Calendar of Events

Please note: The time displayed in the summary of each event (usually 10:30) is the time we meet at the initial meeting point (usually Dunbar Link car park) and NOT the time the group will be at the starting point of the walk. Please read the walk description for full details.

Oct
6
Sun
Slieve Donnard
Oct 6 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Meeting Point: 10.30am at Mynt Car Park, Belfast
Starting Point: 12 noon at Donard Park Carpark, Newcastle
Finish: Approx 5pm at Donard Park Carpark, Newcastle

This walk will follow the Glen River as it tumbles down through Donard Park Forest. This must be one of the most beautiful rivers in Ireland with rocks and cascades along its entire length. David will determine which route we will take to reach the summit of Donard. On reaching the Great Cairn and the summit, there will hopefully be the chance to take in the panoramic views of the eastern coastline, much of County Down and beyond, and yet another view of the rest of the Mournes range in its unique diversity. There are a number of options about decent from the summit and before leaving, the car park, David will have discussed this.

 

 

Apr
13
Sun
Commedagh (Mournes)
Apr 13 @ 09:30 – 17:15

Meet at Mynt car park at 10.30am or at Donard Park car park, Newcastle at 11.45am

Length approximately 5/6 miles

Terrain – Very varied, some on paths and steps up to the Saddle, joining the Brandy Pad and then over heathland on to Commedagh. Below Shanslieve, we encounter the first bits of marshy ground before re-entering Doanrd Park.

Walk description – this is a moderate to challenging and varied walk taking in views of the High Mournes, and the Annalong Valley, the Devils Coach-road and the spectacular and weird Commedagh Castles. Once up on Commedagh, while this is the second highest of the Mournes range, you become aware of the greater height and prefect form of Donard. On the way down to Shanslieve, Newcastle, Dundrum Bay and the Irish Sea come into view. The Pots of Legawherry and Pulgarve are to left and right. Once at Shanslieve, we then descend back to Donard Park and our routine drinks.

Apr
27
Sun
Slievenamiskin, Cock and Hen, Mournes
Apr 27 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Meeting at: Mynt Car Park @ 10:30 am

Spelga Dam Car park @ 11:45 am

Walk will commence at 11.45am from Spelga Dam Car park. This will be a linear or rather a possible choice of two linear walks Cars will be left also at Deers meadow car park at the base of Pigeon Rock and also at the car park on Sandbank Road at Rockyriver Bridge (will organise this on the day).

From Spelga Dam we will walk about 1/2 kilometre west on Kilkeel Road then descend and cross the River Bann and up Slievenamiskan and Cock Mountain. Dropping off the western side of Cock and then to Hen Mountain where we can have lunch.

From here a choice to go to the car park at Rockyriver Bridge. Second choice is to take the track heading up the valley along the Rocky and Rowan Tree Rivers to the wall between Slievemoughhanmore and Pigeon Rock. Then head up Pigeon Rock picking up the cars a Deers Meadow carpark.

The First walk would be decribed as a moderate walk a short steep walk up Slievenamiskan will be the most difficult part.

The second walk is a moderate to difficult by virtue of the overall distance. As always appropriate footwear and clothing are a must.

This walk provides views of some less well known areas to be seen and the jewel in the crown is definitely Hen Mountain with its amazing rock formations.

Aug
9
Sat
The Cooley Mountains, Co Louth (with Dublin Group)
Aug 9 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Details to follow

Aug
24
Sun
Meelmore, Bearnagh, Mournes
Aug 24 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Meeting Point:  10.30am at Dunbar Link (Mynt) Car Park, Belfast

Starting Point:  12noon at Meelmore Lodge,Trassey Rd, Newcastle
Starting Point: (Grid Ref: OS map ” the Mournes” J305 308)

“A” Walk will include Spellack and Meelmore, joining the others before climbing Bearnagh

Distance: Walks both 9km, one more difficult than the other

Google Ref for Meelmore Lodge- http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Meelmore+Lodge&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.755894,39.418945&ie=UTF8&hq=Meelmore+Lodge&hnear=&z=13&iwloc=A

This will see us starting from Meelmore Lodge Amenity Area with a choice of exciting walks. However depending on numbers and range of fitness, we may decide to stay together in one group.

