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Belfast City of Sanctuary Walk on Sunday 16th August 2020 took place at Cave Hill, Belfast and was followed by a picnic.

It was well attended and most enjoyable with in excess of 40 people attending.

The morning had looked a bit bleak, in contrast to yesterday’s brilliant weather.

We were watching low cloud on Cave Hill as we suspected there would be rain in there. So the approach was to take the Hill stage by stage, assessing the conditions as we climbed.

The big cave proved popular, a great place for photos. The rain was minimal by then and the skies started to lighten as we climbed to the next viewpoint just below the great basalt cliffs. It was great to hear the babble of laughter and conversation in a number of languages and dialects, a part of the Belfast experience now.

Some of us decided to go on up to McArt’s Fort. We watched ferries coming up Belfast Lough, and identified places such as Titanic, the City Centre, the Waterworks and the City Hospital tower. No low cloud visited us for the rest of the walk.

We went back to Belfast Castle grounds for refreshments supplied by Lisa Mbondiya…. Caribbean Touch catering services.

Delighted with the day, and with our new Belfast City of Sanctuary tabards.

Thanks to our committee led by Chair Israel Eguaogie and supported our indefatigable Secretary, John O’Neill and all those who helped.

This event was funded by Big Lottery Community Fund and was in association with BURC and Belfast Friendship Clubs. Belfast City of Sanctuary wishes to thank them them for their continued support.