Mountaineering Skills (20th -21st November 2021)

Five members of Trekking NI participated in a Mountaineering Ireland skills programme. We learned to use a compass, map reading and take a bearing from a map. We practised distancing and pacing too which positions us to plan a hike. We then turned out the lights and done it all in the dark. We wereContinue reading “Mountaineering Skills (20th -21st November 2021)”

Glenariff Forest (08th January 2022)

Trekking NI commenced 2022 hiking schedule with a visit to the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park Trails. The morning began overcast with a cold drizzle. Initially we followed an ascending trail being greeted with views of the surrounding landscape displaying fields of green, forestry and mountains looking out onto the sea. The forest trail had aContinue reading “Glenariff Forest (08th January 2022)”

Mount Errigal (13th November 2021)

Mount Errigal awaited Trekking NI on a misty November morning standing majestically before us wearing a crown of clouds. Errigal challenged us with extensive swampland softened by the touch of the morning dew. Some elegantly navigated around the swamp whilst others embraced the mud. We emerged from the wetland and were greeted with a colourfulContinue reading “Mount Errigal (13th November 2021)”

Mountaineering Session (25th September 2021)

Trekking NI participated in an informal induction into the craft of mountaineering with representative body Mountaineering Ireland. Eight of our club members took part in this exercise with the aim to increase competencies in mountaineering skills. This practical session was conducted by Ronnie who invited participants to outline what they desired to attain from theContinue reading “Mountaineering Session (25th September 2021)”

LECALE WAY (30th October 2021)

On Halloween Eve, Trekking NI toured the Lecale Way on what was a magnificent autumn morning. The Lecale landscape basked in glorious sunshine presenting the most delightful scenes. We met up in a tranquil Ardglass town and walked the countryside roads to Killough coastline heading towards St. Johns Point. We sat at the coastal rocksContinue reading “LECALE WAY (30th October 2021)”

THE SPERRINS (16th October 2021)

A spirited Trekking NI travelled to Co Tyrone to explore The Sperrins Mountains. The Sperrins were shy in revealing themselves taking cover in a thick mist which descended low into the valleys. Undeterred, we ventured into the mysterious fog and we too became secluded from the outside world. We reached the summit of Dart thenContinue reading “THE SPERRINS (16th October 2021)”

MOURNE WEEKEND: Mourne Wall Part 2 & The Mourne Cottages (18th Sept 2021)

On a mid Spetember Weekend, the Mournes were illuminated and comforted by the warmth of the sunshine to welcome Trekking NI back for another go at the Mourne Wall! The A group met up at Carrick Little which gazed into a heavenly blue ocean that appeared to become one with the sky on the horizon.Continue reading “MOURNE WEEKEND: Mourne Wall Part 2 & The Mourne Cottages (18th Sept 2021)”

RING OF GULLION (4th September 2021)

Trekking NI travelled to the historic Ring of Gullion in Armagh. We began in the charming Slieve Gullion Forest and ascended up Slieve Gullion. At the peak, we entered the famed passage tomb before heading to the mysterious Calliagh Berra’s Lake where the A and B groups met for lunch. Following lunch both groups partedContinue reading “RING OF GULLION (4th September 2021)”


Trekking NI journeyed to Killarney in Co. Kerry for the weekend. We dined at Kitty O’Se’s restaurant in a buzzing Killarney town the evening before an early rise for our adventure up Carrauntoohill. This was the perfect hike. The weather was just right, the views were majestic and the company was fantastic. There were chilledContinue reading “KERRY WEEKEND – CARRAUNTOOHIL, KILLARNEY & DINGLE BAY (28th-31st August 2021)”