Cedars Walkers


Cedars Programme


Walks are subject to change at short notice e.g. because of adverse weather forecast. Updates, including details of any additional walks, will be sent by email on the day before walks. Walk grades are given in brackets - grade 4 is our most challenging grade of walk.
Unless otherwise notified those going on the walks listed below can meet in Jethro Centre car park at 9:30am for minibus and car share.


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Cedars Walkers Programme for Q1 and Q2 2024
 Date   Walk
04-JanAntrim Loop (1)
11-JanBanns Road to Lough Shannagh (2)
18-JanOxford Island (1)
25-JanHillsborough Forest (1): Pigeon Rock (3): Slieve Martin and Knockshee (3)
01-FebTollymore Forest Park (2, 3)
08-FebDelamont (1)
15-FebPigeon and Slievemoughanmore (3)
22-FebNorth Down Coastal Path (1)
29-FebGortin Forest and Mullaghcarn (2, 3)
07-MarMurlough (2)
14-MarArmagh City walk (1)
21-MarTrassey Track car park to Luke's Mountain (3)
28-MarSlieve Croob (2, 3)
04-AprEaster Break
11-AprLeitrim Lodge, Yellow Water & Castle Bog (2, 3)
18-AprBallyhornan coastal walk (2)
25-AprKnockmany Forest, Augher - bluebells (2)
02-MayPeatlands Park (1)
09-MayDrumkeeragh Forest (2)
16-MayResidential at Shandon (May 13-16/17)
23-MayHowth - Bog of Frogs loop (2, 3)
30-MayHen Track to Slievenamiskan (3)
06-JunDundrum Old Railway Track (2)
13-JunBloody Bridge (3)
20-JunKilbroney Bar-B-Q (2,3)
27-JunCauseway coast way (2, 3)
04-JulGlenariff Forest Park (2, 3)

CEDARS PROGRAMME - Q4 2023

DateWalk
07 Sep Castlewellan (2, 3)
14 Sep North Down Coastal Path (1)
21 Sep Donard car park - Tipperary Wood etc (2, 3)
28 Sep Carlingford (3)
05 Oct Howth - Bog of Frogs (cancelled) / Peatlands (1)
12 Oct Scawt Hill (3)/Carnfunnock (1)
19 Oct Shaws Bridge/Giants Ring (1)
26 Oct Divis/Black Mountain Ridge Trail (2)
02 Nov Oxford Island and Peatlands
09 Nov Helens Tower/Helens Bay (2)
16 Nov Gosford Fundraiser walk and lunch (RNLI)
23 Nov Cave Hill (3)
30 Nov Tollymore (2, 3)
07 Dec Murlough (2)
14 Dec Kilbroney (2, 3) and Whistledown for Xmas Dinner

CEDARS PROGRAMME - Q1 and Q2 2023

Jan 05
2023
Antrim Loop (2)
12 Hillsborough Forest and Lake (1) Ott Track and Sandy Brae (3, 4)
19 Kinnego Marina, Oxford Island (1) Leitrim Lodge - Rocky, Cock and Wee Slievemoughan (4)
26 Lough Shannagh three ways (2/3) Slieve Foye (4)
Feb 02 Tollymore Forest (2/3) Meelmore and Bearnagh (4)
09 North Down Coastal Path - Bangor to Holywood (1)
16 Mourne Park (2) Pigeon Rock (4)
23 Benburb and the Argory (1) Lumpers (3 & 4)
Mar 02 Carrick Little, Blue Lough (3) Doan (3) and Ben Crom (4)
09 Oxford Island (1) Tollymore and Luke's Mountain (3)
16 Saint Patrick's Ecclesiastical Walk - Armagh City from Bishop's Palace (1) Carlingford and Barnavave Loop (3)
23 Castlewellan Forest Park (2. 3)
30 Divis Mountain (2. 3) Eagle from Leitrim Lodge (4)
Apr 06 Peatlands (1) and Tipperary Wood/Drinahilly (2/3) Muck, Carn and Ott (3/4)
13 Oxford Island (1), Carlingford (2) Lumpers (3),
20 Loughgall Country Park (1), Slemish (3) Chimney Rock and Rocky (4)
27 Knockmany Bluebells (2)
May 04 Kilbroney (1), Cloughmore (2), Cassey Water to Slieve Martin (3) Meelmore and Doan (4)
11 Kinnego Marina (1), Ballyhornan (2) Pierces Castle (3), Pigeon Rock (4)
15-18 Residential - Gweedore, Donegal
25 Hen Track (2, 3) Rocky, Knockshee and Slieve Martin (4)
Jun 01 Murlough (2) Slievemageogh (3) & Slieve Foye (4)
08 Dundrum (1) Howth Head (3)
15 Kilbroney Bar-B-Q (2, 3)
22 Causeway Coastal Path (1, 2, 3)
29 Orlock Point (2)

