 miles with option to do 7 miles

 

Coastal path-trainers should suffice

Hazel Kyle-07501144013

Lois Brennan-0779953670

 

19th January

North Down Coastal path

Bangor to Hollywood

No IMP

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

8 miles

Coastal path- trainers should suffice

Doris Craig

02891852211

07754546047

 

26th January

Newtownabbey way

No IMP

Corrs Corner Roundabout 3rd exit from Sandyknowes roundabout leading to Business park. Start of walk on right hand side

J310846 Sheet15

10 Miles

Corrs Corner to Jordanstown and return.

Mainly flat. Onpaths, short stretch on road andgrassland

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Jim Martin

07708069407

9th February

 

 

 

 

Antrim Area

No IMP

Antrim Forum car- park

J145866 Sheet 14

6 Miles

Footpath and country roads

Can be done in trainers/trail shoes

Susan Clements-07724071699

Elizabeth Adams-07507483457

16th February

Glenariff Forest Park

Sandyknowes roundabout-hard shoulder on A6

BT36 4RF

9.30am

 

Main car park in the forest park. There is usually a charge for parking.

D210202 sheet 9

6 Mile circular walk on mostly forest track, some tarmac surface.A long winding climb of approximately 200m.Boots preferable or sturdy trainers/trail shoes if weather has been drier than usual.Walking poles useful for those who use them

Rene Ireland

07932231983

23rd February

Tollymore Forest park, Donard forest, Newcastle seafront

No IMP

Donard car park

8 Miles

Paved road, forest track

Can be done in trainers/trail shoes

Jim & Allison Crawford

 

Allison- 07843749814

Jim - 07985566182

8th March

Castlewellan Loanens

No IMP

The square Castlewellan

3342363 sheet 29

9 Miles

Mostly country lanes

Can be done in trainers/trail shoes

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07484144595

15th March

Dundrum and Murlough Bay

Carryduffshops (beside Eight south Restaurant)

14a Ballynahinch road

Dundrum Castle car park

J458828 sheet 15

8 Miles

Road, track and forest tracks

Can be done in trainers/trail shoes

 

Jennifer Austin

02893378604

22nd March

Carnmoney Hill

No IMP

Car park near Whiteabbey War Memorial, Shore road

J358827

6-8 Miles

230m ascent, mostly on paths but can be wet underfoot on the hill.

Boots are recommended

Susan Clements

07724071699

Elizabeth Adams

07507483457

29th March

Mournes

Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan, Carn and Ott

Carryduff shops

(Beside Eight South Restaurant)

14a Ballynahinch Road

Ott/Blue Quarry car park

Grid Reference J280279

Sheet no 29

620m, 6miles

Stony paths, gorse, bog, heathland and stiles.

Full mountain gear required

Gerard & Teresa Malone

 

(Gerard) 07837637267

(Teresa) 07896330095

Easter break Ė 10th April to 14th April

 

Details to follow

 

 

 

 

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