Autumn and winter around Belfast

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From the blustery and brisk heights of Divis to the oasis of inner-city calm that is Minnowburn, there is something for everyone in Belfast this autumn and winter.


Minnowburn is glorious in the autumn as the famous beeches turn to hues of yellow and orange and leaves float by on the water. An interesting array of fungi appear at this time of year. Enjoy the changing of the seasons on one of our walks around Minnowburn and the Lagan Valley. Choose from the Giant's Ring trail (3 miles, 4.8km), the Sculpture trail (1.5 miles, 2.4km) and the Riverside trail (2.5 miles, 4km).

Divis and the Black Mountain

Divis and the Black Mountain provide the backdrop to the city’s skyline. They offer spectacular views across Northern Ireland, stretching beyond the city itself to the Mourne Mountains, Strangford Lough, the Castlereagh and Holywood Hills and the Sperrin Mountains. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife. There are walking trails along a variety of terrain – through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalk and road surface, including the start of the 10km Divis Mountain to Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park Trail. Follow our walking trail loop (5 miles, 8km) from the front gate of our property and take in the amazing views from the summit of the Black Mountain and the Black Hill as you go.

For further information on local walks visit (external link).