CEDARS PROGRAMME - autumn and winter 2022

Sept 01
2022
Drinahilly (2) Dunnywater, Rocky, Annalong Valley (3, 4)
08 Armagh City walk (1) Lumpers and Round Mountain (3, 4)
15 Mourne Park (1) Spelga, Spaltha, Slievenamuck, Ott and Carn Mountain (3)
22 Gosford Forest (1) Ott Track to Slieveloughshannagh (3)
29 Carlingford Forest and Táin Way (2) Carlingford and hill walks (3)
Oct 06 Cave Hill (3) Eagle Mountain (4)(3)
13 Shaws Bridge to Giants Ring (1) Bearnagh (4)
20 Slieve Martin and Ballyedmond Wood (3) Cassy Water, Kilfeaghan Road, Rostrevor (3)
27 Gosford Fundraiser (2) Lamagan and Binnian (4)
Nov 03 Hen Track (2) Hen, Cock and Pigeon Rock (3)
10 Helen's Tower to Helens Bay (2) Bloody Bridge to Bog of Donard and Brandy Pad (3)
17 Murlough (2) Lumpers and Cooley Mountains (3)
24 Castlewellan Forest Park (2. 3) Castlewellan - Slievenaslat plus (3)
Dec 01 Slieve Croob (3) Spellack, Meelmore, Meelbeg (3, 4)
08 Lagan towpath from Lisburn (1) Bloody Bridge to Eagle Rock (3 and 4)
15 Walk and Christmas Dinner

CEDARS PROGRAMME - spring and summer 2022

Jan 06
2022
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (1)
13 Antrim Loop (1) Donard car park to Granite Trail, Ice House and Drinnahilly (3)
20 Donard car park to Drinahilly (2) Spelga Dam, Spelga, Spaltha, Craigadoo, Butter, Slievenamuck (3)
27 Carrick Little to Blue Lough (2) Deer's Meadow to Pigeon Rock Mountain and Slievemoughanmore (3)
Feb 03 Clare Glen (1) Lumpers Bar, Ravensdale to Carnavaddy [Carn an Mhadaidh] (3)
10 Tollymore Forest Park (2, 3) Trassey Track to Slievenabrock (3) and Commedagh (4)
17 Leitrim Lodge for Ulster Way to Yellow Water (2) Meelmore Lodge for Happy Valley and Meelbeg (3)
24 Delamont (1) Hen car park to Hen, Cock and Slievenamiskan (3)
Mar 03 North Down Coastal Path (1) Banns Road, Lough Shannagh, Doan (3)
10 Black Mountain and Divis (2) and Mullaghcarn from Gortin (3) Carrick Cottage Café to col and Binnian (4)
17 Murlough (2) Kilbroney to Ballyedmond Wood (3)
24 Benburb and Blackwater (1) / Craigavon Balancing Lakes (1) Leitrim Lodge to Slieve Roosley & Wee Roosley (3)
31 Trassey Track car park to Luke's Mountain: 6.5Km/200m ascent (3) Banns Road Equestrian Centre to Slievenagore, Slievenaglogh and Slieve Muck: 11Km/650m ascent. (4)
Apr 07 Peatlands Park (1) Trassey Track to Bearnagh (4)
14 Easter Break
21 Yellow Water to Pierces Castle 10:30am (3) Carrick Little to Binnian Lough and Wee Binnian 10:00am (4)
28 Ballyhornan coastal walk (2) Knockshee, Slievefadda, Slievemartin and Kilbroney (3)
May 05 Knockmany Forest, Augher - bluebells (2) Bloody Briddge round Donard on Brandy Pad (4) + Sandy Brae to Finlieve and Rocky II (4)
12 Residential in Westport (08-13 May)
19 Drumkeeragh Forest (2) Bloody Bridge to Chimney Rock (4)
Meelmore Lodge to Ben Crom (4)
26 Belfast Castle to Cave Hill (3)
Hen Track to Slievenamiskan (3)
Moyad Road CP round Muck to Carn (4),
Jun 02 Dundrum Old Railway Track (2) Carlingford and Slieve Foye (4)
09 Armagh City walk (1) Ott Track, Slieveloughshannagh and Doan (3)
16 Kilbroney Bar-B-Q (2,3) Kilfeaghan Road, Knockshee, Slieve Martin, Kilbroney (3)
23 Slieve Croob (2, 3) Pigeon and Slievemoughanmore (3)
30 Tipperary Wood and Drinahilly (3) Slieve Donard (4)

