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Urris Hills Hill Cnoic Iorrais A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoic Iorrais [OSI], 'hills of the peninsula') Donegal County, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 417m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C30682 41861
Place visited by 65 members. Recently by: madfrankie, jmcunningham, whoRya, scottwalker, Ulsterpooka, Aidy, newpark-cc, jlk, sperrinlad, guestuser, AntrimRambler, trostanite, fpd, windy, Terry-Parker
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Longitude: -7.518685, Latitude: 55.222816 , Easting: 230682, Northing: 441861 Prominence: 167m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 630624 941840,   GPS IDs, 6 char: UrsHls, 10 char: Uris Hils
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Urris Hills is the 789th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Urris Hills in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: The Urris Hills in full flow.
 
The Road to Raghtin
by jlk  8 Jun 2013
I took this photo on my way from Buncrana to the Gap of Mamore. Left to right: Urris Hills; Croaghcarragh; above the forestry is the Gap of Mamore; Mamore Hill; Crockmain; Raghtin More. In the foreground right is Aghaweel Hill, and finally Bulbin. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/752/comment/15013/
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NICKY on Urris Hills, 2008
by NICKY  20 Feb 2008
From Croaghcarrragh (C316428 A) all you do is simply follow the path over to the Urris Hills. This is a pleasant stroll with a few ups and downs with no difficulty. From the Urris keep following the path over the rest of the ridge. If you lose the path at any point the ground is not too difficult. Please make sure you follow the ridge right to the end. If you come down too early you will give yourself a harder descent with awkward fences and difficult ground. As you start to descend you should see Crummie's Bay straight ahead of you. As you keep going you should aim to come down in-line with the right hand side of the beach. If you have taken the correct path you should come to the beach through a large gap in the fence. Then simply walk over the beach to the path on the left hand side just past the two streams which come down to meet the sea and follow it up to the layby. All in all it is an excellent walk in which you climb every metre of the hills and have a very rewarding descent!! (Although the photo isn't great it shows the exact line of your descent and you should be able to make out the rest of your route from it when you set it as a background or make it bigger) Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/752/comment/2971/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Urris Hills in area Inishowen, Ireland
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A Video Preview
by CaptainVertigo  8 Nov 2012
Published by MV's Gerry McVeigh this beautiful and instructive video is described on YouTube as: "A stunning walk over the Urris Hills and Raghtin More on Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland. Climbing from the golden sands of Lenan Strand to the hills overlooking Lough Swilly and the northernmost reaches of Ireland. Dropping to Mamore Gap and the holy well & grotto then climbing to the heights of Raghtin More. A mini mountain range that can be easily walked in a day." If you have any notion of walking this way you really must watch this video. And if you can't or won't walk, you should watch it anyway!!

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Picture: Loughs of Urris Hills.
simon3 on Urris Hills, 2008
by simon3  28 Jun 2008
Approaching Urris Hills top you will see these two small lakes, Crunlough the nearer and Lough Fad. Across a very windy Lough Swilly sea-inlet there's Fanad Head and the further complex inlets of the north Donegal coast. Just visible around quarter way in from the left and near the horizon is the scarp and sharp drop into the sea of Horn Head. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/752/comment/3195/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Urris Hills in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Stunning scenery no matter which direction you look.
 
Magnificence Beyond Its Height
by Aidy  28 Mar 2017
I've had the group of hills around here on my list for a while, as it looks spectacular from other mountains, or from nearby along the coast, and it doesn't disappoint when you actually get up there. Urris Hills may not be very high, but it is brilliantly rugged and rocky with some very steep slopes, and there are several minor tops around it, hence the "hills" plural I suppose. I approached from the Mamore Gap via Croaghcarragh and some of the slopes, particularly the last stretch up to the summit area, were very steep. Coming down, the wet ground would often dangerously give way under my boots. In snow or wetter conditions I imagine it could be difficult. The views, both near over the immediate mini range, and far over Inishowen, Lough Swilly and Fanad are the equal of anywhere in the country I think. It would no doubt be worth varying the route to come up on the far side from Lenan beach maybe to take in the loughs, but according to some signs, the route was closed on the day I visited. Highly recommended, and more challenging than you would think for its height. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/752/comment/18867/
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