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UFRC Open Weekend


Northern Ireland




About the Event

Over 10 clubs from across Northern Ireland will be welcoming new walkers to their clubs for a specially tailored ‘Welcome Walk’ on Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st October 2017 with the intention of encouraging more people to get active and increase new membership.

Commenting ahead of the weekend UFRC Active Clubs Coordinator Jayne Woodrow said, “So many people are nervous about walking in the hills on their own, for others it is for health or social reasons that they like the idea of regularly walking with a group. Our clubs are a real lifeline to many of our members who enjoy the weekly or by weekly challenge of getting out into the mountains or local trails. I would encourage anybody interested in keeping active, making new friends or simply looking to experience spectacular scenery Northern Ireland has to offer to come along to one (or more!) of these welcome walks.”

To take part is free however there are limited spaces on each of the walks so booking in advance is advised. More information on these walks including how to reserve your space can be found on both the UFRC & WalkNI websites.

The UFRC are currently supported by SportNI & The Big Lottery Fund NI through the Active Clubs Programme.

* Mournes Walk- Spartan Red Sox Welcome Walk (Sat 30th Sept)

* Walk The Comber Greenway- Belfast CHA (Sat 30th Sept)

* Mournes Invitation Walk- Friends Hiking Group (Sun 1st Oct)

* Mournes Invitation Walk- Out & About Hikers (Sun 1st Oct)

* Antrim Hills Invitation Walk- Maine Ramblers (Sun 1st Oct)

*Glens of Antrim Rambling Club Invitation Walk (Sun 1st Oct)

*Armagh Rambling Club Open Day (Sun 1st Oct)

* East Antrim Rambling Club Invitation Walk (Sun 1st Oct)

Additional walks to take place outside of weekend:

* Dungannon Town Walk- Dungannon & District Rambling Club (Wed 16th Aug)

* Crawfordsburn Welcome Walk- Easy Rambler’s Walking Group (Sun 8th Oct)

What to Bring

Please see event details

Contact and Booking

Booking details can be found on the event details section of each event.

For more information about UFRC Open Weekend, click here.