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

Cattle and Conservation

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…

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Butterflies & mini-beasts

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…

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Colin Glen Fossil Hunt

Colin Glen is an amazing site with history dating well before the age of the T-REX, Join our Park Ranger & Learn about our pre-historic past.   Join our experienced Park Ranger as he tells the geological history of Colin…

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Wildfire Walk

This is a walk along the uplands of Cave Hill to highlight the impacts of wildfires on the hills, visitors and wildlife; find out just how resilient our uplands are and the positive news about what we can do to…

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A general walk on Cave Hill.

Cormac Hamill will lead a general history walk to the top of the Hill. Meet at the Castle. For further details contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign facebook site, email cormachamill47@gmail.com or phone 90291357 or visit www.cavehillconservation.org

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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 contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign facebook site, email cormachamill47@gmail.com or phone 90291357 or visit www.cavehillconservation.org

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Batty about bats!

Did you know? The saying ‘blind as a bat’ is totally unfounded as bats have very good eyesight. One pipistrelle bat can eat up to 3,500 insects in one night. Bats use a form of sonar to locate their food!…

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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 to the Park at the top of the Hightown Road. For further…

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Food from the Hills

We’ll be combining a wild food gathering walk in Colin Glen Forest guided by local experts ‘Buzzard Bush craft’ with a chance to taste beef from the conservation grazing parts of the hills for this one-off event at Colin Allotments…

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Cave Hill by moonlight.

An enchanting walk over the Cave Hill lit only by the light of the full moon. For further details contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign facebook site, email cormachamill47@gmail.com or phone 90291357 or visit www.cavehillconservation.org

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The rocks of Cave Hill

Kirsty 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 at the Castle. For further details contact  Cave Hill Conservation Campaign facebook…

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