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Donegal NW Area   Glendowan Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 71,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m
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Leahanmore Hill An Liathán Mór A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Liathán Mór [PDT], 'big grey one ') Donegal County, in Carn, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 442m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C01797 16618 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: chalky, kenmoore, turfymccloud, mark-rdc, ahendroff, Brambler, Garmin, hgboyle, three5four0, Harry Goodman, mrmmrm, Slowcoach, eflanaga
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Longitude: -7.97271, Latitude: 54.997023 , Easting: 201797, Northing: 416618 Prominence: 257m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 601746 916603,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lhnmr, 10 char: Leahanmore
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Leahanmore is the 649th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leahanmore in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking over Farscallop towards Muckish from summit of An Liathan Mór
 
eflanaga on Leahanmore, 2008
by eflanaga  30 Apr 2008
Climbed as part of circuit starting at Glendowan Beg and including Crockscallabagh, Moylenav, Meenabog Hill & Farscallop. Dropped steeply off Farscallop's eastern aspect into Glentack Burn's narrow valley before steady ascent up grassy slopes before final climb over rockier terrain to reach summit area in fading sunlight. As ever views are extensive and breathtaking. Descended via Meenaneagh Burn crossing Bullaba River at shallow point near Glendowan Bridge to reach car. Total circuit took around 6.5 hours - thoroughly enjoyable demonstrating that even the smaller hills can provide a worthwhile day's walking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/645/comment/3073/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leahanmore in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View W from An Liathan Mor to Moylenanav centre and Slieve Snaght top right
A worthwhile climb
by Harry Goodman  20 May 2010
Climbed An Liathin Mor on 3 May 2010 as the third and final day of walking in the Derryveagh/Glendowan Mountains. We took the shuttle bus from the Glenveigh National Park Visitor Centre to the Castle and then walked SW out the lakeside track along Lough Beagh to C0030018800 A where we turned steeply up left on a good track leading into Glenlack. The track soon began to level out and even undulated a little up and down. Eventually the track disappeared as we continued on up towards the head of the Glen to C0027217123 B. Because of the dry weather in recent weeks the going was fairly good but I understand it can be very marshy indeed after a period of rain. From here we headed SE up around the spur of Kinnaveagh to a flat area C0077116775 C below the W slope of An Liathan More. From here it was a steady climb up to the summit cairn C0178316630 D. The views from the top were far reaching SSW to the Bluestacks N to Inishowen and E to the Sperrins. There was also a fine view SW over the Glendowan Mountains and Slieve Snaght (see photo). The top of this hill ia an excellent vantage point to sit and savour the beauties of NW Donegal. On this occasion we returned by our outward route. However I would also commend a circular route which takes in Kinnavagh and Altachoastia the small ridge of hills along the E side of Lough Beagh. To follow this route go back down from the summit to the coll C0077116775 C and then head N for Pt 343 C0080017300 E on the southern spur of Kinnaveagh before climbing NNE along the ridge to the top C0142518500 F. There are fine views from this high point on the ridge down NE over Lough Nambraddan and Lough Inshagh. Continue N over Pt 268 C0150019300 G and then down NE to a coll before the short climb up to Altachoastia C0240020225 H. From here a walk down the ridge NE for 1.4k leads to the Gartan Track C0300021500 I. Turn left and after some 200m meet the main access road from the Visitor Centre, turn left and follow along for some 700m to the Castle approx and the Shuttle Bus. A rewarding circuit out to An Liathin Mor.

slieve Snaght (see photo) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/645/comment/4749/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leahanmore in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: From the West.
 
Photo from the west.
by simon3  1 Nov 2012
A photo of the summit taken from Farscallop. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/645/comment/14852/
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