Providing the back drop for the city of Belfast, Divis Mountain was the filming location for several scenes in the movie “Dracula Untold” and there’s certainly a lot of old history up here. On a clear day there are views of Strangford Lough, the Mournes, The Sperrins, as well as Scotland and Donegal. The area is covered with 1,500 acres of upland heath and blanket bog and its home to a wealth of flora and fauna and archaeological remains. There are several easy walks around the area too with wooden paths and tarmacked routes allowing almost anyone to enjoy the fresh air and greenery above Belfast.
After arriving at the car park youll see this welcome sign. Entrance is free.
There are 4 routes around the area. Ranging from an easy 1 mile amble, to something a bit more strenuous (4 miles).
None of the routes involve any real climbing apart from a stile or two.
Depending on the time of year, there’s some wonderful bursts of colour up here.
Which leads to fantastic views over the entire city.
So next time youre in Belfast for a day or two take a walk across the Divis & Black Mountain trails (theres a cafe for refreshments too – check opening times etc here: https://www.facebook.com/diviscoffeebarn/ )