As a Partnership we do our best to publicise the ever expanding number of events being run in the Belfast Hills. Please note that the following list of events are simply those we are made aware of, other events may be available in the Belfast Hills area. The Belfast Hills Partnership takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information given or for any other aspects of events unless specifically stated that the event is being run by the Partnership.

Everyone is welcome to our events, but please bear these important points in mind:

• Suitable clothing and footwear should be worn
• All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
• Unaccompanied 16 & 17 year olds must get a parental consent form completed prior to taking part in the activity
• Dogs are allowed on some walks but only on a lead (please get in touch to check suitability)
• Some parts of walks can be steep or difficult
• The Belfast Hills Partnership promotes responsible countryside enjoyment and has published an Access Code

Hills for Health – Yoga for beginners

This event was previously fully booked - however we have been able to secure a few more spaces and so have released some more tickets. Thinking about using the hills for health? How about giving Outdoor Yoga a go? Yoga…

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Archaeology Bus Tour

Over the past 6 years the Belfast Hills Partnership has been undertaking annual Community Archaeology Digs across the hills – this bus tour will revisit these various sites and share some of the history uncovered. These sites include Cave Hill’s…

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CHCC – Forage on Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   Forage on Cave Hill. Phil Simpson has a fund of practical knowledge and plant lore. We’ll walk in his company to see what useful plants we can find. Meet at the Castle.  …

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CHCC – Solstice Walk

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   Solstice walk. Greet the sun at dawn on a summer solstice morning before most of Belfast has stirred. Meet at the Castle.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation…

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Free Training Series: Pond Plant and Invasive Pond Plant Identification

Tuesday 26th June, 10am-1pm, Half Moon Lake, Suffolk Road Bookings: lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org   This course will introduce you to key native pond plants and non-native invasive pond plant species, the impact of the invasives and what to do if you see them.…

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Wonderful Wildflowers Dander

A family friendly walk through the meadows and heaths of Slievenacloy looking at the rich array of wonderful wildflowers are in this special place. We will be looking out for common spotted and heath orchids, as well as the rarer…

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CHCC – Flora of Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   The flora of Cave Hill. Karl Hamilton will guide us on a plant identification walk in the Nature Reserve in Ballyaghagan at the back of the hill. Meet at the entrance to the…

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CHCC – Butterflies of Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   Butterflies of Cave Hill. Cormac Hamill will lead a group along his regular butterfly transect in the expectation of finding some of the 17 species regularly found on Cave Hill. Meet at the…

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Campfire storytelling and Cookery

Young and old alike are invited to a night of storytelling around the campfire led by renowned local story teller Eamonn Keenan, interwoven with some campfire cookery. Cookery will include bread twists, smores and banana boats.  This magical night of…

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CHCC – Bats of Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   Bats of Cave Hill. Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander. Meet at the Castle.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation…

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Batty Torch Light Walk

Batty about bats? Want to hear their unique echolocation/sonar sounds first hand? Ligoniel Dams are the perfect place to observe these fascinating nocturnal creatures, as after dark the site comes to life as these little acrobats flit and soar around…

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CHCC – Rocks of Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   The rocks of Cave Hill. Kirstin Lemon is an enthusiast for her geology profession and she will delight in explaining the geological origins of Cave Hill on this walk over the hill. Meet…

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Free Training Series: Tree Seed Collection and Propagation

Tuesday 9th October, 10am-1pm, Rathfern Social Activity Centre and Carnmoney Hill Bookings: lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org   This course will introduce you to why, when and how tree seeds are collected and then grown. We will begin by explaining why collecting tree seeds is…

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CHCC – Cave Hill by night

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   Cave Hill by night. We have picked a moonless night to try to get the best view we can of the heavens (clouds permitting!) Meet at the Castle.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org…

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CHCC – Archaeology of Cave Hill

Cave Hill Conservation Campaign Events Series   The archaeology of Cave Hill. Local archaeologist Cormac McSparron will lead a trip to the various remains on the hill from the Neolithic period to the early Christian period. Meet at the entrance…

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