We are delighted that Cedars' first leader, Jim McKittrick, still walks with us - a great advert for the benefits of walking. We are equally pleased to welcome new members. If you haven't got to know them all yet click on link below.
We had a variety of great and sometimes challenging walks up, over, around and fornenst Meelmore and Meelbeg. The weather was kind to us - some walkers were even spotted in shorts and short sleeves! John made a solo ascent of Meelbeg and enjoyed his unhurried lunch by the wee hoose.
Cedars Walkers are led by a group of trained and experienced walk leaders under the umbrella of the Jethro Centre in Lurgan. It is cross-community and its members are generally in the 55+ age group. One of our most active walkers is over 80!
Cedars is more than a walking group - it's a group of friends sharing their love for the outdoors, exercise, great scenery and a bit of craic. We walk all over the north of Ireland occasionally travelling further afield down Ireland's east coast. In May each year we go further afield for our walking residential and we also fundraise for good causes - this year it was Mourne Mountain Rescue
As anticipated 17 January was a perfect day for walking (as usual) and two great walks were organised - the planned walk to Giant's Ring and a hill walk at Kilbroney.
A good time was had by all.
Cedars walkers meet weekly on Thursdays and try to provide a range of walks to suit the varied wishes of our members. Most of our mountain walks are in the Mournes but we also like to walk in the Cooleys, Sperrins and Antrim Hills. Locations for our "level" walks include forests, public parks, tow paths and National Trust property such as Castle Ward.
Application forms can be obtained from the Jethro Centre, Lurgan. There is a long waiting list of people wishing to join. We would welcome applications from individuals with walk leader qualifications or suitable experience.
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