Opening times for 11 December 2023
Asset Opening time Countryside Dawn - Dusk Car Park Upper 09:00 - 16:00 Car Park Lower Dawn - Dusk Barn Cafe 10:00 - 15:30 Toilets 10:00 - 15:30MTWTFSS2728293012345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Café opening times change seasonally. Hot drinks and traybakes are available for sit-in or takeaway. Picnic tables are located nearby.
Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead at all times. We ask that all visitors keep to designated paths.
Two car parks are available: Lower and Upper. The Lower car park on Divis Road opens from dusk to dawn. Gates to Upper Car Park will close in line with the opening times of the café.
There are two toilets situated in the café. These are open during café opening times. There is also a changing places facility located near the café.
Car park, toilets and changing places toilet, café and mobility parking spaces are available.
Level access to food outlet
Proceed along the B38 Upper Springfield Road past the Divis Road. Take the next minor road on the right, Wheelers Road then merge onto the B154, Tornagrough Road. Continue for half a mile and take the next right, Budore Road. Proceed for 1 mile and Divis Road will be on your right.
Parking: Free parking across two car parks. There are limited spaces in both the upper and lower car parks. If the car parks are full, please come back another time. Please respect residents and emergency services by not parking outside approved areas.
There is no safe and legal way to access the mountain by foot. Whilst pedestrians can walk along the public roads, there are long stretches with no footpath and therefore please seek alternative methods of transport.
We want you and your furry companion to enjoy your visit. Please help to ensure that all visitors, with or without dogs, can enjoy their visit by following these guidelines.
Help to look after National Trust places by observing a few simple guidelines during your visit and following the Countryside Code.
Our Cattle graze freely each year from April to November on the Mountain. The cattle play an important role in maintaining the diverse range of flora and fauna that thrive on the mountain. We work closely with our tenant farmers who have many years of experience in manging cattle in this environment.
A challenging 3 mile (4.8km) trail that takes you through open heath and blanket bog to the highest peak in the Belfast Hills, Divis Mountain. You can enjoy breath-taking views over Belfast to Lough Neagh and the Mourne Mountains and Strangford Lough. This trail takes roughly 90 minutes to complete.
A moderate, 4.2 mile (6.7 km) circular route that leads you across open hills where you can enjoy 180-degree views across Belfast and beyond, including the Antrim Plateau to the north, Scotland to the east and Mourne Mountains to the south. This trail takes up to 3 hours to complete.
A gentle, circular 0.9 mile (1.45km) walk, this trail 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. The starting point is opposite the Long Barn. This trail takes 30 minutes to complete.
Divis and the Black Mountain are in the heart of the Belfast hills and are a mosaic of grassland and heathland bog, they are home to a wide range of wildlife, protected flora and fauna and archaeological stonework.
Divis and the Black Mountain offers a spectacular viewpoint for walkers seeking panoramic views over Belfast and beyond. Take a look at what things to discover on your visit.
Discover the 3-mile circular Summit Trail at the National Trust's Divis and Black Mountains for panoramic views across Lough Neagh towards the Sperrin Mountains and easterly views over Belfast Lough to Scotland.
Resting in the heart of the Belfast Hills, this mountain provides a beautiful backdrop to the city's skyline. Explore this rich, varied archaeological landscape and discover how it is home to a host of wildlife. The walking trails through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalks and road surfaces offer a diverse array of terrains to interest all walking levels.
The property contains the peaks of Divis Mountain, Black Mountain, Mount Gilbert and Armstrongs Hill, and also the headwaters of the Clady Water, Forth River, Ballygomartin River, Collin River and the Crumlin River. On a clear day, there are views of Strangford Lough, the Mournes and the Sperrins as well as Donegal and Scotland.