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“Great location for a challenging walk/run...but the views are worth it!”

Cave Hill Country Park
Ranked #18 of 233 things to do in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have walked up cavehill a number of times, and i must say that each time it gets easier! There are a number of paths to take - generally i would park at the belfast castle path and walk from there - i also run this path from here to the top and back (approx 3 miles) and find it quite tough, but very rewarding at the top of the mountain, with superb views accross belfast lough, and on a clear day to the mournes, and the other way to slemish and the ballyclare/ballymena hills. The paths are generally quite well kept and signposted well enough so that users do not get lost. The only issue can be overgrown grass/trees at times, which narrow some paths near the top of the cavehill, but this aside, a fantastic walk which is challenging, but also very rewarding!

1  Thank jasonreid7
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

It was a really foggy day, but that made it so magical!
I grabbed a map in the Belfast castle and took the long way up to the cliffs. Couldn't see very far, it was just like in wonderland. :)
Go there no matter what the weather is! And don't forget to go up to the cave! :)

2  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The walk to the top of the cavehill isn't the most challenging it's easy enough if your fit, the walk isn't too steep, the only thing that is a problem is that the path can become quite narrow with some loose stone on the ground that you can slip on (having done so myself on occasion).
The walk during the summer is lovely, relaxed and not always too crowded, lots of dog walkers in the lower parts of the park.
There are a few ways to get to the park, the entrance off the Antrim Road starts you off right at the bottom, but you can also enter at a higher part of the walk, which cuts some time off, but this area's walk is quite steep at points but a much wider path.
Great for a casual walk and also good for keen hill walkers/hiking.
Track can be slippy in the rain in some areas.

4  Thank Dearbhlagh M
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Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I will start this by saying we did not hike to the top, so if you are looking for a review on the intensity of the hike, This is not the review for you! (Although, they say it takes about 2.5 hours to get to the top and has many uphill and challenging spots).

However, just walking around the bottom area before the trail is gorgeous. Beautiful flowers and Trees. There is also a castle that has a gorgeous garden that is cat themed, so there are LOTS of statues of cats which I loved. This area is gorgeous and accessible from the city centre by bus( 1e or 1b are the best) . You could probably spend a whole day there!

1  Thank Brnnfrd
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Go here all the time with my family. Great for walking and exploring. You can go and see Belfast Castle or bring the kids to the adventure playground. You can walk right up to the Zoo and the views of Belfast is breath taking.

Real good day out. Kids love it and really tires them out.

Thank angela m
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