Divis Ridge Trail

Walking Route

View the city of Belfast from a different perspective, from above! The Divis Ridge Trail allows the walkers to enjoy 180 degree views across the city and further afield including the Antrim Plateau to the north, Scotland to the east and the Mourne Mountains to the south.

Distance:

4.2 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:

Gravel path with rough sections

Route:

From the car park at the Long Barn, follow the trail towards the Divis transmitter masts. Bear right onto a section of boardwalk, shortly before reaching the lower mast. The boardwalk ends, turn right onto the gravel path, leading towards the summit of Black Mountain, the summit of which is marked by a trig point. From here you can experience exhilarating views across the city and beyond. Continue to follow the gravel path as it winds its way along the ridge towards Black Hill. The path leaves the ridge before reaching Black Hill and continues to weave its way back towards the Long Barn, crossing a couple of stiles and the Collin River along the way. Turn left when you reach the access road 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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