Tall Ships picnic on Cave Hill  

Bring a picnic and climb the hill to take a grandstand view of the Tall Ships in the Lough. Meet at Belfast Castle. Price: free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Moderate    

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Butterflies and Mini-beasts on Cave Hill

Catherine Bertrand of Butterfly Conservation NI will allow us to get up close to some of these most lovely creatures. Meet at Belfast Castle. Price: Free Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org www.cavehillconservation.org   Moderate

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‘Light and radar’ heritage hike on Cave Hill

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has commissioned LIDaR mapping of Cave Hill Country Park. LIDaR is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. It can reveal features on…

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Plant and Animal Folklore at Ligoniel

There is so much more to plants and animals than meets the eye! Come and learn about the folklore, uses and abuses of many of our native wildlife. Meet below the dam. Booking essential Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership…

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Exploring the Belfast Hills

Stretch your legs on this 4 mile guided walk over the National Trust’s Divis and Black Mountain site, with spectacular views over Belfast, Antrim, Lough Neagh and beyond. The rough location of the source of the Ballymartin River can also…

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Belfast Hills heritage festival 2015

Join the annual celebration into the Belfast Hills that promises to to full of fun activities for all the family. The Belfast Hills Partnership's week long summer programme of events will bring the Hills alive with folklore, nature, entertainment and…

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Voyage to Lilliput Craft Workshop

The Belfast Hills is said to have been the inspiration for the famous book ‘Gulliver Travels’ with the hills looking like a sleeping giant beside a city of little people! Follow in the footsteps of Gulliver, and journey with us…

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Foraging & Folklore

Join bushcraft expert Phil Simpson on a forage through the woodlands of Cave Hill Country Park. Not only will he point out a range of edible plants with a long tradition of sustaining the local populace, but he’ll also delve…

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Nature Watch Pond Dipping

Come and discover the exciting creatures that live right on your doorstep through a number of hands on activities exploring the ponds and woodlands of Carnmoney Hill. All equipment is provided, along with help identifying what you might find. Suitable…

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Creative Writing in the Hills

With its dramatic cliffs, rolling hills and lush wooded valleys, the Belfast Hills has inspired writers and artists for centuries. This workshop will continue this inspiration by allowing participants to walk and explore the spectacular landscape of Ligoniel Dams and…

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Ballyaghagan and Cave Hill Walk

Cormac Hamill will lead a general walk through Ballyaghagan Nature Reserve, over the top of Cave Hill and back. Meet at the Cavehill Country Park, Hightown Road car park. Price: Free Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org…

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Heritage Site Survey Work

Locations to be revealed! Get involved in undertaking detailed photographic surveys and basic site plans of a heritage feature in the Belfast Hills which will form the basis of a report on the site’s archaeology. Appropriate footwear and clothing is…

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Evening Bat Walk at Colin Glen  

Learn to love these clever little aerial acrobats and see how many different species our bat detectors can pick up. A guide from Colin Glen Trust will take you around the woodland. All children must be accompanied by an adult.…

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Evening Bat Walk on Antrim Road

Join Robin Moffitt from the NI bat group to learn about the secret lives of these fascinating nocturnal mammals. We will kick off the night with a short talk about the different types of bats you find in Northern Ireland,…

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Bat Detectors at Carnmoney Hill

Another chance to try your hand at bat detecting and discover how the park comes to life after dark as these little acrobats flit and soar around the lake and through the trees. Meet at Rathfern social activity centre, Knockenagh…

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History and Heritage of Cave Hill

North Belfast historian John Gray will lead a walk over the top of Cave Hill and will talk about the many historical places on the hill. Meet at Belfast Castle. Price: Free Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or…

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Autumn Walk on Carnmoney

October 4 date on our events leaflet is a misprint. Saturday October 3 is correct date. Apologies for any confusion. Take a stroll around in the delightful woodlands of Carnmoney Hill and learn about  local wildlife and the rich heritage…

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The Fungi of Cave Hill

Join Debbie Nelson and her Northern Ireland Fungus Group in a hunt for whatever fungi we can find. Meet at Belfast Castle Price: Free Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org www.cavehillconservation.org Moderate    

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Tour of Patterson’s Spade Mill

Hear the hammers, smell the grit and feel the heat of traditional spade-making. Enjoy a guided tour of Patterson's Spade Mill just outside Templepatrick, the last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles. This guided tour…

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