Hike has a Highland flavour

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The Balfour Home and School Committee is organising a hike on Glenure Hill.
The event will be run next month as a fundraiser for Balfour Primary School and give participants a chance to explore private land for the first time.
Hike O’ Glen convener Andrea Bulleid said the hike would have a Scottish theme because of the history of the area.
“A lot of the families in the area come from a Scottish background,” Mrs Bulleid said.
The hike would feature a peat bog that was planted in heather by one of the original land owners, Captain McCullum, in the 1850s to remind him of his homeland of Scotland.
“We planned the hike to hit the heather when it is flowering.”
Participants were encouraged to dress up in Scottish-themed clothing for the event.
“We [the organisers] will all be dressed up,” she said.
Hike O’ Glen featured five different trails suited to different skill and fitness levels, as well as a mountain-bike trail.
“We planned so there is something for everyone,” Mrs Bulleid said.
The mountain-bike trail would mostly be on farm tracks so would be suitable for children and experienced mountain bikers who wanted to go a bit faster.
The day would also include Highland games.
The three top competitors would have the chance to face off again in the grand final, with the winner receiving a prize.
Scottish entertainment and refreshments will be available at base camp.
“It’s a chance to have a bit of fun,” Mrs Bulleid said.
Hike O’ Glen will be held on February 18 with early registration closing on January 31. For more information see www.hikeotheglen.com.