Bearnagh is one of the most striking mountains in the range, and has a wow factor!
Those who like to push ahead will tackle Spellack and then made the ascent to Meelmore, descend to the base of Bearnagh at the Mourne Wall. The other group (B walk) will walk up from the Trassey Track to join the others. From here we will reach the summit tors of Bearnagh. We then descend to Hare’s Gap, and again there is a choice to go further on along the wall to reach Slievenaglogh, returning to Meelmore Lodge via an old quarry track.

Mar
29
Sun
Slievenaglogh, Slieve Muck, Lough Shannagh, Mournes ( the Mournes)
Mar 29 @ 10:30 – 17:30

Meet at:
Mynt car park at 10.30am
Ott Track carpark at 11.45am.

Length approximately 4/6 miles

Terrain – The Banns Rd, at times steep climb to Muck, easy descent to Lough Shannagh, moderate climbing on to Slievenaglogh, easy descent to Banns Rd again. The area at the foot of Muck is usually a bit wet and boggy.

Walk description – this is a moderate to challenging and varied walk taking in views of the High Mournes, and the reservoirs which serve Belfast. The view from the less well known Slievenaglogh is one of the best in the Mournes. At the top of Slieve Muck, you are rewarded with yet another view of a reservoir, Spelga Dam. Lough Shannagh is a remnant of a glacial lake and at one end has a sandy shore.

Directions to get there (Ott)- From Bryansford (Exit from Tollymore Forrest Park) follow the B180 (Hilltown Rd) to the junction to your left with the Slievenaman Rd (see sign post for Silent Valleyand Kilkeel).Along this road drive past the Foffany Dam your left as you start to ascend a hill. Towards the top of this straight hill, you will see a public car park to your right. Please meet here

Apr
12
Sun
Donard, Commedagh – Mournes
Apr 12 @ 09:30 – 17:30

Meet at Car park between Dunbar Link and Dunbar St (facing Arnotts, Fruit Merchants) at 10.30am, or at Donard Park Newcastle at 11.45am

We can decide on the morning which route to take up Donard and also who wants to go on afterwards for the easy climb up neighbouring Commedagh. There are several ways up, from the Saddle, up the Black Stairs or via Thomas’s Mountain.
In any event, a drink in O’Hare’s afterwards will be much appreciated by all.

May
1
Fri
Donegal weekend away with Out&About Ireland
May 1 all-day

This is a weekend shared with our companion club in Dublin with which we walk on a regular basis. It will be based at the Errigal Hostel in Donegal from Friday 1st May until Monday 4th May.

There are potentially 21 places available to us. Deposits are needed by 21st Feb. £45 each (or 50 euro if preferred but not necessary) David has kindly agreed to take down monies can take as he will most likely be going down South on 13th Feb. The cost is very reasonable though you’ll have to add for food, but I stress the value of this as the deposit of £45 covers 3 nights accommodation! There are facilities to cook and to have cooking done, and obviously that will all affect final costs. but we can sort that further down the line. Deadline for payment is the 12th Feb. Please make it easy for us to plan this weekend.

View Errigal Hostel at http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/14743-Errigal-Hostel-An-Oige This is great walking country!

Its first come first serve. All deposits to David Gordon at norr45@hotmail.com. Email him first to make arrangements to drop the money into his office in Belfast City Centre. If you come unstuck, contact Colin: colinflinn@hotmail.co.uk

Jun
7
Sun
Carricklittle, Lamigan, Cove, Beg and Annalong Valley – Mournes
Jun 7 @ 09:30 – 17:00

Meet at Mynt car park 10:30am
Or at Carrick Little car park, Head Rd, Annalong at 12.15pm

While this is a more challenging walk, there is the possibility of a shorter easier walk-we can assess this on the day.

From Carrick Little, a track takes us past Annalong Wood and Blue Lough to the foot of Lammigan. From there we will climb Lammigan, Cove and Slieve Beg. If the conditions are favourable, some may wish to descend the Devils Coachroad to reach the rest of group as they walk along the track down the Annalong Valley to reach Carrick Little.

This walk is along the central High Mournes and thus takes in fabulous views of all the mountains in the range.

Please ensure that you wear proper footwear with plenty of grip as parts of this route are slippery. Please also make sure that you have adequate food for lunch and plenty of water for hydration.

