Clubs & Groups

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Ita Crossan
18 Drumgaw Road,
ARMAGH

028 3751 0989

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks:

Saturday/Sunday – fortnightly

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

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Ita Crossan
18 Drumgaw Road,
ARMAGH

028 3751 0989

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks:

Saturday/Sunday – fortnightly

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

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Gabrielle Graham
3 Ashley Street
Banbridge

028 4062 5394
gmgsgk@hotmail.com

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Sunday, fortnightly
Degree of difficulty: possibly strenuous

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Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex
3 Valentines Road
Bangor

steven.conlan@serco.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Bangor Aurora Nordic Walking club meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30. The club normally leaves from Bangor Aurora and Nordic walk around Castle Park and the surrounding areas.

Nordic walking is a safe and sociable whole body activity which burns up to 46% more calories than normal walking. It’s great for losing weight, toning up and improving posture and walks are led by qualified coaches. We welcome all levels of ability and experience.

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WALKING SERVICES

Bannside Rambling Club is based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
The club’s year is divided into two seasons:

Summer – April to September.

Winter – October to March.

Summer Programme

Wednesday evening walk starting at 7pm.

Thursday full day walk starting at 10am.

Weekend (Saturday or Sunday) starting between 9am and 10am.

Winter Programme

No Wednesday evening walks.

Thursday walks every fortnight.

Weekends (Saturday or Sunday) starting between 9am and 10am.

Tuesday evening talks at 8pm held in Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, followed by a supper (small charge incurred).

CONTACT DETAILS

Eileen Griffiths
028 9076 1689
eileengriff@yahoo.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

We walk every Saturday (except for holidays).. We nearly always use public transport. Our club is especially suitable for over-50s. The walks are not too strenuous. We go to places all over Northern Ireland. In the winter months October to March we walk within a 15-mile radius of Belfast. Walks are between 3-5 miles in Winter and 5-8 miles in Summer.

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Irene Younge

028 9065 9895
ireneandmaud@btinternet.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Members are mostly of retired age.

Walks are organised every Saturday afternoon commencing 2 pm; these walks would be graded “easy” lasting 2-3 hours. Once every month there is a longer walk commencing 11 am which lasts 4-5 hours and is graded “medium”.

Membership Fee: £6

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Andrea McKernon
BELFAST

andrea.mckernon@ntlworld.com
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WALKING SERVICES

The Belfast Hills Walking Dynamos is a friendly adult hill walking group in Belfast. We walk Cave Hill, Carnmoney, Slievenacloy, Divis and Black Mountain.

In spring and summer we go farther for days out – usually on Saturdays. We also have short weekday evening walks around the hills in spring and summer.

You don’t have to be superfit to join us.

You must be 18 to join. It costs £10 a year to join. Each walk then usually costs £1. Non members and guests pay £5 for each walk.

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs Margaret Toal
18 Lough Swilly Park
Carryduff
Belfast

028 9081 2735
belfastwalkingclub@live.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Sunday, fortnightly

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

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Jethro Centre
6 Flush Place Craigavon

johntrimble@outlook.com
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WALKING SERVICES

We are a large group of more than 100 walkers and have been operating for over 25 years. Most of our members live in the Craigavon area and are aged 55+. We walk on Thursdays and usually offer a variety of “level” walks and more challenging hill walks. We also have a residential each year in May. Training is given in navigation to those interested.

CONTACT DETAILS

+44(0)75 1797 2172
tgraham53@btinternet.com

WALKING SERVICES

Walking club meets every Monday at 10.45am in the car park in Ahoghill. Walks are mainly local and last between 45-60 minutes. Occasionally we hire a minibus to go to more distant places, either coastal or woodland, for walks.

Walks are open to all levels of fitness. New members are welcome. Simply turn up on the day or contact us by phone for more information.

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Margaret Mooney
CAYC
1 Marine Parade
WHITEHEAD
028 9337 2322
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: monthly except during June, July and August.

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Ciaran Glennon
4 Cherry Drive
Belfast
colinwalkinggroup@googlemail.com

WALKING SERVICES

Organised and guided walks, on every Sunday of the month. Please wear suitable clothing. Dogs not permitted on Club Walks. Annual Club membership £25 or £1 for casual walkers.

Routes are mostly in the Fermanagh area, but also include trips to walking areas in the Republic of Ireland.

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Derry/Innishowen

00353879547699
taynaelaine@hotmail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Although based in Buncrana, the group is open to everyone. A large part of the membership is based in County Derry.

Walks are scheduled on Sunday morning, every two weeks

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Mrs Mary McKernan
88 Fergort Rd.
Derrynoose
Keady

Tel: 028 3753 8139

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Veronica McWilliams
Westgate House
Queen St
BELFAST

028 9080 8090 ramble@shopmobilitybelfast.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

DRNI is a rambling club for people with limited mobility, their relatives and friends, providing opportunities to enjoy the countryside.

Membership is free and includes the use of a motorised scooter, the only charge being a modest handling fee for each ramble and admission charges when required.

CONTACT DETAILS

Pauline McCandless
028 9756 2318
downdanderers@gmail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Monday Walks take place on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month throughout the year , these walks are 5-6 miles in length and the walkers are predominantly retired.

