19 December 2019
Trassey Track - 19 December2019
Trassey Track - 19 December 2019
Here are some pics from Millie of the team who tackled the Trassey Track, looping round the back of Bearnagh and back through the Hare's Gap - capably led by Derek, Herbie and Ronnie. Well done all.
While most of our walkers finalised their Christmas shopping a few brave souls ventured out to the Trassey Track and Benburb where they enjoyed some great walking.
Benburb - 19 December 2019
Cedars Walkers enjoyed another great walk at Kilbroney before heading to the Whistledown in Warrenpoint for Christmas Dinner. Click to view pics of the dinner.
Another perfect day for walking - a blustery day but drier than had been expected and great craic on a 4.3 mile ramble over this lovely coastal location.
Silent Valley - 28 Nov 2019
We had some great walks on 21st. Thank you to everyone who sent me pics. Click on links in title above to view slide shows of the walks.
Hen Track - 14 November 2019
Hen Track - 14 November2019
Helen's Tower - 07 Nov. 2019
Helen's Tower - 07 Nov.2019
Cave Hill - Oct. 2019
Cave Hill - Oct.2019
12 December 2019
Kilbroney - 12 December2019
Kilbroney - 12 December 2019
Another perfect day for walking. The weather held (mostly) for a great walk at Kilbroney before our Christmas Dinner at the Whistledown, Warrenpoint. ⛄
THANK YOU to everyone who submitted pics for the website this year - the standard just gets better all the time! If you are sending pics please make sure that they are maximum size possible, unless you have already trimmed and resized pics in widescreen format, i.e. 16:9 ratio, in which case they should be maximum 1920 x 1080 pixels. Although it doesn't follow the 16:9 ratio 1400 x 750 pixels is generally preferred for speed of loading and formatting (see pics above in this size). We are now happy to accept pics with either portrait or landscape orientation.
We are very grateful to Mourne Mountain Rescue for a textbook evacuation of one of our walkers after she injured herself during our walk from Carrick Little. It reminded us of the need to carry shelter tent(s), bivvy bags, blankets, maps, apps, walkie talkies and mobile phones (all fully charged) when out in the mountains. And it helps to bring along a cheerful nurse in a high-viz hat as well.
05 December 2019
Carrick Little - 05 Dec 2019
The casualty is up and about again. So it turned out to be another perfect day for walking.
28 November 2019
Silent Valley - 28 November2019
It was another perfect day for walking in the Mournes with two great walks starting in Silent Valley. To view these pics full screen click HERE.
Gosford - 31 Oct. 2019
Gosford - 31 Oct.2019
It was another perfect day for walking in Gosford and we had a great turnout with a few guests who were made very welcome. Thanks to all the volunteers for the catering. Thanks to Millie and Yvonne for the pics. A collection was made for the Alzheimers charity - total collected will be confirmed shortly.
It was another perfect day for walking in the Mournes and we enjoyed three great walks. Derek and Herbie led an ambitious walk up to Slieve Corragh and Slievenaglogh while Brian led a great walk on to the summit of Luke's Mountain (see above). For those who preferred something a bit tamer Tollymore provided the perfect "level" walk although some queried how level it really was. To view more pics of the walk in Tollymore from Cecil and Hazel click HERE.
It was another perfect day for walking in Carlingford and we enjoyed two great walks - for those who preferred to keep to the foothills and shore line we had the forest and greenway and for those who preferred a bit of a climb we had Barnavave (350m). Both gave spectacular views over Carlingford Lough. The rain promised for the early afternoon didn't materialise so a great time was had by all.
Despite the pessimistic forecast a large group of Cedars Walkers managed a great walk along the Ulster Way to Yellow Water with smaller groups making it up on to Pieces Castle. We welcomed new members Ann, Gerry and Sean.
Twelve brave souls set out from Attical and walked to Windy Gap before making the tough ascent up to Eagle and from there on to Shanlieve. There was some wind and rain but it didn't spoil the views or dampen the spirits of those taking part and they soon dried out in front of the fire at the Downshire Hotel in Hilltown. We welcomed new member Yvonne on this walk.
It was another perfect day for walking as the main party of Cedars Walkers tackled the second half of the North Down Coastal Path from Orlock Point to Bangor. Thanks to Paddy C. for the pics and for acting as sweeper to ensure everyone got back safely.
Despite somewhat mixed weather on 12 September, the first day of our new term, we had some great walks and, just as importantly, an opportunity to catch up on what our friends had been up to over the summer months. Nearly 50 walkers turned up at Donard Park where we welcomed new members, Esther and Mary. We were sorry that some regular walkers weren't able to walk with us and wish them a speedy return to full fitness.
Those who made the ascent to the mast at Drinnahilly with John walked a little over 5 miles (5.16 to be exact) and climbed a little under 1000 feet (983 to be exact). Those who couldn't face the final ascent thought they were taking the short route back to Niki's but Reuben ensured that they got a proper walk arriving at the café after John's party had collared all the best buns. Meanwhile Herbie and his merry band had conquered Millstone (460m which converts to 1509 feet). Well done all.
Cedars Walkers meet weekly on Thursdays and we 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 - details below. There is a long waiting list of people wishing to join. We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with walk leader qualifications or suitable experience.