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Keenaght Area
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,   Summits in area: 5,   Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 For all tops   Highest summit: Donald's Hill, 399m
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Donald's Hill Hill Cnoc na hEarcola A name in Irish
also Knocknahurkle an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc na hEarcola [Séamas Ó Ceallaigh], 'hill of the [obscure
Derry County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 399m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C74300 17300 This summit has been logged as climbed by 27 members. Recently by: trostanite, sperrinlad, stevebullers, jimmyread, chalky, sir_boba_fett, muschi, sandman, Welder, AntrimRambler, Garmin, slemish, mark-rdc, Peter Walker, dmcdevitt
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.839835, Latitude: 54.99762 , Easting: 274300, Northing: 417300 Prominence: 176m,   Isolation: 6.3km
ITM: 674233 917285,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DnldHl, 10 char: DnldsHil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of 1834 record this hill as Donalds Hill or Knocknahurkle (OSM, ix, 34). Séamas Ó Ceallaigh derives this from something like Cnoc na hEarcola in his comments on the Topographical Fragments in the Franciscan Library.   Donald's Hill is the highest hill in the Keenaght area and the 954th highest in Ireland. Donald's Hill is the most easterly in the Keenaght area.

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Picture: Looking SW to Donald's Hill Top
A panoramic view point.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  30 Jul 2011
The new edition of OSNI Discoverer Series Sheet 08 (2010) shows a waymarked trail across Donald's Hill for the Ulster Way and North Sperrins Way. While at the time of writing the installation of trail furniture is not yet in place (June 2010) the map gives good guidance for access to the hill. Access from the SW side is at C738166 A where a farm track and then a fence line can be followed NE to the top, a climb of some 250m. Alternatively access can be gained from the NE side of the hill at a farm gate on the Temain Road at C752185 B. From here a raised track can be followed SW across the blanket bog for some 700m where it ends abbruptly leaving a further 700m across heather, drainage ditches and long grass to the top. Although there is only 40 metres of climb in all from start to finish, this last 700m is over energy sapping terrain. There is a fine panorama across the Roe Valley from the top. For up to date information on the access routes see also the walkni web pages for the Ulster Way/ North Sperrins Way, including downloadable maps. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/842/comment/5601/
Fine vantage point (once you get there) .. by slemish   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Much effort for such little height gain! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
We approached Donalds Hill along the Temain (Hill .. by three5four0   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Donalds Hill is the nearest mountain to my home , .. by Derry259   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Donalds Hill - much added value .. by Welder   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
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