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

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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. Meeting at Belfast Castle. Moderate Walk.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site…

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Tree Nursery Open Day

Join our Tree Nursery Open Day where you will meet our volunteers and find out about nurturing trees from seed to sapling.   Have you ever wondered where we get all our trees that have been planted across Belfast? Find…

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City Nature Challenge

Join Geoff, Belfast Hills Partnership’s Conservation Officer, for this fascinating introduction to bumblebee ecology. Learn about different bee behaviours and some fascinating facts about these vital pollinators.  Take in the sights and sounds of nature as we walk the site…

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CHCC Series: Dawn Chorus

Aaron Kelly, an enthusiastic naturalist with as particular love for the Black Mountain, 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…

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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. Meeting at Belfast Castle. Easy Access. For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook…

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CHCC Series: Botany Walk

Ballyaghagan at the back of the hill is a nature reserve full of wild flowers. Judy Meharg, Belfast Hills Partnership's Conservation Officer, will walk us through and show us its wonderful variety. Meeting at the car park off the Upper…

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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. Meeting at the Castle. Moderate Walk. For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign [email protected] Phone 90291357…

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CHCC Series: A Bug Bonanza

Debbie Nelson runs a wildlife rescue centre and has a phenomenal knowledge of nature in all its variety. She will lead us on a walk looking for and talking about some of the many varieties of bugs found in the…

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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. Moderate walk. For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign…

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CHCC Series: Bats of Cave Hill

Aidan Crean will introduce us to these enchanting nocturnal animals during an evening dander. Meeting at Belfast Castle. Easy Access. For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign [email protected] Phone 90291357 What you should know beforehand:   Please…

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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. Meeting at Belfast Castle.  Easy access.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign [email protected]

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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 the Park at the top of the Upper Hightown Road. Grade…

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