A lovely morning walk around National Trust Black Mountain and Divis.
Date: 27th September 2016 Distance: 11.74km (7.29 Miles) Parking: National Trust Car Park
Start Location: National Trust Visitor Centre Ascent (m/ft): 409m (1342ft) Weather:

Cloudy, 30mph Cold Wind

Time Started: 10:30 Highest Point: Divis (478m/1568ft) Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2 Hours 59 Minutes        
Route: National Trust Car Park - Ridge Trail - Black Mountain (389m/1275ft) - Divis (478m/1568ft) - Lough Trail - National Trust Car Park

Information board at the entrance to the Divis and Black Mountain in the Belfast Hills.

Distant Mourne Mountains about 30 miles to the south.


Paths around the hills.


Thats Divis just over there, not far from my current location but I headed round to Black Mountain first.

About a mile or so along the path you get your first view of the summit of Black Mountain.

Belfast from Black Mountain. Click for larger version.

Black Mountain looking up to Divis. The land to the left was just slightly higher but there was a ferocious cold wind blasting across these moors today.

Divis ahead. I took the diagonal road you can see going across the hill.

Joining the Summit Trail.

The summit is marked by this mast and a trig column and cairn over to the right.


This is the cairn...


And this is the trig on Divis.

A superb view as things brighten up a bit.

A view back to Divis.

Just here are the remains of a Bronze Age homestead with information board showing what it used to look like.