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The East Antrim Rambling Club, founded in 1979, organises a programme of walks every Sunday throughout the year, Summer and Winter. Wednesday morning walks also take place two or three times each month with some additional walks in the summer months.

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Sunday Walks - January – February 2024
This is a summary of the walks in the next few weeks. The full Sunday programme with contact details is available here

 

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)

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!

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).

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.

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

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

 

 

Wednesday walks December 2023 – February 2024
The full Wednesday programme with contact details is available here.
Walks begin at the designated meeting point at 10:30am.
Anyone with a query about the start point should contact the walk leader.

Date

Details of Walk

20th
Dec

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

3rd
Jan

Postponed due to Unforeseen Circumstances.

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

 

Meet 10.25 at Cairnshill Park & Ride  299 Saintfield Road  BT8 7SH

17th
Jan

Postponed due to unfavourable weather forecast.
Moira Station – BroadwaterAghalee. 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

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.

7th
Feb

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

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.

 

 

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General Interest

 

History of Belfast’s Mourne Water Supply

Rambles in the Belfast Hills. A new book by Susan Clements
Press Release
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