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Scraigs Hill An Screig Mhór A name in Irish
Donegal County, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 426m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: B93400 01400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: Aidy, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, Brambler, ahendroff, Harry Goodman, corrynor, gerrym, hgboyle, aoifeboyce
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Longitude: -8.103558, Latitude: 54.860285 , Easting: 193400, Northing: 401400 Prominence: 231m,   Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 593351 901388,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Scrgs, 10 char: Scraigs
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Scraigs is the 821st highest summit in Ireland. Scraigs is the second most northerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scraigs in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking across L Finn to Scraigs.
A majestic little top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  15 Aug 2012
From Fintown take the minor road B929025 A and go S to B9283600584 B where off-road parking for one car is available on the left in front of a derelict building. Follow the fence line up NNE to it's crest at B9293801146 C. Cross the fence and go NE up the broad ridge by either crossing the various rocky crags or by weaving in and around them to gain the summit marked by a cairn atop a rocky upcrop. There are splendid views N to the Derryveagh and Glendowan Mts. and S to the Bluestacks. While route finding on Scraigs would not normally be a problem, care should be taken in misty conditions as the many craggy tops and bumps of the ridge could cause some navigating problems for the unwary and it is important to ensure that a walker does not wander off to the N side of the hill faced as it is by cliffs falling almost vertically down to L Finn. A short walk of 2.3k up and back. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/5467/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scraigs in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Scraigs from Aghla Mtn
Walkers Welcome!
by gerrym  16 Feb 2012
Scraigs presented an imposing profile approaching from the NW and became even more impressive as its steep slopes swept up from the shores of Lough Finn. Mist was just clearing its top whilst in the background the top of Aghla was lost.

A small road (928025 D) drops to the NW end of Lough Finn and rises to the col between Scraigs and Aghla above Lough Muck. There is parking for a couple of cars beside a water pumping station (922012 E) at 230m - a perfect place to head straight for the summit.

A fence runs up behind the pumping station and can be followed all the way to the summit area, although it is more fun to keep to the steep edge high above Lough Finn. As i looked back over Lough Muck a heron lazily swept past. Sounds of tractors chugging and the chimes of church bells at 12 on a Sunday drifted up from below. The little railway yard was all closed up for winter or its sounds would have added to the mix

Views N ended in a wall of mist only hinting at the heights of the Derryveaghs but a coastline started to reveal itself to the W. The call of ravens echoed around the summit above and it was not long until i joined them - in just over half an hour. A sizeable cairn marks the top. Views stretch the entire lenght of the impressively long Lough Finn, past Aghla Mtn to the towering coastline at Maghera. Following the coast N brings Aran and the high Derryveaghs and all around to Inishowen. Continuing it was the turn of the Sperrins and the impressively rugged Bluestacks.

An easy return along same or similar route. Back at the car a farmer and his 5 sheepdogs engaged in a lengthy chat. He owns the hill of Scraigs and most of Aghla as well as Lough Muck. Walking is fine, although he is wary of dogs due to the potential damage to his sheep. In his eyes walkers are more sparse than previous years. Fish in Lough Muck are just as sparse due to the conifer plantations and mink roam these parts due to a now closed mink farm in the area.

It's good to talk! Oh and to walk!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/6690/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scraigs in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking across Lough Muck to Aghla Mountain
Salvaging Something From A Bad Day
by Aidy  21 Nov 2015
I had a bit of a disastrous morning, setting out with my nephew to climb Croaghgorm so that I could tick off its newly added lower summits, and maybe look for the plane wreckage. It looked magnificent in the sunrise with a dusting of snow, but just as I was looking for a place to park, my dashboard lit up with warning lights, and I lost power steering and power in general. Fearing it was the alternator and that if I shut off the engine it wouldn't start again, we were forced to turn and go straight home (at a very slow pace). It turned out to be the fan belt, and I was lucky I hadn't wrecked the engine driving back, but it was too late now for Croaghgorm. Instead we headed off in my nephew's car for Scraigs. Parking at the water plant high on the eastern side of Lough Muck, it was a straightforward, short climb to the summit, although very boggy with all the rain we've had. The views were stunning when the low clouds periodically parted, and they lent drama to the landscape as they partially hid and revealed the landscape moving quickly over it in the strong winds. Even the passing hail showers didn't dampen our spirits, glad as we were to salvage some walking from the day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/18391/
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