Another perfect day for the midges

Silent Valley
Midges enjoy their lunch at Silent Valley on 24 June 2021.

Slieveloughshannagh and Doan

Herbie led a group of Cedars Walkers up the Ott Track, over Slieveloughshannagh and on to Doan. Another perfect day for walking, apart from the downpour!

Kilbroney Bar-B-Q

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.

Tollymore
Walking the walk at Tollymore

Spellack and Meelmore

A wonderful walk - 8Km and 500m ascent.

Leitrim Lodge

Tornamrock

Ulster Way

Ulster Way

Ruth and Reuben stayed in the shelter of the trees for a great walk from Leitrim Lodge to Yellow Water along the Ulster Way.

Commedagh

Doan

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.

Tollymore

The rhododendrons made a glorious display at Tollymore.

Wee Binnian and beyond

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock
Waterfall on the Bloody Bridge River

Kilbroney and Bar-B-Q

Another perfect day for a walk and Bar-B-Q at Kilbroney.

Tornamrock and Pierces Castle

Leitrim Lodge to Tornamrock and Pierces Castle

It was yet another perfect day for walking on 10 June 2021 when Gordon led a party from Leitrim Lodge to Tornamrock and beyond.

Spellack and Meelmore

Spellack and Meelmore

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.

Hen and Rocky

Hen and Rocky

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.

Commedagh

Commedagh

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.

Doan

Doan
Doan, Silent Valley and Lough Shannagh through the clouds.

Chimney Rock

It was another perfect day for walking on 27 May 2021 with sunshine, warm temperatures and refreshing breezes all day. Fifteen Cedars Walkers set off from Bloody Bridge car park for the 10Km trek up to the summit of Chimney Rock Mountain and back. With the surprise appearance of Ronnie B at lunchtime (just before 1.00pm - Paddy's Rule) we enjoyed an episode of the Two Ronnies at the summit.

Chimney Rock

And enjoyed spectacular panoramic views on the way up.