Divis and the Black Mountains

Climb to the top of Divis and the Black Mountain for incredible views across Belfast and beyond. On a clear day you can see Strangford Lough, the Mourne Mountains and even glimpse Scotland, Donegal, Cumbria and Wales on the horizon!

The paths up to the summit are well marked and generally gentle but suitable footwear and clothing is always recommended. Park for free in the National Trust car park (free) and drop in to the Long Barn visitors centre for guides and maps.

The mountains contain a mosaic of grassland heath and bog with an abundance of species. Be sure to bring binoculars for bird spotting: red grouse; skylarks and peregrine falcons all call Divis Mountain home. Don’t forget the camera for wildlife and scenery shots to make everyone at home jealous.

After hiking the mountain treat yourselves to a well-deserved coffee in the Long Barn.

Getting To Divis Mountain

Overlooking Belfast city, drive approx. 3 miles up the B38 Upper Springfield Road, off the A55 Outer Ring, to the National Trust visitor centre and car park.

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