Ballycotton Cliff Walk Update – The Ballycotton Cliff Walk has been rescheduled to Monday April 2nd.
Ballycotton 2018. As you may know in the past few years the Club has participated in the Ballycotton Cliff Walk. Participating members raised substantial monies for the Chernobyl Children’s Trust.
The Walk starts in Ballycotton at 12 noon. Refreshments will be available at around the half-way mark and also at the finish of the walk.
The annual walk is coming up this Sunday and is always a popular one with members. Each walker donates €25 to this worthwhile cause on the day outside An Puc ar Bhuile Pub in Ballinrostig the Pub in Ballinrostig. Walkers can then get a bus from there to the start of the walk in Ballycotton. The walk will take you back to finish in Ballinrostig.
As parking in Ballinrostig is very limited we have decided this year to organise a Car share for members from Ballyseedy Garden Centre to Ballinrostig. The centre will not be open and there will be no coffee stop, so make sure you are already fed and watered and bring a lunch and gear as normal.
We will meet in Ballyseedy at 9.00am to leave at 9.15am so we are there by 1000 am for people to register and be ready for the bus departure. If you are interested please sign up online so we can give the organisers an idea of numbers from the club, have your €25 and meet us in Ballyseedy so that we have the minimum number of cars going to Ballinrostig.
We ask people to drive to the Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre, Fota Retail Park, Carrigtwohil, Co. Cork at 9.00am. We will carpool here and go to Ballinrostig where the organisers will have buses to take us to the start of the walk in Ballycotton.
There are free buses from the village of Ballinrostig to Ballycotton (the start of the walk) at 10.30am for sponsored walkers. This takes 30 mins to get to Ballycotton.
The Chernobyl Children’s Trust ask for a minimum donation of €25 per person as there are significant costs involved such as bus hire, food, marquee, etc. This can be paid outside An Puc ar Bhuile Pub in Ballinrostig before the walk.
The Cliff Walk is from Ballycotton village to Ballyandreen beach along a cliff track. One side there are meadows and the ocean on the other. The walk starts at the end of Ballycotton village. At the y in the road take the right up the hill, (the left takes you to the pier). The walk extends over 5 miles on a foot worn track along the cliff face. There are stunning views and the walk passes Ballytrasna beach. Walkers will have to cross many stiles on the route (so it is not suitable for bikes or buggies).
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The walk is an easy gradient but is over 15km long. Organisers have told us that if anybody wanted to only do half of the walk they could walk as far as the half-way point. They give out water and fruit etc- and let some of the volunteers know that they want to go back “now”, they will then get a lift back to the pub An Puc ar Bhuile in Ballinrostig. Please note if you do this and are car sharing you will have to wait for the rest of your car occupants and make them aware of what you have done.