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Hart & Soul Walks

Get active and slow down

Hart and Soul Walks

Our walks are all about getting active outside, connecting with others, as well as ourselves and then slowing down as we refuel with the best homemade food - healthy and delicious!

Our walks are an opportunity to be guided and looked after by an experienced and qualified Mountain Leader with extensive local knowledge.  They are graded ❤️, ❤️❤️ or ❤️❤️❤️ depending on length or walk, terrain and height gain.

Testimonials

"Thank you Caroline Hart for a really fun morning and delicious lunch. Really recommend an outing with Caroline to help with the stresses of lockdown. She organises fun walks and outings for all abilities followed by a delicious lunch outside. All Covid safe. Take a look at Hart and Soul Walks. Great fun"

                                                                                        Heather Gilmore Oct 2020

"I was lucky enough to go on a walk with a group up Divis and even in the rain and we felt like the luckiest people alive! Great company, fresh air, delicious lunch. Positives all round. I would highly recommend Hart and Soul Walks"

                                                                                         Katie Arup Oct 2020
 

Hart and Soul Walks

Get
active
Connect with
Others
Plant based food
Scenic Walks
Stunning Views
Be in
Nature

Upcoming Walks

CAVEHILL FROM BELFAST CASTLE graded ❤️

So good to be outside today looking out

A great way to get views across all of Belfast,  Strangford, the Mournes and often to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Cavehill is a perfect hill to feel like you have accomplished something and really got out of the city.

A 5km circular walk with approx 300m of height gain on good paths

Saturday 24th April at 10:30am - FULLY BOOKED 

 

Cost is £12.50 and this includes a two course  lunch which will have an wintery feel to it.

HELEN'S BAY TO HELEN'S TOWER LOOP graded ❤️❤️

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Starting at the County Down coast we quickly make our way inland through country tracks and forest trails to Helen's Tower; a proper walk through our beautiful countryside.

 

19 km with only gentle height gain

Saturday 1st May at 9:30am with an approximate finish time of 3:30pm

FULLY BOOKED

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

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BELFAST - BELVOIR FOREST, MINNOWBURN BEECHES AND THE GIANT'S RING LOOP graded ❤️

We start this walk in Belvoir Forest and connect to the beautiful forest paths around Minnowburn Beeches and the Lagan, going on to the Giant's Ring and back through the Terraced Garden and Belvoir in time for lunch.

A walk of about 10km with a height gain of 150m on good forest paths.

Saturday 8th May at 10:30am

Cost is £12.50 and this includes a two course lunch.

HELEN'S BAY TO HELEN'S TOWER LOOP graded ❤️❤️

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Starting at the County Down coast we quickly make our way inland through country tracks and forest trails to Helen's Tower; a proper walk through our beautiful countryside.

 

19 km with only gentle height gain

Friday 1st May at 9:30am with an approximate finish time of 4pm

FULLY BOOKED

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

LOOPIN' THE LOANINS graded ❤️ AND SLIEVE CROOB graded ❤️ but graded ❤️❤️ if done on the same day

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From the car park on The Lighthouse Road between Dromara and Castlewellan, Co Down, we take in the spectacular views across the countryside to the Mournes as we wind our way through some some long forgotten lanes or 'loanins'. This route can be a little muddy under foot, so walking boots, or welly boots are recommended.

After lunch, we head to Slieve Croob for anyone who still has energy!

Loanins: 6 km and and 135m of height gain

Slieve Croob: 5km and 200m of height gain

Friday 14th May at 10:30am with an approximate finish time of 4pm

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

LOOPIN' THE LOANINS graded ❤️ AND SLIEVE CROOB graded ❤️ but graded ❤️❤️ if done on the same day

20201023_132117.jpg

From the car park on The Lighthouse Road between Dromara and Castlewellan, Co Down, we take in the spectacular views across the countryside to the Mournes as we wind our way through some some long forgotten lanes or 'loanins'. This route can be a little muddy under foot, so walking boots, or welly boots are recommended.

After lunch, we head to Slieve Croob for anyone who still has energy!

Loanins: 6 km and and 135m of height gain

Slieve Croob: 5km and 200m of height gain

Wednesday 19th May at 10:30am with an approximate finish time of 4pm

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

CAVEHILL FROM BELFAST CASTLE graded ❤️

So good to be outside today looking out

Upcoming Walks

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DINNER ON DOAN graded ❤️❤️

A special little mountain in the middle of the Mournes with stunning views of many of the Mournes inside the Mourne wall. Doan also has views Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs.