Directions to Carrick Little
On the coast road from Newcastle to Annalong, about a mile short of Annalong, turn right into Quarter Rd at the filling station passing the Water Commissioners gates at the top of it where it becomes the Head Rd. You cross a hump back bridge and then follow the road to the car park on the right.

Jun
14
Sun
Lugnaquillia, Wicklow Mountains (with Dublin Group)
Jun 14 @ 09:00 – 20:00

 (This walk replaces the walk at Killard, Lecale, Co Down) 

This is advance notice of a change to our calendar of walks.  We thought that since the Dublin club was always visiting us, and since we were constantly being invited down, that the time had come to walk with them in the South.

Here are the details from their calendar:

COUNTY PEAKS CHALLENGE GATHERING – Lugnaquillia, Lat/Lon N52.98386 W6.55261 Grid S 973935 OS map 56

Where: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/52%C2%B059’01.9%22N+6%C2%B033’09.4%22W/@52.98386,-6.55261,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en-GB

Meet at National Concert Hall Dublin at 10:00 or at Lugnaquillia at 11:15.

Hike Leaders: Grant, Shay

The website is http://www.gay-hiking.org/

It means that we either go down the night before or arrange to meet early in Belfast at 7.45am to be at National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2 for 10am to travel to the start point.

At this stage, please let me know who wishes to come down with us. You can contact me or our Chair, David Gordon at norr45@hotmail.com

Dec
17
Thu
Killary, Mayo/Galway (with Dublin Group)
Dec 17 – Dec 20 all-day

Weekend away with the Dublin group.  Details to follow.

Mar
17
Thu
Killary, Mayo/Galway (with Dublin Group)
Mar 17 – Mar 20 all-day

Weekend away with the Dublin Group.  Details to follow.

Apr
10
Sun
Slieve Donard and/or Slieve Commedagh, Mournes
Apr 10 @ 10:30 – 18:30

Meet at Dunbar Link (beside Arnotts) car park 10:30am
Or at 11.45am at the car park Donard Park Car Park, Newcastle.

We’ve a possibility of two walks here, Donard or Commedagh. Donard is the more challenging one, and is very busy as everyone wants to claim that they’ve climbed the highest mountain in Ulster. Commedagh is much easier. There isn’t much of a difference in the length of the walks; as you know it’s the height climbed which makes the difference. We will decide on the day who climbs what when we meet in Donard Park.

This time we are climbing the highest mountain in the province of Ulster. The views from it are over the Irish Sea and to the North on a clear day much of Counties Down and Antrim can be seen. To the West much of the High Mournes can be seen. Even in poor conditions, there is shelter behind one of the faces of the Mourne Wall.

I’ve offered to lead a walk to its smaller neighbour, Commedagh. Depending on conditions, I can take walkers along the Brandy Pad past the Commedagh Castles and the short distance over the Slieve Beg to marvel at the Devil’s Coach Road. We would retrace our steps and then climb Commedagh up past the top of the castles to the summit. This is an easy climb, so I’ve rebranded it moderate. Once at the top, the views are down the Annalong Valley, and once over that ever present Mourne Wall, we will descend on to Shanslieve before re-entering Donard Park. There’s a pub just beside the car park!

Apr
24
Sun
Cock and Hen, Pigeon Rock – Mournes @ Sandbank Road
Apr 24 @ 10:30 – 18:30

Meet: 10.30am Dunbar Link car park
or 11.45am at Car park on Sandbank Road.

The most direct way may be to Hilltown, passing the rather lovely granite built chapel to your left, and turning to your left at the T junction just before the road crossed the Bann and turns up into the town. There’s a series of roads branching off. Look to your right as you approach Hen, and travel along this road til you see the car park to your right, directly opposite the track leading up to Hen. We will then leave a car in this car park and travel up to the start of this walk at Spelga.

This will be a linear or rather a possible choice of two linear walks Cars will be left also at Deers meadow car park at the base of Pigeon Rock and also at the car park on Sandbank Road at Rockyriver Bridge (will organise this on the day). From Spelga Dam we will walk about 1/2 kilometre west on Kilkeel Road then descend and cross the River Bann and up Slievenamiskan and Cock Mountain. Dropping off the western side of Cock and then to Hen Mountain where we can have lunch.

From here a choice to go to the car park at Rockyriver Bridge or to take the track heading up the valley along the Rocky and Rowan Tree Rivers to the wall between Slievemoughhanmore and Pigeon Rock. Then head up Pigeon Rock picking up the cars a Deers Meadow car park.

