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Curraghchosaly Mountain Hill Tyrone County In Carn List

Height: 416m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H47854 83914 This summit has been logged as climbed by 25 members. Recently by: Iamcan, killyman1, dr_banuska, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, pmeldrum, Garmin, AntrimRambler, shaunkelly, gerrym, sandman, cerosti, mark-rdc, Harry Goodman, jimgraham
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Longitude: -7.258529, Latitude: 54.700989 Prominence: 161m,   Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 647792 883906,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrghMn, 10 char: CrghchMntn

Curraghchosaly Mountain is the 764th highest summit in Ireland.

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Long name, short ascent
Short Summary created by Peter Walker  1 Apr 2013 Curraghchosaly Mountain is one of the more westerly of the Sperrins, and faultily apes the higher Mullaghcarn across the B48 with its 50/50 mix of bare slopes and dense forestation. Forest roads hereabouts are being promoted quite heavily as mountain biking venues, and these same thoroughfares provide easy access to the summit, the climb being shortish and very much on the 'steady' side of 'steep'.

Start from (478822 (Point A)) where there is space to park cars at the forest entrance and an assortment of signs and noticeboards for mountain bikers. Follow the forest road north-west into the trees. You will pass two roads branching conspicuously off on the right at (480824 (Point B)) and (482827 (Point C)); after the second of these take the second of two roads branching off on the left in reasonably quick succession at (485828 (Point D)). This writhes uphill for about 600m before bending left and taking a much straighter course for the top, soon noticeable as a transmitter framed within the avenue of trees up which you eventually walk. A lump on the western side of the enclosure is the highest point, but views from here are very arboreally restricted; 200m further west the ground is almost as high but the prospect is much more open.
Point A: H478 822 Point B: H480 824 Point C: H482 827
Point D: H485 828

