Another perfect day

Leitrim Lodge to Pierces Castle via Yellow Water

John and Herbie led a group of 17 walkers from Leitrim Lodge along the Ulster Way to Yellow Water and, after visiting the Red Bog to check out the new paths, they went across Castle Bog to Pierces Castle - some even ventured on to Tornamrock clocking up 12.7Km with 500 metres ascent before returning to the car park. Another great walk on a perfect day.

Leitrim Lodge to Red Bog

We tried out the new paths up beside Yellow Water and on to the Red Bog. Great job but lacking the informality and ambience of the previous paths.

Suigh sios

suigh sios

Translation of text on seat at Red Bog.

Sit down here
Be quiet
View the water
and peace of mind will come to you.

Yellow Water to Red Bog

Gordon, Reuben and Ruth lead a party of about two dozen walkers from the Yellow Water picnic area up to the Red Bog where they enjoyed lunch. 8Km (5 miles) with 264 metres ascent. Afterwards they retired to Synge and Byrne in Kilbroney where they met up with John T and his small but perfectly formed group of walkers.

Slieve Foye and Barnavave

Mike led an adventure up into the clouds on top of Barnavave before tackling Slieve Foye.

Pigeon Rock, Cock and Hen

Herbie led his team up Hen Track to Pigeon Rock and then on to Cock Mountain before finally climbing Hen.

Armagh City walk

Armagh City

Ruth and Reuben led a walk round the sights of the Armagh, the primatial city, starting at the former Bishop's Palace, now council offices. This photograph was taken in the gardens at St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral which include a monastic herb garden with herb beds edged with dwarf boxed hedging; an orchard garden; a parterre garden and a modern style contemplative garden. In the background is Castle Street, Armagh.


Great walk. Another perfect day. 10.5Km (6.5 miles) and 227.076m (745 ft.) total ascent.

Ballyedmond Wood

John led half a dozen walkers up the Glen Stream, past Slieve Martin (keeping below the clouds) and down to the wall above Ballyedmond Wood for lunch, returning through Ballyedmond Wood and Rostrevor Forest to Kilbroney for some well earned refreshments. The day was warmer and sunnier than anticipated - another perfect day for walking. 10.6Km (6.5 miles) and 620m total ascent.

Meanwhile Mike led his team up on to Barnavave and then to the trig point on Slieve Foye. 12.8 KM (8 miles) with 753 metres ascent. A good time was had by all.

Divis and Black Mountain

Divis and Black Mountain

Gordon and Reuben led a walk on Divis and Black Mountain on the glorious twelfth - not a grouse was heard and, although some game birds were spotted, none were hurt in the making of this adventure.

Giants Ring

Undeterred by a rather bleak forecast an intrepid group of Cedars Walkers set off from Shaws Bridge on 05 August 2021 for a rewarding walk to the Giants Ring which dates from the Neolithic period - built around 2700BC, it predates the Egyptian pyramids. Thanks to Ann C for the pics. A smaller party enjoyed a great walk round Gosford. Another perfect day for walking after all.

Miners Hole River

Miners Hole River