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Walking Group: Loughshannagh

posted 3 Sep 2017, 11:40 by St Johns GAC

Walking Group: Loughshannagh


Our walking group went to Loughshannagh (the lake of the fox) in the Mournes on Saturday (2nd September) on a wonderful bright sunny morning. We followed the Banns Road to the Mourne Wall and beyond to cross the Miner’s Hole River. From there it was just over a few rises to the lake, the largest natural lake in the Mournes. Obviously we were the early birds on Saturday – we didn’t meet a soul on the way out but came across many walkers on our return trip.


Our next walk will be the last of the midweek walks as the evenings draw in. On Wednesday 13th we will be going along the lanes around Drumee (between Castlewellan and Newcastle), leaving St John’s at 7.00pm.


We will head north on Saturday 16th, with our exact destination dependant on the weather. If it is a clear day we will visit Divis and Black Mountains but if visibility is poor we will go along the Lagan Canal. On Saturday 30th September we will be going to the seaside with a walk to St John’s Point. The Autumn schedule is currently in preparation – if there is anywhere you would particularly like to explore please let Kevin know.


Wed 13th Sept                       Drumee Lanes


Sat 16th Sept                         Lagan Towpath


Sat 30th Sept                         St John’s Point


Walks may change at short notice depending on weather etc.


Contact Kevin McGlynn on 078 3596 0804 for further details.