Another perfect day in the mountains on 30 September 2021 - 13 walkers, led by John and Herbie, climbed up to Lower Cove before deciding against an ascent of Lamagan because of low cloud and poor visibility. The rivers, and even some of the tracks, were raging torrents, but the day and our feet remained mostly dry. Returning round Blue Lough nine walkers clocked up 11.2Km (about 7 miles) and 390 metre ascent although four extended their walk by climbing up to Binnian Lough adding 1Km to thier walk and 120 metres to their ascent. While back in County Armagh Ruth and Reuben led their group round Loughgall Country Park with hardly a drop of rain to be seen.
A great day was had by all.
Starting at the Equestrian Centre, Gordon led his group of 14 up Banns Road, past Lough Shannagh and down the Ott Track - 9 Km and 390 metres ascent.
It was hard to tell if the road up to the Blue Lough was road or river on 30 September such had been to downpour the previous evening!
Click here for the movie of our residential produced by our very own Hazel R.
Another perfect day in the mountains on 23 September 2021 apart from Baltic temperatures and some mist at the summit which limited enjoyment of the spectacular views!
Walking continued in the Mournes while most of Cedars Walkers were enjoying their residential in Roe Park.
Heavy mist on the mountains forced a change of plan resulting in a coastal walk to Dundrum Bay.
Some more pics from Gordon's walk to Lough Shannagh and beyond.
Led by John, nine Cedars Walkers enjoyed a great walk round the perimeter of Peatlands Park in perfect weather - 9.58Km or 5.93 miles. Alan and Olive joined us for the first part of the walk.
Bearnagh - AKA Brrrrr-Na. Thanks to Yvonne for the wonderfully atmospheric picture.
23 September 2021 and another perfect day to climb Lukes Mountain led by Ruth and Reuben.
Some pics from our walk on 23 September 2021. Great work to paths - Peatlands looking at its best.
Derry Girls - 15 September 2021
Despite a rather bleak forecast it, of course, turned out to be another perfect day for walking at Tollymore on 09 September with the ascent of Lukes Mountain thrown in for good measure.
11.3Km and 544m ascent - good practice for the residential. More pics to follow.
Cedars dance troupe practice their latest moves on the stepping stones at Tollymore.
Another perfect day in the mountains on 02 September 2021.
10.2Km and 430m ascent walking from Lumpers via Foyles Way, Slievestucan and The Castle.