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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Big Walks 2024: Summer

The series of Big Walks around the Belfast Hills returns for 2024. Join us for the Big Summer Walk on Saturday 1 June 2024.  Visitors to the hills will be able to choose one of the three guided walks on…

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Slievenacloy – How the Cattle Manage the Ecosystem

Join Jim and Judy from Belfast Hills Partnership for this fascinating insight into the role of moiled cattle on Belfast’s biggest nature reserve. Slievenacloy Nature Reserve was recently named the third best Wildlife Trust grassland with the cattle playing an…

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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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Belfast Hills Bus Tour

Belfast Hills Bus Tour Saturday 22 June 10am–4pm Price: Adult £18, Senior Citizen £16, Child £13. Special rate for Friends of the Belfast Hills £14 Booking is essential. Please email [email protected]   The tour will start from Belfast Castle (BC),…

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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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