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When visiting Belfast, why not take a walk in the beautiful hills which look down on the city, including Cave Hill and Divis?

Travelling from Black Mountain on to Divis, walkers are rewarded with spectacular views of Belfast Lough, the Castlereagh Hills, the Ards Peninsula, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Slieve Gullion, the Mournes and Carlingford Mountains on the one side, and on the other the Sperrins, Antrim Plateau and Lough Neagh. The Samson and Goliath cranes, the Hospital Tower Block, The King's Hall and the Stormont Parliament Buildings are also easily visible.

The Belfast Hills are thought to be the inspiration for Jonathan Swift's novel, Gulliver's Travels as the hills are the embodiment of a sleeping giant safeguarding the city.

The Belfast Hills has a number of main sites which are open to the public:

1. Carnmoney Hill

2. Cave Hill Country Park

3. Divis and the Black Mountain

4. Ligoniel Park and Dams

5. Colin Glen Forest Park

For a full list of walking trails, visit www.belfasthills.org.
  • 9 Social Economy Village
  • Hannahstown Hill
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT17 0XS

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Spectacular views of Belfast Lough and the city
  • Discover the hills using the suggested walking routes
  • Rural landscape just minutes from Belfast City Centre
  • Guided walks and events take place throughout the year
  • Free 'Walking in the Belfast Hills' App

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