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Join us for our 2024 Lenten Walks

30 Jan 2024

Lenten Walks 2024

Cherish the Earth

Please contact the Corrymeela Centre (028) 2076 2626 if you wish to sign up for any of these walks in order for the walk leaders to have some idea of the numbers. Thank you.

Walk 1

Friday 16th February 2024; 10 for 10.30 –12Noon

Corrymeela Centre

Arrival 10 for 10.30am at the Main House Corrymeela Community Centre, Ballycastle.

A gentle start to the Lenten Walks a couple of days after Ash Wednesday, we will be walking around the Centre, stopping at some places on the site for prayer and reflection and some practical activities in relation to our cherishing of the earth.  All of these places will be outside although many will have some shelter in the event of rain.  Nevertheless, wet weather walking gear and boots will be advisable.  A cup of tea/coffee will be available on arrival and the use of toilet facilities.  If anyone has any questions they are welcome to call Yvonne Naylor (07813 906079)

Walk 2

Tuesday 27th February 2024 from 11 for 11.30am

East Belfast

Meet at the Museum of Orange Heritage at 11am where there is a coffee shop.

Walk starts at 11.30am going up Cregagh Glen to Lisnabreeny.

To get there from Lanyon Place train station, take a 6A Metro Bus from East Bridge Street to the Museum. 

Walking gear and boots will be essential as the terrain can be muddy and steep in places. Walking poles also advisable. If anyone has any questions they are welcome to call Brian McLoughlin (07738 292160)

Walk 3

Thursday 14th March 2024 starting at 10:00am

Derrygonelly/Garrison, County Fermanagh

This walk will commence and finish at the Big Dog Forest Car Park which is located on the Knockmore Road near Derrygonnelly. The walk will be entirely on paths or forest tracks and with no stiles, fences or other obstacles like that. The walk constitutes 2 loops – one to the north and back to the car park (about 4 kms) and one to the south and back to the car park (about 8 kms). The total distance will be very slightly more (about half a kilometre) than last year. The height climbed will be about 80 metres (about half of last year’s. Walkers should come well–prepared with waterproof clothing, boots or stout walking shoes and plenty of snacks and drinks including a flask for a hot drink

If you intend to participate in this walk please contact Dougie Tyler (07908075307) beforehand.