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ACCESS ROUTES & LINKS INSTALLED / IMPROVED

At the start of the Landscape Partnership Scheme, the Belfast Hills visitor numbers were gradually increasing but they remained a very under-used resource, with many people who lived in the shadow of the hills never having been to any of the public sites. Belfast City Council’s Strategic Tourism Strategy 2011 referred to the Belfast Hills as a key destination for visitors and one that should be enhanced and promoted. We made […]

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NEW RECREATION PROJECT

BHP Recreational Strategy contains baseline info on existing recreation in the Belfast Hills. A specific study was commissioned in the development year of the LPS in which 6 different sites were assessed for their suitability for various recreational activities. Site managers were also consulted to find out what recreational facilities they might like on their site.   This resulted in the creation of a junior orienteering course beening installed at […]

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GETTING TO KNOW THE HILLS

Over 20 visitor counters were installed in public access sites in the Belfast Hills, providing important user information. Questionnaires were conducted by volunteers to assess visitor opinions and obtain feedback which was used to inform further development.  

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NEW HERITAGE ACCESS

The Belfast Hills are home to a wide range of historic sites, however not all of these important sites are easily accessible. Some sites are on private ground, so special permission has to be sought to view the site; while others, although on public ground, are in locations that are not accessible to all due to the terrain. Likewise, over the years, various archaeological finds have been uncovered; however they […]

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WEBSITE MATERIAL

The Belfast Hills Partnership has maintained a website since it was launched in 2005. As the Partnership develops, more and more information has been added to this site and consequently visitor numbers have steadily increased from approx. 5000 hits per annum to approx. 99,000 hits per annum. We are constantly adding to our online information, and hope you are enjoying using our website!

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