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Belfast Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,   Summits in area: 10,   Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 For all tops   Highest summit: Divis, 478m
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Divis Hill Dubhais A name in Irish
(Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak') Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 478m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J28077 75480 This summit has been logged as climbed by 115 members. Recently by: stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE, PPruz, jimmyread, rowanofravara, susanc, Bernieor, madfrankie, DrMonkfish, trostanite, Garmin, jlbrooke
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Longitude: -6.018467, Latitude: 54.611279 , Easting: 328077, Northing: 375480 Prominence: 380m,   Isolation: 6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 727998 875474,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Divis, 10 char: Divis
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

For a long time dominated by a Ministry of Defence military zone, Divis was acquired by the National Trust in 2004 with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department of the Environment NI. About 1 km W of the summit on Armstrongs Hill is the site of a cairn, which is named Carn Sheaain Bhuidhe (Yellow Johns Cairn) on the 1:25,000 OS map of Belfast City LGD. F. J. Bigger suggests that the Seán Buí in question was one of the O'Neill dynasty (Proceedings of the Belfast Naturalists' Field Club, ser. 2, vol. iv (1893-94, 105). There were several chiefs of the name Shane O'Neill. Although Divis and Black Mountain are nowadays perceived as names for two separate peaks, both are ultimately derived from the Ir. Dubhais [DUPN], 'black ridge/peak', Divis being an anglicisation and Black Mountain being a (loose) translation. The name Black Mountain is now applied to the lower peak which immediately overlooks West Belfast. This has given rise to another Irish form, An Sliabh Dubh, but it is important to realise that this a recent back-translation or re-Gaelicisation from the English form.   Divis is the highest hill in the Belfast Hills area and the 631st highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

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Well kept hill near Belfast City .. by group   (Show all for Divis)
Coming from Belfast I have climbed Divis on sever .. by cullens   (Show all for Divis)
Triangulation Pillar .. by RossMc   (Show all for Divis)
Stunning view of the Mournes .. by kierongribbon   (Show all for Divis)
The primary triangulation point for the OS survey .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Divis)
trudger on Divis, 2009
by trudger  27 Sep 2009
Given the definitions used in Mountain Views, I suppose that Cavehill is a satellite peak of Divis. The comments on Divis outline the fact that access to Divis is now very good. I have crossed from Divis to Cavehill (via Squires Hill) in the past following the old Ulster Way route - which you can find on older OSNI Discoverer maps (Sheet 15). However, Cavehill is probable best approached from the Belfast Zoo carpark (keep to the right of the entrance to the Zoo) or from one of the carparks near Belfast Castle (follow signs for the Cavehill trail). Cavehill is a short but very rewarding climb with fantastic views of the city and harbour. McArt's fort, which is an earthwork ringfort, is found near the summit. If you look down from this prominent position you will easily spot the lower of Cavehill's three caves. The caves are man made. The lower cave is easiest to find and to access. The other two caves are located further up the cliff face (the middle cave is not visable from below). A walk on Cavehill can be extended by pushing on to Collinward which is northwest of McArt's fort. I suggest you try also to find the white rock on Cavehill (south of McArt's fort) which can be seen from the city. The rock has been painted with white and silver paint - I'm not sure why. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/4145/
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