EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME –Autumn/Winter 2021/2022

*  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 

3rd October

UFRC OPEN WEEKEND (EARC’Welcome walk)

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 29

9 Miles 120 Metres ascent

Rough trails, full mountain gear required

Gerard and Teresa Malone

Gerard  07837637267

Teresa  07896330095

10th October

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 recommend

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

17th October

Downhill/Castlerock

No IMP

Car Park at the top of Castlerock town.

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

Belfast Lanyon Place 9.20am.

Mossley West 9.33am

Arriving at Castlerock 10.51am

C773363 Sheet No 4

 

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 membership card

Rene Ireland

07932231983

 

24th October

Newtownabbey Way

No IMP

Corrs Corner roundabout (The first roundabout on main Larne line, parking at entrance to Business Park)

J310846 Sheet 15

10 Miles

Corrs Corner to Jordanstown and return.

Mainly flat on paths, short stretch on road and grassland

Boots recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

31st October

North Down coastal path- 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.  Poles useful in certain parts

 

Jim and Allison Crawford

 

Jim          07985566182

Allison     07816056274

 

14th November

Sperrin’s- Banagher Glen to Altaheglish Reservoir and Altaheglish hill through Banagher Forest

No IMP

Directions to start of walk:-

Drive through Dungiven and after approximately half a mile, look for brown sign on the left to Banagher Glen, via B74 Feeny Road. Follow signs to Glen. At end of narrow access road, bear left through entrance to forest park, go past small parking area on right and continue on for a further half mile to larger car park. 

C671047 Sheet7

9 Miles – 360 Metres

Circular walk on surfaced road and forest track.

Some steep sections.

Boots and walking poles recommend

 

Jennifer Austin

 

02893378604

07557371951

 

 

 

21st November

Carnmoney Hill

No IMP

3 Mile Water Carpark

Doagh Road, Newtownabbey

J335845 Sheet 15

8 Miles

Track and open hillside

Boots and walking poles recommended

Jim Martin

07708069407

28th November

TBC – OFFER OF WALK GLADLY APPRICAITED

12th December

Brown’s Bay and Skernaghan Point for a 10.30am start and then drive to Whitehead, Blackhead Path for lunch and 1.30pm start. 

No IMP 

Brown’s Bay (am) Car Park opposite beach (D437028) and Whitehead (pm) Car Park at start of Blackhead Path (J476923) 

Approximately 7 Miles in total 

Gravel and grassy paths, one stile and steps on Blackhead Path.  Boots and poles recommended 

 

Gerard and Teresa Malone 

 

Gerard  07837637267 

Teresa  07896330095 

 

19th December

Lagan Valley Regional Park

Barnett Demesne and Giants Ring.

Club tradition, Margaret will park at the far end of the car park at Barnett’s Demesne and give out mulled wine /non-alcoholic drinks from flasks and mince pies from her car. Please bring your own mug.

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

 

26th December

CHISRTMAS BREAK- NO WALK

9th January

Derry/Londonderry

No IMP

Meeting on the Belfast to Londonderry train 9.10am from Great Victoria Street 9.33am at Mossley West. Walk starts from Waterside train station

For those travelling by train, we are due to arrive at the Waterside train station, at 11.22, so it is hoped to start walking at 11.30. For anyone planning to drive, there is parking at the station and we will meet at the station entrance.

9 Miles but see Note below.

Circular walk taking in Craigavon Bridge, Foyle Bridge, Peace Bridge and Historic City centre. Can be done in trainers/walking shoes.

 

Note.

The length of the walk and the exact route may depend on weather conditions. Return trains depart from Waterside every 2 hours at 38 minutes past the hour, e.g. 15.38, 17:38. Last train 19.38.

Jennifer Austin

02893378604

07557371951

 

16th January

North Down coastal path

No IMP

Holywood train station car park 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

 

 

23rd January

Portaferry Heritage Trail

No IMP

Exploris car park

J590510  Sheet 21

7 Miles circular walk including Historical tour of Portaferry, taking in Nugent’s wood and Windmill hill.

Can be done in Trainers/walking shoes.

 

Eileen Carson and Allison Crawford

 

Eileen  07484144595

Allison  07816056274

30th January

Quoile,Portulla Wood(NT) Inch Abbey

 

 

 

No IMP

First car park on left, Quoile Pondage off Downpatrick/ Strangford road

J495473 Sheet 12

8 miles

 

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

Boots recommended as paths sometimes flooded and parts can be boggy

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

 

13th February

TBC – OFFER OF WALK GLADLY APPRICAITED

20th February

TBC – OFFER OF WALK GLADLY APPRICAITED

27th February

Lead Mines, Clandeboye Estate, Mountain road

No IMP

Somme Centre car park

BT23 7HP

J499769 Sheet 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 and Allison Crawford

 

Eileen  07484144595

Allison  07816056274

13th March

Portballintrae, Causeway, Bushmills

No IMP

Portballintrae car park

C928424

8 Miles

Coastal walk, on paths and tracks.  Some rocky stretches.

Boots and poles recommended

Jennifer Austin

02893378604

07557371951

 

20th March

Colin Glen and the Rumble Hole

No IMP

Colin Glen car park

J284705 Sheet 15

6 Miles  200 Metres

Gradual ascent on forest track.

Boots if weather wet and poles due to some steep descents

Rene Ireland

07932231983

27th March

Binevenagh Mountain

No IMP

St Aidan’s Church car park, off A2 on Sea Coastal Road (coming from Castlerock),first left after Bellarena train crossroads, then left again

C677314 Sheet 04

8 Miles  385 Metres

Circular walk, fairly steep ascents and descents, boots and poles essential

Gerard and Teresa Malone

 

Gerard  07837637267

Teresa  07896330095

 

 

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