Play your part in keeping Divis Mountain safe and litter free

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Help National Trust NI to ensure Divis and the Black Mountain is a safe, clean and beautiful natural environment for everyone to enjoy by following these guidelines.

Divis and the Black Mountain attracts over 170,000 visitors a year, most of who respect this beautiful place and the local community that live here.

Recently the Belfast ranger team have faced a growing problem of anti-social behaviour on the mountain including fly tipping, bad parking, dogs off leads, littering and BBQs. The thoughtless actions of a few not only spoil this beautiful natural enjoyment for others, but also pose a risk to people and wildlife.If you’re planning a visit to Divis and the Black Mountain, please follow these guidelines:

If travelling by car

  • Divis has two car parks which quickly fill up during peak times. Please check if there are spaces in the upper car park first before parking in the lower car park.
  • If you are planning on visiting by car, consider travelling when it’s quieter such as mid-week or early morning and late afternoons at the weekend
  • If the car park is full, please come back another time
  • Do not park on Divis Road as this results in traffic congestion which restricts access for the local community and emergency services

If walking your dog

  • Please keep your dog on a lead at all times
  • Cattle graze on Divis Mountain and can be spooked by dogs off leads
  • Dogs running off leads can also disturb ground nesting birds and local wildlife like the Irish hare.
  • Please pick up your dog pooh, bag it and bin it. If the bins are full please bring it home with you and dispose of it responsibly.

Find out more about Divis and The Black Mountain on the National Trust website here:

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