The First walk would be described as a moderate walk a short steep walk up Slievenamiskan will be the most difficult part. The second walk is a moderate to difficult be virtue of the overall distance.

As always appropriate footwear and clothing are a must.

This walk provides views of some less well known areas to be seen and the jewel in the crown is definitely Hen Mountain with its amazing rock formations.

Map to car park

Jul
3
Sun
Rourke’s Park, Rocky, Chimney Rock and Blaeberry, Mournes
Jul 3 @ 10:30 – 18:30

Meet at Mynt car park 10:30am
Or at Water Commissioners Gates Head Rd, Annalong at 12.15pm

Parts of this walk are wet underfoot, so good footware with plenty of grip is essential. As always, this is really lovely walk with views over many of the higher mountains, such as Donard, Binnian and Commedagh. Please ensure that you bring a mid-day snack and plenty of liquids.
Directions to Water Commissioners Gates – On the coast road from Newcastle to Annalong, about a mile short of Annalong, turn right into Quarter Rd at the filling station passing the Water Commissioners gates at the top of it where it becomes the Head Rd. The Water Commissioner Gates are to your right after a sharp left hand bend

Grid Reference: J 357224 Map: Sheet 29

Starting from the Water Commissioners Gates, we approach Rocky Mountain along a lane (Rouke’s Park) and once we have reached bare mountainside we walk up a disused cart-track ’til we reach the foot of Rocky. No guesses here as to its industrial past. These mountains’ attraction was the short distance to ports such as Annalong or Kilkeel, making it easier to transport the newly cut slabs of granite to the ships which carried it to Liverpool. The quarries extend high up this mountain. Once at the top, we will then make the easy descent to the Mourne Wall. On crossing it, we will climb Chimney Rock Mountain, pass its “chimneys” to reach its summit above the Irish Sea, descending over a carpet of heather and blueberries via the Long Mountain and Blaeberry Mountain ’til we reach and cross Spences River, returning to the starting point over Long Seefin and Round Seefin

Google ref ( ignore the red pointer: Meet at the Water Commissioners Gates) : https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Rorke’s+Park&hl=en&sll=54.131668,-5.926952&sspn=0.079157,0.154324&near=Head+Rd,+Newry,+Newry+and+Mourne+BT34+4HX,+UK&geocode=CS9VWsMouS8EFTPWOQMdbcik_ykNdcTq5CVhSDGeMC0jQkH37Q&t=m&z=13

Aug
28
Sun
Glendalough, Co Wicklow (with Dublin Group)
Aug 28 @ 09:00 – 20:00

Details to follow.

Sep
4
Sun
Eagle, Slievemoughanmore and Pigeon, Mournes
Sep 4 @ 10:30 – 18:00

Meeting Point:  10.30am at Dunbar Link Car Park, Belfast
Starting Point:  12noon at Car Park on Moyad Rd (Spelga Dam to Kilkeel) before reaching Crocknafeola Wood (watch for a small car park to your right just below rock climbing face of Pigeon Rock Mountain

(Grid Ref for start and finish): OS map ” the Mournes” J271- 235)

“A” Walk will include above three mountains with a distance of 8Km

“B” Walk will exclude Slievemoughanmore and Pigeon Rock with a distance of 7Km

 

This is a favourite  walk for many in our club, starting from a small carpark close to the the Whitewater River and just below a popular rock climbing cliff on the eastern side of Pigeon Rock Mountain. We follow one of the many disused cart tracts used in the past to transport granite from scattered small quarries on this mountain. We descend into the Attical Valley and climb the lower end of Eagle Mountain. The walk along the side of the valley is a gradual climb on to the summit of Eagle Mountain with spectacular panoramic views. We first meet Batts Wall at this point, following it downwards and eastwards into Windy Gap. At this point the “B” Walk will branch off to follow the path down the Attical Valley, and returning back to the car park over the southern flank of Pigeon Rock Mountain. The “A” Walk will climb Slievemoughanmore which is quite steep, following Batts Wall all the time until we reach the bottom of Pigeon Rock Mountain. This mountain is easy to climb. On reaching the summit, we descend to the Whitewater River, following it the short distance back to the car park.

