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

Get Into History: Rivers of the Belfast Hills

Join Dr Jim Bradley for this live online talk looking at the historical importance of the rivers rising from the Belfast Hills. Find out more about how these Belfast Hills Rivers have played a key role in the development of…

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Get Into History: Woodlands of the Belfast Hills

Join Dr Jim Bradley for this live online talk looking at the historical importance of our woodlands and why they are such a key part of our historical landscape.   A zoom link will be provided when you book via…

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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 the Castle.  Fairly challanging walk.   No booking required.   For…

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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 the Park at the top of Innisfayle Park. Easy walk.   No booking required.   For…

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CCHC 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 the Castle. Easy walk.   No booking required.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook…

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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 the Castle. Easy walk.   No booking required.   For…

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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 the Castle. Strenuous walk in places.   No booking required.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site…

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CHCC Series: Tree i.d. walk

Wildlife consultant Karl Hamilton will guide us through the trees of the Park and help us identify some of the wide variety of trees, native and imported, that grow there. Meet at the Castle. Easy walk.   No booking required.…

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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: A history walk

Cormac Hamill is chair of Cave Hill Conservation Campaign and has a broad knowledge of Cave Hill in all its aspects. He will concentrate on the range of history to which Cave Hill is connected. Meet at the Castle. Strenuous…

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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 the Castle. No booking required. Easy walking.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign [email protected]

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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 the Castle.  Easy walk.   No booking required.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for…

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Get into trees! Acorn to Oak

Have you ever wondered how to grow your own trees or what tree seeds even look like? Look no further for the answers than this family friendly event at the Belfast Hills Partnership Tree Nursery. You will learn how to…

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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. Easy…

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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 the Castle. Moderate walk.   No booking required.   For further details: cavehillconservation.org Facebook site for Cave Hill Conservation Campaign…

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