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Outdoors - History at Cave Hill

A walk is taking place today on Cave Hill overlooking Belfast
Andrea McKernon

History at Cave Hill

A WALK is taking place today at Cave Hill that will delve into the fascinating history of the area. It is free and starts at 10am.

North Belfast historian John Gray knows a lot of the heritage of Cave Hill and he will share this on a walk to McArt's Fort near the top of the hill.

Meet at Belfast Castle. Wear suitable footwear and weatherproof clothing. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Walk finishes at 1pm.

:: Call 028 9029 1357, email cormachamill47@gmail.com or go to Cavehillconservation.org

Explorer hunt

THE great explorer hunt is gathering at Belfast's Botanic Gardens today aimed at little adventurers.

Historic treasure is hidden among the exotic plants of the Palm House where kids can make their own explorers' binoculars and with the help of a map, discover the hidden history of the Botanic Gardens.

Also, come and see the art piece surrounding the Tropical Ravine, illustrating the great and diverse history of the park. The event is free and runs from 11am until 2pm.

A fairy tale evening

IT'S Into the Woods, a lively musical, and it's an outdoor screening at the Brackfield Wood by the banks of the River Faughan not far from Derry city on Friday August 26.

With witches' spells, glass slippers and a big bad wolf, the film stars Meryl Streep, James Corden and Emily Blunt and is a cauldron of some of our best-loved fairy tales.

"It's a wonderful opportunity to see this family favourite in a different light," said Michelle McCaughtry of the Woodland Trust, which is organising the screening.

"We'll be outdoors, on a summer's evening and in the most beautiful of settings.

"And as the characters embark upon their magical woodland adventures we will, in a sense, be right there with them."

"We'll be arriving at sunset and sitting under a canopy of stars."

The screening begins at 8.30pm. A free shuttle bus is available from nearby Brackfield Bawn. Admission is £5 per adult and £2 per child, with proceeds supporting the work of the Woodland Trust.

Refreshments can be purchased on the evening. Bring a torch, a rug or seat, and a picnic – but pick up litter.

Booking is essential, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • To find out more and to book a place visit Woodlandtrust.org.uk/events or call 0330 333 5302.
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