2017 Benbulben Night Walk in aid of Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team

Carney, Sligo
Saturday, 15 July 2017

Ben Bulben mountain is an iconic symbol for both Sligo and the rest of Ireland. The challenge to reach the summit is both a personal achievement and a valuable fundraising resource for our volunteer emergency service, without which we couldn't maintain the high level of service that the public has come to expect.


Th
e Walk
The walk which takes place in the 15th July will last approximately three and a half hours with the gradual ascent to the trig point where you will pause to catch your breath, enjoy the landscape and have your refreshments. Then retrace your steps back down stopping briefly for a tea and biscuits before catching the bus back to your car.

This year we have added a day walk that ascends and comes down again in the light.  Again the with twilight walk you assend in late evening arriving at the top as the sun is setting.  Both these walk will have a limited number of reduced price Youth tickets (12-16 years old).

Registration

For safey reasons the number of walkers will be restricted to the first 230 registered. These will walk in 3 groups. Registration at the Oxfield centre on night will be at the following times;
  • Group 1 - 18:00 to 23:00 - Day Family Walk 
  • Group 2 - 19:30 to 00:30 - Twilight Family Walk 
  • Group 3 - 21:00 to 02:00 - Night Walk
 
So BOOK EARLY to ensure your place.

All entrants will be placed in a draw for some great prizes provided by our supporters.


The Oxfield Centre, Carney is again very kindly assisting us with registration and car parking. All walkers are to register here. The Oxfield Centre will be the only car parking point available to connect with the shuttle buses. Road access to the starting point of the walk will be restricted to shuttle buses and emergency vehicles only. Again, full co-operation by those attending would be appreciated. From more information on the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team check out our website or our Facebook page.


Why not also raise some extra funds for the Team, by getting your family and friends to sponsor you. 



Conditions
  • Children under 12 years old are not permitted 
  • Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 23 years
  • Consumption of alcohol is forbidden
  • Pets are not permitted

M
andatory Equipment Requirements
  • Good hiking boots / footwear
  • Hat & Gloves
  • Water
  • Food  (sandwiches, fruit, chocolate and energy bars)
  • Torch (head torch or hand)
  • Waterproofs (jacket/trousers)

 

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