Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
Dare to Dip. Shake off the excess of Christmas and make a fresh start to the New Year by taking a chilly dip at Crawfordsburn Beach at 11am. An invigorating, fun-filled swim, help raise much needed funds for Cancer Focus NI. Fancy dress is encouraged- there will be a prize for the best outfit!
£10 registration. Suggested sponsorship £50. Every dipper will receive a free Cancer Focus NI t-shirt and hot drink after their swim. Register online: www.cancerfocusni.org/dip
For more information call 028 9068 0788
Description by Brigid Kerr who added this swim
Crawfordsburn is the bay just east of Helen's Bay. The beach, which is 1km long, is part of Crawfordsburn Country Park which which boasts, amongst its attractions, wooded glens, meadows, a visitors' centre, a decent cafe and toilets. There's plenty to do and see here, apart from swimming, so why not make a day of it!
There are several options for getting to Crawfordsburn: swim from Helen's Bay; walk from Helen's Bay; or arrive by road.
Crawfordsburn Country Park is well signposted. Travelling eastwards from Belfast along the A2, turn left onto the B20 (Ballyrobert Road). Then turn left again, onto Bridge Road South (signposted Crawfordsburn Country Park). The final sign, directing you right after about 0.5km, may be overgrownand is easy to miss.