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

CHCC walk series: Carr’s Glen

Well-known local historian Henry Bell will bring us to the remains of once-thriving mills and cottages in and above Carr’s Glen. Meet at entrance to the Park on the Ballysillan Road just below Boys’ Model.  Grade  E (easy) Free event…

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CHCC walk series: Dawn Chorus

John O’Boyle will lead a dander around the Park to hear and identify birds. Specially designed for early risers! Meet at the gates to the Park at the top of Innisfayle Park. Grade E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave Hill…

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TAKE 5 SERIES: MINDFUL WOODLAND WALKING ON CAVE HILL

TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: MINDFUL WOODLAND WALKING ON CAVE HILL This woodland walk around the lower slopes of Cave Hill through glades of bluebells and wild garlic will provide opportunities for you to pay more attention to the present…

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CHCC walk series: The Birds of Cave Hill

Get up close  to some of our native birds. Licensed bird ringer Aidan Crean will catch, ring and release them and allow us to see them in beautiful detail. Meet at the Castle.  Grade E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave…

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CHCC walk series: A Bug Bonanza

Entomologist Ryan Mitchell will help us find and identify some of the huge variety of insect life in the Park. Meet at the Castle.  Grade E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for more information

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CHCC walk series: Solstice Walk

Greet the sun at dawn on top of Cave Hill on a summer solstice morning before most of Belfast has stirred. Meet at the Castle.  Grade M (more challenging) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for…

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TAKE 5 SERIES: BIG CHALLENGE WALK

TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: BIG CHALLENGE WALK Set yourself a challenge to be active! This wonderful walk will take you from Ligoniel Park all the way to Hazelbank Park on the Shore Road. The paths are mainly gravel…

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CHCC walk series: The Flora of Cave Hill

Karl Hamilton will guide us on a plant identification walk in the Nature Reserve in Ballyaghagan at the back of the hill. Meet at the entrance to the Park at the top of the Hightown Road. Grade E (easy) Free…

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TAKE 5 SERIES: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY ON CARNMONEY HILL

TAKE 5 SERIES: NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY ON CARNMONEY HILL Health experts say that learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence; so how about having a go at nature photography? This event will demonstrate the…

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TAKE 5 SERIES: BILBERRY PICKING EVENING ON DIVIS & BLACK MOUNTAIN

TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: BILBERRY PICKING EVENING ON DIVIS & BLACK MOUNTAIN Grab your jerrycan for a bilberry picking extravaganza! This event will provide you with an opportunity to connect with both the people around you and with…

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CHCC walk series: Forage on Cave Hill

Phil Simpson has a fund of practical knowledge and plant lore. We’ll walk in his company to see what useful plants we can find. Meet at the Castle.  Grade E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029…

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CHCC walk series: Bats of Cave Hill

Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander. Meet at the Castle. Grade E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for more information

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TAKE 5 SERIES: FAMILY VOLUNTEERING DAY

TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: FAMILY VOLUNTEERING DAY Why not get the whole family involved in giving to others through helping create a wildflower meadow at Valley Park in Newtownabbey? There will be activities to suit all ages, from…

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CHCC walk 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.  Grade E…

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CHCC walk series: Cave Hill by Night

We have picked a moonless night to try to get the best view we can of the heavens (clouds permitting!) Meet at the Castle. Grade  M (more challenging) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for more…

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CHCC walk series: Fungal Foray

Karl Hamilton will try to allay some of the fears we all share about this fascinating and very necessary group of organisms.  Grade  E (easy) Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for more information

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