Should mountain bikes be banned from Cave Hill?

Ooooooooooh ...CON-TRO-VER-SIAL. Well, a report commissioned by Belfast City Council has recently recommended a total ban on mountain bikes on Cave Hill but in classic Northern Ireland style when the proposal came before the People and Communities Committee this week, a decision couldn’t be reached.  So again, in classic Northern Ireland style, tensions are mounting … Continue reading Should mountain bikes be banned from Cave Hill?

Divis & Black Mountain

This mountain has an extra special place in my heart. For those that may not know, Belfast was built in a valley.  It's surrounded by beautiful hills with Belfast Lough completing the circle.  Divis & Black Mountain form part of these hills and have been an ever present companion to me.  They were the focus … Continue reading Divis & Black Mountain

Ronan’s Way

OS: D193308 "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams" W B Yeats Nestled in the mystical Glens of Antrim, 'Ronan's Way' proved to be a fabulous day out.  Well, that was my view last Saturday (27 Jan 2018) after a strenuous hike on the red 'upper loop' trail with a group of seven seasoned … Continue reading Ronan’s Way