Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 4 items:
Divis 478m,
Tracks:
2043, 16km 4214, 10km 2492, 8km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

An Cnoc Maol Mór: Easy summit overlooking Dingle

Sumitteering Brandon Peak via Brandon on a hard day.

An Bhinn Dubh: The Black Ben

Great views and a great name for your first summit after surgery

Too beautiful for words...

An Bhinn Dubh: Easy summit with good views.

Only did it to log it - and it nearly did me!

Mauherslieve: Views, prehistoric site surrounded by extreme blanket bog.

Mauherslieve: Take the righteous path

OpenTopoMap layer...

re new Galtees, Knockmealdown maps

Take the righteous path via the pilgrim's way

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 132 members. Recently by: Andy1287, liz50, gerlo, dshields, ciaranr, tsheehy, Fergalh, wallr, jlk, eamonoc, maryt, DeltaP, doopa, seamaspeineas, LorraineG60
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 633rd highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/
COMMENTS for Divis << Prev page 1 2 3  
Follow this place's comments
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Cavehill
 
Great views
by Wilderness  27 Feb 2017
A lovely mountain with great extensive views of Ulster and Scotland. The car park lies south west of the Divis summit and is nearly 300 meters above sea level giving you an easier climb to the top. There are a number of trails to choose from ; some which also take in Black mountain. The main walk is a narrow tarmac road which leads from the car park up to the television masts and then from here you turn left up to the top or you can go right which will bring you to the Black mountain summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/18853/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: The road on Divis
bejasus on Divis, 2010
by bejasus  5 Jan 2010
Made my first visit to Divis and Black Mountain during the recent snow, just before Christmas 2009. It is an unusual walk, because the road and the communication towers are somewhat jarring, but the views from all sides are glorious -- Lough Neagh and the Sperrins to the west, the Belfast Lough to the northeast, Belfast and Scrabo Tower to the east, and the Mournes to the southeast. There seem to be a fair number of locals who walk or jog the paths daily, and although I had a lot of solitude I also met some nice people coming and going. Wish this walk was easier to get to (difficult without a car) -- I'd be one that walked it daily! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/4329/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Cavehill in the distance
 
Great views
by Wilderness  17 Apr 2018
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741 A. There are a number of different trails to walk around on Divis and Black mountain. Divis is the highest point (478m), with Black mountain coming in second (390m) . Black mountain offers the best views of Belfast. Divis being the highest point will give you extensive views in all directions: on a good day you will easily see the Mournes, Antrim, the Sperrins, Scotland and even Donegal. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/15199/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Divis << Prev page 1 2 3
(End of comment section for Divis.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 1100+ Visitors per day, 2100 Summiteers, 1300 Contributors.