Historic landscape of the Belfast Hills talk

Learn more about the rich history of the Belfast Hills from Dr Jim Bradley, including places to visit when out for a walk.

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Spring walk in Glencairn Park

Enjoy a short walk amongst spring flowers as the woods and parkland reawaken after the long winter. Hear about the hidden history of Glencairn Park and the people who once lived there. Price : Free Contact:: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890 603466 info@belfasthills.org   Walk grade: Gentle Parking along the laneway just before Fernhill House.

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Northern Ireland Hospice walks

Walks at Cave Hill, Divis and Black Mountain and Colin Glen Forest Park Northern Ireland Hospice invites you to join them in one of its fundraising walks. For individual start locations and walk details and suitability please contact the charity. Booking essential Contact: To register to take part or for more walk locations please visit www.nihospice.org or call 028 90777 123. Moderate  NI Hospice

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Talk and tour of the Public Records Office (PRONI)

Ever wanted to delve more into local history records to trace your family tree or find out more about your local area? A tour of PRONI’s records office in Belfast and a talk from a member of their expert team will steer you in the right direction! Booking essential Price: Free Contact: : Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Parking is available at the Odyssey Complex. Please see the Odyssey Arena website  for […]

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The geology of Cave Hill

Join geologist Kirstin Lemon on an exploration of the fiery origins of Cave Hill and what was there before. 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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Early birds on Cave Hill

Hear the Dawn Chorus with bird expert Larry Toal. Price: Free Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org www.cavehillconservation.org Moderate Meet  at Castle gates at top of Innisfayle Park.

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Community archaeology big dig

Details are still under wraps, but it’s going to be  cracker big dig! Look out for details on our website or ‘like’ us on Facebook to keep up-to-date. Booking essential Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org  

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Belfast Hills walking festival on Divis Mountain

There will be a marked 10km route and two guided walks of 10km facilitated by the North West Mountain Rescue Team. People are encouraged to do this walk and raise funds for the Team by downloading a sponsorship form from NWMRT Website. Booking essential Price: £10 per Person. Family rate £25 if they are using this event as a Sponsored Walk for any organisation. Contact: Information can be obtained with […]

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Hawthorn and Hedgerows – Cave Hill and Ballyaghagan

Come and enjoy some wonderful hedgerows that are home to a variety of plants and animals. Learn about the importance of them as wildlife corridors connecting the hills to the city. Meet at Ballyaghagan car park on Upper Hightown Road. Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Moderate

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Bird spotting on Cave Hill

Bird expert Aidan Crean will put up mist nets to ring and record both native birds and summer visitors. 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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Heritage Walk on Cave Hill

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency have commissioned LIDaR mapping of Cave Hill Country Park. Using these highly detailed images we shall be walking the site to try and identify previously unnoticed features. Meet at Ballyaghagan car park, Upper Hightown Rd. Booking essential Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org  Moderate    

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Summer Solstice Walk on Divis

Join us on a lofty walk in the mountains to make the most of the longest day and to understand how our ancestors lived and worked these lands from Bronze Age to the 1900s. Meet in the car park on Divis Road. Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org  Moderate

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Wildlife Recording at Slievenacloy

Come and help us gather an inventory of all the plants and animals at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve. All are welcome from novice to expert and help will be on hand to find and identify each species. There will also be guided walks and talks throughout the day so check it out here closer to the time. Directions: Enter through gates at Ballycolin Road. Price: Free Contact: Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 […]

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Fossil Hunt in Colin Glen

A guide from Colin Glen Trust will take you around the woodland. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Meet in Colin Glen Forest Park car park. Price: adults £3,children £1.50 Contact: Colin Glen Trust 028 90614115  Leisurely

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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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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 essential. Booking essential Price: Free Contact:Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Moderate

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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 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Leisurely  

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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 www.cavehillconservation.org Moderate  

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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 essential. Booking essential Price: Free Contact:Belfast Hills Partnership 02890603466 info@belfasthills.org Moderate

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