Cedars Walkers

About us

Jim McKittrick
Jim McKittrick
Leader of Cedars Walkers for 25 years

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.

Meelmore 10 January 2019

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.

John on Meelmore
Cheers! John enjoys a refreshing cuppa on Meelmore. Click on button below for more pics.

What do we do?

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

Giant's Ring - 17 January 2019

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.

Kilbroney and Slieve Martin - 17 January 2019

A good time was had by all.

Photographs from some of our walks

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.