Walking together.
Keeping apart.

And into the mountains we delve ... to lose our minds and find ourselves @ Divis Unexpectedly it really was APDFW ... another perfect day for walking. The sky was grey, the wind was brisk and the temperature was just a little below autumnal but the rain stayed off, and could see for miles (all the way from the Sperrins on one side to Scotland on the other). And at the end of our walk we even saw some blue sky - "large enough to patch a sailor's trousers".

Divis & Black Mountain - 24 September 2020

Everyone enjoyed the Ridge Walk and John's party also walked the Heath Trail across blanket bog. A great time was had by all as we cheated the weather and enjoyed the walks in perfect conditions on Divis up to the summit of Black Mountain. Thank you National Trust.

Oxford Island


Two happy Cedars walkers fitted with tracking devices in their hats to ensure they don't get lost on Divis.

Tipperary Wood

Tipperary Wood - 17 September 2020

Helen contemplates how she might get down safely from her seat at Harbour House, Newcastle.

Annaloughan Loop

Annaloughan Loop
Annaloughan Loop

John enjoying a rest after getting to the summit of Slievenaglough via the Annaloughan Loop, a new walk from Fitzpatricks in County Louth for the Cedars programme. Thanks to Dorothy for discovering this walk. Click on link below for more pics.

Tipperary Wood and Binnian

On 17 September we had some great walks - six brave souls tackled Binnian but most of our walkers started at Donard Car Park, heading up through Tipperary Wood to Drinnahilly. John's group kept going on up to the quarry and down to Newcastle harbour via the Granite Trail - a little over 6 miles and a 360 metre ascent. All on another perfect day for walking. More pics to follow.

Annaloughan Loop, County Louth

Dundrum - old railway line

On 10 September we had two great walks - Dundrum Bay and Annaloughan Loop. It was a leisurely lunch at Dundrum with Helen collecting blackberries, The walk was greatly enjoyed by 16 walkers in perfect dry, warm walking weather. So it was another perfect day for walking. Thanks to everyone who sent pics to John for the website.

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park and Doan

On 03 September we had two great walks. Reuben led a group round Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park while John, Derek and Ronnie led others over Slieve Loughshannagh to Doan and from there to Carn and Ott. It was another perfect day for walking and a great time was had by all. More pics to follow.