Take Giant steps for Action Cancer

Former UK and Europe's Strongest Man Glenn Ross takes 'Giant Steps' to help launch the Action Cancer Giant's Walk.
Former UK and Europe's Strongest Man Glenn Ross takes 'Giant Steps' to help launch the Action Cancer Giant's Walk.

Keen walking enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in Action Cancer’s Giant’s Walk on Saturday, September 3.

The picturesque Giant’s Walk, which is now in its 12th year, follows a stunning route along the Causeway coastal paths, beginning at the Giant’s Causeway Visitors Centre and finishing at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

The route is just over 10 miles and passes along a fabulous coastal route, walking via landmark sites including the beautiful sandy beach at Whitepark Bay, Dunserverick Harbour and then through Ballintoy Harbour, both of which have been made famous by the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.

There are some challenging pathways, but the breath taking views make it all worthwhile with every twist and turn in the path revealing spectacular new scenery.

The half way point at Dunseverick Castle is a welcome site and the perfect picnic spot for a well-deserved lunch break.

The walk will start at 10am on September 3 with registration open from 9.15am.

There will be free car parking facilities at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (Quarry Car Park) and a bus will transport walkers from there to the beginning of the route at The Giant’s Causeway.

Fundraising Events Officer Arlene Creighton said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for walking lovers or anyone who enjoys a scenic walk to get out in the sunshine, meet new people, breathe in some north coast sea air and help support your local cancer charity.

“To date the Giant’s Walk has helped raise over £150,000 towards Action Cancer’s lifesaving services – so by getting involved and taking part you too can help Action Cancer to continue to save lives in your local community.”

The £12 online registration for The Giant’s Walk is now open and Action Cancer is encouraging participants to raise a minimum amount of £80 in sponsorship, the cost of a mammogram to the charity.

Everyone who registers will receive an Action Hero t-shirt and certificate on the day.

For further information on the event and an information pack, including registration form, map and sponsor forms, please email walk@actioncancer.org or contact Action Cancer’s Events Team on 028 9080 3379.