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!

Our group 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

******UPDATE as of 1/6/21*******
As Covid restrictions are easing, our members are looking forward to a return to the social aspect of walking with our group.
Given that indoor exercise is now allowed, it is encouraging to return to outdoor exercise to preserve our physical health and fitness.

Before you decide to come to walk with the group, please undertake your own risk assessment, taking your personal circumstances into account and your risk to others. This will include social distancing, the safety of other members in the group, the use of public transport and a limited return to car sharing

Keep your Thursdays as part of your exercise regime and walk safely

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 Oct 21st Castlewellan Loanens
Pleasant, flat walk, approximately 6 miles, (about 3 hours).
Interesting and scenic - Bunker’s Hill and loanens between Castlewellan and Newcastle.
Some muddy parts, so boots recommended (and poles if used)
Walk will start at 11am from the Upper Square car park (beside public toilets).
Bring packed lunch and a drink and dress for the weather.
Leader:- Ivan Baxter
Mon Oct 25th SMART WALK AT ANTRIM
Train from Great Victoria Street at 10.10am or Lanyon Place at 10.20am
Arrive Antrim at 10.50am
Bring packed lunch or snack.
Leaders:- Harry Mulligan and Michael McGarry
Thu Nov 4th Walk at Craigavon Lakes
Details to follow
Leader:- Mary Graham
Thu Nov 11th DELAMONT COUNTRY PARK
Details to follow
Leaders:- Jackie Mitchell and AN Other
Thu Nov 18th WOODBURN RESERVOIRS
Meet in time for walk to start at 10.30am in the car park which is just South of Woodburn Church on Woodburn Road outside Carrickfergus.
Postcode for Satnav - BT38 9AB
Mucky and slippery in places, so boots and poles are a must.
Bring drink and snack and dress for the weather.
Leader:- Rene Ireland
Thu Dec 2nd THIS WALK DATE VACANT
Volunteer leaders needed
Thu Dec 9th THIS WALK DATE VACANT
Volunteer leaders needed
Thu Dec 16th THIS WALK DATE VACANT
Volunteer leaders needed

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