Ulster Cancer Foundation Glens of Antrim Challenge Trek

Ulster Cancer Foundation Glens of Antrim Challenge Trek

Sunday 6th May 2012

We have teamed up with the Ulster Cancer Foundation to take part in the Glens of Antrim Challenge Trek on Sunday 6th May. Our aim and that of the Ulster Cancer Foundation is to get people up and active to improve their health and well being and what better way to do that than to get out with friends in the fresh air for a bit of a walk! So if you would like to join the Active Health Solutions Team and take part in the event check out the information below, decide which distance you would like to do and fill in the registration form.

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do a little.” Edmund Burke

Join us as we discover the scenic beauty and diversity of the Glens of Antrim. Three walks are available, each starting and finishing at the same place:

18 Mile Walk (Hard) – over forest trails, roads and serious, uneven mountainous terrain.  This should only be completed by those with a good level of fitness and the right type of footwear – i.e. comfortable walking boots with good ankle supports.

12 Mile Walk (Medium) – will be similar to the 18 mile walk but with a lesser degree of difficulty.

6 Mile Walk (Easier) – along the forest trails of Glenariff.  Different routes can be chosen according to length although the main walk will be approx 6 miles.  Terrain can be steep in places and suitable footwear is essential.

Special Glens of Antrim clothing is available to purchase before, during and after the event – order form will be enclosed with registration form.

We look forward to seeing you in the hills!

Registration Point:

Glenariff Forest Park

The forest park is accessed from the A43 (Glenariff Road) – follow sign posts. Meet in the main car park.  There will be a charge of £4.00 per car to enter the Forest Park – unfortunately we are unable to get this fee waived.


Please wear good walking boots with strong ankle supports (especially for the longer walks as you will be walking on ground that may be very wet underfoot).  Trainers are not advisable under any circumstances. You should also bring waterproof clothing and even some extra layers just in case the weather conditions are poor.

Although we hope to provide everyone with a bottle of water and chocolate bar before the walk commences, we would advise that you ensure that you bring enough food and water for the whole day!  High energy snack bars and a packed lunch (including sandwiches) would be perfect.


As we will be travelling over farm land you are not permitted to bring your dog on the longer walks.  If you are participating in the 4-6 mile walk dogs are allowed, as long as they are kept on the lead in areas where there are farm animals

 Click Here to print the registration form and drop it into us with your deposit.

All Particpants with recieve a complimentary polo shirt or sweatshirt.

For More information contact Rachel at rachel@activehealthsolutions.co.uk or call 028 90421188