Hospice Walk (1 Apr)
Go the distance… make a difference! Northern Ireland Hospice is calling on people from all walks of life to get behind its annual Hospice Walk Campaign. You can help raise the vital funds the charity needs to care for more people with life threatening conditions.
The 2017 walks will be held in nine various locations throughout Northern Ireland in April, May and June. There will also be an option for you to take part in a do-it-yourself walk. This is where you can walk your favourite walk for hospice at any date and time that suits you best.
Dates and locations:
Saturday 1 April, Lagan Tow Path, Belfast Castle, Larne.
Saturday 6 May, Carrickfergus, Colin Glen Forest Park.
Saturday 3 June, Mourne Mountains.
Saturday 10 June, North Down Country Park, Ballymena, Broughshane and Portrush, Whiterocks Beach.
Most walks start at 10am or 11am and vary in distance. To find out more, please visit www.nihospice.org or telephone 028 9077 7123.
The Mournes Trek on Saturday 3 June is eight miles in distance and will start at 8.30am. Please note: there is a registration fee of £30 which includes a free t-shirt. The walk will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants, and you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness and be over 16 years old to complete the trek.
With so many walks to choose from, you are encouraged to join in and bring your family, friends and four legged friends too! Every step you take to support NI Hospice will make a big difference.
Directions to Belfast Castle Estate & Cave Hill Visitor Centre
Belfast Castle is located on the side of Cave Hill, at the top of Antrim Road. It is about four miles from Belfast, and walking from the city centre takes at least 70 minutes. Follow the signs for Donegall Street and Clifton Street until you reach Carlisle Circus. Turn right onto Antrim Road and continue along the road, until you reach Innisfayle Park, which leads to the entrance to the castle. Metro services 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G and 2A (for Antrim Road or Bellevue) also depart from Donegall Square West in Belfast city centre and pass by Innisfayle Park. From the main entrance, it is a ten to 15 minute walk to the castle. Free car parking is provided at the end of the main driveway, near the main castle building.