Divis 478m hill, Belfast Hills Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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 3 items:
Divis 478m,
Tracks:
2043, 16km 2492, 8km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions

Camenabologue SE

Mullaghcleevaun circuit

An Alp for OAPs...

Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top

Divis: Great views

Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop

MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018

Keelogyboy Mtn Far E Top: A small beautifully shaped mountain.

Great Mell Fell

Cloghernagh: Snow Covered Plateau

The Independent State

Little Mell Fell

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
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 conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
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 125 members. Recently by: jlk, eamonoc, maryt, DeltaP, doopa, seamaspeineas, LorraineG60, Hound-of-Ulster, LorraineG, Lucy78green, stang, Pepe, simongray12190, sir_boba_fett, MichaelE
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 632nd highest in Ireland. Divis is the most westerly summit in the Belfast Hills area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/?PHPSESSID=dqpcebto6i3cce8u0ae9shc1k4
COMMENTS for Divis 1 2 3 Next page >>
Well kept hill near Belfast City .. by group   (Show all for Divis)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Divis in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Cavehill in the distance
 
Updated Comment:
Great views
by Wilderness  Tue 17 Apr
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741 B. 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/520/comment/15199/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Coming from Belfast I have climbed Divis on sever .. by cullens   (Show all for Divis)
 
Stunning view of the Mournes .. by kierongribbon   (Show all for Divis)
 
Triangulation Pillar .. by RossMc   (Show all for Divis)
 
Hitting the Road .. by Aidy   (Show all for Divis)
 
COMMENTS for Divis 1 2 3 Next page >>
(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. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.