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Keenaght Area
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,   Summits in area: 5,   Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 For all tops   Highest summit: Donald's Hill, 399m
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Gortnessy Hill Hill Derry County, in no lists, Psammite & pelite Bedrock

Height: 176m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C50431 17093 This summit has been logged as climbed by 6 members. Recently by: sandman, Garmin, Aidy, Harry Goodman, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.212781, Latitude: 54.998746 , Easting: 250431, Northing: 417093 Prominence: 98m,   Isolation: 8.2km
ITM: 650369 917078,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtnHl, 10 char: GrtnsyHil
Bedrock type: Psammite & pelite, (Ballykelly Formation)

Gortnessy Hill is the 1422th highest summit in Ireland. Gortnessy Hill is the most westerly in the Keenaght area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortnessy Hill in area Keenaght, Ireland
Picture: Approaching the high point of the hill.
 
A hill in name but ........!
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  22 Mar 2015
Park off road on the grass verge and, at C5035716815 A, go through a gate and up the left edge of a field to a fence junction some 250m along where a raised ditch goes off on the right. The top of the hill lies across this ditch in an adjacent flat grassy field. Up and back takes less than 15 minutes, with a minimal rise from the starting point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1320/comment/15564/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortnessy Hill in area Keenaght, Ireland
Picture: View across the Foyle from Gortnessy Hill top.
One to forget or, better still, ignore!
by Harry Goodman  23 Mar 2015
The only justification I can offer for "climbing" this hill is that in doing so I completed my list of the MV tops for Keenaght. It has nothing going for it. There is very little height gain and once at the "top" there was nothing to commend my being there apart from helping a peak bagger to tick it off on his MV list and move on. From the start point C5035716815 I followed the left edge of a field up to where a raised ditch, topped by a wire fence, went off at a right angle to my approach. The high point of the hill lay in a large grassy field on the other side of the ditch. Up and back took. less than 15 minutes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1320/comment/17887/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortnessy Hill in area Keenaght, Ireland
Picture: Looking across a field of rapeseed to Slievekirk
 
Not much of a walk
by Aidy  16 Apr 2015
Pleasant (not dramatic) views, but for hill walkers, barely qualifies as a walk, let alone a hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1320/comment/17932/
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Picture: The amber waves of grain...
In defence of Gortnessy...well, slightly
by Peter Walker  29 Mar 2015
Harry Goodman is fundamentally right about the relative lack of merits of Gortnessy Hill...it'll never be worth a specific visit. But it's quite nice in late summer if you happen to be passing... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1320/comment/17895/
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