EAST ANTRIM RAMBLING CLUB 

SUNDAY WALK PROGRAMME – Autumn/Winter 2023/202

*  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 

1st October

Larne/Drains Bay

Sandyknowes

(layby on A6 to Templepatrick)

9.45am

 

Pound Street Carpark. 

This is signposted off the duel carriageway as you approach Larne.  Carpark on right.

8 Miles

Inver Glen, Emigration Park,

Chaines Tower and Promenade.

Can be done in walking

 shoes/trainers

Jim Martin

07708069407

8th October

Omeath/Carlingford Greenway

Junction 6 on M1

First exit on left, carpark on left on Saintfield road, Lisburn

9.30am

Granvue Hotel, Station Road, Omeath.  As you enter Omeath take left before garage. Park at sea front or Carpark on left.

8 Miles

A flat walk, can be done

In walking shoes/trainers.

Jim Martin

07708069407

15th October

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

9 Miles

Mostly coastal path, beach and a little road walking.

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

Eileen & Allison

 

Eileen Carson

07484144595

Allison Crawford

07843749814

22nd  October

Postponed due to a family bereavement
Davagh Forest and Beaghmore Stone circles

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to templepatrick)

9am

First car park as you enter Davagh Forest Park.

H694862

7/ 8 Miles

Stoney forest track for part of the walk boardwalk and boardwalk.  Hiking boots and poles recommended

Denise & Sandra

 

Denise Wilson

07990632144

Sandra Aldridge

07909971779

29th Oct.

Halloween Weekend- No walk

 

 

 

 

5th November

North Down Coastal Path

No IMP

Holywood train station carpark

9 Miles

Walking from Holywood along the coastal path to Bangor.  Can be done in trainers/walking shoes.

Taking the train back to Holywood.

3.25pm, 4.25pm

Heidi Hewitt

07973524682

12th November

Castlewellan Loanens

No IMP

The Square Castlewellan

3342363 Sheet 29

9 Miles

Mostly country lanes and some

 road walking. 

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes.

Allison Crawford

07843749814

19th November

Belfast Docks

No IMP

The Blue Fish on Donegall Quay

Ref “the Blue Fish” on google maps

6+Miles

Sailortown, Clarendon Docks, Lagan Weir Bridge, Maritime Heritage Trail, Titanic, Pump House.

Can be done in trainers/walking shoes.

Rene Ireland

 07932231983

26th November

Delamont Country Park

No IMP

Net walk(near the harbour) Killyleagh J531524 Sheet 21

7 Miles

Circular walk from Killyleagh harbour to Delamont Country Park and Gibbs Island.

Mostly track and road. Gibbs Island can be wet under foot.  Boots recommended.

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

3rd Dec.

TBC

 

 

 

 

10th Dec.r

TBC

 

 

 

 

17th December

Lagan Valley Regional Park

Barnett Demesne and Giants ring. (Please bring along your Santa Hats)

Club tradition, mince pies and mulled wine at Margaret’s house after the walk!

 

 

No IMP

 

Malone House Car Park

Barnett demesne

J322692

8 Miles

Trails and towpath in 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

24th December

Christmas Day- No Walk

 

 

 

31st Dec.

Happy New Year- NO Walk

 

 

 

 

7th January

Tollymore Forest Park, Donard Forest and Newcastle seafront.

No IMP

Donard Car Park

8 Miles

Forest tracks and foot pavements.

Boots/ Poles recommended

 

Jim & Allison Crawford

07843749814

14th January

Whitehead area.

No IMP

Meeting in the Harbour car park in Whitehead

9 miles. (Options to shorten.)
The walk will include Blackhead path, Gobbins Centre, Jubilee Wood and Beach Road Nature Reserve.
Mostly hard surfaces.  Jubilee Wood may be very muddy - or icy - depending on weather.

Jennifer Austin

07827393449

21st Jan.

Postponed until 4th February due to very poor weather conditions forecast for 21st January..
Cranny Falls and Glenarm Forest

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to Templepatrick) at 09:15.

At harbour lights café Carnlough (beside the white bridge) at 10:30.
D287181 Sheet 9.
Parking behind the Spar.

