Croaghan Way - anyone fancy a walk in the country?

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Ballymoney Borough Council is pleased to announce the next Countryside Event in the 2014 Programme.

Celebrate the launch of the Bogs of Ballymoney project with this more challenging 3-4 mile walk on the Croaghan Way, within the Antrim Coast & Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This event offers participants the opportunity to experience the beauty of one of Ballymoney’s bog land areas, one of a few within a designated Area of Special Scientific Interest. It is an area of blanket bog and montane heath dominated by heather with cross-leaved heath and hare’s tail cottongrass. Hen harrier and merlin are found in the area. There is one steep hill climb, including open heath/moorland terrain which will be marshy underfoot.

A moderate to good level of fitness is required for this event. Walkers must bring warm, waterproof clothing/footwear and carry refreshments. Assembly point: Altarichard Car Park, Altarichard Road at 6.30pm accessed via the Orra Scenic Route.

For further information contact Ballymoney Borough Council on 028 276 60227 or www.ballymoney.gov.uk