St Paul’s Rambling club is based at St Paul’s Parish Church, Lisburn.
There are usually walks on two Saturdays per month, a very easy walk described as “suitable for all”, and another described as “challenging”, which is usually longer, with some rougher ground, and sometimes in mountains.
Walkers meet at the Ballinderry Road side of St Paul’s Church, where transport is arranged, either in the church minibus or in a convoy of walkers’ cars. Cars not in use can usually be left in the church car park. If the minibus is used, a charge of £1 per person may be levied.
For the “suitable for all” walks, walkers meet at the church at 10.00 a.m. For “challenging” walks the meeting time is 9.00 a.m., unless notified otherwise.
Annual subscription to the club is £15. A maximum of two walks with the club are permitted before a membership subscription must be paid. Please contact us before coming for your first ramble with us.
What to wear and bring:
- Walking boots (strong shoes and trainers will be totally inadequate for the challenging walks);
- Clean shoes to change into for the journey back afterwards;
- Waterproof jacket and overtrousers – there is always a possibility of rain in Northern Ireland;
- A packed lunch and a little extra food in case of emergencies;
- Enough water/coffee/tea, etc. to drink – at least 1.5 litres on challenging walks in summer;
- Extra layers of clothing;
- A rucksack to carry things in.
- Try not to wear cotton trousers (especially denim jeans), since these will cause problems in wet weather.
Other activities include:
- The club AGM in January;
- A weekend away in March;
- An annual dinner in late November.
To find the point on other maps, use a postcode of BT28 1UD, or an OSNI grid reference of J255640.