CEDARS PROGRAMME 2021

April 15
2021
Kilbroney - Cloughmore, Slieve Martin and beyond (2, 3 & 4)
22 Loughgall (1), Donard Park (2 & 3), Leitrim Lodge - Eagle (4)
29 Peatlands (1), Hen Track (2), Leitrim Lodge (3), Meelmore Lodge - Ben Crom (4)
May 06 Castlewellan (1 & 2), Dunnywater to Rocky (3), Attical to Eagle (4)
13 Murlough (1&2), Bann's Road (3&4)
20 Clare Glen (1)
22 Tollymore (2), Chimney Rock Mountain (3+), Wee Binnian (4)
June 03 Ulster Way to Yellow Water (1), Ott Track to Doan (3), Hen and Rocky (3), Lukes Mountain to Commedagh (4)
10 Meelmore Lodge to Totnamrock & Pierces Castle (3), Spellack and Meelmore (4), Commedagh (4)
17 Kilbroney Bar-B-Q (2,3)
24 Silent Valley (2), Slieveloughshannagh and Doan (3)
July 01 Ulster Way Meelmore (3), Meelmore Lodge to Commedagh via Brandy Pad (4), Pigeon Rock to Muck, Carn and Lough Shannagh (4)
08 Carlingford (2), Binnian (4)
15 Slieve Moughanmore and Pigeon (3), Ballyhornan (2)
22 ...
29 Slieve Roosley (3), Bloody Bridge to Brandy Pad round Donard (3), Dundrum Old Railway Track (2)
Aug 05 Shaws Bridge to Giants Ring (1)
12 Craigavon Balancing Lakes (1), Divis to Black Mountain (3), Pigeon Rock, Cock and Hen (4)
19 Yellow Water to Red Bog (3), Kilbroney to Ballywedmond Wood (3), Carlingford and Slieve Foye (4)
26 ...
Sept 02 Shaws Bridge to Giants Ring (1)
09 Craigavon Balancing Lakes (1), Divis to Black Mountain (3), Pigeon Rock, Cock and Hen (4)
13- Residential
23 Peatlands Park (1), Lukes Mountain (3), Bearnagh (4)
30 Loughgall Country Park (1), Banns Road/Ott Track (3), Cove (3)
Oct 7 Tollymore Forest Park (2, 3)
14 Donard Park, Newcastle (2, 3, 4)
21 Slieve Gullion (2, 3)
28 Helen's Tower (2) Chimney Rock (4)
Nov 04 Gosford Fundraiser (2)
11 Carlingford (2, 3, 4)
18 Hen Track (2, 3)
25 Giant's Ring (1) Eagle Rock (3 and 4)
Dec 02 Castlewellan (2. 3)
09 Murlough (2) Silent Valley & Moolieve (3)
16 Warrenpoint Treasure Hunt (1) Kilbroney and Slieve Martin (3)
followed by Christmas Lunch at the Whistledown
23/30 Christmas break

