Cycle Northern Ireland -

Divis Ridge Trail

The circular Divis Ridge trail is located in the Belfast Hills and offers spectacular skyline views over Belfast. Other views from the viewpoint include the Mourne Mountains, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

Nearest TownBelfast
Distance5 miles
OS Map15
Route TypeMountain
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)J275742
Grid Ref (End)J275742


Tarmac and gravel with some stone steps and stiles

Point of Interest

Views of Belfast Lough, the Mourne Mountains and Strangford.

Route Description

From the car park at the Long Barn, follow the trail towards the Divis transmitter masts. Bear right onto a section of boardwalk, shortly before reaching the lower mast. The boardwalk ends, turn right onto the gravel path, leading towards the summit of Black Mountain, the summit of which is marked by a trig point. From here you can experience exhilarating views across the city and beyond. Continue to follow the gravel path as it winds its way along the ridge towards Black Hill. The path leaves the ridge before reaching Black Hill and continues to weave its way back towards the Long Barn, crossing a couple of stiles and the Collin River along the way. Turn left when you reach the access road to return to the Long Barn.

Getting to the Start

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


Works traffic only


Divis Coffee Barn

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Stiles and steps

Available Publication





This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.