Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

Walking trail

Purple dominates Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail in autumn. The purple-coloured Devil’s-bit scabious carpets much of the landscape through September until October.

Superb views across the city of Belfast

The walk offers the opportunity to enjoy 180-degree views across the city and further afield, including the Antrim Plateau to the north, Scotland to the east and Mourne Mountains to the south.

View of Belfast from Black Mountain

Map

Map route for Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

Start:

Divis Coffee Barn, OSNI grid ref: J272744

1

Follow the trail from The Barn towards the Divis transmitter masts. Bear right onto a section of wooden boardwalk, shortly before reaching the mast. The two masts relay TV, radio and digital signals covering Northern Ireland.

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2

The boardwalk ends, turn right onto the gravel path, leading towards the summit of Black Mountain, passing the Bobby Stone, the summit is marked by a trigonometry point. From here you can experience exhilarating views across the city and beyond.

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3

Continue to follow the gravel path as it winds its way along the ridge towards Black Hill crossing the first stile.

4

The path leaves the ridge before reaching Black Hill and continues to weave its way back towards the Long Barn, crossing another stile and the Collin River along the way.

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5

Turn left when you reach the access road to return to the Divis Coffee Barn

End:

Divis Coffee Barn, OSNI grid ref: J272744

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Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

Terrain

A gravel and stone pitched trail with rough sections. The area is a working farm with horses, and cattle with calves (from March to October). Please treat livestock with caution.

Dogs under control are welcome - please take your doggie bags home.

Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

Contact us

Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

How to get here

Address
Divis and the Black Mountain, Divis Road, Hannahstown, Belfast, BT17 0NG
By road

Leave M1 motorway at Junction 2 (Stockman’s Lane). Take the A55 (Outer Ring), signposted Falls. Access from Divis Road, off Upper Springfield Road. Signposted from Monagh Road.

By foot

Access via Divis Road.

By bus

Ulsterbus 106 (Belfast to Crumlin via Hannahstown) from Europa Bus Station. Alight Upper Springfield Road.

By bicycle

Access via Divis Road.

Divis and the Black Mountain ridge trail

Facilities and access

  • Divis Coffee Barn
  • Toilets and disabled toilets with RADAR key
  • Parking available
  • Dogs welcome under close control