Divis Lough Trail (all ability)

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Divis Lough Trail, Belfast, is a 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.

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Divis Lough Trail (all ability)

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    County Antrim

    Distance 0.9 miles

    OS Map 15

    Terrain Gently sloping, compacted gravel

    Nearest Town Hannahstown, Belfast

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J272744

    Route Type Hill, Mountain

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Lough Neagh, Rath, historic landscape

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

    Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


    Divis Coffee BarnFree parkingToilet facilitiesAn open site with free access. Charge for guided tours onlyMobility parking spacesMobility toilet facilitiesWheelchair-accessible kissing gates to mountain. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Café (wheelchair accessible) – Disabled parking – Disabled toilets with RADAR key – Visitors Centre

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 2

    • The path can be expected to be hard and firm with some loose stones (not bigger than 1cm) and will be at least 1.2m wide for its entire length.
    • The path will not be steeper than 5° or have a cross slope of greater than 5°.
    • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be a max of 12mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of at least 1m wide and 2.1 in height for the entire length of the route.
    • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 300m.