Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

Clanmil Housing Association, Apex Housing Association, Habinteg Housing Association

A cross community and intergenerational project, that promotes a sign posted walking route within a Waterside area of Derry /Londonderry.

Visitor Information

Clanmil Housing Association
BT47 2NG

This project has 3 main sites, Somme Park (Clanmil HA), Clondermott Park (Apex HA), and Gelvin Gardens, Trench Road (Habinteg HA). We are also working with the community centres at Hillcrest House & Irish Street. The walking route takes in parts of Irish Street, Trench Road, Irish Street (walking in one large loop, with smaller loops depending on the walkers fitness).

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Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

The partners will run a series of workshops, with residents and community groups, to connect with nature and identify important species native to the area and Northern Ireland. We will also work with local people to design the markers for the trail.Please contact us for information.

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Photos of the site

Wish for a successful application

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Oak Tree Poem

Friday, March 1, 2019

Planning Day!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Top of The Hill Mens Shed

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The benches we will be making

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Project Launch Event!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Indiginious plants on walk route

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

5 Ways to Well Being Workshop

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Making of our benches!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Making of our benches!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Benches by TopOfTheHill Mens Shed

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Gardening Workshop Planters

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Rooting blackberry cuttings

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Gardening Workshop 2

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Tenants visited the local garden centre to pick plants for the gardening workshops & planting out on walk route. 09/11/2019 - 14:00 10 Mostly adults 25+
Workshop at Somme Park, with Top Of The Hill Mens Shed, tenants & local youth to agree the design of the 20 signs for the walk route. 20/08/2019 - 19:00 14 Mixed ages
Our garden benches are finished by the Hillcrest House Mens Shed. 09/05/2019 - 16:30 4 Mostly adults 25+
Planning day with the team from Apex, Clanmil, Habinteg. 21/03/2019 - 14:00 6 Mostly adults 25+
2nd Gardening Workshop at the Irish Street Community Centre, with Conor O'Kane facilitating. 24/09/2019 - 19:00 22 Mostly adults 25+
Meeting & walk around route with Christine Doherty (Biodiversity Manager, DCSDC). 17/06/2019 - 12:00 6 Mostly adults 25+
Workshop 2 - 5 Ways to Wellbeing, 10am Thursday 1st August 2019, at Clanmil Scheme, Somme Park, Altnagelvin, Derry ~ Londonderry. 01/08/2019 - 10:00 26 Mostly adults 25+
Resilience and 5 ways to Wellbeing Workshop, held at Habinteg scheme. Gelvin Gardens, Trench Rd, Derry ~ Londonderry 08/07/2019 - 12:30 10 Mostly adults 25+
We are holding two Gardening Workshops in the local Irish Street Community Centre. Workshops are at 7pm on 17th & 24th Sept 2019. 17/09/2019 - 19:00 24 Mostly adults 25+
Meeting for the telephone interview with the Derry Journal, and showing off our 'Grow Wild' banner! 18/06/2019 - 19:30 3 Mixed ages
Community consultation & launch night at the local Irish Street Community Centre. Local youth groups and Mens Sheds also invited. 18/06/2019 - 17:30 37 Mixed ages
Inspecting the walking route with local Derry City and Strabane District Council Bio Diversity Manager. 18/06/2019 - 17:30 5 Mostly adults 25+
The 3 Housing Association reps met to confirm roles and timelines, and expectations. 19/02/2019 - 17:30 5 Mostly adults 25+
We met with the local Hillcrest Community representatives to discuss the partnership we envisaged with their Mens Shed. 29/05/2019 - 17:15 4 Mostly adults 25+