Hills Explorer Programme 2024

Applications to the Belfast Hills Explorer Programme for 16-18 year olds are now open. Are you aged 16-18 and interested in nature and the outdoors? Then our Hills Explorer Programme could be right up your street! We’re offering daily FREE outdoor nature sessions for 16-18 year olds from Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2024, 10am – 3pm. Each week we’ll be exploring a different site in the Belfast Hills, discovering […]


Seed Collection & Propagation – Good Practice Guide

Take a look at our handy guide on growing native trees from seed! This guide was produced as part of our engagement work with Belfast City Council’s One Million Trees Project.


Historic Cave Hill Railway Set to Return

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Belfast One Million Trees logo

One Million Trees for Schools

2024 opened with more trees being planted across school grounds in Belfast as part of the One Million Trees project. Imagine a city with one million trees… What would that look like? How much different would Belfast be? We have a feeling we won’t be relying on imagination for much longer thanks to the enthusiastic eco warriors from schools across Belfast! Belfast Hills Partnership have been out planting trees at schools […]


Tree Planting & Aftercare – Good Practice Guide

Take a look at our handy guide on planting trees & looking after them! This guide was produced as part of our engagement work with Belfast City Council’s One Million Trees Project.


Divis Benefits From Major Investment

The National Trust secures major funding to restore natural habitat and improve access for communities at Divis and the Black Mountain. Divis and the Black Mountain is the largest urban green space in the city. The National Trust property boasts a stunning natural habitat, linked to the heritage and culture of the surrounding city. This exciting new project aims to ensure that local communities can easily access the health and […]


Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

National Tree Week 2023 took place from Saturday 25 November to Sunday 3 December and marks the start of tree planting season. Belfast Hills Partnership celebrated National Tree Week with a number of events and talks. The theme this year was “Plant a Tree in ’23” echoing the original ‘Plant a Tree in 73’ campaign from which National Tree Week was born. Volunteers in our Native Tree Nursery have been […]

Participants on the 2023 Hills Explorer Programme during a bird ringing session with Aidan Crean.

A Summer Spent Exploring the Hills

The Wild Youth Hills Explorer Programme took place in August this year. Every summer Belfast Hills Partnership welcomes young people to the Belfast Hills to participate in The Hills Explorer Programme. Young people, aged between 16 to 18 years old, take part in four outdoor nature sessions across the Belfast Hills. In addition to offering participants the chance to explore nature, the Hills Explorer Programme aims to improve the health […]

Student from Fort Hill Integrated College, Lisburn, with a blackbird as part of a bird ringing session

Go Wild Week 2023

Wild Youth has marked the beginning of a new school term with the very first Go Wild Week. Go Wild Week is a week-long celebration designed to get young people to engage with nature and their surroundings in a way that fosters respect and appreciation for the natural environment.   To mark the week, Wild Youth selected Fort Hill Integrated College in Lisburn as their chosen school for 2023.  In […]


Kickstart Your Career in Conservation with Trainee Ranger Scheme – CLOSED

Belfast Hills Partnership are delighted to announce the return of their FREE Trainee Ranger Scheme for young people between the ages of 18-25. Returning for a sixth year the highly successful Trainee Ranger Scheme offers young people aged 18-25 an opportunity to gain practical experience in the environmental sector.  Trainee Rangers have the opportunity to take part in a range of practical conservation tasks across the Belfast Hills. Tasks include […]

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