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Camino Training in February 2017 (#CaminoTraining)
Sat 4 February 2017, 10:00 – 13:00 GMT
The first walk in our #CaminoTraining 2017 will be in North Bull Island, Co. Dublin on Saturday the 4th of February at 10am. This will give you an opportunity to meet other pilgrims and start training for your Camino.
If you are joining Q102 presenter Debbie Allen in aid of Arthritis Ireland for their walk in March this will be a great opportunity to get a feel for a walking day on the Camino and to meet others that will be going on this trip with you. If you are interested in joining the Camion walk in March with Q102 and Arthritis Ireland then get in touch.
The meeting point for the walk will be the corner of Mount Prospect Avenue at St. Anne's park (see map below). We will start with a 30 minute introduction and gentle stretches, where we will give advice on what to bring with you on the Camino.
Book your place today for the small fee of €10 which will go to Arthritis Ireland. The closing date for booking is the 2nd February.
Here is some information about the walk:
After meeting at Mount Prescott Avenue, we will head towards the Bay restaurant on Clontarf road, which is close to the Wooden Bridge linking Bull Island with the mainland. Making our way then to the bridge, we will cross it to arrive on Bull Island. Crossing the bridge, we'll then head toward the beach to continue our walk. Walking along the beach, we will go toward the middle of the island to the Causeway Road. Once we reach the Causeway Road near St. Anne’s Golf Club, we will take a left onto the Causeway Road Bridge. After crossing the bridge, we take another left and enter St. Anne’s park. We will take a small walk through the beautiful park, heading towards the DART station side of the park. We will eventually take a left and walk to the tennis courts in the park, and loop back around heading to the Red Stables Market, concluding the training with a coffee in Olive Rooms café.
It is a man-made island, being 5km long and almost 1km wide and is connected to the mainland via the Wooden Bridge at the Clontarf Road end and Causeway Road Bridge at the Raheny end. St. Anne’s Golf Club and Royal Dublin Golf Club occupy opposite ends of the island. But a magnificent beach faces the sea beside both golf clubs, from one end of the island to the other. Keep an eye out for any grey seals on the shore or Eurasian curlew birds that inhabit the island.
North Bull Island
Grade: Flat Walk
What to bring on the day:
Walking poles (optional)
Small back pack
Waterproof gear (this is Ireland ;))