Combined distance of both walks - 7-8 miles
Walk up the former rail track to Cranny Falls, onto
grassy/stony trail past quarries, continuing to a quiet road bringing us back to the town and toilets.
Lunch at the harbour (takeaway coffee available)
Drive to Glenarm, walk to the forest and do the forest loop (fairly steep trail to top).

Rene Ireland

07932231983

28th Jan.

Comber Greenway - Dundonald

No IMP

Car park at Stormont play park (entrance opposite St Molua’s church).

Approx. 8.5miles.
We will head via the Comber Greenway to Billy Neill playing fields and return via Moat Park Dundonald and a shorter stretch of the Greenway. Walking shoes should be adequate. One section of very short, steep steps to the top of the moat - not obligatory!

Hilary and Barbara

 

Hilary-07968210530

4th February

Cranny Falls and Glenarm Forest

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to Templepatrick) at 09:15.

At harbour lights café Carnlough (beside the white bridge) at 10:30.
D287181 Sheet 9.
Parking behind the Spar.

Combined distance of both walks - 7-8 miles
Walk up the former rail track to Cranny Falls, onto
grassy/stony trail past quarries, continuing to a quiet road bringing us back to the town and toilets.
Lunch at the harbour (takeaway coffee available)
Drive to Glenarm, walk to the forest and do the forest loop (fairly steep trail to top).

Rene Ireland

07932231983

11th February

Postponed for safety reasons until 24th March because of treacherous conditions underfoot.
Binevenagh Mountain

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to Templepatrick)

LEAVE IMP AT 9.15AM SHARP

 

Leighery Road layby C705315 Sheet 4 (coming from Castlerock), first left after Bellarena train crossroads, than left again and carry on passed St Aidans until you come to Leighery Road.  Turn right onto Leighery road and the layby is on the left after about 1km.

8 Miles, 385 Metres

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

Gerard & Teresa Malone

 

Gerard-07837637267

Teresa-07896330095

 

18th February

Peatlands Park and the Argory

near Dungannon (Junction 13 Loughgall on M1)

Snowdrop viewing at the Argory (NT membership card needed for this)

 

Junction 6 on M1

First exit on left, carpark on left on Saintfield road, Lisburn

9.30am

Peatlands Park

Junction 13 – M1

H901 601 Sheet 19

8 Miles (further 1-2 Miles at the Argory)

Tracks, boardwalks over bog.  Sometimes very wet under foot so boots and poles recommended

Margaret Marshall

02890701537

07870134027

25th  Feb.

Davagh Forest and Beaghmore Stone circles

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to Templepatrick)

9am

First car park as you enter Davagh Forest Park.

H694862

7/ 8 Miles

Stoney forest track for part of the walk boardwalk and boardwalk.  Hiking boots and poles recommended

Denise & Sandra

 

Denise Wilson

07990632144

Sandra Aldridge

07909971779

3rd March

Mournes ( 4 low summit challenge) Slieveloughshannagh,Doan,Carn and Ott

Carryduff shops at McAll’s Tiles-

LEAVE IMP AT 9.15AM SHARP

Ott/Blue Quarry Car Park or laybys

J279278 Sheet 29

350 Metres, 6 Miles, Stoney Paths, Gorse, Bog, Stiles, full mountain gear required.

Gerard & Teresa

Gerard

07837637267

Teresa

07896330095

10th March

Mother’s Day- No Walk

 

 

 

 

17th March

St Patricks Day- No walk

 

 

 

 

24th March

Binevenagh Mountain

Sandyknowes (layby on A6 to Templepatrick)

LEAVE IMP AT 9.15AM SHARP

 

Leighery Road layby C705315 Sheet 4 (coming from Castlerock), first left after Bellarena train crossroads, than left again and carry on passed St Aidans until you come to Leighery Road.  Turn right onto Leighery road and the layby is on the left after about 1km.

8 Miles, 385 Metres

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

Gerard & Teresa Malone

 

Gerard-07837637267

Teresa-07896330095

 

31st March

Easter – No Walk

 

 

 

 

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