CLubs & Groups
Clubs & Groups
18 Drumgaw Road,
028 3751 0989
Frequency of Walks:
Saturday/Sunday – fortnightly
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
3 Ashley Street
028 4062 5394
Frequency of Walks: Sunday, fortnightly
Degree of difficulty: possibly strenuous
Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex
3 Valentines Road
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.
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.
Wednesday evening walk starting at 7pm.
Thursday full day walk starting at 10am.
Weekend (Saturday or Sunday) starting between 9am and 10am.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
+44(0)75 1797 2172
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.
1 Marine Parade
028 9337 2322
Frequency of Walks: monthly except during June, July and August.
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.
Mrs Mary McKernan
88 Fergort Rd.
Tel: 028 3753 8139
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.
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
Mrs Eunice Shaw
60 Fountain Rd
028 8676 5062
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.
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
Eden Orange Hall
Glenelly Bridge Road
028 8164 8702
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.
c/o Wendy Kirk
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).
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.
Mrs Angela Higgins
1 Elmhurst Park
028 2175 8921
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Marie McQuillan
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.
4 Dorman Court
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.
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.
6 Ballymena Road
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
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.
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
Northern Walking Partnership
Moyle Enterprise Centre
61 Leyland Road
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.
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.
Ms Teri Sythes
Frequency of Walks: once per month
David Scanlon/Jonathan Dunn
121 Victoria Road
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.
Mr Nigel Whiteside
203 Dunluce Ave
028 9028 6463
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.
Sperrin Hillwalking Club
PO Box 45
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
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!
028 8556 8915
Frequency of Walks: Sunday – fortnightly
Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous
The Wee Binnian Walkers was founded in 1987 and is based in the North Eastern border area of Newry Co Down and Dundalk Co Louth. Membership is open to anyone 18 years or over and since our foundation, it has been an embodiment of a cross-community, cross-border social group whose members share a love of hill walking.
The club provides guided hill walks on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, all year round. The walks are in the Mourne and Cooley Mountains and Sliabh Gullion. Four grades of walks are catered for each walking day, Grade A, B+,B and C. Newcomers are welcome to come and join us on our walks as ‘Casual Walkers’ and if they like what they see, are welcome to join the club for an annual subscription.
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.