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Divis Heath Trail

A four mile route that traverses blanket bog, taking in the northern end of the Divis and Black Mountain site. This is a route around the northern slopes of Divis where turf was once extracted, offering views of Slemish Mountain. It can be wet underfoot.





4 miles

OS Map


Nearest Town

Hannahstown, Belfast

Route Shape


Route Type

Hill, Mountain


Stoned road, heath and bog trail

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Divis Mountain

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

From the car park at the Long Barn (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), follow the trail towards the Divis transmitter masts. Go through the access gate and turn left onto the Tipperary Road. Follow the waymarked posts when you reach the end of Tipperary Road, linking across the open hill, to the end of Standing Stone Road. Turn right and follow the Standing Stone Road until it reaches the access road for the transmitter mast on Divis. Turn left here and follow this access road to a junction with the main access road. Turn right here to return to the Long Barn.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Minor road off the B38 Upper Springfield Road, off the A55 Outer Ring


Dogs are allowed. Dogs to be kept under control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets with RADAR key
Visitors Centre


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 Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
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Ratings and Comments

Jim James 10 June, 2018 @ 18:07

Very poorly waymarked. Most of the posts have been vandalised, are missing signs etc. so I recommend travelling it starting from the upper part (i.e. go anticlockwise). Trust staff say it's possible to see the next post from the previous one, however I totally disagree.

yvonne robinson 6 April, 2016 @ 17:13

The Heath trail is hard to find, and not really a marked trail at all. Don't attempt it in fog. After rain it is very boggy. Even if there is a trail it is a rivulet!!

Only for the hardy types

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