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

CANCELLED Plant use and mythology

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.       Join local plant expert Judy Meharg as she leads you on a leisurely walk of Carnmoney Hill, looking at the…

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CANCELLED CHCC Series: The rocks of Cave Hill

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Kirstin Lemon is an enthusiast for her geology profession and she will delight in explaining the geological origins of Cave Hill…

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CANCELLED NT: Divis & Black Mt. Ridge Trail Walk

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     National Trust Event Take a walk along the ridge trail of Black Mountain with the expert insight of our ranger team.…

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CANCELLED CHCC Series: Dawn chorus

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     John O’Boyle will lead a dander around the Park to hear and identify birds. Specially designed for early risers! Meet at…

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CANCELLED CHCC Series: Forage on Cave Hill

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Phil Simpson has a wealth of practical knowledge and plant lore. We’ll walk in his company to see what useful plants…

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CANCELLED Geology Rocks Family Fun

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     As part of GeoWeek, families are invited to join Belfast Hills Partnership for an afternoon of kids hands-on geology activities in…

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CANCELLED CHCC Series: The birds of Cave Hill

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Get up close to some of our native birds. Licensed bird ringer Aidan Crean will catch, ring and release them and…

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WT: Celebrating World Environment Day

Woodland Trust Event   Celebrate World Environment Day by learning the difference between oaks and ashes, cherries and hazels and many more. This walk will explore the trees of Carnmoney Hill teaching participants how to identify our beautiful native trees.…

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CANCELLED Cattle and Conservation BBQ

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Take the opportunity to see and taste Nature Friendly Farming at work at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve. You will get a chance…

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CANCELLED CHCC Series: Solstice walk

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Greet the sun at dawn on top of Cave Hill on a summer solstice morning before most of Belfast has stirred.…

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CANCELLED NT: Divis & Black Mt. Bioblitz

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     National Trust Event Calling all little rangers, our Belfast rangers are looking for your help. We will be spending a day…

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CANCELLED Insect Extravaganza!

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Join Dr Jim Bradley as he leads a walk around the Ligoniel Dams site, looking at its magical moths, beautiful butterflies,…

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CHCC Series: The trees of Cave Hill

There are lots of both native and exotic trees in the Park and Karl Hamilton will introduce them to us. Meet at the Castle. Easy walk. Free event.   For further details:   cavehillconservation.org   Facebook site for Cave Hill…

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CANCELLED Turn up & Try Yogalates

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     Fancy trying something different? How about giving Yogalates a go!  Yogalates is an exercise technique that combines the benefits of strength…

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CHCC Series: A bug bonanza

Conservation Officer with Buglife, Anna Hart will lead a fossick through the Park looking to find and identify whatever we come across. Meet at the Castle.   Easy Walk. Free event.   For further details:   cavehillconservation.org   Facebook site…

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CANCELLED NT: Divis after dark

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.   National Trust Event Our ranger team are hosting a night exploring the stars and searching for some of the mountains more elusive…

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CHCC Series: Bats of Cave Hill

Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander.   Meet at the Castle.   Easy walk.  Free Event   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign cormachamill47@gmail.com

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CHCC 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 to the Park at the top of the Hightown Road.   Easy…

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CANCELLED Cave Hill Uncovered

Unfortunately due to current circumstances, all events have been postponed. Please watch this space for further updates.     In this illustrated talk, Cormac Hamill, TV presenter and the longstanding chair of Cave Hill Conservation Campaign will talk about all…

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CHCC Series: Fungal Foray

Fungal Foray. Karl Hamilton will try to allay some of the fears we all share about this fascinating and very necessary group of organisms.  Meet at the Castle.   Easy walk. Free event.     For further details:   cavehillconservation.org…

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