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Tune into RTE 1 this Friday at 7.30 for Track and Trials. It covers the Carrowteigue area of Mayo where both our B and C walks on the Saturday of our walking weekend in May are located
Next walk is Saturday 8th March : Black Mountain , Belfast.
We cannot now include Colin Glen due to safety reasons. Heavy rain in the last three months has washed so much mud down from the Belfast Hills as to totally obliterate the paths in some places. However we will be able to take advantage of new pathways on Black Mountain creating a 6.5 mile loop affording us some great views over Belfast and well beyond.
The next Sunday walk (March 16th) is a good opener for those walkers who have not experienced the wonders and beauty of the Mournes previously and therefore those who have not enjoyed this are encouraged to use this walk as an opportunity to do so and 'Bag' three Mourne peaks on the one day. The walk will be equally enjoyable to those who have walked the Mournes on many previous occasions.
The 6 mile walk entails a circular route in the Western Mournes providing the walker with a 'taster' of the terrain and views that is experienced in the Mourne Mountain range. The walk ascends three mountains Hen, Cock and Pidgeon Rock via open mountain terrain overlooking the Spelga Dam before finally descending through a valley following the Rocky River back to the car park.Post walk refreshments will be enjoyed a short distance away in the Downshire Arms Hotel Hilltown.
The excitement is mounting. Coming to a mailbox near you (and of course posted on these pages) the Spring/Summer Rambling Programme of 2014 will be released shortly.
A wide and varied schedule has been put together by our Walks coordinator. The first six rambles are all in different counties and our first repeat is to County Antrim. In fact Antrim , a County often neglected in recent programmes , features heavily in the upcoming one. Rathlin Island and their Highest mountain Trostan among the highlights.
Old favourites such as Muckish, Sawel and Knockalla Ridge are included as well as regular haunts such as the Glens and Bluestacks. Also look out for six earlier departures including four 8.30am starts to the Mournes and a Navigational Skills day at Mullaghcarn
Please note the Walks on Sunday 16th March and Sunday 30th March are now switched. John Templeton will lead a walk in the Mournes on the 16th and Margaret & Harry Parkinson will lead a walk in the Ardara Area on the 30th
Diary Date: Club Walking Weekend
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New in Walk Reports - Rougey Cliff Top Walk, Bundoran
Introduction to Club and New Members info
in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over
100 members. Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays
throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at
09.30am Examples of the places we go and the sort of walks we do
can be found in Walk Reports.
Russells of Omagh
Black Mountain Belfast Hills
Contact Mary Daly & Rita Fox
Sunday 16th March
Contact John Templeton
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