Oct
2
Sun
Hare’s Gap, Ben Crom Reservoir, Mill River, Slievenaglogh and Green Rd from Meelmore Lodge
Oct 2 @ 10:30 – 17:30

Date: Sun 1st Oct 2017
Time: 11:30am to 5pm (The group will leave at 11:30am sharp to begin the walk)
Location: Mourne Mountains- Starting and finishing at Meelmore Lodge Car Park. (There is an option to meet in Belfast at 10:15am and car share. However this can be agreed with Michael when booking).
Length of Walk: The total length of the walk is approximately 8 miles long over heather, bog , grass and stone paths. The ascent from Meelmore Lodge to the Hare’s Gap is 240 metres and the ascent from the shore of Ben Crom reservoir to the Brandy Pad is 200 metres. The walk, including short breaks and lunch, will take from 5 to 6 hours to complete.
For more information :
http://www.ufrc-online.co.uk/out-about-hikers-invitation-walk/

Apr
2
Sun
Muck, Carn and Ott, Mournes
Apr 2 @ 10:15 – 18:30

Meet at car park at the junction of Dunbar Link/Exchange Street/Corporation Street at 10:15am, or at 11.45am at the car park opposite the entrance to the Ott Track.To get there follow the Bryansford Road out of Bryansford, turn left at the junction with Slievenaman Road (marked Kilkeel) and continue for 1.5 km, Ott car park is on the left hand side, past Fofanny Dam which sits to your left.

Please ensure you have suitable hiking boots and water proof gear (in case the weather turns bad).

As this is a linear walk, we will leave a car here and all travel down to the car park at the entrance to the Banns Rd.

Walk description

This is partly a new walk, new in the sense that we are approaching Muck from its southern flank rather than the much more challenging on on the eastern side along the Mourne Wall. Muck is a big lump of a mountain and once up on it through this easier route, we will walk along the spine of the mountain till we reach its broad summit where Batts Wall meets the Mourne Wall. The views for the summit take in most of the Mournes range and it’s really from this mountain that one appreciates the diversity of the mountains in this much loved range.

From here we will descend along the Mourne Wall to reach Carn, easy as it’s at a much lower level. Ott is easily reached over the Mourne Wall (don’t worry, there’s a stile at this point). From Ott we will reach the Ott Track and it’s then a likely trip to the chippy and pub in nearby Hilltown.

Apr
16
Sun
Ott, Doan, Ben Crom, Mournes
Apr 16 @ 10:15 – 18:30

Meet at car park at the junction of Dunbar Link/Exchange Street/Corporation Street at 10:15am or at Ott carpark at 11.25am

Length approximately 4/5 miles

There is a possibility of two walks, one of them more arduous than the other, but really not any longer. A decision can be taken on Doan-we have leaders for both routes.

Terrain – The Ott Track, easy climbing on to Doan, steep descent in places to reach Lough Shannagh, moderate climb to Carn and easy descent to Ott car park. Dogs should be kept on leads outside the Mourne Wall-most of the walk is within the boundaries of the Wall.

Walk description – this is a moderate and varied walk taking in views of the High Mournes, and the reservoirs which serve Belfast. The view from Doan is spectacular! Lough Shannagh is a remnant of a glacial lake and at one end has a sandy shore. If some wish to ascend Ben Crom, there is drama in places. The climb is not difficult but the steep side of the mountain falls away into the reservoir of the same name, with rock formations and gullies.

Directions to get there (Ott)- From Bryansford (Exit from Tollymore Forrest Park) follow the B180 (Hilltown Rd) to the junction to your left with the Slievenaman Rd (see sign post for Spelga Dam). Along this road some 3 miles the Foffany Dam lies to your left as you start to ascend a hill. Near the top, you will see the Ott Car park.

Click here for Walk Information Sheet including maps of starting points

May
14
Sun
Slieve Binnian, Mournes
May 14 @ 10:15 – 19:30

Meet at car park at the junction of Dunbar Link/Exchange Street/Corporation Street at 10:15am or at Carrick Little carpark at 11:45am

Walk 1

Walk will commence at Carrick Little carpark at 12.15 then around to Wee Binnian, South Tor, Back Castles, Binnian Lough then down to Saddle at the bases of Binnian and Lamagan and return along the Annalong Valley to Carrick Little. The southern face of Binnian is steep.

