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Annatoran Mountain Sligo County, in Arderin List, Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 512m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 24 Grid Reference: G47497 24486 This summit has been logged as climbed by 32 members. Recently by: Onzy, Lauranna, walker26, Garmin, ColinCallanan, simoburn, chalky, IncaHoots, quinnthebin, CaptainVertigo, Fergalh, mountainmike, turfymccloud, harry66, barrymayo
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Longitude: -8.804606, Latitude: 54.166711 , Easting: 147497, Northing: 324486 Prominence: 97m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 547458 824491,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Antrn, 10 char: Annatoran
Bedrock type: Schist, aluminous schist, pebble beds, (Meelick Member)

Annatoran is the 525th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Annatoran in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Boulders at Farbreagabeg with approach to Annatoran summit behind
eflanaga on Annatoran, 2006
by eflanaga  9 Jun 2006
Climbed 02.06.06 – Started this walk at the ‘carpark’ on north-eastern side of the beautiful Easky Lough IG 451 236 A. Took bearing of 62 NE ascending initial steep & rocky, but relatively easy, slope before reaching open heath. Steady ascent following course of Sruffaungarve for a time over short tussock grass and peat hags to Farbreagabeg IG 46272 24428 B (447m)which is marked by a group of large boulders in an otherwise comparatively rock free environment. From here Annatoran’s height can be seen a short distance to the east. Walk continues on similar terrain as before up to the white post which marks the summit IG 47497 24486 C (513m).The ascent from Easky to the summit is quite easy and took just short of an hour and a half at a fairly sedate pace. Views from the top are extensive to the west towards Killalla and the North Mayo range and to the north/northeast to Sligo Bay and beyond Slieve League and the Croaghgorms. The plateau, upon which Annotran is a ‘hump’, limits the view in many directions while northeast the heights leading to Knockalongy are in view. Overall, a pleasant climb to an unremarkable top but enjoyable in the beautiful summer weather. Next stop was Knockalongy. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/429/comment/2378/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Annatoran in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Easky Lough
Dry is Best!
by gerrym  27 Dec 2015
Start at the incredibly scenic carpark at the northern end of Easky Lough (44905 23723 D).

Climb past the quarried area next to the carpark to reach a fence which finds the Sruffaungarve river. This provides a line of ascent on mostly easy grassy ground beside the river, negotiating between boulders on the way. Great views over Easky Lough soon appear and views beyond to the bigger hills of Mayo.

A group of large erratic boulders provide an immediate target on the way up to the plateau(45419 13659 E ). On reaching the plateau a further and more impressive group of erratics and small lough are reached (45612 23531 F ). This is a fantastic spot to clamber over the boulders trying to get good photos or just to explore.

Drop slightly passing two small pools of water (45602 23280 G ) before rising to the top of Sruffaungarve. The ground on the way up was damp even after a prolonged dry spell - at the top a small pile of stones marked the top at a height of 407m. Views reach over Easky Lough SW to the Nephin Begs. The high Ox plateau takes up most of the views to the E as it rises to over 500m.

Drop down NE to pick up and follow the river appearing from the slopes just below summit of Knockalongy. There is fantastic walking alongside the river and it gradually narrows as rise higher - plenty of hopping across as it meanders. Well worth stopping to look back at ever widening views. The river splits and disappears and it straight ahead to higher ground.

Tough going for a while before the ground becomes easier and then enters the menace of peat hags near the summit! A white plastic filled pipe marks the summit, reached in 1.5 hours and 4.7 km. Views reach from Slieve League in the north along a vista of ocean to the heights of the North Mayo cliffs and further south to Nephin and the Nephin Begs and a distant Croagh Patrick.

A long slog to Knockalongy and back beckons ahead and I couldn't resist. An easy return follows the hillside with cracking views over low bog to the coast. A group of glacial erratics is reached on Farbreagabeg 4626624433 H and an easy and gentle drop brings the return alongside the line of ascent back to the carpark.

It was nice and dry but with clear warning signs of a wetter natural state which i would not have fancied at all! A lonely place up high giving a great feeling of solace. Those glacial erratics are a real special part of the experience. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/429/comment/14694/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Annatoran in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Easky Easter
Easky's Amalfian Shore
by CaptainVertigo  22 Apr 2014
Half of Dublin is named after places in or about the Bay of Naples. The "nomenclaturri" of The Black Lake pay homage to foreign topographies that are dependably stunning. Indigenous transient perfections seem less honoured.
Behold Sruffaungarve which can be seen sweeping down to Lough Easky from the car park beneath Annatoran. On this sunny Easter morning these little gems sparkled briefly before fading into misty grey scales. One of the great wonders of our little hobby is that we are occasionally present for such moments of illumination. There is a case to be made for the transient beauties of this world, all the more so given our nature. Passing them as they bloom reverberates basso profondo. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/429/comment/16029/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Annatoran in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Damp soggy places
A soggy summit
by ColinCallanan  31 Mar 2015
After many showers in previous days, we made the most of a little break in the weather and decided to head out to Lough Easkey to summit Annatoran and Sruffaungarve on the way back. Using the track uploaded by simon3, the going was slow and tough. Lots of wet, marshy ground and peat hags that needed careful navigation. I had wellies in my backpack thankfully, and less than an hour into the walk I started using them. The weather changed, and rain started coming down as we reached Annatoran. On this cloudy day, the views weren't anything much especially with the hump like shape of the summit limiting views in most directions. The way back to 45612 23531 (F) was a bit more pleasant, with a smaller number of peat hags and dangerous marshy spots to navigate. The summit of Sruffaungarve held better views and wasn't as much of a slog. After a vicious hailstorm, it was back to the carpark at lough Easkey, and anice warm, dry car!

It's obviously best to wait for a long dry spell before hiking in this area, but if you have your wellies you'll survive ok (just about!). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/429/comment/17898/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Annatoran in area Ox Mountains, Ireland
Picture: White summit post amid an island of mud
Strictly one for the peak baggers
by Colin Murphy  1 Oct 2011
Followed eflanaga's excellent directions to top but on a relentlessly wet day, the going was particularly tough and I had to navigate a meandering route around countless peat hags and marshy areas, sinking to my ankles in mud on more than one occasion. I recommend only climbing this top after a prolonged dry spell. The summit is marked by the white post in the picture as well as mud - lots and lots of mud. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/429/comment/6551/
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