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
• 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

Dawn Chorus in the Castle Grounds

John O’Boyle will lead a dander around the Park to hear and identify birds. Specially designed for early risers! Meet at Park gates at the top of Innisfayle Park. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com …

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Bat Walk

Come and join the Northern Ireland Bat Group as they take a stroll along the Newtownabbey walkway looking for bats. Suitable for all ages with under sixteens accompanied by an adult. Free admission but booking essential. Event organised by Antrim…

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Wildflower Wander at Ballyaghagan

Karl Hamilton will guide us on a plant identification walk in the Nature Reserve at the back of the hill. Meet at the entrance at the         top of the  Upper Hightown Road. For further details: Cave…

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Schools Archaeology Dig

This FREE event will enable pupils to get ‘hands on’ experiences of a small archaeology dig. The site will be an Anglo-Norman, Early Medieval, farmstead at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Flowbog Rd, Lisburn. However, there is also evidence of both Neolithic…

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Bird Spotting on Cave Hill

Get up close and personal 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. For further details: Cave Hill…

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Slievenacloy Big Dig

Building on the success of last year’s community archaeology event at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, preparations are underway for this year’s big dig. On the southern side of the site, managed by Ulster Wildlife, lies a mysterious earth ring. Initial findings…

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Summer Solstice Sunrise on Cave Hill Summit

Join Cormac Hamill for a very early walk to the top of Cave Hill to catch the sunrise on the longest day. Meet at the Castle. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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Belfast Hills Heritage Festival

Join our annual celebration of fun activities and fascinating facts to bring the Hills alive. Activities will include walks, talks and wildlife, so watch this space for more details!

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Butterflies and Mini-beasts of Cave Hill

Find and examine some of our most ravishing wildlife in the company of Catherine Bertrand and learn some of the mysteries of their lives. Meet at the Castle. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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Bats in the Castle Belfast Grounds

Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander to find them. Meet at the Castle. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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The History of Cave Hill

John Gray knows a lot of the history of Cave Hill and he will share this on a walk to McArt’s Fort near the top of the Hill. Meet at the Castle. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on…

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Local Plantlore Around 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. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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The Fascinating Geology of Cave Hill Explained

Kirsty Lemon is an enthusiast for her geology profession and she will delight in explaining the geological origins of Cave Hill on this walk over the hill. Meet at the Castle. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357…

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Ghostly Happenings in Belfast Castle

An evening in the Castle of spooky stories and ghoulish goings-on with a particular bias towards Cave Hill and its surroundings. Ticket  event. For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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Evening Walk Under the Heavens at Cave Hill

This will be moonless and if the weather is kind, we should be treated to a great view of the heavens. Meet at the Castle ..  For further details: Cave Hill Conservation Campaign on 02890291357 or cormachamill47@gmail.com www.cavehillconservation.org

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