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by pquinn572  5 Apr 2009 Yesterday, (4/4/09) I attempted to climb Curraghchosaly Mountain near the well known beauty spot, the Gortin Glens which I visit often as a Tyrone man. I turned in left onto a small road off the main Omagh to Gortin road, a few metres down the road from the turn in to the Gortin Glens on the Omagh side. I followed this road on in for about 600m passing a caravan park and over to stoned area on the right side of the road with a gate and a signpost for cyclists. Here I parked the car(Point A: H478822) and began my climb up a steep stoned forestry lane. I continued on up passing another lane which turns down to the right and a water resevoir on the left well hidden by trees and about 100m metres on up on the left side their is a lane leading in to an open area. I continued on up the steep road for another 400 metres, passing another stoned road turning down to the right. I continued on up for another 200m coming to another road on my left hand side, with about 100m on up another road turning up to the left. I took the second of these roads to the left (Point B: H484828 (Point E)) turning off the road I had been on for about a Kilometer and onto a steeper road with trees on the right and deforestation on the left. The surface of this road is bad as the rain has washed a lot of loose stones down. You round the small corner and continue on up for another 200m where the road turns again to the left and continues very steeply on up to another corner. At this corner you get the first glimpse of the great view over tyrone and over to Bessy Bell. At this corner I stopped for a breather and enjoyed the view before turning and being face with another 200m steep climb up to a corner which turns left. At this corner there is a small pad leading over to the back and taking a nosey over I saw there was turf cutting going on. I went back out on to the road and continued on a now straight road on up passing a now blew down lookout post and into the shadow of the trees where the mast for the first time comes into view. Follow the road on up to the top. At the top there is no actual structure marking the exact point but the mast may have been built on it. If you stay at the mast you can enjoy great views of Balix Hill and its windmills and also on out to Donegal but the trees block a lot of the spectacular views so I followed a fence line over through bog to another point that the fence continues over. Here you get a far better view of all of Tyrone, Donegal and the magnificent Sperrin Mountains this is 1m lower that the actual top but here you can enjoy spectactular views. This is a long walk, about 2 miles up hill all the way so you should really consider going up on a good day so that you efforts to get their will be sure to be rewarded.
Point E: H484 828
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Picture: On Curraghchosaly top looking west with Bessy Belle in background (left)
An easy pleasant walk and my 400th mv top to boot !
by Harry Goodman  26 Jul 2010 Climbed this hill on Fri 23 July 2010. I parked at a forest park entrance H4785382224 (Point F) on a minor road of the B48 between Omagh and Gortin. Having read the comments already posted on the site I anticipated some difficulty in route finding especially as my OSNI Sheet 13 (1999) did not show a track through the forest to the top. I should not have worried as the good quality track we were on led us unerringly up to the communications mast with one or two check points on the way. The first was some 800m into the walk H4844882806 (Point G) where we turned left, rather than continue straight ahead, up an equally good track with trees on the left and cleared forestry on the right. Further up the track turned left passing a lesser peaty track and continued on up to the communication installation at H4788183913 (Point H), three sides of which are enclosed by the trees. The spot height, as already idenified by simon3, lies on a small hummock along the western edge of the security fence about one or two metres out (west) from the wire at H4785483914 (Point I). This said the top was not the best vantage point for this hill, surrounded as it was by trees on three sides, this was reserved for a small ring contour at virtually the same height but 200 metres west along a fence line at H4783383913 (Point J). The views from this little hillock were simply splendid. NE was the main Sperrins ridge while NW across Balix Hill and Owenreagh Hill (two of the hills to be climbed later in the day) I could clearly identify the Donegal Highlands and further W the Bluestacks. On the return walk down the track the bulk of Mullaghcarn was clearly seen across Gortin Glen. If taking this walk, on the way down at H4824882666 (Point K), be sure to continue straight on and not take the natural turn of the track down left. Straight on and you are back to the start after 500 metres whereas the turn down left will, after 700 metres, lead down to the B48 and a further 1.5k back to the start. This was a pleasant, easy walk of some 5.3k which I included with three other Sperrins hills later the same day and memorable for me as it marked the 400th mv listed mountain/hill that I have climbed. Since climbing it I have had sight of the OSNI Sheet 13 (2010) which now, unlike my earlier edition, shows the track I followed to the top !.
Point F: H47853 82224 Point G: H48448 82806 Point H: H47881 83913
Point I: H47854 83914 Point J: H47833 83913 Point K: H48248 82666
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by pquinn572  6 Apr 2009 Curraghchosaly Mountain
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Picture: Curraghchosaly top from the east
by simon3  5 Oct 2008 One place to start is from the forest entrance at H49409 83039 (Point L) on the B48 near the crest of the road from Omagh to Gortin. There is notice board here which describes the place as the Start Point for Route A of the Cairn Sunday walk held on the last Sunday in July at 2.30. This is a walk to Mullaghcarn

Getting from this starting point to the tracks that take you to the summit of Curraghchosaly may not be entirely straightforward. The Ulster Way could be used however you would need to descend 60 or 70m and go over 1km to do it. There is also the Altaravan Trail marked as going north along the road and then heading up a slope to reach the forest tracks to the SE of the summit. We could find no sign of the Altaravan Trail however by following roughly its route we got onto the tracks. Go around 200m or so along the road and then strike up the steep bank NW. Head roughly N and you will reach one of the tracks. The ground as of 2008 is rough "clear felled". Head SW along the forest track (it's marked on the 1:50k map). After 700m turn right and go around 320m NE. There is relatively open land there and you can head up and NW. A forest track will appear from the left going in roughly the same direction. Take this and head up.

The summit has a telecoms or broadcasting installation on top of it and forestry. By my reckoning the summit is a hummock just beside the fencing of the installation. There is a minor summit 200m due east of there which appeared to be perhaps 1m lower but hey I only have a fairly ordinary GPS unit so can't be sure
The photo shows the summit from the aforesaid east top. There are also views of the Bessy Bell and its wind turbines.
Point L: H49409 83039
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