Another perfect day

Another perfect day for walking at Castlewellan with splendid views of the Mournes followed by great hospitality for our Christmas Lunch at Hillyard House.

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Shaws Bridge to Lambeg

Of course we always knew that it would be another perfect day for walking despite the Met Office Yellow Warning. And it proved to be a delightful crisp sunny winter's day for our walk from Shaws Bridge to Drumbeg and the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park. A small but perfectly balanced cohort of missionaries and cannibals went on to catch the 12:58pm west-bound train from Lambeg. Despite some early confusion about who was going where the missionaries all arrived safely at the far bank AKA Jethro Centre for refreshments after a great walk. 9.5Km and 47m ascent for the full walk from Shaws Bridge to Lambeg (11.3Km or a smidgen over 7 miles if the walk from Lurgan Station to Jethro Centre is included).

Leitrim Lodge

Another great walk led by Ronnie - the fog cleared to give a finish in sunshine. Perfect.


Another great brisk walk from Spelga Dam led by Mike.

Slieve Croob

Another perfect December day for our walk from Dree Hill Road car park up to the summit of Slieve Croob where we enjoyed magnificent panoramic views of the Mournes. Some of us went back to the car park while others embarked on an adventure across the Lagan in search of the way marker posts for Pass Loaning and on down to Drin Road, extending our walk to over 7Km.


Herbie, Ronnie and friends started out from Meelmore Lodge and went round the base of Spellack before climbing up the easier slopes between Spellack and Meelmore. Heading on up to Meelmore they enjoyed wonderful views until the mist closed in. Then down Happy valley and along the Ulster way to complete 5 miles. Another perfect day for walking