Cedars Walkers

Directions to Divis Mountain - BT17 0NG


Drive to Moira and take the Airport Road (A26) to Glenavy. Leaving the Airport Road, turn left and drive into Glenavy village. At the bottom of the village the road widens and a War Memorial is situated in the middle of the roads at a "Y" junction. Take the right fork onto the Belfast Road (B28). Continue on this road for about 7 miles until you come to a staggered junction at Rock Road / Leathemstown Road / B101, turning first right and then almost immediately left to rejoin the the B38 / Hannahstown Road. Drive past Dundrod pits and continue for four miles or so until you come to a "T" junction at the end of the road where, turning right, the B38 then becomes the Upper Springfield Road. Continue on this road for a mile or so until you reach Divis Road: it is signed on your left with a small brown National Trust sign stating "Divis and Black Mountain" and fixed to a lamp post. The car park is about half a mile up this road on your left. NOTE: all distances are approximate.

If you rely on your satnav it may take you via Nutts Corner and bring you to the car park from the northern end of Divis Road.

Other routes are available - Follow the M1 to junction 2, taking the A55/Outer Ring exit signed King's Hall and take the first exit onto Kennedy Way/A55 Continue straight through two roundabouts on Kennedy Way/Monagh By-pass for 1.5 miles. Where the dual carriageway reduces from three lanes to two turn left onto the B38 and follow this for 2.4 miles before turning right on to Divis Road - signed with a brown National Trust sign to Divis & Black Mountain. The car park is on your left about 0.5 miles up this road

On a good day Divis and the Black Mountain offer spectacular views across Northern Ireland. The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide the backdrop to the city's skyline. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife. There are walking trails along a variety of terrain: through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalks and road surface.

National Trust property contains the peaks of Divis Mountain, Black Mountain, Mount Gilbert and Armstrongs Hill, and also the headwaters of the Clady Water, Forth River, Ballygomartin River, Collin River and the Crumlin River.

Parking is free and there are sometimes toilet facilities and refreshments available at the Long Barn visitor centre.