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GALLERY 2021

SLIEVE  BINNIAN TO MEELMORE 17 JULY 2021

Saturdays walk comprised a High Level and Low-level version. High-level and low-level participants gathered at Meelmore Lodge and were transferred to the respective starting points by minibus. The low-level ramblers were dropped at Silent Valley reservoir and made their way to Ben Crom dam and followed the path along the edge of the dam to the Shelter Stone, at the head of the dam. From there, the track took the Ramblers up to the Hares's Gap and then back to Meelmore Lodge. The high-level walkers were dropped at Carrick Little and followed the Mourne Wall to the summit Tor of Binnian. It was then onward to the North Tor and the descent to the saddle between Binnian and Slieve Lammagan. Following the descent from the saddle to Ben Crom dam, the group followed the same route as the low-level ramblers, returning to Meelmore via the Shelter Stone and the Hare's Gap. Our thanks to Ivan for leading the low-level and Norman for leading the high level.(thanks to Cowan for the text and the photos from the High Level walk)
BIG AND WEE BINNIAN 19 JUNE 2021

On Saturday Stephen led the walk from the Silent Valley car park over Moolieve, Wee Binnian, Slieve Binnian and then back along side Ben Crom and the Silent Valley reservoirs, Fabulous walk in fabulous weather.(thanks to Dermot for the photos and text)(thanks to Cowan for the last two additional photos)

WINDY GAP VALLEY 29 MAY 2021

Seven ramblers set off from the car park at the Deer's Meadow, Spelga, under the leadership of Norman McIlhenny. The route took us up Pigeon Rock Mountain and on to Slievemoughanmore before descending to the Windy Gap. From there, the route took us parallel to the river before crossing at the ford and ascending Slievemageogh and from there back to Pigeon Rock Mountain and down to the car park. A testing ramble over varied terrain, with most of us getting our feet wet at some point. Our thanks to Norman for leading and ensuring we all got back safe and sound.(thanks to Cowan for the photos and text)(thanks also to Dermot for additional photos)

MEELBEG, MEELMORE, BEARNAGH 22 MAY 2021

After the disappointment of having to cancel our first scheduled walk in the Mournes following the easing of restrictions, we were blessed with fine weather for our challenging walk in the Mournes on Saturday. Denis Hamill led the party of eleven club members from Meelmore Lodge. The route took us along the Mourne / Ulster Way towards Fofanny Dam. We headed on the seemingly endless trek up Meelbeg where we paused to catch our breath before moving on to the top of Meelmore. From here we descended to the saddle. After some consideration, we all agreed to the daunting ascent of Bearnagh! Following a well-earned lunch at the summit, it was all downhill to the Hare's gap and back to Meelmore Lodge for a well-deserved coffee. Our thanks to Den for his expert leadership and well done all for completing what was a demanding days trekking!(Thanks to Cowan for the photos and text)
CONLIG(Evening Walk) - 11 MAY 2021

Club walks resumed after the easing of lockdown measures with an Evening walk at Conlig led by Wally Gamble. Thanks to Jim for this photo to record the occasion.


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