The annual Ben Bulben summer night walk will take place on Saturday July 13th 2019.
The 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.
The walk which takes place on Friday 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.
For safey reasons the number of walkers will be restricted to the first 120 registered. These will walk in 2 groups. Registration at the Oxfield centre on night will be at the following times;
- Group 1 – 19:30 to 00:30 – Twilight Walk
- Group 2 – 21:00 to 02:00 – Night Walk
BOOK EARLY here to ensure your place and please arrive 30 minutes before the walk start time.
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.
- 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
Mandatory Equipment Requirements
- Good hiking boots / footwear
- Hat & Gloves
- Food (sandwiches, fruit, chocolate and energy bars)
- Torch (head torch or hand)
- Waterproofs (jacket/trousers)
(Photograph courtesy Sligo Mountain Rescue)