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

5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: Plant Use & Mythology

  5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: KEEP LEARNING   Plant Use And Mythology   Join local plant expert Judy Meharg as she leads you on a leisurely walk of Carnmoney Hill, looking at the various plants found on the hill…

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Cave Hill Self led Family Biodiversity Trail

Part of the NI Science Festival 2nd – 10th July 2021   Explore the iconic Cave Hill while finding answers to clues about the wildlife around the site. This family friendly self-led trail will lead you from Belfast Castle, through…

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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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5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: Bilberry Picnic

    5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: CONNECT     Bilberry Picnic   Grab your jerrycan for a bilberry picking extravaganza! This event will provide you with an opportunity to connect with both the people around you and with the…

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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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Ridge Trail History Walk

Join Jim Bradley from Belfast Hills Partnership for a walk through time across Black Mountain Jim will highlight sites associated with Stone Age hunters, Bronze Age farmers, United Irishmen, local Lords and their gamekeepers. This is an upland site so…

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5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: Turn up & Try Yogalates

    5 STEPS TO WELLBEING SERIES: BE ACTIVE   Turn up and try Yogalates   Fancy trying something different? How about giving Yogalates a go!  Yogalates is an exercise technique that combines the benefits of strength training of Pilates…

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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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5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: Mindfulness Walk

  5 STEPS TO WELLBEING: Take Notice   Mindfulness Walk   This hillside walk around Slievenacloy Nature Reserve will provide opportunities for you to be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the…

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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 challenging ones are…

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