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

Tracing your Family in the Belfast Hills

Do you have old family connections to the Belfast Hills? Why not join us for a talk on how to find out more, what resources there are online and how you can make that connection to the hills - McIlwhan's Hill, Armstrong's Hill, Boomer's…

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That Lesser Known Path

If you're one of those people who have 'done' Divis and Cave Hill, then why not join us to look at other public access places to visit in the hills. This talk will introduce you to the more hidden corners…

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Cave Hill Uncovered

In this illustrated talk, Cormac Hamill, TV presenter and the longstanding chair of Cave Hill Conservation Campaign will talk about all aspects of Cave Hill to enhance your enjoyment of this iconic site. Cormac will look at the geology, archaeology,…

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CHCC Series: The Rocks of Cave Hill

Kirstin 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 Belfast Castle.   Free Event.   Grade M (Easy walks are…

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CHCC 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 Cave Hill Country Park at the top of Innisfayle Park.   Free Event.   Grade…

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CHCC 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 Belfast Castle.   Free Event.   Grade E (Easy walks are graded E…

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CHCC 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 Belfast Castle.   Free Event.   Grade E…

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CHCC 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 Belfast Castle. Free Event. Grade M (Easy walks are graded E and more challenging ones are graded…

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CHCC Series: The Flowers of Cave Hill

Wildlife consultant Karl Hamilton will introduce us to a selection of the wide range of flowers that grow on Cave Hill.   Meet at the car park on the Upper Hightown Road.   Free Event.   Grade E (Easy walks…

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CHCC Series: A Bug Bonanza

Conservation Officer with Buglife, Anna Hart, will lead a fossick through the Park looking to find and identify whatever we come across. Meet at Belfast Castle. Free Event. Grade E (Easy walks are graded E and more challenging ones are…

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CHCC Series: Bats of Cave Hill

Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander.   Meet at Belfast Castle.   Free Event.   Grade E (Easy walks are graded E and more challenging ones are graded M).   Further information…

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CHCC 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 Cave Hill Country Park at the top of the Upper…

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CHCC Series: Cave Hill by Starlight

A chance to look down on Belfast by night, and get a view of the stars and planets. Meet at Belfast Castle. Free Event. Grade M (Easy walks are graded E and more challenging ones are graded M). Further information…

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CHCC Series: Fungal Foray

Debbie Nelson will lead us in a snuffle through the Cave Hill woods to see what fungi we can find and identify.   Meet at Belfast Castle.   Free Event.   Grade E (Easy walks are graded E and more…

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