Poster advertising the 2023 Hills Youth Ranger scheme

Belfast Hills Youth Ranger – CLOSED

Belfast Hills Partnership is delighted to announce the third year of this important youth volunteer role in the Belfast Hills! As a Belfast Hills Youth Ranger, you will be assigned your own site in the hills to help look after. This will involve you walking your site and submitting a report each month. By reporting any issues or points of interest, you will be helping site managers and the Belfast […]


Young, Wild & Well!

5,000 young people from disadvantaged areas in North and West Belfast are set to benefit from spending time outdoors in nature to help recover from the challenges of the pandemic, in a new youth project led by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife.     Launched today (7th February) to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, ‘Wild Youth’ will put young people aged 11 to 25 in touch with local green spaces in the Belfast […]


The Future Is Bright

The Future is Bright Green – with thousands of trees planted! The Belfast Hills Partnership has been celebrating it’s work with local young people through the creation of a new woodland in the Belfast Hills. A total of 13,000 trees have been planted – one for every young person who has taken part in the project over the past 6 years. The Belfast Hills Partnership was one of 31 projects […]


Outdoor Learning Resources – Primary

Download our Outdoor Learning Resource packs, Litter Legends and Marvellous Minibeasts, in order to engage young learners in outdoor education. You can watch the accompanying videos on our YouTube channel and complete the fun and informative activities within the packs. These resources directly link to the NI Primary Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 through The World Around Us, helping children develop an awareness of themselves, their place in […]


Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

With the climate crisis such a pressing concern for everyone across the globe, the demand for people with the skills and enthusiasm to protect the environment will only grow and grow. To give young people an awareness of the types of environmental jobs and organisations that are out there, along with employability tips, the Belfast Hills Partnership are delivering an Environmental Careers Festival from the 19th – 26th April 2021. […]


A Tree Nursery for the future

The Belfast Hills Partnership has developed a new Native Tree and Wildflower Nursery, ensuring a greener future for Belfast. The Belfast Hills Partnership has been teaming up with Belfast City Council, The Woodland Trust and many other partners to help achieve the target of planting one million trees in Belfast by 2035. Part of this ambitious work is happening through the creation of a native tree and wildflower nursery. There […]


Covid-19 Response

Like everyone else, Belfast Hills Partnership has had to adapt very quickly in response to coronavirus COVID-19 and its implications for us all. Most of our staff will be working from home from Monday 23rd March but will still be contactable via email [email protected]. There will also be a daily presence in our offices Monday-Friday to pick up post, phone messages etc. but unfortunately they will not be open to […]


Young people demand urgent action for the environment

Forty young people and activists met with policy makers at Stormont today (Friday, 17 January) to set out their demands for safeguarding the environment, as they play their part in shaping Northern Ireland’s first ever environment strategy, which is currently out for public consultation. Supported by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife, the passionate and environmentally conscious young people, aged 11 to 24, have already been taking action to […]


Playing with our planet (2019)

Playing with our Planet: pupils from two Belfast schools have created and performed a series of drama productions to raise awareness of environmental threats to the Belfast Hills. Supported by The Belfast Hills Partnership and Belfast Harbour, pupils from Dominican College and Hazelwood Integrated College have taken part in a creative drama project to explore their ‘sense of place’ in the local landscape. Under the direction of local playwright Clare […]


Young People Unite for a Greener Future

Young people are uniting across the Belfast Hills and calling for a greener future. Belfast Hills Partnership’s Environmental Youth Ambassador Ciarraí Culbert is a young lady on a mission. She heads to Westminster on the 5th of March to challenge MPs to help create a bright future for our local environment. The three big asks that Ciarraí has are that young people are given: In preparation for her visit to […]

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