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Geology Walk at Portmuck

Saturday 1st July
Port Muck
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Go Wild with the Rangers

Saturday 1st July
Carrick–a–Rede
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Car Bazaar

Saturday 1st July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rubbish Art

Saturday 1st July
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Music Sessions in the Drying Green

Sunday 2nd July
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Lazy Sundays

Sunday 2nd July
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast – Laurel Clearance

Sunday 2nd July
Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast
Free

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Butterfly Safari

Saturday 8th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

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Pirates Picnic

Wednesday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Teddy Bears Picnic

Wednesday 12th July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 14th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Geology Walk at Bloody Bridge

Saturday 15th July
Bloody Bridge
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Bug Detectives

Wednesday 19th July
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

We Want to Hear From You

Thursday 20th July
Castle Archdale
Free

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A Stroll in the Summer Garden

Saturday 22nd July
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Pop up Camping

Saturday 22nd July
Florence Court
Two person tent £30

Summer Music Series

Sunday 23rd July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 26th July
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

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Woodland Craft Skills Day

Friday 28th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Have a go at: Bushcraft Fire

Saturday 29th July
Strangford Lough
Adult Free, Child £3

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Causeway partners with Kenozer 17 July 2017

‘Giant’s Causeway Partners With Aspiring World Heritage Site In The Russian North’

The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) and the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site Steering Group is actively reaching out and assisting other partners across the globe in achieving UNESCO World Heritage status. The latest area to benefit from this advice and support is Kenozero National Park in the Russian North.

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Kenozero National Park in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia became a Federal National Park in 1991. Over the last 26 years the national park authority has provided support to restore and maintain the area’s spectacular wooden architecture and traditional Russian ways of life, culture and traditions. Now in 2017 the park aspires to obtain UNESCO World Heritage status for this small, beautiful and mysterious part of the world’s largest country.

CCGHT is currently leading a 3–year Northern Peripheries and Arctic Region project known as ‘Drifting Apart’. This project connects partner organisations across NW Europe, Canada and Russia, and encourages them to explore their shared geological and cultural heritage.

From the 11th to the 25th June 2017, Andrew Bratton and Nikki Maguire from CCGHT travelled to Onega Pomorie and Kenozero National Parks to assist in 360–degree filming of remote local communities and sites of geological and cultural heritage interest. As part of this visit Andrew and Nikki took the opportunity to provide advice on Kenozero’s application for UNESCO World Heritage Status. At a special meeting in Vershinino Village’s new ‘EcoClassroom’ (funded through Drifting Apart), Nikki and Andrew presented Deputy Director of Development Alexandra Yakovleva, with a copy of the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site Management and Action Plan.

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Drifting Apart Project Manager Andrew Bratton said of the occasion “It was fantastic to visit ‘Testament of Kenozero Lake – Aspiring World Heritage Site’ and to provide assistance for their application process for World Heritage status. It is extremely important to recognise how the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Steering Group provides an exemplary model for partnership management of World Heritage Sites across the globe”

During their time in the Russian North, Andrew and Nikki visited extremely remote communities along the White Sea coast. To reach one settlement, Lyamtsa, they travelled for three hours by tractor and trailer along the foreshore at low tide. Upon arrival, they were told that they were the first British~Irish people to visit the village since an attack by English ships during the Anglo–Russian War of 1807–12.

Speaking about the visit, local resident Svetlana said “Nowadays all visitors are welcome to Lyamsta and there are no ‘hard feelings’ about this historic attack on our small community. Everyone is welcome to visit the memorial our community has created using cannonballs from the event”.

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