Affiliated to Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs.
•Sunday Walks are held every three weeks throughout the year. ‘A’ walks are longer and harder. ’B’ walks are somewhat easier and more relaxed.•Mid-Ulster Walking Club and Cookstown Council together organise Sperrintrek walks during the year. •We have a long walking weekend in spring (early May). Previous sorties have been to Scotland, Wales, The Lake District, Co. Kerry and the Isle of Arran. •In autumn (October) ,we have another walking weekend. In the past we have been to Achill, Westport, Donegal ,Wicklow and Galloway. •Shorter mid-week (Thursday) walks are held every two weeks. These are usually easier, with an emphasis on enjoying the landscape.•Occasional trips abroad are organised from within the Club. •We organise our own training sessions.2014
All new club members and visitors will be expected to do at least one ‘B’ walk to allow their walking abilities to be assessed OR to provide evidence of having recent ‘A’ walk experience before they will be permitted to join a club ‘A’ walk.
Full members £ 20,Thursday walkers £10.Prospective new members £2 for Thursdays and £4 for Sundays-taken off subscription on subsequent joining.
This Sunday -31st August- MUWC have an A and B circular walk along Cove Mountain Circuit in Mournes. A walk led by Martin Taggart and B walk by Eric & Margaret Ferguson. Both walks start at Carricklittle C.P.on the *Head road*.( Grid Ref.345219).Please note free car-parking space is limited and you might have to park further up the road, otherwise you can pay a local farmer who has opened premises for car parking -slightly up the lane from where walk will start (Grid ref. 344 223 refers) .The walk passes Annalong Wood following path towards Cove mountain where it is planned to scramble up left hand side stopping at a cave for a break. At this point walkers can climb though the cave/narrow section, proceeding to saddle between Cove and Lamagan Mountains; then over Lamagan before heading back via and Binnian or Binnion lough depending on time/weather. Marty and George advise that when a large number of walkers climb the confined cave section (A walk);it would helpful to use a *head torch and have added knee and shin protection.*Eric leading B walkers, will miss Cove Mountain cave section, going back from Lamagan/Binnian via Binnian Lough avoiding trekking down the stony path to the edge of the forest. The B route has been left flexible to take account of weather conditions etc. and feeling of walkers on the day.If you are interested in going and would like to *reserve a seat on a bus please let me know by Friday morning at 10am LATEST* (too many still asking last minute !!) Should sufficient interest be received the likely locations/pick up points on Sunday are likely to be as follows:8.15am Asda car park Cookstown8.25am Dungannon STH car park8.30am Moy Square (phonebox)I endeavour to respond to all emails relating to Sunday walks; however if you don’t receive a prompt response please feel free to ring me on 07810527253 to draw my attention to any request or query.Thank-you•Latest Club News from Chairman George Hamill
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Date. Thurs 28th Aug.Venue. Belfast Stroll- C Grade Walk Travel. Bus from Dungannon 9.45am. No.8 bus to Clement Wilson Park,Malone Road. Walk to Lock Keepers Inn for coffee. Go into Belvoir Park for mile long walk, taking in the Belvoir Oak, oldest oak in Ireland. Enjoy the Arboretum, visit the Motte and a Medieval graveyard.Then leave the Park, walk towards Stranmillis and back into Belfast. Cars/passengers meet at Shaws Bridge 11 am. Bus travellers will be there by 11am unless we have to wait 10 mins for a bus.Walk leader(s)Dorothy/Joan
DateSun 31st AugustVenue Mournes-Cove Mtn circuit.Leader(s) A.Martin Taggart B.Eric & Mgt.Ferguson See below for details from Sec.
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•Latest Club News from Secretary Ken Armstrong.If you have any queries or wish to draw my attention to any matter requiring attention, please feel free to get in touch bye-mail: •or byphone 07810527253.