East Antrim Rambling Club
Wednesday Morning Walks – October 2023 – March 2024

Note:-

Walks take place from 4th October on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month, usually also on the 5th Wednesday if there is one.
Walks begin at the designated meeting point at 10.30am, unless stated otherwise. If travel by train is suggested, those not travelling by train should meet at the destination station entrance at the train arrival time indicated in the “Details of Walk” column. Anyone with a query about the start point or about transport should contact the walk leader

 

Date

Details of Walk

Leader

Phone No.

4th
Oct

Antrim Castle Gardens – Loughshore – Rea’s Wood. Meet at Mossley Station for the 09.33 Train to Antrim (09:20 from Lanyon, 09:24 from Yorkgate). Arrives Antrim at 09:47. Return @ :14 minutes past every hour.

Margaret Lark

028 9086 8778

18th
Oct

Castlerock. Travel by train from GVS 09:10, Lanyon Place 09.20, Yorkgate 09.24, Mossley West 09.33 to Castlerock, arrive 10.50. Return @ :08 minutes past every hour.

Patricia Hagan

07443 499119
028 9336 0910

1st
Nov

Sea wall at Newtownards.

Park in front of the Newtownards  airfield clubhouse There are facilities and a cafι. Entrance to airfield on Portaferry Road is on the right a few 100 yards past the large roundabout , and a few yards past the petrol station. There is a large sign at entrance.

Pat Bunce

028 9086 4184

15th
Nov

Castlewellan Lake - Annesley Gardens. Travel via Downpatrick Ulsterbus 516 (stopping bus) from Europa Bus Centre @ 09:00 arrives Downpatrick at 10:10. Goldliner 215 (express bus) from Europa Bus Centre @ 09:15 arrives Downpatrick also at 10:10. Goldliner to Newry via Castlewellan leaves Downpatrick at 10:20. Otherwise meet at Castlewellan Upper Square at 10:55.

Margaret Marshall

9070 1537
07870 134027

29th
Nov

Sydenham – Victoria Park – Connswater Greenway – Orangefield Park – Sandown Road – Comber Walkway – Holywood Arches. Travel by train to Sydenham. Leaves Lanyon at 10:12. Connecting trains from Carrick 09:24, Mossley West 09:26.

Alastair Jack

9083 5956
075 9799 5290

6th
Dec

Hillsborough Forest

Goldliner service 238 from Europa Bus Centre departing 10.15 and arriving Hillsborough War Memorial at 10.41. Train from Whitehead 9.15, Carrickfergus 9.24, Jordanstown 9.36, Whiteabbey 9.40 and Mossley West 9.26. 

Return bus Goldliner 238  at **02 and **32.

Patricia Hagan

07443 499119
9336 0910

20th
Dec

Newtownabbey Way. Mossley West Station – 3-Mile Park – Monsktown Wood – Bleach Green Viaduct

Isobel Jack

9083 5956
07594 167025

3rd
Jan

Postponed due to Unforeseen Circumstances.

Purdysburn Ravine Nature Trail (In the grounds of Knockbracken Health Care Park)

Margaret Marshall

9070 1537
07870 134027

17th
Jan

Postponed due to unfavourable weather forecast.
Moira Station – Broadwater – Aghalee. Travel by Portadown train from GVS at 10:11, arrives Moira 10.42. Connecting trains from Whitehead 09:15, Mossley West 9.26. Return from Moira at XX.28 and XX.58 to GVS

Alastair Jack

9083 5956
075 9799 5290

31st
Jan

Larne. Inver River path and Town Park Memorials. Travel by train from GVS 09:45, Jordanstown 10:09, Carrick 10:20 or meet in Riverdale Parking, Pound Street at 11:05.

Elsie Spoerri

07721 466478

7th
Feb

Grove Park - Alexandra Park - Waterworks. Meet in the carpark in Grove park on Jellico Avenue.

Pat Bunce

028 9086 4184

21st
Feb

Botanic – Botanic Gardens - Stranmillis – Lagan Towpath. Meet at Botanic Station 10:00. Trains to Botanic from Whitehead 9.15 or Mossley West 9.26.

Marlene Boe

028 9083 3092

6th
March

Purdysburn Ravine Nature Trail (In the grounds of Knockbracken Health Care Park)

 

Meet at Cairnshill Park & Ride, 299 Saintfield Road,  BT8 7SH

 

Park & ride bus (Service 652 destination Ballynahinch) serves Cairnshill Park & Ride on Saintfield Road. Picks up from Adelaide Street at 10.05 arriving Park &Ride 10.25. Return XX.25

 

Alternatively return by 7A bus from Cairnshill Road every 20 minutes 4/24/44 minutes past hour

 

Nature trail follows Purdysburn River, we can also go into nearby fields – boots and sticks advised.

Margaret Marshall

9070 1537
07870 134027

20th
March

Glenarm Forest. Meet for 10.30. at Glenarm Harbour car park.

Linda Cross

07732 652049

 

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