Sat, 31 Oct|
Currans Bar & Seafood Steakhouse
Legends from Lecale's Spectacular Coast
A walk of the Sheepland cliffs to mark Hallowe'en
Time & Location
31 Oct 2020, 11:00 – 15:00
Currans Bar & Seafood Steakhouse, 83 Strangford Rd, Ardglass, Downpatrick BT30 7SP, UK
About The Event
Get off the beaten track and explore the myths of Sheepland, a landscape rich in folklore and associations with Saint Patrick. Part of the Ballyhornan Coastal Path, this is a guided scenic clifftop walk. You will learn about the areas rich folklore; hear tales of Vikings, shipwreck and smuggling.
Along the way we will visit a well blessed by Saint Patrick. This ancient spring has its own folklore and traditions. Depending on the tide, we may have the opportunity to walk on the mystical feature known as Saint Patrick's Road! The legend goes that this was to take him to the Isle of Man.
Included in the tour is the oldest stone statue of the Madonna and Child and some of the largest collection of the oldest stained glass ever found in Ireland. Access is given to private lanes which take us onto the stunning cliffs with views as far as Scotland and the Isle of Man.
On return to Curran's Bar we can sit around and enjoy a sumptuous lunch of local seafood chowder.
Your wellbeing, health and safety
To reduce the risk to participants there will be a limit of 10 attendees on this walk.
In order to comply with the current restrictions on public gatherings in public spaces the following measures will be in place.
- A face mask/ covering is required for wearing in enclosed spaces. It is not required that you wear a face covering during the walk but you may do so if you wish.
- It will be required at all times that a safe distance of 2 metres.
- Hand sanitizer will be available during the walk as there will be a requirement to touch gates and stiles.
General health and safety for walking
- Sturdy waterproof walking boots are advised.
- A waterproof coat and long trousers should be worn due to the nature of vegetation on some of the trails.
- A walking pole if desired. The total length of the walk will be just over 6 miles.
- Sunscreen, just in case!
Information based on guidance from Ulster Federation of Rambling Clubs and NI Executive.