Divis Lough Trail (all ability)

Walking Route

Gentle circular route that leads you across the open hills on a wide, flat and gently sloping path. Lough Neagh, the Sperrins and further afield can be viewed on a clear day.

Distance:

0.9 miles

Start Point:

J272744

Finish Point:

J272744

Point of interest:

Lough Neagh, Rath, historic landscape

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

Getting to the start on foot:

A continuous walking trail links the Lagan Valley Regional Park in South Belfast to the summits of Divis and the Black Mountain

OS map:

15

Terrain:

Gently sloping, compacted gravel

Route:

The route starts at the entrance gate to the National Trust property at Divis and Black Mountain. Park opposite the gate in the car park and pass through the kissing gate onto the concrete road that leads towards Divis Mountain. At the Long Barn, pass through the kissing gate directly opposite. Follow the gently sloping path along its length, on a clear day taking in sights such as Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains to the west. The path continues winding across the open hillside, curving back on itself and leading you past a viewpoint highlighting the history of the region including a rath. Continue to follow the path until reaching the concrete road again. Follow this back to the car park.

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:

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