Big Saturday Task – October

  Our Big Saturday Task for October will be on Saturday the 18th at Carnmoney Hill in Newtownabbey 10:15am until 1pm   We’ll be helping the Woodland Trust to improve the appearance and performance of a couple of ponds on their fantastic site, in an effort to attract a wider diversity of aquatic organisms. Volunteers who can spare some time to lend a hand will hopefully learn a bit about […]

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Big Saturday Task

This month we’ll be helping our partners at Ulster Wildlife by lending a hand at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve with a bit of hedge management. This will involve a bit of pruning, hedge shaping, root trimming and drain clearance. A nice light wee task to get us (me) back in the swing of things and a great chance to see Slievenacloy if you’ve never been there before.As always, bring sturdy footwear […]

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Conservation Task

Details yet to be confirmed, but something will be happening from 10.15am – 1pm! Email Freddie if you want to get involved: freddie.harris@belfasthills.org

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Industrial History of Carr’s Glen

Henry Bell will lead this rummage around the industrial ruins hidden in Carr’s Glen and explain their significance in the history of Belfast. Meet at Carr’s Glen entrance to the Cave Hill Country Park on the Ballysillan Rd (below Boys’ Model School). Free event Contact the Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 028 9029 1357 or cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org for more information

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Ridges and Summits of Divis & Black Mountain

The ridge trail up to Black Mountain has stunning views over Belfast, whilst the Divis summit trail provides a challenging and wholly different aspect to the area. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential and places must be booked in advance.

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Pub quiz fundraiser

Don’t just sit there! Get to the Belfast Hills pub quiz fundraiser at the Errigal in on September 11. Great prizes. £5 per head pizza served for £10 (£5 of each pizza ordered is donated to BHP) Raffle and prizes include: Autumn weekend holiday let in Strangford, Co Down Mourne Seafood bar – meal for two with bottle of wine Belfast SKYTrek Base – extreme outdoor ropes course for four […]

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Tree Folklore at Colin Glen

Learn Fascinating facts about our native trees and the ancient beliefs of our ancestors in their powers and medicinal uses. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential. Children and young people should be accompanied by an adult. Meet in the Colin Glen Forest Park car park, 163 Stewartstown Road. This is a free event, but as numbers are limited we would ask you to register by filling in the below booking […]

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Cave Hill Autumn Woodland Experience

This walk, led by expert Phil Stewart, will reveal a different range of useful plants that thrive in the season. Meet at front door of Belfast Castle.   Price: Free   Contact: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign 028 9029 1357, cormachamill@cavehillconservation.org, www.cavehillconservation.org

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Evening Bat Walks at Colin Glen

Learn to love these clever aerial acrobats and see how many species our bat detectors can pick up.

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Conservation with Lagan Valley volunteers

Joint conservation task with the Lagan Valley volunteers.

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