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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 1017th 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))
 
Easy but satisfying hill .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cave Hill (Binn Uamha))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cave Hill (<i>Binn Uamha</i>) in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
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1000th Irish Summit.
by sandman  28 Oct 2015
Parking at the Cave Hill Country Park car park on the Upper Hightown Road J3106779258 B allowed an easy ramble to the summit at J3233679719 C adjacent to Mc Arts Fort. Fantastic park with great views and in the future as i drive thru Belfast i will always have the memory not only of Cave Hill but also some of the previous 999. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1083/comment/18376/
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A Gerry McVeigh Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Cave Hill (Binn Uamha))
 
Upper Hightown Road approach .. by jlk   (Show all for Cave Hill (Binn Uamha))
 
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