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Donegal NW Area
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 154mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 564mAghla Beg (South) 603mAghla More 584mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 473mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 471mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Knockalla Hill Cnoc Colbha A name in Irish
also The Devil's Backbone an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc Colbha [OSI], 'hill of the ledge or edge') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 363m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C23592 34284 This summit has been logged as climbed by 31 members. Recently by: sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, kmoore, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, nobutada, Terry-Parker, chalky, kenmoore, osullivanm, tiki, simon3, mark-rdc, Summ1t
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Longitude: -7.630717, Latitude: 55.155148 , Easting: 223592, Northing: 434284 Prominence: 328m,   Isolation: 4.1km
ITM: 623536 934265,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc363, 10 char: Knockalla
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Knockalla has twin summits of the same height. It is also known as the Devil's Backbone.   Knockalla is the 1025th highest summit in Ireland. Knockalla is the second most easterly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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Fanad-tastic Ridge Walk .. by gerrym   (Show all for Knockalla)
 
The Traverse of the Devils Back Bone
by three5four0  18 Apr 2010
There is enough space for 2-3 cars to park at 252341 B, by an old mass rock on the minor road south east of Knockalla. From here follow the road back towards the R247, till you meet a lane way at 247336 C and follow this lane up hill. Where the track swings round towards the Knockalla Loughs, pick you line (left) up hill to Knockallas west summit. Views are superb from the summit, return towards the lochans (there is an all terrain vehicle tracks over the summit area), but choose your line as there is a small bluff and a short but blocky band of small boulders to avoid , right beside the first lough. You can now follow a track towards the twin summit, which ends on its upper slopes and then follow a faint path up to the summit.

On the way there, the space between the tops and small ring contours frame various Donegal mountains and beaches well, have you camera ready!. There is another track which you glimpse from time to time as well, which may be worth investigating. From the second summit, descend straight down hill, taking care to turn a few minor outcrops on the way. You should see the stations of the cross on your left, as you approach an old stone wall and cross a wire fence. You want to be heading towards a lane by an old ruined farm house at roughly 256349 D. As you approach you reach a wire fence, turn right and follow this and again when it takes a turn towards the lane. Cross open ground , with the fence on your left now and walk towards the ruined farmhouse, where you will find a gate onto the lane. Follow this lane down on to the minor road, by a church, where it is a short walk back to the car. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/884/comment/4627/
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Colbha is Irish for a ledge or shelf, and in this .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Knockalla)
 
There are 2 good ways to enjoy the Knockalla moun .. by glasgowjim   (Show all for Knockalla)
 
A nice gentle walk - one way up is to go up the l .. by zayrah   (Show all for Knockalla)
 
A McVeigh Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Knockalla)
 
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