Dungannon & District Rambling ClubLocation: County Tyrone
Our club was founded in 1991 and we celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2021. We are the Dungannon & District Rambling Club. We have approx. 55 members from a wide area.
Our walks are planned in advance and we have 2 programmes per year, Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.
The programmes are sent out in advance to each member to enable them to choose walks that are suitable.
Spring/Summer – Walks on alternate Saturdays and a Wednesday Evening Walk per week.
Autumn/Winter – Walks on alternate Saturdays and one Wednesday per month where a walk and lunch is organised.
All members are informed of all details by What’s App or message about upcoming walk.
All walks are checked out and led by a Walk Leader.
Two trips are organised by the committee each year, Spring & Autumn.
Trips have been organised for Ireland, North & South, England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man & Jersey. Approx 30-35 members avail of the opportunity of a walking trip with the Club.
Walking Areas include:
Antrim Hills & Causeway Coast, Belfast & Lagan Valley, Mournes, Ring of Gullion & Cooley Peninsula, Bangor Coastal Walks, Towpaths – Coalisland & Portadown, Sperrins, Gortin Glens, Slieve Gallion, Dungannon and surrounding areas eg Argory, Parkanaur, Benburb, and various Forest Walks including Knockmanny, Drum Manor, Pomeroy, Altmore, Drumcairne & Davagh.
To Join our Club or to find out more information see the contact details on this page.
The Rambling Club Poem
The Rambling club are a group of people who love to walk.
The Rambling club are a group of people who also love to talk.
They walk, talk, stroll and ramble, here, there and everywhere,
Sometimes having to beat their way through bramble!
Climbing over ditches and stiles, walking on paths for miles and miles.
Scaling the mountains when the weather is fair,
Where one can only stop and stare
At lakes in the valley, heather on the hills
What a perfect location to take some stills.
A very sociable Rambling Club with young and old
All walking for the good of their health,
who always go where they are told!
All walks and hikes are planned
Organized in advance and completely manned!
By leaders who check out the route
So that all of the walkers can follow suit.
Rocks and Ridges, Roads and Bridges,
In all shapes and sizes are part of the Rambling Club.
Picnics and flasks are common place
When it’s time to stop, reflect or just slow down the pace!
Food tastes superb while out on a walk
When stopping for lunch and taking time to talk.
Jackets, Bags and Boots in all colours and sizes,
they look so good they could win prizes.
The places and views where the Rambling Club goes
Is worth all the effort, despite some sore toes!!
In good weather and bad the Rambling Club carries on
If you are late at the starting point, the ramblers have gone!
The club have a committee working together as a team
They plan for walks by rivers, dale and stream
Social gatherings are held a few times a year
Giving walkers a chance to meet out of ‘walking gear’.
These socials are a time to dance, have fun, and have food
A little change from walking, and lifts everyone’s mood.
The Rambling Club is beneficial for each and every member
With exercise, fresh air and social gatherings
that go on from September to September.
In Spring and Autumn the Committee organise a 3/4 day trip available to every member.
The trips are plotted and planned in advance to various locations, home and away, leaving the walkers with memories of great walks and camaraderie to remember.
The Dungannon & District Rambling Club was founded over 30 years ago
With members enjoying walking all year round, in hail, rain or snow.
At the end of most walks a coffee shop is sourced
Where the walkers relax, reflect and get resourced!
A tree has been planted in Dungannon Park to celebrate over 30 years of a Rambling Club bonded by fun, friendship and commitment.
Bernie Mellon (2023)
Dungannon & District Rambling Club