Cave Hill 368m hill, Belfast Hills Ireland at MountainViews.ie
Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 2 items:
Cave Hill 368m,
Tracks:
3048, 4km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Thur Mountain: Approach from the north east

Fermoyle Hill: Wonderful Panarama at the top

Recent trip to Sierra Nevada Spain

Great Sugar Loaf: An Iconic Mountain

Spanish Sierra Nevada: Trevenque

Feede Mountain: Gorse brambles, bracken and heather at top

Spanish Sierra Nevada: Veleta Circuit

Table Mountain West Top: Pleasant walk to uninspiring summit

Laghta Eighter Hill: Steep, slippy and short but great views

Spanish Sierra Nevada: The Caldera Peaks

Tawnydoogan: Quick route up and down

Croghan: A Public Access.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
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.
Rating graphic.
Cave Hill Hill Antrim County, in no lists, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 368m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J32336 79719
Place visited by 64 members. Recently by: justynagru, Andy1287, mallymcd, JoHeaney, gerlo, dshields, sir_boba_fett, tsheehy, Fergalh, Parts999, Eileen-Dad, eamonoc, Geansai, Owenloughrey, DeltaP
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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)

Cave Hill is the second highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 1018th highest in Ireland. Cave Hill is the second most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1083/
COMMENTS for Cave Hill 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
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
Picture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyb0-wn5M_A
 
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Upper Hightown Road approach .. by jlk   (Show all for Cave Hill)
 
(End of comment section for Cave Hill.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.