Want to explore the woodland wonders at Prehen?

The Derry public will this weekend get the chance to explore the natural and historical wonders of Prehen’s ancient woodland.

Gardener Gareth Austin will lead the Ancient Woodland and Bluebell Walk around the woodland - one of the last remaining trances of ancient woodland in the north.

Organised by Prehen Historical And Environmental Society, anyone interested should meet at the Everglades car park at 11am on Saturday morning.

PHES spokesman George McLaughlin said: “This woodland walk is part of the City of Horticulture project and is being led by Gareth Austin. He will talk about the plant life that is to be found in the ancient woodland.

“Members of PHES will talk about the very important history of the woodland area, for example the part the area played in WWII, in building the city, and its use at the time of the Siege. Come along and enjoy the bluebells, enjoy one of the last remaining tracts of ancient woodland - you might even get a glimpse of the resident Prehen Red Squirrels,” he said.