SLIEVE BEG, COVE & SLIEVELAMAGAN (04th Feb 2023)

Trekking NI made a return to their beloved Mourne Mountains on a fresh February morning. The group congregated at the serene Carrick Little. The menacing cold breeze could not distract from the amazing sea view that lay afar. We set off along the Blue Lough Trail where we were greeted with inspiring views of theContinue reading “SLIEVE BEG, COVE & SLIEVELAMAGAN (04th Feb 2023)”

SCRABO TOWER (21st Jan 2023)

Trekking NI met up at the Londonderry Pavillion for a leisurely outing to Scrabo Tower. The group followed a creative 18km route that began along a coastal path with a presentation of awesome views along Strangford Lough. The journey continued along a peaceful countryside road leading to Long Island from where the group ventured outContinue reading “SCRABO TOWER (21st Jan 2023)”

TOLLYMORE FOREST PARK & DRINNS CIRCULAR (07th Jan 2023)

Trekking NI welcomed 2023 with a visit to the famed Tollymore Forest Park. There was a sense of excitement amongst the group to see each other again following the Christmas break but also to welcome an influx of new members. The group sauntered through the Tullymore and Drinns Circular enjoying a catch up, meeting newContinue reading “TOLLYMORE FOREST PARK & DRINNS CIRCULAR (07th Jan 2023)”

2022 REFLECTIONS

Trekking NI have enjoyed another adventurous year filled with memorable experiences, plentiful laughter and friendship. During our epic adventures we witnessed majestic waterfalls, serene mountain ranges, epic away trips and fun nights out. We began our year locked out of a snowy Glenarriff Forest and with some creative car parking we got in to enjoyContinue reading “2022 REFLECTIONS”

CHRISTMAS SAUNTER: THE GRANITE TRAIL (10th DECEMBER 2022)

Trekking NI concluded 2022 with a pleasant social hike along the impressive Mourne Granite Trail. The charm of the coniferous forest adjacent the trail was a delight to experience as the group enjoyed time bonding during an easy going trek in a scenic and pacifying environment. The winter sun glared intensely from a blue skyContinue reading “CHRISTMAS SAUNTER: THE GRANITE TRAIL (10th DECEMBER 2022)”

MOURNE COUNTRY PARK & KNOCKCREE (12th NOVEMBER 2022)

Trekking NI enjoyed a fantastic walk through the once reclusive Mourne Country Park exploring an ancient woodland, that has not been accessible to the public for over 500 years, before summiting knockcree to benefit from beautiful views of the Mournes. The group walked upon an amber carpet of autumn leaves adjacent a vibrant river asContinue reading “MOURNE COUNTRY PARK & KNOCKCREE (12th NOVEMBER 2022)”

SUNSET HIKE: PIGEON ROCK, COCK & HEN MOUNTAIN (29th OCTOBER 2022)

Trekking NI done things a little differently this time setting off later than usual for a sunset hike! Our planned route was Pigeon Rock, Cock and Hen mountain. We followed the trail from Sandybank Road car park leading us into the misty mountain valley. It was not long before all the surrounding mountains were concealedContinue reading “SUNSET HIKE: PIGEON ROCK, COCK & HEN MOUNTAIN (29th OCTOBER 2022)”

SLIEVEMEEN, KNOCKSHEE & SLIEVEMARTIN (15th OCTOBER 2022)

Check out our hike of Slievemeen, Knockshee and Slievemartin sarting at Kilbroney Forest. We trekked through the charming forest heading towards Fiddlers Green before following a trail guiding us up towards Cloughmore Stone. From here we ascended the short but steep slope of Slievemeen and the views of Carlingford Lough behind us were amazing. WeContinue reading “SLIEVEMEEN, KNOCKSHEE & SLIEVEMARTIN (15th OCTOBER 2022)”

Ben Crom (17th September 2022)

Trekking NI arrived at a colourful Meelmore Lodge under a blue sky complete with golden sunshine illuminating the rich green fields that surrounded the area. A day so nice that even the moon elected to appear. The cooler temperature was a reminder that Autumn is nearing but the summer vibrancy of the landscape was stillContinue reading “Ben Crom (17th September 2022)”

Ben Nevis Weekend (26th – 29th August 2022)

Trekking NI went on a voyage to Fort William in Scotland to take on the mighty Ben Nevis. Our conquest of Ben Nevis was a relentless yet amazing experience. The luxury of sleep was forfeited for an early rise to sail across the Irish Sea from Belfast to Cairnryan. The lengthy road trip from CairnryanContinue reading “Ben Nevis Weekend (26th – 29th August 2022)”