TO MARK National Heritage Week, and in particular to thank the Heritage Council for part funding the restoration of a number of sites, the 12 O’Clock Hills project committee are organising a walk with a heritage theme on Saturday, August 13.
The meeting point is the Belvoir carpark at 9.45am, for the walk which starts at 10am. The route will be mostly a flat walk along the Red Trail where most of the heritage sites are located.
This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who would like to know the background history of the area and to learn about the people who lived here and their lifestyles around the early- to mid-1900’s.
Because of the theme it will be a slow-paced walk (approximately two to three hours) where hopefully loads of questions will be asked and answered.
During this walk, the committee hopes to bring life to a question that is often asked of walkers: “Did you pop in to Mary Anne’s for a cup of tea?”
It will be a challenge to provide tea at this remote site, but a committee spokesperson said they are ready to have a go if they can manage to pull Mary Anne away from the turf or the hay saving.
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