Newtownbreda Strollers 2017
Lagan Meadows/ Towpath
Park: Knightsbridge Park entrance to Lagan Meadows, past Stranmillis Primary and the YMCA
Grade: Mostly good paths and only a couple of slopes, can be muddy after rain
Helen’s Bay / Crawfordsburn
Park: at Helen’s Bay Station car park. A circular walk.
Grade: Mostly flat with reasonable paths; one or two muddy patches.
Park: From roundabout at end of M5 head towards Carrickfergus, then left at next roundabout onto Station Rd. Go straight across the next mini-roundabout onto O’Neill’s Road. Look for a Star petrol station and Centra on the right. Take the next turn right; there’s a small car park immediately on the left.
Grade: A tough one! Not too far, but very steep slopes and rough paths. Walking boots essential. But great views from the top!
Rea’s Wood, Antrim
Park: Antrim Marina. Follow Lough Road past the Forum and park just past the cafe.
Grade: Quite a long circular walk, but all on flat, mostly good paths with the possibility of one or two muddy patches.
Union Locks, Lisburn
Park: at the Island Civic Centre, Lisburn. We will be following the towpath upstream to Union Locks, with a visit to the historic Navigation House and a cup of tea. An out-and-back walk.
Grade: Flat, good paved paths
Park: beside the Arches Medical Centre at C.S.Lewis Square.
Grade: An exploration of some of the new paths of the Greenway, finally completed in May. All flat, with good surfaces. This will be an out-and-back-and-out-and-back walk!
4 Corners Walk
Park: in car park at Clonard Monastery, Clonard Gardens, Falls Rd
Grade: An easy walk, all on pavements, crossing the Peace Line at Northumberland St. We will be led by poet Jim Deeds, and stop at a number of places with connections to the Troubles, with a cup of tea at the end
Redburn Country Park, Holywood
Park: in the large carpark beside the Nursing Home. Wonderful views!
Grade: Good paths, but steep, steep slopes! A circular walk.
This will be a day time trip to the exciting new path. Booking will be essential, by 6 July, and numbers may have to be limited. We will also visit one of the oldest continually used churches in Ireland! Details closer to the time.
Grade: Quite challenging, with many steps and steep slopes.
Park: at Hazelbank Park car park, near the roundabout at the end of the M5
Grade: Flat with good paths. A pleasant stroll along the sea-front and back.
Park: at the bottom of Glen Road, Braniel Estate
Grade: Another section of the new paths. An out-and-back walk, all on good surfaces.