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Nov 2017 right left


Storytelling by the Fire

Friday 3rd November
Florence Court
Adult £15

Autumn Garden Walk

Saturday 4th November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Jo’s Walks — The building of Murlough: Part 1

Saturday 4th November
Murlough NNR, Keel Point, Dundrum entrance
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

Monday 6th November
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Heritage Angel Awards 2017 – Featuring ‘Heritage in Song’!

Tuesday 7th November
Grand Opera House, Belfast BT12 4GN

ESRC Festival of Social Science – SMEs meeting the climate change challenge

Tuesday 7th November
110 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN
See website for details


Key issues for energy policy in Northern Ireland: security of supply, the single energy market and the future for renewables

Thursday 9th November
TBC, Belfast
See website for details

The Future of the UK Environment: delivering health and wellbeing over the next 25 years

Thursday 9th November
Aston University, Birmingham
See website for details


BTO NI Conference

Saturday 11th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
see above

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 12th November
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast


How GDPR will impact your organisation

Friday 17th November
Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 8EF

Innovative Learning using GIS, ICT and Fieldwork

Saturday 18th November
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

Have a go: Dry Stone Walling

Saturday 18th November
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 18th November
Mount Stewart

Family Festive Film Fun

Saturday 18th November
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


UK Farming and the Environment Post–Brexit

Tuesday 21st November
TBC, Central London
See website for details

BRICK Workshop 33, Hillsborough Castle

Tuesday 21st November
Hillsborough Castle
£19, bursaries available


ASCENT Workshop

Thursday 23rd November
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, 32 Hilltown Road, Bryansford, Newcastle


NIEA Conference on Water Framework Directive – Future Partnerships

Saturday 25th November
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS


Saturday 25th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 26th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

Monday 27th November
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
See website for details


Causeway partners with Kenozero 7 July 2017

Giant’s Causeway partners with aspiring World Heritage Site in Russia




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.

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.




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”.

Read the full press release here…