Belfast

Walking - Ramblers

Volunteer leaders take turns to choose a venue, recce the walk and lead it on the day (Guidelines are offered). The walks are usually 5 - 6 miles with the possibility of some hills. Wet gear and walking shoes/boots essential. We usually meet at a central point to share driving & expenses. We either take packed lunches or have lunch/snack after the walk. The emphasis is on enjoyment, good craic and convivial company, all within our safety guidelines. Happy Walking!

Meets on all but the last Thursday of each month at 10am at various venues; Give your name to Brenda and she will keep you updated on details of forthcoming walks by email.

CONVENOR: Brenda McHugh

Please note:
The Third Age Trust’s Public Liability Insurance covers U3A members while out walking, but does not provide personal accident insurance. Participants on walks (including guests) should take responsibility for their own care, safety and equipment. They should remain with the group.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Feb 20th A walk in Titanic area, with historic insights
Approx. 4.5 miles
This walk starts at 10am at Cutter's Wharf (Lockview, near Stranmillis College) and goes to the Titanic Quarter, taking in part of the Maritime trail (McConnell's Weir, May's Meadow, Sinclair Seaman's Seafaring Church), where we will hear our member Billy Chambers give a short, history of the nautical features in the church.
Lunch at one of several places in the area.
Return to Cutter's Wharf on foot or by bus (No.8a from Donegall Square East).
Leaders- Pearl Blair and Billy Chambers
Thu Feb 27th U3A meeting
Thu Mar 5th This walk date vacant
Thu Mar 12th Delamont Country Park
On A2 road after Saintfield, turn left at roundabout at Crossgar towards Killyleagh.
Delamont Park is 1.5 miles outside Killyleagh.
Meet Carryduff at 9.50am (car sharing) or Delamont Country Park 10.30am.
Walk takes 1.5 - 2 hours, approx 6 miles.
Some inclines, muddy in places.
Lunch at Steamers in Delamont.
Leaders - Jackie Mitchell and Margaret Dornan
Thu Mar 19th Antrim area walk
Meet in Forum Leisure Centre car park at 10.30am
Car sharing from Lidl, Shore Road at 9.40am
Walk takes in Lough Neagh Shore, Rea’s Wood and Mill Race Trail
6 miles, footpaths and country roads,
Bring packed lunch
Leaders:- Linda Cross and Lavina Armstrong
Thu Mar 26th U3A meeting
Thu Apr 2nd This walk date vacant
Sun Apr 5th
→Tue Apr 7th
Preliminary notice of Spring Break for Walkers
Thu Apr 9th Slievenaslaght Hill, Castlewellan Forest
Details to follow
Leader - Heather Sharpe
Thu Apr 16th Leitrim Lodge to Kilbroney
Grid Ref: 225257
Linear walk, approx 6.5 miles. Mostly paths, but some rough ground. Boots and poles advised.
Bring packed lunch. Meet At Hillsborough Forest car park at 9.30am
Or Leitrim Lodge at 10.30am
Leaders - Jill Warwick and Jennifer Lemon
Thu Apr 23rd This walk date vacant
Thu Apr 30th U3A meeting
Thu May 7th Loughgall Country Park
Details to follow
Leader - Carol Rusk
Thu May 14th Portglenone Forest - a bluebell walk
Details to follow
Leader - Goretti O’Connor
Thu May 21st Castlewellan Loanens
Details to follow
Leader - Ivan Baxter
Thu May 28th U3A meeting

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