Wee Binnian Walkers


COUNTDOWN TO THE ANNUAL
WEE BINNIAN HILLWALKING FESTIVAL STARTS NOW!

Our Festival will take place from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 Sepember 2019
(details to follow)

In the meantime check out last year’s programme.

The Wee Binnian Walkers was founded in 1987 and is based in the North Eastern border area of Newry Co Down and Dundalk Co Louth. There is no office and the club is run by a voluntary committee. Membership is open to anyone 18 yrs or over and since our foundation, it has been an embodiment of a cross-community, cross-border social group whose members share a love of hill walking. Currently we have in excess of 160 members from as far north as Antrim, capsule south to Dublin and west as far as Tyrone, and all counties in between.

The club provides guided hill walks on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, all year round. All walks start and finish at the same location. The walks are in the Mourne and Cooley Mountains and Sliabh Gullion. Four grades of walks are catered for each walking day, Grade A, B+,B and C.

Newcomers are welcome to come and join us on our walks as Casual Walkers who may go on two walks and there is no charge.  However, after the two free walks, we ask casual walkers to complete a casual membership form and subscribe to the club. This is a requirement of the club insurance policy.  Download a full membership form here. We operate a” Strictly No Dogs” policy. Please introduce yourself to the leaders so that we know that you are new. It can be daunting to turn up to a large group on your own.  Afterwards we always go to a local pub or café for a drink and a chat. 

FEBRUARY WALKS

 PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK ON THE SATURDAY BEFORE WALKS ESPECIALLY IN ADVERSE WEATHER WHEN THE VENUE MAY REQUIRE A CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE.  WALKS START AT 10.30AM

Sunday 10 February 2019
The Castle, Ravensdale
@ Lumpers Bar at 10.30am
(click here for location on map – J101 108)
THE APRES WALK IS LUMPERS BAR AND
SOUP WILL BE ON SALE FOR THE HUNGRY WALKERS


Sunday 24 February 2019

Slieve Foye
@ Carlingford Car park at 10.30am
(click here for location on map – J188 119)


Suggested Car Pooling at Bridge Street Car Park Newry or the Square Castlewellan at 9.45am.

For walk programme October 2018 to March 2019 click here

For the latest Newsletter please click here

Important information for Casual walkers and new members

 

You are all most welcome to join the walks.  Arrival at 10.00am ensures that you will have time to register and meet other walkers as the walks start promptly at 10.30 am.  Our walks are on mountain terrain and involve climbing mountains of 700 metres (2300 feet) or more in height, over a distance of 10 kilometres. 

A good level of fitness is required as none of our walks can be regarded as suitable for beginners to hill walking. There is a significant difference between the effort required for road walking and climbing mountains. 

 Please read the fitness tab above which gives an excellent exercise programme in preparation.

If you have climbed a mountain in the recent past, you should be fit enough for our ‘C’ Group.
Packed lunch and a hot drink are essential. The dress code tab above gives you information on correct clothing.

If you are unclear about any of this, please contact Wee Binnians by email (weebinnians@gmail.com) and we will be happy to advise.