The Great Big Walk visits Arcadia Bathing Club in Portrush for a Great Big Swim. Arcadia Bathing Club is a great community group that builds community spirit by swimming together in the freezing Atlantic! The #GreatBigWalk is funded by National Lottery Fund
The new event thought up by the Eden Project is asking folks in Northern Ireland to be part of a UK-wide event which sees five teams of walkers stroll across the UK to celebrate initiatives in their area.
Starting in Bately, West Yorkshire, the event is making its way to Derry on the 8th of June and going through Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Down to reach Belfast on the 18th of June for the huge intercultural diverse Big Lunch in the Holyland.
The Great Big Walk is funded by the National lottery and highlights the diversity of communities in Northern Ireland and beyond, and celebrates all people have in common.
The two Northern Ireland walkers are Olivia Cosgrove volunteer with Refugee Rescue and the founder of Row the Erne, and Noel Johnston, who has achieved the record for walking the Ulster Way in 28 days to raise money for charity and needy families.
Olivia Cosgrove sees The Great Big Walk as ‘a storytelling pilgrimage’ with communities in Northern Ireland.
The Walk teams will travel home, finishing simultaneously on Sunday 18 June in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Cornwall and London. Every day, the walkers and their supporters are visiting different community projects and initiatives and will spend time with the extraordinary people who go the extra mile to bring communities together. People can get involved in The Great Big Walk by showing support and cheering the walkers along their way and join The Big Lunch on 18 June for the biggest community celebration the UK has ever seen. https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-great-big-walk