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
Butterfly Conservation has organised this workshop to encourage more people to get involved in recording and monitoring butterflies - everyone is welcome! Wider Countryside Butterfly Surveys (WCBS) are randomly-selected 1km square grids that are walked on sunny days, 2 –…READ MORE
Place: Throne Wood Belfast BT36 7NH Time: 11am- 12noon - walks start on the hour and must be pre booked. Price: Free Booking: Essential- please book through Woodland Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 333 5302. Parking: Available at Valley Leisure…READ MORE
Minibeast Adventure – Hunt out and meet woodland creatures both big and small at this fun family walk.
Place: Throne Wood Belfast BT36 7NH Time: 12noon - 1pm and 1-2pm - walks start on the hour and must be pre booked. Price: Free Booking: Essential, please contact Woodland Trust at email@example.com or call 0330 333 5302. Parking: Available…READ MORE
Place: Throne Wood Belfast BT36 7NH Time: 2-3pm and 3-4pm - walks start on the hour and must be pre booked. Price: Free Booking: Essential please contact Woodland Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 333 5302. Parking: Available at Valley Leisure Centre.…READ MORE
Join us for a fun dance workout on the hills with Helen Hall (Helen Hall Arts), a freelance dancer who has created a dance workout with a Brazilian flavour. She blends movements from styles such as samba reggae, maracatu and…READ MORE
Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise. Fancy…READ MORE
Nordic walking is a full-body exercise that's easy on the joints and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It tones the upper and lower body at the same time: it burns up to 46% more calories than ordinary walking,…READ MORE
For those runners who haven’t tried off road trail running before, this is an introduction to how to run across uplands, the benefits, the dos and don’ts and how to enjoy and respect the countryside in a totally different way.…READ MORE
The world is going parkrun mad, with hundreds of thousands catching on to this great free Saturday 5k run idea. For those who’ve not run before, this is an informal introduction to highlight that you’re all welcome to walk the…READ MORE
This course will cover information such as why archaeologists excavate at all and how excavation helps us to understand how people lived in years gone by. It will include the types of equipment used, recovery, care and identification of artefacts. The course…READ MORE
Join archaeologist Harry Welsh, from the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork (CAF) as he guides the group around around this enigmatic site to hear about what was found during this years’ dig. Meeting by the National Trust visitor centre on…READ MORE
Our heritage and nature conservation are interwoven down the centuries through the activities of farming, the results of which can be seen at Slievenacloy with its rich variety of wildflowers grazed by traditional cattle breeds. Come and learn about…READ MORE
Northern Ireland’s Big Butterfly Count begins today. Find and examine some of our most beautiful wildlife in the company of Catherine Bertrand and learn some of the mysteries of their lives. Meet at the Castle. For further details contact: Cave…READ MORE
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