Lecale RamblersLocation: County Down
In April 1988 our inaugural meeting was addressed by the legendary Wilfrid Capper, creator of the famous Ulster Way. The suggestion that there could be a rambling club in the Downpatrick area was first mooted by two gentlemen, Paddy McEvoy and Paul Canavan during the Saint Patrick’s Day walk of that year. Paul at that time was the Countryside Officer of Down Council. Following a lengthy discussion about names, the infant rambling club was born and “Lecale Ramblers” became our official designation.
We walk every other Sunday through the year and our programme of walks include all types of terrain, flat, hills, road and country. Length of walks vary between 5 and 8 miles in length and walks are usually within the Co Down and Antrim areas as membership is mostly taken up by people who live in these two counties. The committee decides on the programme of walks for the entire year and the leaders for each of the walks. Membership is available for those 18 and over, there is full membership or social membership.
In addition to our walks programme we have:
- An annual BBQ
- An annual dinner
- Continental walking holiday
- Social weekend away in Ireland