Cedars Walkers

About us

Cedars Walkers are led by a group of trained and experienced walk leaders under the umbrella of the Jethro Centre in Lurgan.

It is a cross-community group and its members are generally in the 55+ age group. One of our most active walkers is over 80!

Lonely Planet Guide - Walking in Ireland

Cedars walkers who were on the Donegal residential will possibly recognise the cover of the Lonely Planet Guide - Walking in Ireland. Such a pity that when taking the pic they didn't have the good weather that we enjoyed - click on pic to see the same cliffs when we were there.

Millie and friends at the Gobbins

Millie and friends arranged their own walk at the Gobbins coastal path. Click on pic to enlarge.

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 for our walking residential, usually in Counties Donegal or Mayo, and we also fundraise for good causes - in 2018 it was Mourne Mountain Rescue

To view some of our walks from January through to end of March 2019 click on the button below.

Residential - Donegal - 06 to 10 May 2019

Gabby played the bagpipes as Cedars Walkers left the hotel.

Thanks to Rosemary F. for the picture of Gabby (???).

Enjoying the sunshine at Glencolumbkille - click on pic to enlarge.

Cedars walkers enjoyed one of their most successful residentials ever and were blessed with five perfect days for walking despite pessimistic forecasts and wintery weather elsewhere in the north. While residents of Lurgan shivered Cedars walkers enjoyed warm weather and sunshine at Glencolumbkille.

Many thanks to Heather for compiling another great log of our adventures. Click button to read.

Worthy winners of this year's photo competition are Anne K. and Mike T. for their great pics which sum up why we join Cedars - great craic with good company and the thrill of reaching our goals. Click on the pics to enlarge.

great craic reaching our goals

Thanks to all those who sent pics and special thanks to the Mackeys for drawing of a pair of old boots!

Three lost sheep?
Three lost sheep?

Click on buttons below to see lots more great photographs from the residential.

When taking photographs for the web site please remember that landscape photographs are preferred - wide rather than tall or ▇▇ rather than █. And the higher the resolution the better to allow for editing.

Glenariff Glen and Scarva towpath - 2 May 2019

Yvonne and Raymond enjoy some of Glenariff's many waterfalls - click on pic for more photographs.

We had, as promised, a perfect day for walking in Glenariff, "The Queen of the Glens" - the rain even cleared away by lunch time.

Bluebells at Knockmany Wood and Rourkes Park to the Brandy Pad - 25 April 2019

Knockmany Wood
Bluebells in Knockmany Wood. Click on pic for more photographs.
Millie takes a selfie with the walkers on Rocky. Click on pic for more photographs

Gordon and Herbie offered two additional walks on the last Thursday in April taking advantage of another perfect day for walking. More information and pics to follow shortly.

Cave Hill, the Gobbins and Meelmore - 18 April 2019

Easter Extra 2019

Three groups of Cedars Walkers took advantage of great weather to enjoy three very different walks.

Knockchree - 11 April 2019

On the summit of Knockchree - click for more pics

Sutton to Howth - 04 April 2019

Lighthouse at Howth Head
Bertie stops to admire the view. Click on pic for more photographs of a great walk.

Ballymoyer and Slieve Gullion - 28 March 2019

Ruth and Mike enjoyed fabulous weather for two great walks - Ballymoyer and Slieve Gullion respectively. Click on pics for some great pics of the walks.

Ballymoyer Woodland Walk
Slieve Gullion
Slieve Gullion

Ballyhornan Coastal Walk and Lumpers - 21 March 2019

BEFORE - work in progress
AFTER - job well done

Some of the litter lift at Ballyhornan. Congratulations to everyone who took part for a really worthwhile job well done. Sir David Attenborough would be proud of us.

Meanwhile Raymond and Ronnie led a successful walk for a group of intrepid hill walkers starting at Lumpers. For pics of this walk click on the pic.

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.

Our old web site

We hope you like the new-look web site. To view the old site click on the link below.