Tuesday Evening Walks are arranged during the months April to early September, these walks vary in length from 3-7 miles and attract large numbers.

Saturday walks are held throughout the year on the 1st, 3rd or (5th) Saturday of each month . They vary in length from 8 miles in winter to 12 miles in summer, numbers for these walks are usually smaller.

Degree of difficulty: Easy/Moderate

CONTACT DETAILS

Valerie Alcorn
info@dromorewalkingclub.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: First Sunday of every month for people of all ages.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous.

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs Eunice Shaw
60 Fountain Rd
COOKSTOWN

028 8676 5062

WALKING SERVICES

Walks arranged twice monthly and available in three grades to suit all fitness levels.

May to August (inc) walks are arranged on Wednesday evenings, these are short grade C walks.

CONTACT DETAILS

Jennifer Austin
5 Brooklands Park
Whitehead

028 9337 8604 or 075 5737 1951
jenniferyaustin@gmail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

The club was formed in 1979 and its current membership currently stands at approximately 90. To join the club or to make enquiries, contact the secretary (sae please), choose a walk, and join us on the day (Sunday).

Frequency of Walks: Every Sunday – and Wednesday evenings from April to September (inclusive)

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

CONTACT DETAILS

Margaret Murray
Ramble Secretary
5 Strathearn Park
BELFAST

028 9020 3684
nettamenice@tiscali.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: alternate Sundays

Degree of difficulty: Easy

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Eden Orange Hall
Glenelly Bridge Road
Plumbridge

028 8164 8702
cmckelvey62@hotmail.co.uk

WALKING SERVICES

Walking Club in the Glenelly Valley set up by the Eden Youth and Community Association.

Frequency of Walks: Twice weekly – Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

CONTACT DETAILS

Winifred Greaves (Secretary)
secretary@fermanaghramblers.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Sunday, fortnightly

Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous

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c/o Wendy Kirk
13 Bayswater
Londonderry

02871345434 / 02871811808
info@foylehillwalkingclub.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Walks are organized every weekend alternating with a Saturday and a Sunday walk.

Saturday walks are for basic and first time walkers (approx 3-4 hrs).

Sunday walks are more strenuous, including rough terrain and significant steep ground (approx 6 hrs).

CONTACT DETAILS

Paula Mulkerns
paula@mulkerns.com
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WALKING SERVICES

We walk every second Sunday starting from the Gap o’ the North pub in Jonesborough at 10am. There is a strong local focus on the Cooleys and the Ring of Gullion with occasional trips to the Mournes and further afield.

As far as possible we try to combine each walk with some local knowledge of history or archaeological sites and interpretation of landscape to show farming and community development over the centuries.

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Mrs Angela Higgins
1 Elmhurst Park
Martinstown
BALLYMENA

028 2175 8921

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Ms. Mary Doyle
20 Broomhill
Magheralin
mary.doyle@tesco.net
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WALKING SERVICES

The bread and butter of the club is the weekly walk, usually on a Sunday. A long walk starting at 11-00am and a shorter walk starting at 2-00pm on alternate Sundays. Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous.

A Walks Programme is produced and circulated to members every 6 months which gives details on the walk, the meeting place, the walk leader and their contact tel no in case you need any advice on the walk.

CONTACT DETAILS

Albert Johnston
Moyra Road
Doagh
BALLYCLARE

07821 007004
kilbrideramblers@inbox.com

WALKING SERVICES

Our aim is to cater for walkers in the Ballyclare area by offering an energetic walking programme .

We meet on the third Saturday of each month and also every Wednesday May-September.

Whether you are an experienced walker or just starting out, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

CONTACT DETAILS

Hugh Curran
kilbroneyramblers@gmail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

This hill walking club was set up in April 2013 specifically to cater primarily for 50+ age group.

Members come from the South Down, South Armagh area, specifically Rathfriland, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint.and Newry. We also have members from Dundalk, Drogheda and Navan.

This club is aimed primarily at the 50+ age group and the speed and difficulty of the hill climbing will reflect this.

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs Marie McQuillan
Drumcoobrady
Tydavnet
Co Monaghan

(00353) 478 9548
mariemcq1012@gmail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

We are a group of walkers based in north Co Monaghan. We have a membership of about 40 members. Our members come from a large geographical area on both sides of the border and from all walks of life.

So if you have nothing to do on a Sunday why not join the ramblers on some of their walks. Most walks last anything from 2-4 hours and are at a leisurely pace. Our aim is to enjoy our heritage and wildlife and forget about the hassles of life for a few hours.

CONTACT DETAILS

Sean Hanna

077 0311 2990
j.g.hanna@btinternet.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Weekends – fortnightly

CONTACT DETAILS

Sharon Porter
4 Dorman Court
Duke Street
DERRY

07812 208065
sharon@hillwalkers.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Walking club open to all, particularly students and alumni of University of Ulster. Visitors welcome, please contact the club prior to the walk. Walks are held most Sundays and are graded from easy to hard. Walks programme is listed on the website.

