EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME –Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

*  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 

11th October

Pigeon and Cock Mountain

 

 

No IMP

Sandbank Road carpark

3km off Kilkeel Road out of Hilltown

J233277 Sheet No 29

 

8 Miles 400 Metres

Challenging walk with steep ascents and descents on forest paths and sheep tracks

Boots and poles essential

Jim Martin

07708069407

18th October

Downhill/Castlerock

No IMP

 

Car park at the top of Castlerock town

C773363 Sheet No 4

Meeting 11am, later start time to facilitate use of train

Belfast Lanyon Place 9.20am

Mossely West 9.33am

Arriving at Castlerock 10.51am

7 Miles

Road, forest, grassy tracks in Bishops Palace Demesne 

 and Black Glen. Some steep steps so poles might be useful. Trainers or walking shoes should be fine unless weather is wet. National trust members should bring cards

Rene Ireland

07932231983

 

25th October

North Down Coastal path

 

No IMP

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

8 Miles

Coastal path

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Doris Craig

02891852211

07754546047

8th November

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

 

No IMP

Hazelbank Park (roundabout at the end of M5)

J352814 Sheet No 15

10 miles in total

Linear walk

Coastal and forest paths

(Lunch at the replica World War 1 trench)

Gerard and Teresa Malone

 

Gerard   07837637267

Teresa   07896330095

15th November

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

22nd November

Derry/Londonderry

Meeting on the Belfast to 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 7.38pm

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

 

 

 

Jennifer Austin

02893378604

07557371951

29th November

North Down Coast, Helens Bay, Crawfordsburn Country Park and the bridal path

 

No IMP

Helens bay car park

J458828 Sheet 15

8 Miles

Coastal path, forest trails up to waterfall

Trainers/walking shoes should be fine unless weather has been wet.

Allison Crawford

07843749814

 

 

13th December

Carnfunnock Country Park

 

 

No IMP

Drains Bay Car Park

D388060 Sheet No 9

5 Miles

Tarmac tracks in park,steps,rough tracks in forest.

Trainers/walking shoes should be fine.

Walking poles useful for some steep parts of the forest.

Rene Ireland

07932231983

 

20th December

Laganvalley Regional Park

Barnett Demesne and Giant’s Ring

Club tradition, mince pies and mulled wine at Margaret’s after walk (this may change)

 

No IMP

Malone House car park

Barnett Demesne

J322692

8 Miles

Trails and towpath of Laganvalley regional park and Belvoir Forest.

Trainers/walking shoes should be fine unless weather has been wet. Poles useful in certain parts

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

27th December

CHRISTMAS BREAK- NO WALK

 

No IMP

 

 

 

10th January

Jordanstown Route, Hazelbank, Gideons green, Braden Glen, Valley Park and Newtownabbey way

 

No IMP

Loughstore car park

Jordanstown

9 miles 200 metres

Mostly paths, tracks can be muddy in places if wet.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes

 

Jim Martin

07708069407

 

17th January

Lead Mines,Clandeboye Estate, Mountain road, Blackwood

 

 

No IMP

Somme Centre

BT23 7HP

J499769 Sheet No 15

 

8 Miles

Circular walk, mostly paths and trails with some road walking.

Can be muddy underfoot if a lot of rain

Boots and poles recommended

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07879280773

 

EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME –Autumn/Winter 2020/2021  

*  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 

24th January

Woodburn Forest

 

No IMP

Car park on Woodburn Road, near Woodburn Presbyterian Church

(BT38 9AQ)

J366899 Sheet No 15

7 Miles

Mostly forest tracks

Can be muddy if a lot of rain

Boots and poles recommended

Jennifer Austin

02893378604

07557371951

31st January

Newtownabbey Way/Carnmoney Hill

 

No IMP

Corrs Corner Roundabout Ballyclare Road, N’abbey.

First on left after exit to  Larne - leading to Business Park.

J310846 Sheet 15

 

9 Miles, 200 metres ascent

Corrs Corner, Newtownabbey Way to Carnmoney Hill summit and return.

Forest track, short stretch on road, lane and open hill.   Boots essential for hill section and poles recommended.

Jim Kyle

07505560821

14th February

Crockbrack way

 

 

No IMP

Mulligans Pub

B40 Draperstown/

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

left. Pub 1 mile on left

H75451 Sheet 13

7 Mile 200 Metres

Minor road, gravel path, open hillside

Boots and poles recommended

 

 

Jim Martin

07708069407

 

21st February

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

7/8 Miles

Mostly coastal path with a little road walking

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

Eileen Carson

02891468319

07484144595

28th February

Cavehill

No IMP

Belfast Castle-Garden fountain

5 Miles 400 Metres

Taking in 3 tops Colinward,

Ballaghahagan Cairn and McArts

Boots and poles recommended

Cyril McAteer

02890710887

07879280773

14th March

Causeway Coast

 

No IMP

Car park, Portballintrae

C928424

 

 7 miles  180 metres ascent

Coastal path from Portballintrae to Giant’s Causeway and return

Jim Kyle

07505560821

21st March

Belfast parks

 

 

No IMP

At front of Botanic train station

8 Miles

Circular walk taking in Ormeau Park, Victoria Park and Titanic Quarter

This walk can be done in trainers/walking shoes

Allison Crawford

07843749814

 

 

28th March

Mourne trails at bases of Ott,Slieve Lough Shannagh ,Meelbeg and Meelmore encompassing Trassey track and Mourne way

No IMP

Ott Blue Quarry Car park

J279279 Sheet No 29

9 Miles 120 Metres ascent

Rough trails

Full mountain gear required

Gerard and Teresa Malone

 

Gerard – 07837637267

Teresa -  07896330095

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