Historic Guided Walk to Grey Point Fort – 07/10/12

Posted on September 17th, 2012 · Posted in Latest News

National Day Walk – well attended.

We all met at Crawfordsburn Country Park at 11.00 were Simon Reardon (Administrator and organiser) welcomed everyone to the day’s walk to Grey’s Point. Alan McFarland, Chairman of UFRC, outline the working of UFRC and generally to let everyone know that we exist. Simon then lead the walk along a great coastline looking out to the sea. At Grey’s Point, we met Maurice for NIEA (Northern Ireland Environmental Agency) who gave a great talk about the Guns and the history of the protection of the Antrim Coast during WW2.







This is a part of National Trails Day 7th October:


Event Name

Historic Guided Walk to Grey Point Fort


Crawfordsburn Country Park


Historic Walk to Grey Point Fort.

Description of event

A gentle walk on the coastal path to Grey Point Fort in Helens Bay, to explore and learn the history about the military fort which was built in 1904.

Host organisation(s)

UFRC ( Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs )

Contact name

Simon Reardon

Phone number

0750 4895 204

Email address


Website address


Nearest town and county

Crawfordsburn, Helens Bay, Bangor.

Meeting point

Crawfordsburn Country Park Visitor Centre.

How to get there

From Belfast Down the A2 turn left at traffic lights at the Ballyrobert garage follow the signs to Crawfordsburn country park.

Is pre-registration required?


Time of event

11am – 3pm



Suitable for

Multi Access