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Monday 26 June 2017

Fourth annual Sligo camino set for July 1st

Hundreds of hill-walkers will converge on Co. Sligo on July 1st for the 4th annual Sligo Camino.

From humble beginnings the Sligo Camino has grown to be the biggest walking event in the county attracting 400 walkers from 27 counties in 2016.

This year's event will be even bigger as walkers of all ages and backgrounds take on the challenge of hiking 34km from Dromahair, Co. Leitrim to Coolaney, Co. Sligo along the scenic Sligo Way route.

In the true Camino spirit, walkers journey together savouring the countryside, the conversation and the connection with the landscape.

Walkers have given enthusiastic reviews to the beautiful, unspoilt scenery of the "Land of Heart's Desire" including mountain paths, country lanes, forest tracks and trails and secluded mountain lakes.

The event is run entirely by volunteers from Coolaney community groups who give a big welcome and plenty of encouragement to the "pilgrims" on their journey.

Highlights along the Sligo Camino route include: Creevelea Abbey, on the banks of the River Bonet; Lough Gill and Slish Wood; Yeats' Lake Isle of Inishfree and Slieve Daeane and Lough Lumman.

This event is a must for those wishing to combine a physical challenge with inspirational scenery and uplifting company.

Places on the Sligo Camino are limited and have sold out for the past 3 years. Places can be booked through www.sligocamino.ie. The fee includes bus transfers, refreshments along the way and a hot buffet reception at the end of a most satisfying day.

For further information contact sligocamino@gmail.com or phone Joseph on 086 3220688

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