On Sunday 29 August 24 club members assembled in the car park of Holywood Railway station for a ramble along the coast path to Bangor.. This stretch of the North Down Coast forms part of the Ulster Way and is a gem of a walk by virtue of the scenery and variety along the route. Those who travelled from Omagh left in bright sunshine with a weather forecast that rain in the east would clear slowly during the afternoon. True to form it was raining in Holywood when the party started out on the 10 mile walk to Bangor. Despite the drizzle and sea mist which restricted views across Belfast Lough and out to sea it was a most enjoyable ramble. On the seaward side there were the many attractions of the foreshore – rocky inlets, small jetties, pebble beaches, and sandy bays backed by car parks and cafes. On the landward side were elegant private properties set between the woodlands and golf courses that make this coastline an exclusive residential area. After a comfort stop in Crawfordsburn Country Park the party continued to Bangor, arriving in time for the 4.27pm train back to Holywood.
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