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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,
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Ouley Hill Hill Down County, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 186m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J38322 62605
Place visited by 12 members. Recently by: NICKY, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Wilderness, sandman, Ulsterpooka, AntrimRambler, Garmin, daftgrandad, Peter Walker, chalky, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -5.866062, Latitude: 54.493004 , Easting: 338322, Northing: 362605 Prominence: 110m,  Isolation: 13.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 738240 862602,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OlyHl, 10 char: Ouley Hill
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Gala Group)

Ouley Hill is the 1412th highest place in Ireland.

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A cautionary tale !! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Ouley Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ouley Hill in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Garrrgghhh! The summit may well be the top of that embankment...
 
Not quite touching the void...
by Peter Walker  26 Aug 2014
Here's another one for the 'what constitutes an ascent?' debate. The newly appointed Binnion of Ouley Hill is one of the nearest MV tops to our house, and was thus ideal for a quick Sunday late afternoon race with the gathering gloom. Inspection of the map suggested it to be a little more than a hop, step and a jump from the minor road cresting its western slope, and so hopes were high for neelix_tdog and myself.

The reality is somewhat different. The top of the hill is the site of a substantial quarry, and the track marked as leaving the road at (380625 B) is soon blocked by substantial gates and proper 'we mean it' warning signs regarding trespass. Slightly further south at (382623 C) another track heads east...by walking along this and nipping through an open gate a short way along and heading north, it's possible to walk up a field to reach a fence nigglingly JUST short of the apparent summit (about 5m in height, I reckon). Alas this fence is decorated with the same signage as the other approach (see photo...apologies for the blurring, but it was a bit windy) and as I was aware of the watching eyes of someone in the farmhouse at the bottom of the field I decided against going further.

Not one to give up that easily, I also explored the possibilities from the A7 to the east. This side doesn't seem very promising either, approaches seemingly under the control of the quarry company or a building firm.

So, have I ticked it? My conscience says no.

UPDATE 25/08/14. The summit IS the top of that embankment...double Garrrgghhh! But at least it's done now.

Other summit aspirants might wish to note that there is even more 'Keep Out' signage about now (I used Harry's route)...it may not be long before this hill is pretty much inaccessible. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1310/comment/15810/
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Sunday Morning. .. by sandman   (Show all for Ouley Hill)
 
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