50 Great Things 11-20...Flying, Walking, Training

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11.PEACE BRO - Throw a penny off the new Peace Bridge and make a wish. Or just marvel at it all . . .

12.Try the zipline slide at St Columb’s Park if you’re brave, or go squirrel and bird-spotting if you’re not. Athletes, rest assured, you have the choice of about fifty sports there as well.

13.YES THERE (famous Derry greeting) - Read the complete manuscript of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’, handwritten onto the walls of the Verbal Arts Centre by Colin Dark. And while you’re there admire the marble floor designed by the famous Irish artist Louis Le Brocquy. And there’s a cafe . .

14. A TRAIN TRIP YOU’LL NEVER FORGET - Take the youngsters for a train trip to Coleraine and back, through tunnels, along sea-cliffs and featuring views more spectacular than you’d get on the Hogwarts Express. Michael Palin has described it as one of the great train journeys of the world.

15.Meander through Ness Woods, and marvel at Ulster’s biggest waterfall and the world’s most dangerous long-jump – Shane’s Leap.

16.Put on your wetsuit and paddle a canoe around the lough at Creggan Country Park, or dip your fishing rod into the well-stocked waters there.

17.KNEES DOWN - Check out the ancient stone at Long Tower Chapel, which bears the two knee-prints left from marathon prayer by our patron saint Colmcille.

18.COME FLY WITH ME - Fly a kite on any one of a dozen unspoilt beaches within half-an-hour of the city centre. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, launch your surfboard into some of the biggest waves in Europe. Surfing at Magilligan, Portrush, Inishowen and other spots - check out http://www.isasurf.ie/where-to-surf/

19.Visit the award-winning Tower Museum, which houses recovered wrecks from the Spanish Armada – and the coach in which the dissolute 18th century playboy John ‘Half-Hanged’ McNaughten shot and mortally wounded his fleeing lover Mary Anne Knox. What a story!

20.Read the Journal over brunch in Fiorentini’s Cafe (great fish and chips), and finish off with their life-restoring ice-cream (secret recipe), perfect if the night before has been a little too late. Which it will have been.