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.