Cedars Walkers

Our next walks

Level walk: this is a Grade 1 walk starting at Shaws Bridge at 10:17am (NOT Drumbo) and walking along the Lagan towpath to the Giant's Ring, a henge monument at Ballynahatty, near Shaw's Bridge, Belfast. The site consists of a circular enclosure, 180m in diameter and 2.8 hectares in area, surrounded by a circular earthwork bank 3.5m high. The Giant's Ring dates from around 2700BC, meaning that it predates the Egyptian pyramids. The original purpose of the monument was most likely as a meeting place or as a memorial to the dead.

Mike is offering Grade 4 mountain walk - meeting at Kilbroney car-park at 10:30am the route will take in the Big Stone, Slieve Martin, Knockshee, Watergap River valley with a return to Kilbroney via Rostrevor Forest. Total length will be 10.5 miles(17 kms), total ascent:450 metres and difficulty: Moderate/Difficult.

Where to meet

Walkers meet at 9:45am at Jethro Centre, Lurgan on Thursdays for car share and minibus. 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.

BBC weather forecast:

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
Jan 3 Antrim Loop
10 Meelmore - hill walk Scarva - towpath
17 Giant’s Ring Kilbroney
24 Clare Glen Mountain Walk (tba)
31 Bloody Bridge Ballymoyer
Feb 7 Loughgall Country Park Mountain Walk (tba)
14 Murlough
21 Carlingford
28 Lough Shannagh
Mar 7 Tollymore Forest Park
14 Ballyhornan Coastal Path
21 Vinegar Hill Loop Drum Manor
28 Slieve Gullion
Apr 4 Howth (train) Broadwater (train)
11 Mourne Park
May 2 Glenariff Glen
16 Blue Lough Slieve Binnian
23 Knockmany Wood Ben Crom
30 Moyle Way Hillsborough Park
June 6 Dunny Water Rourke’s Park
13 Sawel & Dart Groomsport
20 BBQ Kilbroney