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Grade: Moderate 3 miles approx Welcome to the first midweek walk! We'll meet at the Knockenagh Avenue entrance (beside the play park) and take a stroll around this fantastic site. Great views of Cave Hill can be seen as well as the Ards Peninsula and Belfast Lough. The walk should last about 1.5 hours and is about 3 miles. Some short steep bits but mostly rolling paths. This walk is £1 for members, £6 for guests and non-members. Proper walking footwear essential. No trainers - only footwear that has grip and ankle support and designed for outdoor country walking/running will be permitted. I will refuse anyone who turns up in unsafe footwear. Carnmoney can be mucky so gaiters and walking poles are recommended.
Walk grade: Moderate Redburn forest is just a quick hour and a half-long dander but through lovely woodland. Don't use the roadside car park. You drive in at the NIEA signpost where the old people's home is, and park near the picnic tables. The wood ascends to a great viewpoint that looks over Belfast Lough and the Belfast Hills providing the land backdrop in the distance - weather permitting! The length of the walk is about 2/3 miles. The paths can tend to be a bit mucky in places and can be quite steep, but as usual we'll take it easy and get a breather when we need it. Wear warms and waterproofs and sturdy walking boots. NO TRAINERS. Follow the A2 from Belfast to Bangor. Redburn Country Park is signposted from the junction at Palace Barracks. Address: Old Holywood Road BT4 2HL. Click on the map and you can enter your location and get directions to Redburn. For best convenience use the Meetup app on your smartphone and click on the map link I've supplied. That will bring you directly to the location via your phone's GPS. Public Transport - you can get the train to Holywood station, but you'll need to post up for a driver to pick you up as it's quite a distance from Redburn. As usual, post up if you need a lift and someone should oblige. My number is[masked]. Ways to pay: You can pay your £20 by bank transfer to: Mrs Andrea Morrow Ulster Bank, Antrim Road, Belfast, Account no:[masked] Sort Code[masked] Or via PayPal http://paypal.me/BelfastDynamos (also with credit/debit card) prior to your first walk here (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=D8C2XBDD39MF8)
Walk grade: Leisurely: A night by the river! Please turn up in good time as we need everyone tagged and briefed for safety. This is an easy dander along the River Lagan with no big hills so will suit anyone with average fitness. Length will be about 3 miles. Please note: I'll be parked nearest the entrance to the Lagan Towpath near Cutter's Wharf pub. Wear proper walking boots as there are some rough, mucky paths. Google streetview of where we park and meet (http://goo.gl/maps/0UNxs) Use my number only if you're lost or late on the day. Please don't use if you're not coming as I need phone free for those lost or late. [masked]. We can head to Cutter's Wharf bar afterwards! Price for guests and non-members is £6. We'll go for a cup of coffee on the way back from the walk. Post up on the site the general direction you're coming from if you are offering or requesting a lift. See you all there! Andrea
Grade Moderate. Please be aware there are cement bollards on the ground in Divis car park so watch where you are walking - it's easy to walk into one. KEEP AND EYE ON THE FORECAST AS I MAY NEED TO CANCEL IF IT'S TOO ROUGH. This walk has a gradual incline with a steep section for 10 minutes climbing Divis summit. Walk starts 7pm sharp. Wrap up warm and bring your torch for this one! How exciting! Dogs welcome but make sure they won't get lost in the dark. Keep them on a leash or attach a glow in the dark collar. We'll walk up the level tarmac path and up to the summit of Divis Mountain where we'll see the lights of Belfast below and hopefully the new March full moon. Don't come on this walk without proper walking footwear, warm clothing and waterproofs. You won't be able to proceed without proper gear. Walking sticks/poles can be used. Those coming must take careful instruction regarding safety on this walk, which means every person going out on the mountain must stay with the group. Make sure you know where you're going and arrive well on time. Post up a lift request if you need it and someone may oblige if they're coming from your side of town. Use my number[masked] if you need it. Will suit those with a good level of fitness. Walk costs £6 for guests and non-members. Regards Andrea ======================================================== How to get to Divis Leave M1 at Junction 2. Take the A55 (outer ring), signed Falls. Go straight across the first two roundabouts. From dual carriageway, turn left onto Upper Springfield Road at the brown directional road sign bearing 'Divis and Black Mountain'. Continue for about 2.5 miles, shortly after the national speed limit sign, turn right onto Divis Road (signposted with brown sign and also a new sign for Standing Stones Lodge). The turning is immediately at the sign so don't overshoot the turnoff onto Divis Road). National Trust car park is 0.5 miles along Divis Road on the left hand side. You'll see the cars there. Ways to pay: You can pay your £20 by bank transfer to: Mrs Andrea Morrow Ulster Bank, Antrim Road, Belfast, Account no:[masked] Sort Code[masked] Or via PayPal http://paypal.me/BelfastDynamos (also with credit/debit card) prior to your first walk here (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=D8C2XBDD39MF8)