Leitrim Lodge/Slieve Roosley - 18 October 2018

Lovely weather forecast for Thursday - another perfect day for walking.

Mike will lead a big walk of moderate difficulty but within the capabilities of most of our walkers. It's a loop walk starting at Leitrim Lodge car park AKA the car park beside the BB hut. Distance is approximately 8 miles (13 km). A shorter option will also be offered. 9:45am for car share and minibus at Jethro or 9:30am for car share at PRFC. Briefing about options at Letirm Lodge at 10:31am. For directions to Leitrim Lodge click HERE.

Hallowe’en at Gosford – 25 October 2018

Our annual event at Gosford is in aid of the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. We have twice had to rely on the services of Mountain Rescue for our walkers and it's always reassuring to know they are there if you get into difficulties.

Martine Brown is co-ordinating the catering this year and she is looking for some more volunteers to help e.g. making soup, apple pies, shortbread, serving, washing up etc.. She is also looking for some food/plate warmers to keep the soup warm while serving. Contact Martine directly or send an email to John T if you can lend a plate warmer or are willing to help in any other way.
Thanks.

North Down Coastal Path and Orlock Point - 11 October 2018

Our walk for 11 October was the ever popular North Down Coastal Path - not the familiar Bangor to Holywood option but the coastal walk from Bangor through Groomsport and on to the National Trust property at Orlock Point. We had hoped to catch the 10:55am No. 3 bus from Bangor to Donaghadee but delays to our train caused us to abandon this plan and do the walk backwards - no mean feat! Only 10 brave souls managed to make it to Orlock Point, keeping to the coastal path despite a high tide - thankfully the sea was very calm. On reaching eached the main road the walkers were delighted to catch the No. 3 bus back to Bangor. Hats off to the small group who walked back from Groomsport. Despite a spell of very heavy rain at lunch time and soggy sandwiches everybody seemed to enjoy the day.

For some more great pics of the walk (with thanks to Cecil, Millie and John T) click HERE.

Angela

Barbara

Bertie

John

Hazel

Cecil

Ronnie

Valerie

We were delighted to meet a further two new members at Bangor - Angela and John - so now eight have joined us on walks. Welcome one and all and apologies if you were captured not looking at your very best!

If you aren't receiving texts and emails about walks please let me know.
John

Lumpers, Ravensdale and Newry Greenway - 04 October 2018

We had three different hill walks starting at Lumpers with lots of adventures along the way and a warm welcome in Lumpers pub on our return. For some great pics of the walks from Lumpers with thanks to Millie, Yvonne, Ronnie and others click HERE.

Level headed walkers opted to walk the 5.7km stretch of the New Carlingford Lough Greenway from Dublin Road Bridge in Newry, through the Albert Basin site and along Middlebank as far as Victoria Lock. They were delighted to welcome Jim McKittrick back to join them. Thanks to Anne K for the pics.

Heavy rain held off until the last of us were on our way home. So once again it was a perfect day for walking.

North Coast - 27 September 2018

We returned to the Causeway Coast on 27 September 2018 having postponed this trip earlier in the year when dangerously high winds had been forecast. They were pretty strong on this trip but the rain stayed off most of the time and it was a bracing and very enjoyable day. Some took on the ultimate challenge walking the 19+Km from Larry Bane Bay (near the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge) all the way back to Bushfoot Golf Club, climbing a total of over 750m in the process - Donard is only 100 metres higher. Others opted for a more relaxed walk but everyone had a good walk and a great day's craic. We were rewarded for our efforts with an excellent meal at the golf club and enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing journey home thanks to Martin and Goldstar coaches.

Active Autumn on UTV

Paul Reilly of UTV conducted interviews with and filmed some of our walkers before our north coast walks and his edited interviews were screened on UTV's Live at Six on 08 October 2018 as part of a series entitled active autumn.

If you missed the broadcast or simply wish to see it again then click HERE.

Some of the hardy walkers at White Park Bay are shown below. For more pics click HERE.

On the rocks


Hen Track - 20 September 2018

We returned to the Hen Track on Thursday 20th September and offered a range of walks to suit most tastes. Big winds had gone and we enjoyed perfect weather for walking.

Below you will see some pics of the walk.

Hen Track - 20 September 2018

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Castlewellan - 13 September 2018

Cedars Walkers restarted after their summer break and 50 members turned up for marvellous walks at Castlewellan Park. The highlight for some of us was our brief exit on to the Bannanstown Road to visit the viewpoint offering a magnificent vista of the Dromara Hills - highly recommended. After our walk we had tea and buns in Castlewellan cafe. A great time was had by all


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NOTE: we are returning to Mill Park, Donegal for our residential from Monday, 06 May to Friday, 10 May 2019.


Cedars Walkers are affiliated to the Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs (UFRC) which is the Governing body for Rambling and Hill-Walking Clubs in the North of Ireland. UFRC have negotiated discounts in outdoor shops and from other providers, ranging from 10% to 20% e.g. you can get 15% off your purcheses from Cotswold Outdoor and Trespass Boucher Road stores and 10% off purchases at Jackson Sports, 70 High Street Belfast.

Make sure to get your affiliation card from Anne Keville and bring this with you when making purchases. To find out more about what you can save and where click HERE.



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