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Cloghervaddy Hill Donegal County In no lists

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: H02666 90224 This summit has been logged as climbed by 12 members. Recently by: Aidy, Fergalh, Harry Goodman, Garmin, juliewoods, mark-rdc, Jamessheerin, Brambler, Hilltop-Harrier, three5four0, aoifeboyce, simon3
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Longitude: -7.959371, Latitude: 54.759932 Prominence: 27m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 602615 890215,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clghrv, 10 char: Clghrvdy

Cloghervaddy is the 826th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cloghervaddy in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Approach to Cloghervaddy from the S
 
Direct route to a little visited top.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  4 Nov 2013 Although this top will most likely be visited as part of a greater round the following route gives direct access. From the car park off the N15 walk about 100m NE along the road and take a wide forest track on the left. Follow this along for about 2km to H0376388647 (Point A) where a fence joins it on the left side coming down from the ridge above. Follow the fence line NW up the hillside to its end at a fence junction H0337789178 (Point B). Continue up to H0308889361 (Point C)on the flat peat hagged top of the ridge. From here bear NNW to cross the E flank of Brown's Hill and then up to the rocky top of Cloghervaddy. Out and back a walk of some 9km.
Point A: H03763 88647 Point B: H03377 89178 Point C: H03088 89361

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Bluestacks Circuit
by three5four0  11 May 2010 Beware the area round Blue Lough, there is a lot of very soft ground there which gives the impression that you might break through its wobbly surface at any time. The small summit of Cloghervaddy, is well worth the visit, nice and rocky with fine views of the Donegal countryside.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cloghervaddy in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking N from Cloghervaddy top.
A seldom visited but worthwhile top.
by Harry Goodman  4 Nov 2013 On Tues 22 Oct I climbed this hill in a round that also included Croaghbrack. (For details of the first part of the walk see my comments on Croaghbrack). Leaving Croaghbrack top I headed down W into a barren little valley with L Black nestling in it off to my left. This is ground that I suspect does not see many hill walkers in the course of a year and the complete absence of any evidence of footfall would support this contention. The walk down was gentle but once there the valley floor was quite marshy. Once across it was a short but steep climb up to the summit area of the hill. Like it's near neighbor, Croaghbrack, this hill is endowed with a fine rocky crest and the high point is marked by a neat little cairn set on one of the rocky outcrops. From the top I headed down SSE and, maintained this direction across the E flank of Brown's Hill, before continuing up to the ridge ahead, a wide and flat peat hagged area H0308889361. From here a change in direction to SE soon led me across to a fence junction H0337789178 near a noticeable large boulder. From there I was able to follow the fence down SE to join the forest track H0376388647 which I had used earlier in the day on my way to Croaghbrack . Once there I turned right and followed it out for 2.2km back to the car H0422587374 (Point D). In all my circuit over these two outliers of the main Bluestacks Range covered 10.5km, was not overly taxing and very worthwhile.
Point D: H04225 87374
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cloghervaddy in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking across the rocky summit along the valley between Croaghanirwore and Croaghbarnes.
 
Exceeding Expectations
by Aidy  5 Mar 2014 Having once again failed to reach the top of Croaghanirwore due to whiteout conditions on Croaghnageer, I was dispiritedly making my way down Brown's Hill, heading for the N15, when the lashing rain stopped, and the clouds cleared a little. I decided to retrieve something from the day, and make for Cloghervaddy instead. From Brown's Hill, the East side of the hill looked ominously steep, so I aimed for the Southwestern slope. The intervening ground was sodden, and the going difficult through thick grass and peat hags, until typically for the Bluestacks, a bit of altitude brought rocky ground and easier walking. The summit itself, marked by a small cairn perched on a larger rock, was an unexpected delight. My heart had been set on Croaghanirwore, but the twisted rocks on top of this smaller hill made a fantastic landscape. The views were also magnificent for only 402m. My spirits were raised again, so much so that I made for Croaghbrack too, only a small detour on my way back to the carpark on the N15. It would be easy to ignore this peak in favour of its many larger neighbours, but its worth a visit. Interestingly, setting out earlier in the day, along the forestry track towards Brown's Hill, I found myself in the midst of a husky sled race.
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