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Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

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 72 members. Recently by: Kirsty, Carolyn105, Vfslb1904, atlantic73, ElaineM76, dregishjake, dregish, Hoverla, liz50, justynagru, Andy1287, mallymcd, JoHeaney, gerlo, dshields
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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 1023th 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)
 
Easy but satisfying hill .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cave Hill)
 
1000th Irish Summit. .. by sandman   (Show all for Cave Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cave Hill in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
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A Gerry McVeigh Film
by CaptainVertigo  28 Feb 2015
If you have any notion of heading up Cave Hill you really need to watch Gerry McVeigh's YouTube film - A Winter's Day on Cave Hill. Now I better tell you that this is ART from beginning to end. It's just beautifully filmed. The guy is getting better and better. The filming which took place on New Year's Eve involves acute observation and careful composition.

A Winter's Day on Cave Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyb0-wn5M_A

Meanwhile for something completely different. Belfasti Tours have produced an old fashioned info film full of archaeology, history and interesting facts. Called Napoleon's Nose by the locals, Dean Swift was inspired by the shape of a giant's head on the hill to write Gulliver's Travels. Numerous Stone Age artifacts have been found on the hill, including flint arrowheads. The summit cairn is believed to be a neolithic burial mound 5000 years old. The remains of several ringforts (raths) can be traced on the hill. A stone cashel on the summit used to house both families and their livestock. There are five ancient man made caves on the hill from which its name derives. Wolfe Tone and his supporters met at the summit to pledge their troth to the cause of Ireland. MacAirt's summit fort can still be seen. It was the site of the coronation seat of the O'Neills of Clandeboye.

Cave Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKvFZ-gtnVw Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1083/comment/17864/
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Upper Hightown Road approach .. by jlk   (Show all for Cave Hill)
 
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