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Divis Lough Trail (all ability)

Gentle circular route that 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.

Important notice -

Access to Divis and the Black Mountain is via the Budore Road due to roadwork on the Divis Road, vehicles should follow the diversion signs.

 

County

Antrim

Distance

0.9 miles

OS Map

15

Nearest Town

Hannahstown, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Hill, Mountain

Terrain

Gently sloping, compacted gravel

Grid Reference (Start)

J272744

Grid Reference (End)

J272744

Point of Interest

Lough Neagh, Rath, historic landscape

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

From the car park at the Long Barn, pass through the kissing gate directly opposite. (Note National Trust car park pricing applies for this car park however there is an alternative free car park on Divis Rd approx 0.5 miles from the Long Barn which can also be used by walkers).  Follow the gently sloping path along its length, on a clear day taking in sights such as Lough Neagh and the Sperrin Mountains to the west. The path continues winding across the open hillside, curving back on itself and leading you past a viewpoint highlighting the history of the region including a rath. Continue to follow the path until reaching the concrete road again. Follow this back to the car park.

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

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

A continuous walking trail links the Lagan Valley Regional Park in South Belfast to the summits of Divis and the Black Mountain

Dogs

Dogs are allowed.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 2

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Visitors Centre

Facilities

Divis Coffee Barn
Free parking
Toilet facilities
An open site with free access. Charge for guided tours only
Mobility parking spaces
Mobility toilet facilities
Wheelchair-accessible kissing gates to mountain

Publication

N/A

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 
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