Cedars Walkers


Next walks: Ballyhornan Coastal Path - Lecale Way

Change of plan - we will return to Ballyhornan for our walk on 21 March 2019. This is around the time of year when we traditionally do a walk associated with Saint Patrick so what better route than section 3 of the Lecale Way - incorporating Ballyhornan Coastal Path which includes Saint Patrick's Well. The full walk from Kilclief Castle to Ardglass (or vice versa) is 11.6km or 7.25 miles but shorter walks will be available. We'll meet first in Ardglass for a briefing.

For directions to the start point in Ardglass click HERE.

We had originally planned to walk Vinegar Hill Loop this week, a seven mile loop walk on country roads and tracks through beautiful countryside with the option of Drum Manor which offers a number of shorter loop walks within the old estate demesne dating from the late 1800s. We will try to fit these in later in the year.




Where to meet

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)
28 Slieve Gullion
Apr 4 Howth (train) Broadwater (train)
11 Mourne Park
18, 25 EASTER BREAK
May 2 Glenariff Glen
6-10 RESIDENTIAL - DONEGAL
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