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The Long Walk North
« on: February 02, 2015 »

OK folks, starting a new thread for this so the information is a bit more easy to find!

I'll be walking from Cork to Donegal, a trek of roughly 650km, to raise money for The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team

All donations welcome, big or small!
To donate, either visit my justgiving page

https://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-O-Hare1

Or you can donate by text,

Text TLWN96 followed by the amount, ie
TLWN96 £5 to 70070.

To keep up to date with my progress you can check out my FB page at

https://m.facebook.com/longwalknorth?ref=bookmark

Or at www.thelongwalknorth.com

Thanks

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2015 »

Hi Spud,

What an adventure you have got planned... and I've so many questions to ask so here goes lol:

Are you starting from Brow Head (near Mizen Head) and walking to Banba's Crown (near Malin Head)?

What accommodation are you planning... Camping, Youth Hostels, Guest Houses etc or a mix of all three?

Are you carrying everything you need and just buying supplies and perishables as you go along?

When are you starting and how long do you reckon it's gonna take?

Think that's enough questions for you for now.  I'm looking forward to following your progress and I'll get a donation made soon.

Dowser

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2015 »

Hi Dowser, I am starting my walk at Dursey Island in Cork, then following The Beara Breifne Way, http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/fileadmin/user_upload/Education/Beara_Breifne_Way_Map2012_OVERALL__1_.pdf
This finishes in Blacklion in Cavan, then I will continue on. I am finishing the walk at the most northerly point at Malin Head.  I looked into starting at Mizen head, but I think this route is a lot more interesting and unique, and is actually about 100km LONGER  :o
Accommodation will be camping as much as possible (hoping for good weather  ;D) plus the odd night in a hostel (or the odd pub  ;D) gonna carry the bare essentials and stock up on food etc along the way, as the route takes me through plenty of towns etc. 
I start on 23rd May, and I'm aiming to take about 28 days to complete it.
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015 »

I used to drive to cork every week and that was a pain in the ass. Couldn't contemplate walking it!
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015 »

Accommodation will be camping as much as possible (hoping for good weather  ;D) plus the odd night in a hostel (or the odd pub  ;D) gonna carry the bare essentials and stock up on food etc along the way, as the route takes me through plenty of towns etc. 

Camping as much as possible :o  As if the trek itself isn't challenging enough!!! Much respect dude  8)

As I said, I'm really looking forward to following your progress in May.

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015 »

Just giving this a wee bump, also here's a nice wee video of the first area I will be walking through.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F9eNPVnB-zg

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2015 »

You must ne near ready to go.   Any more info?  Have you an itinerary done up or maps?  Any plans to blog on the way?  Kit lists? etc.

Just interested.
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015 »

You must ne near ready to go.   Any more info?  Have you an itinerary done up or maps?  Any plans to blog on the way?  Kit lists? etc.

Just interested.

Yeah, as ready as I'll ever be, lol.  The rough route is listed on the map above, haven't got a kit list yet, as havent packed yet!  :o lol I will be updating the FB page and the website as much as possible, and hopefully will get on here to keep you guys posted too! Donations ticking over nicely, details above to donate if anyone else is wanting to chuck in a few quid!  ;D
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015 »

Mind yourself on that cable car, if it hasn't fallen into the sea by now!

All the best mate, my wife's from that area and it is stunning, but I tell her the Mournes are still way better.  :)
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2015 »

Hi guys, on day 13 of the walk now, about a third of the way to Malin Head! If you can, please donate using the links above, thanks!

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2015 »

Well done so far Spud, great to be able to follow you on the facebook page, and I see you've almost raised £1000 so far, excellent (still a long way off his target everyone so keep the money coming in to encourage him, I think I'll throw another tenner in myself  ;) )

https://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-O-Hare1
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2015 »

Well that's it done, about 550 miles by my reckoning! Some adventure, but was for a good cause! Here is the link again in case anyone wants to donate! Thanks guys!
https://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-O-Hare1/

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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2015 »

Just brilliant Spud, what an achievement. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Well that's it done, about 550 miles by my reckoning! Some adventure, but was for a good cause! Here is the link again in case anyone wants to donate! Thanks guys!
https://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-O-Hare1/
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2015 »

Well done Spud, that's amazing mate. :)
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Re: The Long Walk North
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2015 »

Amazing job, well done Spud, I always knew you would  do it  ::) I think I owe you a few more pounds  ;D 
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