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CARNMONEY HILL MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022
Six people turned up at the attractive Hazelbank carpark for this pop-up walk. Heading South on the shore-side path the group headed into Gideon’s Green by the Whitehouse lagoon which is popular for birdwatching. A memorial stone on the Green is dedicated to Gideon Bonnivert, a Huguenot soldier, who recorded the landings of William of Orange and his army in 1690. The walk continued through the pretty Glasnabraden Glen with its bluebells and wild garlic, across the road into Valley Park and from there along a stretch of O’Neill Road to the entrance to Carnmoney Hill. Up and over Carnmoney Hill with great views over Belfast Lough and surrounding countryside, down to the Doagh Road and into Monkstown Wood, joining the Newtownabbey Way to arrive in Whiteabbey village, a good refreshment stop. A final stretch took us back along the shore to Hazelbank.(thanks to Helen Mallon for the photos and text)
CARNMONEY HILL MONDAY 18 APRIL 2022

This pop up walk arranged for Easter Monday was a new walk for the club.  The route was a mixture of parkland, glen, open hilltop and shoreline, with a small amount of road walking. The weather was good and when we reached the top of Carnmoney hill our group of six ramblers enjoyed great views over Belfast Lough and the surrounding countryside as far as the Mourne Mountains.  On our return to Whiteabbey we stopped at a local restaurant for refreshments. Thanks to Helen Mallon for leading.(thanks to Helen Magill for the photos and text)
SILENT VALLEY LOW LEVEL SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022

Four ramblers were on this low level walk from Silent Valley to Ben Crom dam and then along the side of reservoir to the shelter stone where we had lunch before returning along the same route.  It was a very pleasant walk of about 9 miles with good weather on the day.  We finished with a trip to the cafe at Silent Valley.  Thanks to Ivan Baxter for leading.(thanks to Helen Magill for the photos and text)
SILENT VALLEY HIGH LEVEL 9 APRIL 2022

Seven walkers gathered at Silent Valley on a fine Spring morning to tackle probably the most challenging of the Mourne walks the club undertakes. The route follows the Mourne Wall from the reservoir to the summit of Moolieve and on to the top of Wee Binnian. Following a short stop to catch our breath it was onward to the South Tor of Binnian. From there, it was on to the North Tor, dodging the fell runners along the way. We then descended to the saddle between Binnian and Lamagan where luncheon was taken. The final leg was the descent to Ben Crom reservoir and then the long haul down the tarmac road to the tea room!
Our thanks to Norman for leading and to all those who took part. We were treated to some spectacular views and some very sore feet.(thanks to Cowan for the photos and text)
GIANTS CAUSEWAY SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2022

Eight ramblers were on the first of this years club trips to the North Coast. The route started at Dunseverick castle and followed the cliff path towards the Giants Causeway. After a pleasant walk through the Causeway and a lunch stop near the visitor centre we retraced our steps back to Dunseverick taking in the views in the opposite direction.(thanks to Michael Power and Alison Halliday for the photos and to Helen Magill for the text)

GRANITE TRAIL & DONARD PARK SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2022

Here are a few photos of the Pop-Up walk on Sunday organised by Ivan. There was a good turnout of eleven ramblers. The walk was up the Granite trail and along paths in Donard Park. The group were very lucky with the weather, no rain despite the forecast.(thanks to Ivan for the text and to Orlagh for the photos)


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