Cedars Walkers


Programme for 2018/19

We enjoyed a great variety of walks in 2018/19 including some new ones and look forward to an exciting new season starting in September 2019. We hope to have our programme ready in August 2019 - if you have any suggestions for walks please feed them through to John.

There will be some additional summer walks organised starting in July - if you would like to be kept informed of these by email let John know.


Where to meet for Thursday walks

Walkers meet at 9:45am at Jethro Centre, Lurgan on Thursdays for car share and minibus unless notified otherwise. Some members meet at Portadown Rugby Football Club (PRFC) at 9:30am for car share although the time may vary depending on where we are walking.

Although we make every effort to stick to the published programme events sometimes conspire to make us change our plans. We try to notify all members of planned walks by text and email by 9:00pm on the night before walks and the website is usually updated by that time also.

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Programme 2018/19

Date Primary walk Alternative
Sep 13 Castlewellan Forest Park
20 Hen Track, Sandbank Road
27 North Antrim Coast
Oct 4 Lumpers, Ravensdale Newry Greenway
11 North Down Coast
18 Leitrim Lodge/Slieve Roosley
25 Hallowe’en at Gosford – in aid of Mountain Rescue
Nov 1 Gortin Glen
8 Helen’s Tower
15 Divis Mountain
22 Donard Car Park
29 Spelga/Butter Mountain
Dec 6 Belfast Experience Mountain Walk (tba)
13 Kilbroney walk and Christmas Dinner in the Whistledown
20, 27 CHRISTMAS BREAK
Jan 3 Antrim Loop
10 Meelmore - hill walk Scarva - towpath
17 Giant’s Ring
24 Leitrim Lodge - choice of Grade 3 and 4 hill walks Clare Glen
31 Tollymore (Grade 2) and Bloody Bridge (Grade 4) Ballymoyer postponed
Feb 7 Loughgall Country Park (Grade 1) Kilbroney (Grade 3)
14 Murlough (Grade 1) Pigeon Rock (Grade 3)
21 Carlingford and Slieve Foye (Grades 1 and 3)
28 Lough Shannagh (Grade 1 and Grade 3)
Mar 7 Castlewellan and Slievenaslat (Grades 1 and 2)
14 Hillsborough Forest/Lake (Grade 1)Donard (Grade 4)
21 Ballyhornan Coastal Path (Grade 2)Lumpers to Black Mountain (Grade 3)
28 Ballymoyer Woodland (Grade 1) Slieve Gullion (Grade 3)
Apr 4 Howth (by train and coach) Broadwater (train)
11 Mourne Park (Grade 2/3)
18 The Gobbins, Cave Hill and Meelmore Lodge (Grades 2/3)
25 Knockmany Wood (Grade 2) and Rourkes Park to the Brandy Pad (Grade 3)
May 2 Glenariff Glen (Grades 2 and 3) and Scarva towpath (grade 1)
6-10 RESIDENTIAL - DONEGAL
16 Blue Lough (Grade 2) Slieve Binnian (Grade 4)
23 Meelbeg from Ott Track (Grade 3) Ben Crom from Meelmore Lodge (Grade 4)
30 Peatlands Park (Grade 1), Castlewellan Forest Park (Grade 2), Doan (Grade 3)
June 6 Dunnywater, Rourke’s Park and Rocky (Grade 3)
13 Slieve Commedagh (grade 4) Trassey: Luke's Mountain (grade 3) and Tollymore(grade 2)
20 BBQ Kilbroney