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Donegal NW Area   Rosguill Subarea
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Cnoc na Sleá Hill Crocknasleigh A name in English
(Ir. Cnoc na Sleá [An tOrdú Logainmneacha (Ceantair Ghaeltachta)
2008], 'hill of the spear')
Donegal County, in Binnion List, Xenolithic facies Bedrock

Height: 163m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C12366 42936 This summit has been logged as climbed by 26 members. Recently by: IainT, wicklore, David-Guenot, kenmoore, sandman, chalky, leader1, dregish, Wildcat, dregishjake, AntrimRambler, sub3000, Garmin, mightywhyte, cerosti
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Longitude: -7.806435, Latitude: 55.233267 , Easting: 212366, Northing: 442936 Prominence: 159m,   Isolation: 3.1km
ITM: 612312 942915,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc163, 10 char: Crcknslgh
Bedrock type: Xenolithic facies, (Fanad Granite)

Cnoc na Sleá is the modern Irish form. Arguably the Classical Irish form Cnoc na Sleighe is more faithful to the pronunciation.   Cnoc na Sleá is the 1440th highest summit in Ireland. Cnoc na Sleá is the second most northerly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Sleá in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Crocknasleigh (L) in the classic Atlantic Drive photo
short hill with long views
Short Summary created by slemish,  5 Mar 2011
Crocknasleigh's coastal location means it punches well above it's weight in terms of views from its modest 163m summit. Much of the rugged North Donegal coastline is visible from here among an enormous swathe of Atlantic Ocean. The easiest route up is to start in the Youth Hostel car park (126425 A) and follow the track up past the hostel itself and then over open moorland to the summit cairn. There is a re-entrant (125m) on the northern side which has an interesting ruined look-out station from WWII. Crocknasleigh is one of the most photographed mountains in Ireland as it is the hill that features in the classic Atlantic Drive view as seen in Ireland tourist brochures the world over. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1047/comment/5806/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Sleá in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from Crocknasleigh towards Horn Head
slemish on Cnoc na Sleá, 2009
by slemish  30 May 2009
Climbed Crocknasleigh today for the first time in many years - absolutely glorious weather, very warm indeed for May. I parked at the Tra na Rosann youth hostel (126425) and from there climbed straight up the side of the hill over open sheep-cropped moorland, quite steep in places although nothing particularly strenuous. A small cairn marks the summit at 163m. On a clear day like today, the views are well worth it. Looking north, the vast expanse of Atlantic Ocean that opens ahead of you is breathtaking enough, but to the west the sheer cliffs at Horn Head and the distant Tory island provide a stunning backdrop. To the east, the Fanad peninsula and the Inishowen hills and to the south-east the craggy outline of Loughsalt Mtn. Ganiamore to the south-west with the unmistakeable outline of Muckish peeping over it. Make sure to take in the northern second summit (125m) with its WWII lookout-station. From here the hill drops steeply to the north, allowing fine views over Melmore Lough and the fabulously-named Murderhole beach. Total trip - about 1 hr. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1047/comment/3681/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Sleá in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Cnoc na Slea from Rosses Strand
Golden Glaze
by gerrym  26 Jul 2010
Late evening start with this one with the intention of camping overnight. Used the excellent carpark at Rosses Strand - there are No Camping signs here but i was heading well off from beach.

The beach still contained some hardy souls, with the pounding waves satisfying those in thier wetsuits. Walk the length of this beautiful beach and take a green track heading out along the Bay. Easy walking on sheep mown grass brought Rosses Point (114434 B) where i set up camp for the night. A late dinner with views to a strikingly dark Horn Head, the sweeping glare of the lighthouse on Tory and the redness of the midnight sun far to the N, complimented by the sound of the Atlantic relentlessly striking home some 100ft below.

The night brought strong winds which tested the tent and my ability to get a decent sleep. An early start brought easy walking towards the summit. The golden sands of Rosses Strand were completey deserted and other golden stretches popped in and out of view as i climbed. A fence is followed to the summit and the small cairn. Views are impressive along the Atlantic coast in every direction - a lonely sailboat giving perspective to the vast area of water before me.

Return followed the fence down and then a direct descent to the beach, with another chance to savour the sand and surf before the carpark. A brilliant hill - taking little effort to summit but lots of effort to process the expansive views over a stunning coastline! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1047/comment/5972/
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Picture: Ashley Cole takes up hillwalking...
'...and I don't have a gun...'
by Peter Walker  13 Mar 2011
I took the convoluted (but gorgeous) drive up Rosguill before parking at Rosses Strand (also ravishing...let's overlook all those derelict mobile homes by the side of the access road...you guys really do tend to take fly tipping to another level, don't you?). Along the beach and up the re-entrant (improving path the higher you get, a bit brambly at the bottom), turn right at the col and alongside the fence to the summit...a viewpoint entirely out of proportion with its height and required effort.

But the biting wind, the vicious little hailstorm and the glorious panorama aren't what will render Crocknasleigh unique in my memory...because it's the only hill where I've ever found a gun target. About three quarters of the way up the re-entrant, lopsided and flapping in the breeze. It was obviously used (and recently...I can't imagine the elements would leave something so flimsy in place for the long term...at least it didn't look like live ammo had been involved); can anyone shed any light on why it was there? Is humble Crocknasleigh actually the secret Irish training complex for Chelsea FC? Or am I deeply English (and therefore naive)? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1047/comment/6271/
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by three5four0  11 Apr 2010
Parked at the beach car park at 118420 C, and walked along the Rosses Strand to the re-entrant, splitting the hill from pt104. There is a faint path, leading up to the minor col and then east (by a fence) to the summit. What a little gem of a hill! The views are grand with Horn Head, Tory Island and as mentioned by Slemish, Loughsalt Mountain, which we had climbed earlier in the day all re-splendid. Return by way of ascent. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1047/comment/4609/
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