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 and visiting members 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.
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•Latest Club News from Secretary Ken Armstrong.If you have any queries or wish to draw my attention to some matter requiring attention, please feel free to get in touch bye-mail: or byphone 07810527253.•Latest Club News from Chairman George Hamill.•The Spring Trip to the Lake District will take place from Fri 2nd May 2014 to Mon 5th May 2014. After a number of enquiries by the committee, a brief itinerary has now been draw up for the trip : •Friday: Bus transfer from Cookstown to Belfast Stena Port for 11.30am sailing on Friday 2nd May. Bus transfer from Cairnryan port to Keswick (arriving in Cairnryan around 1.30pm) Arrive in Keswick between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on Friday evening. Three night B & B. in Keswick - A variety of single /double and triple rooms have already been reserved •Saturday: Travel from Keswick for A and B walks up Scafell Pike (highest mountain in England at 978 metres(3,209 ft) above sea level ) •Sunday :Travel from Keswick to the planned A and B walks starting from Buttermere.•Sunday evening: A three course meal in a local restaurant (details to be confirmed)•Monday: 10:00am Return bus to Cairnryan (3:30pm sailing), possible 1-2 hr stop on journey for shopping etc.On Sat 7th June / Sun 8th June MUWC will walk the Mourne Wall (22 miles)with an overnight camp at Meelmore Lodge.This adds approx three miles to the route but has toilet facilities. Camping in tents at Meelmore, but with an option of staying in Meelmore Lodge Prices•One dormitory room for 8 people (4 sets of bunk beds) £20 per night bed only or £25 per night with breakfast.•Cottage for 4 people with two double beds. Cottage is £80 per night.•Two family rooms each for 4 people (two double beds in each room) £20 per night per person or £25 with breakfast.•Camping/tenting cost £6 each, breakfast will be a further £5.00/£5.50 each We need to know how many people are going.Who wants to stay within Meelmore Lodge. I need to book before the end of this week.If you are camping please let me know if you have a tent. More info. on this weekend later, but please let me know if you are going and wish to book accommodation at Meelmore LodgeThe photo competition this year will have an altered format. Photographs entered should be sent to Webmaster or Chairperson (details on size etc will be given shortly).They will be displayed on a special page on web-site. At the end of the club season (October) photographs entered will be voted on by members. As last year there will be three categories.•Humour•Scenery•PeopleFirst three pictures in-all good ones.
Pics from the past (thanks to Joan)
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DateThurs 10th AprilVenueCastleward. 11.00amTravel meet ptASDA C.P. 8:30am Walk meet ptStrangford Village GradeBWalk leader(s)George Barclay & Keith HamiltonOther Info.
DateSun 13th AprilVenue Spinkwee & Commedagh 10.00amTravel meet ptWalk meet pt.Donard Car Park, N’CastleGrade.Walk leader A. David Mullin. B.Sharon DouglasOther Info. Details below from Club Sec.
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