Head to the Mournes after work. We will  leave from the Ott car park, up and over the Mourne wall into the main area of the Mournes and climb Doan We will have dinner with spectacular views of Silent Valley, Ben Crom and all of the high Mourne mountains before descending  back to the car park, refreshed and yet ready for bed!

6km and 300 m of ascent

 

Wednesday 12th May at 5pm

Cost is £25 and which includes dinner

FULLY BOOKED

LOOPIN' THE LOANINS graded ❤️ AND SLIEVE CROOB graded ❤️ but graded ❤️❤️ if done on the same day

20201023_132117.jpg

From the car park on The Lighthouse Road between Dromara and Castlewellan, Co Down, we take in the spectacular views across the countryside to the Mournes as we wind our way through some some long forgotten lanes or 'loanins'. This route can be a little muddy under foot, so walking boots, or welly boots are recommended.

After lunch, we head to Slieve Croob for anyone who still has energy! The view from the top is definite;y worth the effort of getting there.

Loanins: 6 km and and 135m of height gain

Slieve Croob: 5km and 200m of height gain

Friday 14th May at 10:30am with an approximate finish time of 4pm

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

FULLY BOOKED

LOOPIN' THE LOANINS graded ❤️ AND SLIEVE CROOB graded ❤️ but graded ❤️❤️ if done on the same day

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From the car park on The Lighthouse Road between Dromara and Castlewellan, Co Down, we take in the spectacular views across the countryside to the Mournes as we wind our way through some some long forgotten lanes or 'loanins'. This route can be a little muddy under foot, so walking boots, or welly boots are recommended.

After lunch, we head to Slieve Croob for anyone who still has energy! The views from the top are definitely worth the effort of getting there.

Loanins: 6 km and and 135m of height gain

Slieve Croob: 5km and 200m of height gain

Wednesday 19th May at 10:30am with an approximate finish time of 4pm

Cost is £25 which includes a two course lunch

CAVEHILL FROM BELFAST CASTLE graded ❤️

So good to be outside today looking out

A great way to get views across all of Belfast,  Strangford, the Mournes and often to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Cavehill is a perfect hill to feel like you have accomplished something and really got out of the city.

A 5km circular walk with approx 300m of height gain on good paths

Friday 21st May at 10:00am

Cost is £15 and this includes a two course lunch

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SLIEVE COMMEDAGH graded ❤️❤️❤️

NI's second highest peak; arguably more beautiful than Slieve Donard and definitely quieter!

A stunning airy walk. We will start in Newcastle and follow the Glen River up to the saddle before heading up the Mourne Wall to the summit of Commedagh. Our descent is a beautiful walk between the Pot of Pulgarve and the Pot of Legawherry, where we will choose a lunch spot with a view like the photo:)

8km and 750m of height gain

Sunday 23rd May at 10am

Cost is £25 which includes lunch

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HELEN'S BAY TO HELEN'S TOWER LOOP graded ❤️❤️

Starting at the County Down coast we quickly make our way inland through country tracks and forest trails to Helen's Tower; a proper walk through our beautiful countryside.

 

19 km with only gentle height gain

Saturday 5th June at 10am

Cost is £25 for the full day including two course lunch and tea/coffee

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BELFAST WALK - BELVOIR FOREST, MINNOWBURN BEECHES AND THE GIANT'S RING LOOP graded ❤️

We start this walk in Belvoir Forest and connect to the beautiful forest paths around Minnowburn Beeches and the Lagan, going on to the Giant's Ring and back through the Terraced Garden and Belvoir in time for lunch.

A walk of about 10km with a height gain of 150m on good forest paths.

Sunday 6th June at 10am

Cost is £15 for the half day including a two course lunch

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SLEMISH AND GLENARM FOREST graded ❤️❤️

A little volcanic plug on the western edge of the Antrim Hills, Slemish has links with St Patrick who was a shepherd  on this magical little mountain.

The walk is a short, sharp one, rewarding us with wonderful views from the top and the picnic table we use after our walk to re-fuel, has views which are pretty good too!

Slemish is a short but steep 3km walk with a height gain of 150m. After lunch we will head to Glenarm for a 10km walk through the village and forest.

Friday 11th June at 10:30am

Cost is £25 for the full day and a two course lunch with tea/coffee

CAVEHILL FROM BELFAST CASTLE graded ❤️

So good to be outside today looking out

A great way to get views across all of Belfast,  Strangford, the Mournes and often to Scotland and the Isle of Man. Cavehill is a perfect hill to feel like you have accomplished something and really got out of the city.

A 6km circular walk with approx 300m of height gain on good paths

The longest day - Monday 21st June at 7pm

Cost is £15 and this includes supper on the summit in the sunshine!

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