Despite unfavourable weather forecast the Spring Walk Series got off to a great start last week with close to seventy walkers taking to the Sligo trails for two very enjoyable and sociable walks. The Series kicked off on Wednesday last with the Killaspugbrone Coastal Trail in Strandhill while a second walk took place at Slish Wood Innisfree Forest Trail on Friday.
The Sligo Spring Walk Series will continue throughout February with a further two walks scheduled for this week. Newcomers to walking are particularly welcome. All walks are along defined trails and walk leaders will be on hand to lead the walks at a pace appropriate to the fitness level of the group. Pre-registration is not required but walkers are reminded to assemble from 10.45 as the walks will depart promptly at 11am.
The next walk is planned for Wednesday the 14th of February at the Benbulben Forest Walk, Gortarowey Walk with walkers meeting at Gortarowey carpark (signposted Benbulben Forest Walk/ Barnaribbon off the N 15) for 5.5K for approximately 1.5 hours. Following on from this is the Union Wood to Union Rock Trail on Saturday the 17th of February with walkers meeting at Union Wood Car Park (Take Sligo to Ballygawley R284 turn right at Union Foods and left straight away) at 11am for 5.5K for approximately 2 hours.
Participants are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather, wear suitable footwear and to bring a drink. On completion of each walk, participants will have the option of joining the walk leaders and their fellow walkers for a sociable cup of tea.
The Sligo Spring Walk Series is being co-ordinated by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership with support from Sligo Walking Club, Sligo Mountaineering Club, North Sligo Walking Group and Ox Mountain Adventure Group. Sligo Spring Walk Series is supported by Sligo County Council Local Community Development Committee through funding under Healthy Ireland, Department of Health and administered by Pobal.
For further information please contact Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 071-91 61511, or check out our website at www.sligosportandrecreation.ie
Also, all of Sligo’s walking trails are featured on the recently launched and informative website www.sligowalks.ie.