22 Mar 2018
All over Northern Ireland
Our ever popular Lent Walks will take place on the following dates:
Thursday 22nd Feb: North Coast – Murlough Bay, Ballycastle
10:30 – Meet at the Corrymeela Centre Ballycastle. Short talk by relative of Sir Roger Casement. Car pool to Murlough Bay. Walk from the top carpark down a fairly steep road to the Bay with a couple of stops: one at the Roger Casement memorial cross and the other at the abbey ruins. The ascent will be through a wooded area, along a muddy path and across a wooden bridge. (Walking Boots necessary and sticks strongly advised).
14.00 – Lunch at the Corrymeela Centre. The walk leader is Eleanor Duff, contact her on (028) 2076 3594 or 077 7602 7288.
Thursday 8th March: Dundrum, Newcastle
11:00 – Meet at National Trust Car Park, Murlough House, Keel Point, Dundrum, Co Down BT33 0NQ. (Coffee from 10.40). A Beach walk through Murlough from Keel Point to Newcastle, finishing with lunch at Our Lady of the Assumption Church Newcastle, Co Down. The walk leader is Joyce Williams, contact her on (028) 4375 1838 or 075 8537 7838.
Thursday 15th March: The North–West
10.30 – Meet at Ballinascreen Church of Ireland in Draperstown. Walk around Lough Fea, up to Ballybriest Chambered Cairn and finish at the local Catholic church. Walk is on tracks and roads, about 5miles, 2 to 3 hours with 2 or 3 stops. The Walk leader is Dougie Tyler, contact him on (028) 2888 5580 or 079 0807 5307.
Thursday 22nd March: Belfast
11:00 – Meet at the Big Fish, Salmon of Knowledge, on Donegall Quay (15min walk from Central station). Cross the Lagan by footbridge, stop at Dock cafe. Proceed to Victoria Park and on to new Connswater Greenway up to C. S. Lewis Square, through the heart of East Belfast. The Walk is about 6 miles, on footpaths, 2–3 stops, 4–5 hours. For more information contact Brian McLoughlin on (028) 9079 3471 or 077 3829 2160.
For All Walks:
The aim of these Lenten walks is to provide an opportunity to walk, talk, pray, reflect and enjoy the wonders of creation.
Wear suitable warm clothes/ waterproof gear, walking boots and walking sticks. The wet weather over the past few months has left many of the walks quite muddy.
Bring your own snacks, water and/or flask.
Arrange your own transport – preferably link with others to car pool.
Please register with the relevant walk leader in advance so that we can communicate should nature intervene.
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