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Divis Summit Trail

A specifically designed loop walk on Divis Mountain with spectacular views over Belfast and every county in Ulster as well as parts of Scotland and England.  With stone pitching as its main feature, the Divis summit trail is designed to maintain the condition of the mountain slope while providing public access.

County

Antrim

Distance

3 miles

OS Map

15

Nearest Town

Hannahstown, Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Mountain

Terrain

Mountainous with rough sections

Grid Reference (Start)

J272744

Grid Reference (End)

J272744

Point of Interest

Views of Belfast, Lough Neagh and the Irish Sea

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

At the Long Barn car park (Note National Trust car park pricing applies for this car park however there is an alternative free car park on Divis Rd 0.5 miles from the Long Barn which can also be used by walkers) continue straight on then take the first left out the “Tipperary” road following the waymarkers. Take a right up the gravel and stone pitched trail towards the summit. At the summit follow the asphalt road back to the Long Barn. 

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 5

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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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
ruairi 12 October, 2017 @ 10:44

i love this place and will be back and had such a good time

lawrence.mccann66@gmail.com 6 November, 2016 @ 23:16

A fantastic place to walk all walkers very pleasant polite and seem to want to look after this place.It is a favourite of my walks I've completed 2 so far so next time I'll do last 2 trails together as one is only .09 of a mile.

★★★★★
J. Orr 7 August, 2016 @ 23:17

A fantastic trail (my current favourite) with a superb reward of a cracking view on climbing the Summit. The heath/summit trail leads up a winding path and is a more gradual but rockier climb with views of Lough Neagh and the Antrim plateau. There is another way up by the road, further along. This second route, leading off the Ridge trail, is a more direct route up the tarmac road, but steeper. The only thing I would ask of the NT is that they might provide toilets out of hours! The cattle are roaming widely and have taken a liking to the main path at the moment so you will probably have the opportunity to see them up close (do exercise caution and common sense, keeping a safe distance from the calves). My only complaint is the lack of public toilets outside the Divis Coffee Barn's opening hours. Toilets can normally be accessed 9am-3pm but on my visit they were unfortunately closed for a training day. The NT might consider making these available outside hours.

★★★☆☆
Elaine Kennedy 23 January, 2016 @ 21:05

I feel it would be prudent to remind walkers with dogs to keep them on a lead and also to clear up after them. As there is livestock on the mountain, this could lead to ill health in cattle. Possibly provide red bins as per public highways.

Recent improvements made to the trails are fantastic. Thanks.

★★★★★
Dr Gillian Turner 1 April, 2013 @ 18:57

Did this walk today with my 13 year old son and 6 month old dog. Still lots of snow and strong winds. All this added to the adventure of going somewhere in NI we hadn't been before. Fantastic views and circular route made for a very enjoyable walk. Beautiful horses along the way made for some lovely photographs. Only complaint no bins to put poo bag in when we returned to car park.

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