Walk 2

An easier option than Walk 1. From Carrick Little carpark up along the Mourne wall to the Summit Tor of Binnian and back along the Back Castles to the North Tor and descent to the track leading back to Carrick Little via Blue Lough or, I think even better, walking over the eastern side of Binnian to reach the quarries and the cart track past the old workman’s huts to the South Tors.

It is essential that appropriate footwear is worn (no trainers).

Aug
20
Sun
Spellack, Meelmore, Bearnagh (Slievenaglogh), Mournes
Aug 20 @ 10:15 – 17:45

Meeting Point: 10.15am at Exchange Street car park, Belfast

Starting Point: 12noon at Meelmore Lodge,Trassey Rd, Newcastle
Starting Point: (Grid Ref: OS map ” the Mournes” J305 308)

“A” Walk will include Spellack and Meelmore, joining the others before climbing Bearnagh

Distance: Walks both 9km, one more difficult than the other

Google Ref for Meelmore Lodge- http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Meelmore+Lodge&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=18.755894,39.418945&ie=UTF8&hq=Meelmore+Lodge&hnear=&z=13&iwloc=A

This will see us starting from Meelmore Lodge Amenity Area with a choice of exciting walks. However depending on numbers and range of fitness, we may decide to stay together in one group.

Bearnagh is one of the most striking mountains in the range, and has a wow factor!
Those who like to push ahead will tackle Spellack and then made the ascent to Meelmore, descend to the base of Bearnagh at the Mourne Wall. The other group (B walk) will walk up from the Trassey Track to join the others. From here we will reach the summit tors of Bearnagh. We then descend to Hare’s Gap, and again there is a choice to go further on along the wall to reach Slievenaglogh, returning to Meelmore Lodge via an old quarry track.

This is an annual fixture on our walking calendar and one of the most interesting and varied walks. It’s only fair to point out that some of the slopes are steep, but safe. It’s a very rewarding walk with stupendous views.

Sep
3
Sun
Eagle Mountain, Slievemoughanmore and Pigeon Rock
Sep 3 @ 10:15 – 18:15

Meeting Point:  10.15am at Exchange Street Car Park, Belfast 
Starting Point:  12noon at Car Park on Moyad Rd (Spelga Dam to Kilkeel) before reaching Crocknafeola Wood (watch for a small car park to your right just below rock climbing face of Pigeon Rock Mountain(Grid Ref for start and finish): OS map ” the Mournes” J271- 235)

“A” Walk will include above three mountains with a distance of 8Km

“B” Walk will exclude Slievemoughanmore and Pigeon Rock with a distance of 7Km

This is a favourite  walk for many in our club, starting from a small carpark close to the the Whitewater River and just below a popular rock climbing cliff on the eastern side of Pigeon Rock Mountain. We follow one of the many disused cart tracts used in the past to transport granite from scattered small quarries on this mountain. We descend into the Attical Valley and climb the lower end of Eagle Mountain. The walk along the side of the valley is a gradual climb on to the summit of Eagle Mountain with spectacular panoramic views. We first meet Batts Wall at this point, following it downwards and eastwards into Windy Gap. At this point the “B” Walk will branch off to follow the path down the Attical Valley, and returning back to the car park over the southern flank of Pigeon Rock Mountain. The “A” Walk will climb Slievemoughanmore which is quite steep, following Batts Wall all the time until we reach the bottom of Pigeon Rock Mountain. This mountain is easy to climb. On reaching the summit, we descend to the Whitewater River, following it the short distance back to the car park.

For further information, contact Colin Flinn at colinflinn@hotmail.co.uk or ring/text 07788748569

Sep
17
Sun
The Cooley Mountains (with Dublin Group)
Sep 17 @ 10:15 – 18:45

Meet at Exchange Street car park at 10am, departing at 10.15am sharp!

Or Windy Gap/ Long Womans Grave at 11.30 am

Windy Gap. Grid ref: J 129 138. Coordinates: N54.06111 W6.27466.

We will split into two groups to give choice of more and less challenging walks. It’s good to get a break from the Mournes from time to time and this is a lovely range of mountains. Last time we walked from Carlingford up into the mountains. Please note that this walk is from the other end of this part of the Cooleys starting at Windy Gap, so please don’t drive down to Carlingford!
A lovely walk with one or two short steep climbs.