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Belfast Hills Area   N: Belfast Hills North Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

Places in area Belfast Hills:
E: Belfast Hills East:   Cairngaver 217mOuley Hill 186mScrabo Hill 160m
N: Belfast Hills North:   Carnmoney Hill 231.1mCave Hill 368mDivis 478mSlievetrue 312m
SE: Strangford & Portaferry:   Ballywhite Hill 101mCastlemahon Mountain 128m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Cave Hill Hill Binn Uamha A name in Irish, also Binn Mhadagáin an extra name in Irish Ir. Binn Uamha [DUPN], ‘peak of the cave’ Antrim County in NI and in Ulster Province, in no lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 368m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J32336 79719
Place visited by 75 members. Recently by: pmeldrum, sdmckee, mullanger, Kirsty, Carolyn105, Vfslb1904, atlantic73, ElaineM76, dregishjake, dregish, Hoverla, liz50, justynagru, Andy1287, mallymcd
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Longitude: -5.950682, Latitude: 54.648237 , Easting: 332336, Northing: 379719 Prominence: 94m,  Isolation: 3.5km
ITM: 732256 879712,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CvHl, 10 char: Cave Hill
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

Whilst Cave Hill is more than 100m lower than Divis, it is probably the best known and most striking of the Belfast Hills on account of its abrupt, craggy face. It is named after five caves which are visible in the cliff-face, some of which were occupied by hunter-gatherers in the Mesolithic era, approximately 7,000 years ago. A promontory fort at the cliff edge is known as McArt’s Fort, after Cormac Mac Airt, legendary king of Ireland. However, the true summit (for which the height and grid reference are cited here) is located several hundred metres west of the fort, but this spot does not have quite the same commanding view over Belfast Lough and the city. An alternative name for the hill is Binn Mhadagáin, after Madagán, a historical king of Ulster who died in AD 856.   Cave Hill is the second highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 1024th highest in Ireland. Cave Hill is the second most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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A short but rewarding climb .. by group   (Show all for Cave Hill (Binn Uamha))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cave Hill (<i>Binn Uamha</i>) in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking up on the ascent from the West.
 
Easy but satisfying hill
by Aidy  10 Jan 2014
Nice to see Cave Hill, also known as Ben Madigan, making it on to the list. I climbed this in September 2013 on a hot, sunny afternoon from the car park at Belfast Castle. There were clear paths from here through the woods to the foot of the cliffs where the caves can be seen. I continued walking, bearing North of the cliffs, still on clear, well used paths which gave an easy route to the summit and McArt's Fort. There are expansive views from the top over Belfast, and I could make out Scrabo Tower and the Mournes through the haze. I continued Southwards along the top of the cliffs taking me on a circular route down the other end of the hill, through the woods and back to Belfast Castle. There was a multitude of paths in this part of the woods and it did get a bit confusing, but you almost inevitably reach the road to the castle at some point. Fortunately, there are plenty of hikers, dog walkers, joggers etc. around for directions if you're stuck, at least there were in the fine weather that day. Definitely worth a climb and inclusion here. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1083/comment/15769/
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