Divis Heath Trail

Walking Route

A four mile route that traverses blanket bog, taking in the northern end of the Divis and Black Mountain site. This is a route around the northern slopes of Divis where turf was once extracted, offering views of Slemish Mountain. It can be wet underfoot.

Distance:

4 miles

Start Point:

J272744

Finish Point:

J272744

Point of interest:

Divis Mountain

Nearest town:

Hannahstown, Belfast

Getting to the start by public transport:

Ulsterbus 106 (Crumlin) from Europa Bus Station. Alight at Divis Road.

Getting to the start by car:

Minor road off the B38 Upper Springfield Road, off the A55 Outer Ring

OS map:

15

Terrain:

Stoned road, heath and bog trail

Route:

From the car park at the Long Barn, follow the trail towards the Divis transmitter masts. Go through the access gate and turn left onto the Tipperary Road. Follow the waymarked posts when you reach the end of Tipperary Road, linking across the open hill, to the end of Standing Stone Road. Turn right and follow the Standing Stone Road until it reaches the access road for the transmitter mast on Divis. Turn left here and follow this access road to a junction with the main access road. Turn right here to return to the Long Barn.

Facilities:

Free parking
Toilet facilities
Refreshments available at the Long Barn visitor centre
An open site with free access. Charge for guided tours only
Mobility parking spaces
Mobility toilet facilities
Wheelchair-accessible kissing gates to mountain

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre Tourist Information
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