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Valerie Venot
valvenot@yahoo.co.uk
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Hotrock Climbing Wall
Tollymore Mountain Centre

028 437 25354
paul.swail@mountaineering.ie
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CONTACT DETAILS

David Mullin
david.mullin@hotmail.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Annual Subscription – £20,

Walk Fee – £4 – Individuals can avail of up to three walks before they will be expected to join the club. If, an individual subsequently joins the club, any £4 fees paid will be subtracted from the £20 annual subscription fee.

Area Covered – Dungannon, Cookstown & Magherafelt although we welcome walkers/members from any area.

CONTACT DETAILS

George Acheson
6 Ballymena Road
Doagh
Ballyclare
Co Antrim

028 9334 0642 info@mourneramblers.org.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Walks are organised every Sunday with three grades of walks to suit all levels of fitness. Membership is £20. Contact secretary for clubs programme and details of joining the club

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: nicscramblers@icloud.com

Website: www.nicsramblers.co.uk

WALKING SERVICES

Membership of the Club is open to all present and past civil servants and non civil servants who are members of the NICS Sports Association, or those organisations allied to the NICS Sports Association. We are also open to other individuals, subject to the approval of the Club Committee.

We cater for all levels of abilities through a programme of hill walks, leisurely coastal or generally low level rambles and in the summer, evening “danders”. Our walks programme also includes several weekends and regular holidays abroad.

CONTACT DETAILS

22 Drumna Lane
Roslea
Co Fermanagh

028 6772 2163
ruth.lynch@fermanagh.gov.uk

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David Miller (Secretary)
dee.miller247@googlemail.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Our aim is to cater for younger walkers (20s, 30s & 40s) by offering a more energetic walks programme than the local rambling clubs and the camaraderie of walking and social events with people of a similar age. Whether you are an experienced walker or just starting out, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Frequency of walks: every weekend

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Northern Walking Partnership
Moyle Enterprise Centre
61 Leyland Road
Ballycastle

WALKING SERVICES

The Northern Walking Partnership is a community group recognised as a charity (Ref XT6661) who wish to encourage community participation in walking as a healthy and social recreation and to develop walks along with other organisations private or public, and individuals interested in walking.

WALKING SERVICES

Out & About is a Belfast-based group who arrange regular walks, occasional nights out and weekend trips for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and their friends.

We usually meet at 10:30am on a Sunday, every other week, with the odd exception to allow for holidays and other events. We welcome everyone and our walks range from leisurely strolls to challenging mountain walks.

CONTACT DETAILS

Ms Teri Sythes
45 Sevenoaks
Waterside

07742 529475
terrisythes@yahoo.com

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: once per month

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David Scanlon/Jonathan Dunn
121 Victoria Road
Magheramason
DERRY

07724 828330
dascanlon.2012@yahoo.co.uk

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Weekly on alternate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Locations vary – usually in Strabane or Londonderry during winter months and more rural walks which are planned by club members during the summer.

The Club also hillwalks once per month and takes part in various charity walks.

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Mr Nigel Whiteside
203 Dunluce Ave
BELFAST

028 9028 6463
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WALKING SERVICES

Formed in 1979, we organise day walks, week and weekend trips in Ireland (sometimes further afield), and social events. The club organises the Mourne Seven Sevens challenge event each August, which draws an international entry to the mountains.

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Sperrin Hillwalking Club
PO Box 45
COOKSTOWN
BT80 8YU

028 9034 7011
info@sperrins.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Organised club walks take place twice monthly. Grade 1 walks for the fitter walker alternate with Grade 3 walks for those who prefer a more leisurely stroll. We also from time to time have Grade 2 walks – something in between!

Membership Fee: £30 per annum

CONTACT DETAILS

Gary Devenney
strabanehillwalkers@yahoo.co.uk
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WALKING SERVICES

Walks are mainly based in Co Donegal, the Sperrins and The Mournes. Previous annual trips have been to the Lake District, Snowdon and Ben Nevis.

Meet at the Fir Trees Hotel car park every Sunday at 0915.

Walks alternate between A (easy) and C (hard).

New members always welcome!

CONTACT DETAILS

Duane Fitzsimons
326 Saintfield Road
Belfast

07835441933
administration@ufrc-online.co.uk
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CONTACT DETAILS

Mark Bailey

028 8556 8915
meb@arm.ac.uk

WALKING SERVICES

Frequency of Walks: Sunday – fortnightly

Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous

CONTACT DETAILS

Address Secretary – Deirdre McBride

From UK +44(0)75 9239 3801
From ROI call +353(0)86 843 4440
Phone +44(0)75 9239 3801
info@weebinnians.com
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WALKING SERVICES

The club has a mixed age membership ranging at the most recent count from 16 years (the lower age limit) to over 70 years and can cater for the wide range of fitness levels within the 80+ membership.

CONTACT DETAILS

Nora McGrath
westtyroneramblers@btinternet.com
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WALKING SERVICES

Based in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over 100 members.

Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at 9.30 am

Examples of the places we go and the sort of walks we do can be found in Walk Reports.

New walkers are welcome to join us for a free trial walk. If unsure of your ability try a Grade C Walk first.

For your enjoyment and safety please follow the club rules.