CEDARS PROGRAMME 2020

Jan 2
2020
Antrim Loop (1) Crossone from Bloody Bridge (3)
9 Castlewellan Forest Park (2) Slievenaslat (3)
16 Craigavon Lakes and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (1)
23 Newtownabbey Way (train and bus) (1) or Oxford Island (1) Slievemoughanmore from Pigeon Rock car park (3)
30 Murlough (1) Lumpers to Carnavaddy [Carn an Mhadaidh] (3)
Feb 6 Tollymore Forest Park (2, 3) Slievenabrock (3)
13 Donard Car Park, Newcastle for Granite Trail, Ice House and Drinnahilly (2, 3)
20 Hillsborough Park (1) Meelmore Lodge for Happy Valley and Meelbeg (3)
27 Scarva Towpath (1) Banns Road, Lough Shannagh, Doan (2, 3)
Mar 5 Mullaghcarn from Gortin (2) Loughgall Country Park (1)
12 Divis Mountain (2)
19 Oxford Island Binnian ??? (4)
May 21 Craigavon Lakes (1)
28 Pigeon and Slievemoughanmore (3) Clare Glen (1)
June 4 Hen, Cock and Slievenamiskan (3) Peatlands and Craigavon Lakes (1)
11 Commedagh (4) Loughgall Country Park or Oxford Island (1)
18 Bearnagh - round the back or over the top (3/4) Gosford
25 Broadwater (1) Slieve Croob (2) or Leitrim Loop and Tievedockdaragh (3)
July 2 Murlough (2) Lumpers - Round Mountain (3)
9 Ballymoyer Woodland (1) Kilbroney and Slieve Martin (two options) (3)
16 Armagh City walk (1)Carlingford - Slieve Foye and/or Barnavave (3)
23 Slieve Lamagan and Blue Lough (3)Knockmany (2)
30 Lumpers and the Cooley Mountains (3)Leitrim Lodge and the Ulster Way (2)
Aug 6 Slieve Foye - choice of two walks (3) Castlewellan (2)
13 Silent Valley (1) Leitrim Lodge to Eagle Mountain (4)
20 Tollymore in Storm Ellen at 10:00am and 10:30am (2)
27 Loughgall Country Park (1) Dunnywater to Rocky (3) and Leitrim Lodge challenge (4)
Sept 3 Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park (1) Slieve Loughshannagh, Doan and Ott (3)
10 Dundrum (1) Annaloughan Loop (2/3)
17 Tipperary Wood - Drinnahilly (2) Tipperary Wood - Drinnahilly - Granite Trail (3)
24 Divis Mountain - Ridge Trail (2) Divis Mountain - Heath + Ridge Trail (3)
Oct 1 Oxford Island (1) | Cave Hill (3) | Chimney Rock (4)
8 Murlough (1) | Leitrim Lodge (3) | Knockshee & Slieve Martin (4)
15 Hillsborough Forest (1) | Castlewellan (2/3) | Hen, Cock and Pigeon Rock (3)
22 Tollymore (3) | Carn, Muck and Ott (3) | Annalong Valley (4)/td>
29 Craigavon Lakes (1) | Loughgall (1)
30 Broadwater (1)
Nov 05 Oxford Island (1) | Hen Track (3) | Bog of Donard (3) | Commedagh (4)
12 Slieve Croob (2) | Antrim Loop (2) | Trassey Track (3)
19 Scarva towpath (1) | Lough Shannagh (2) | Spences Mountain (3)| Trassey Track (4)
26 Benburb Valley Park (1) Kilbroney (2, 3 and 4)
Dec 03 Covid "Circuit Breaker" - No Cedars walks
11 Gosford Forest Park (1)

CEDARS PROGRAMME 2019

Date Primary walk Alternative
Sep 12
2019
Donard Park car park (1, 2, 3)
19 North Down Coastal Path Part I - Holywood to Helen's Bay and Bangor (1) Cassy Water, Kilfeaghan Road, Rostrevor (3)
26 North Down Coastal Path Part II - Orlock Point to Bangor (1) Eagle Mountain (4)
Oct 3 Leitrim Lodge - Ulster Way (2) Leitrim Lodge - Pierce's Castle (3)
10 Cave Hill (2) Hillsborough Forest (1)
17 Carlingford - Forest & Greenway (2) Carlingford - Barnavave (3)
24 Trassey Car Park (1, 2, 3) - Tollymore, Luke's Mountain and Slievenaglogh
31 Hallowe’en at Gosford - this year's charity: Alzheimers
Nov 7 Helen’s Tower (1) Chimney Rock Mountain (3)
14 Hen Track (2, 3) Loughgall Country Park (1)
21 Giant's Ring - Lagan Towpath (1) Millstone - Donard Park (3)
28 Silent Valley (2/3) Whyte's Estate, Loughbrickland (1)
Dec 5 Delamont Country Park or Peatlands Park (1) Cove Lough from Carrick Little Café (3)
12 Kilbroney walk and Christmas Dinner in the Whistledown
19 Benburb Valley and Ulster Canal (1) Trassey Track (3)
16 CHRISTMAS BREAK