17 June 2021
Great walk lead by Ruth . Drop off, Yellow Water, walking down to Rostrevor where gardens were much admired and roses sniffed, on to Fairy Glen and Kilbroney Forest Park for the annual barbecue. Many thanks to Jim Warnock, ably assisted by Marie who got the barbies going. Perfect weather, perfect company and then on to Hilltown for coffee. Perfect day.
10 June 2021
Ruth and Reuben stayed in the shelter of the trees for a great walk from Leitrim Lodge to Yellow Water along the Ulster Way.
Gordon led a walk up Ott Track to Doan where Silent Valley could just be seen through the clouds. 6.6Km and 320m total ascent.
It was yet another perfect day for walking on 10 June 2021 when Gordon led a party from Leitrim Lodge to Tornamrock and beyond.
Although the walk from Meelmore Lodge to Spellack and Slieve Meelmore took us up into the clouds we were rewarded along the way with a perfect view of the partial solar eclipse through light could cover and enjoyed a great walk to the summit of Meelmore where we enjoyed lunch in the shelter of the wall.
03 June started off cloudy and blustery as John and Herbie set off with their 10 faithful followers for Hen and Cock Mountain. Nearing the summit of Hen, high winds and low cloud caused a rethink and we returned to Hen Track, crossing the Rocky River before climbing Rocky (405m); it was a tough climb on the lower slopes because of the long grass but on the lee side of the summit we found a sheltered spot where we enjoyed lunch before returning to Hen Track via the Ulster Way - 8.75Km and 460m total ascent - a great walk and just a little more than had been promised.
John O. led his squad on a long trek from Donard Park along the southern flank of Tollymore, up Luke's Mountain and Slievenaglogh on their way to the summit of Commedagh. At least 12Km and 750m ascent.