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Owenreagh Hill Hill Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí A name in Irish
Tyrone County, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H41948 95907 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, sandman, chalky, dr_banuska, Aidy, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, Garmin, AntrimRambler, gerrym, cerosti, Harry Goodman, mark-rdc, jimgraham
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Longitude: -7.348401, Latitude: 54.809238 , Easting: 241948, Northing: 395907 Prominence: 185m,   Isolation: 4.9km
ITM: 641888 895896,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OwnrHl, 10 char: OwnrghHil
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Newtownstewart Formation)

Owenreagh is from Ir. Abhainn Riabhach, 'grey river'. The name refers to a river and also a townland.   Owenreagh Hill is the 953rd highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/839/
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A big warning before trying this route!! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill)
 
Viewed from the nw side of Owenreagh, the dying r .. by simon3   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill)
 
Record breaking views? .. by Aidy   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Owenreagh Hill in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Wind sails in the sunset.
 
simon3 on Owenreagh Hill, 2008
by simon3  7 Jul 2008
From some quarters the windfarm on Owenreagh is visible as disembodied arms waving frantically above trees. From near in on the west the windfarm isn't visible at all. But from most quarters the appearance of the place is dominated by the turbines which are highly visible and often audible.

One way to go up Owenreagh is to start at H41211 95593 B to the SW of the top. There's some not so great parking on verges there. A concrete road leads off the main road towards a corner of the forest that covers much of west of the hill. An obvious way of going up is simply to walk up the side of the forest. This was curiously difficult early on because of the roughness of the ground with overgrown rushes. Obviously people have been here before creating the forest and the windfarm but there is no path or sign of walking usage. But you won't have long to puzzle over whether this is a good thing or bad because the walk at 800m isn't far with a climb of around 111m.

The top area is made up of very eroded peat hags. There is no cairn as of June 2008. While Owenreagh Hill only just scrapes into our 400m list, its position on the west of the Sperrins gives it interesting views of Donegal from the east and of course of the Sperrins.
Visible also is Bessy Bell, 420m, 14k to the SW and also covered in wind-turbines. Near and SW is the oddly named Koram 372m. which has a high mast of some sort on it.

Your visit to Owenreagh Hill can be the Summitteer Stroll up and down or you can also do a circuit of the forest by going NW along the north of its side to a road which will lead you south and back to the summit. This makes a walk of around 3.6k. Although short you'd need boots because of the roughness of the ground.

Our photo shows some of the wind-turbines with the west end of the Sperrins beyond. According to a website I read (Jun 2008) some 6 further and larger turbines are to be added to the 10 already there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/839/comment/3194/
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There is room to park about 2 cars at the minor r .. by three5four0   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill)
 
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