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Slieve Gallion NE Top Hill For origin of name, see Slieve Gallion. Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 496m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H81395 89621 This summit has been logged as climbed by 52 members. Recently by: Cobhclimber, MichaelG55, ckilm, Ulsterpooka, JoannaS, trostanite, IndyMan, jlbrooke, DenisMc, simoburn, muschi, Fergalh, Wilderness, Colin Murphy, Onzy
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Longitude: -6.736801, Latitude: 54.747943 , Easting: 281395, Northing: 389621 Prominence: 46m,   Isolation: 2.4km
ITM: 681326 889612,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv496, 10 char: SlvGlnNETp
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

Slieve Gallion NE Top is the 579th highest summit in Ireland. Slieve Gallion NE Top is the most easterly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/470/
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Drive all the way to the top (almost) .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Gallion NE Top)
 
Mountain of the Heights .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Gallion NE Top)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gallion NE Top in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit Cairn with the TV Mast and Sun Behind (taken with a dodgy mobile phone!)
 
dino on Slieve Gallion NE Top, 2007
by dino  22 Dec 2007
Climbed on December 21st 2007. I had a longer walk planned for today but in the end up fancied something shorter and more simple. I got the route for this one from a guide called "Landscapes in Stone - Walk The Sperrins", loaded a track on the GPS and away I went (without the route card which was a bit of a mistake at one point). I wish I had taken the time to check my map better and to read here as I didn't realise there was a second peak and a trigpoint to be had with just a short extension of the walk. I guess it gives me a chance to go back again.

The guide follows pretty much the same route as described by gerrym for Slieve Gallion proper but descends from the turn off for Slieve Gallion to pick up a number of good farm lanes that bring you gently back to the Iniscarn Road about 200m from the forest gate.

The one and only problem I had was at the end of the forest track below the summit. Instead of following the muddy track that gerrym mentions I turned right along a faint path that eventually became an overgrown drainage channel and ended up perilously crossing about 10m of ancient and crumbling brashing which could have resulted in a nasty accident. Be careful if you are following the same guide.

Views from the summit cairn were good but most of the distant sights were obscured by the persistent mist lying over Lough Neagh and in many of the valleys. The summit cairn still made a great windbreak and provided a comfortable seat to have lunch and admire what I could see.

The descent via the aforementioned lanes was quick, easy and painless and I was back at the parking spot in less than 3 hours which included 15mins for lunch. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/470/comment/2926/
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