Please note that there is a new Translink Timetable from Sunday 8th December.


20th December 2019

Leader: Robin Larmour Mobile Phone 07815 888239

Meeting Point: Bus Station Great Victoria Street 10.30 am

Duration/Distance: Approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours – 3 miles

Train times:

Whitehead 9.45

Carrickfergus 9.54

Troopers Lane 10.00

Greenisland 10.03

Jordanstown 10.06

Whiteabbey 10.10

Bus time ; 10.45 No 238 to Hillsborough War Memorial

Return bus times are 15.07, 15.37

Route of Walk – Up to St Malachys Church, past Hillsborough Fort and round Hillsborough Lake keeping to path at waters edge. There are now numerous viewing platforms around the lake which give a good opportunity to see the water fowl on the lake. The path is fairly level but can be muddy in places.

Lunch – We hope to have lunch at the Hillside Bar/Restaurant on the Main Street.

Toilets are available the town car park and at the Hillside.

The Scheduled walk on 22nd November to be led by Maura Penny Walker has been CANCELLED but I thought it would be an opportunity to have a short walk and plan our programme for January to June 2020 over lunch. So I propose to lead a walk from Lanyon Place Station along the Riverside and back through Ormeau Park and have lunch in the Seasons Restaurant at the Mount Conference Centre and plan our programme of walks from January-June. Please think about leading a walk and come with suggestions for walks if you can and if you know any new walks we would love to hear them.

Brenda Nicholl

Ormeau Park – Short Walk – Friday 22 November 22.11.2019

Length Approx 3 ½

Duration 1-1 ½ hours

Terrain Flat with good paths

By Train

Larne 09.58 –
Whitehead10.15 –
Carrickfergus 10.24 –
Trooperslane 10.30 –
Greenisland 10.33 –
Jordanstown 10.36 –
Whiteabbey 10.40 –
Lanyon Place 10.51

Walk From Station alongside riverside to Ormeau Road, across bridge and back through Ormeau Park and back to Restaurant.

Lunch Seasons Restaurant at the Mount Conference Centre

Leader Brenda Nicholl – Mobile 07816756478 – Home – 02890843920

Friday 13 December 2019


Whitehead 10:15
Carrickfergus 10:24
Greenisland 10:33
Jordanstown 10:36
Whiteabbey 10:40

Arriving at Great Victoria Street 11:00

Train to Lurgan 11:10
arriving Lurgan 11:51

Short walk in Lurgan Park
Lunch 1pm

Contact Vera Scott 9336 8438
Daryl Spence 07925 132558
Ellie Gawley 077638 78581
for menu choice

** We need numbers by Thursday 5th December. **

Return trains from Lurgan every 30 minutes 20 past the hour and 50 minutes past the hour.

Please note that Nelson Street will be closed on Friday 8th November 2019 as a mark of respect to Margaret Franklin. This is the date of her funeral. All Activities including the Walking Group are cancelled.