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S Donegal/W Tyrone Area
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 266 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 17, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghonagh, 451m
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Bolaght Mountain Hill Tyrone County, in Binnion List, Mudstone & limestone, interbedded Bedrock

Height: 345m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H25900 76600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 17 members. Recently by: chalky, dregish, Iamcan, Aidy, pmeldrum, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, Garmin, AntrimRambler, mark-rdc, sandman, cerosti, Harry Goodman, NICKY, dr_banuska
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Longitude: -7.599686, Latitude: 54.636894 , Easting: 225900, Northing: 376600 Prominence: 170m,   Isolation: 8.8km
ITM: 625843 876594,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlghMn, 10 char: BlghtMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone & limestone, interbedded, (Bundoran Shale Formation)

It is not certain whether Bolaght represents Both Leachta, 'hut of the monument' [TNCT] or Buaileacht, 'herd of cows, dairying place' [JOD]. In the absence of any archaeological evidence, the latter seems more likely.   Bolaght Mountain is the 1056th highest summit in Ireland.

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A short but boggy evening stroll. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
 
Return to childhood .. by Aidy   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
 
Bolaght & Bin Mountains are extensively forested .. by BogRunner   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
 
There is a good carpark & picnic area for the Slo .. by three5four0   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bolaght Mountain in area S Donegal/W Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: The wind farm overlooking Lough Lee
 
dr_banuska on Bolaght Mountain, 2010
by dr_banuska  25 Mar 2010
I climbed Bolaght lately, parking at the same place as three5four0 at Sloughan Glen, signed from the Dromore-Drumquin road. In hindsight you can park a good bit closer along the minor road that heads towards the wind farm, either at abandoned farm buildings about 263743 G, or shortly after, past a cattle grid along the grassy verge (there's a barrier further along).

Skirt the barrier and cross a stream as you approach the forest. When you reach the junction where the Ulster Way cuts across the track you're on, turn right. I was surprised to see that there was a barrier blocking entry to the forest, seeing as this is part of the recently relaunched UW (there was a barrier coming from the other way too) but it's easy to climb over. Seeing as I had the dog with me though, I turned back and went straight on, through two gates and reached the summit via a very roundabout way.

The summit is uphill from the pretty, almost hidden Lough Lee. There's an UW marker pointing uphill from the track, but the summit is off to the W a little, close to a fence running over the hill. The immediate view is very pretty, with the wind farm extending over both sides of the lough. Looking further afield the view is very impressive. I could see Castlederg to the N, Bessy Bell and the high Sperrins to the NE, and SE to Pollnalaght with its masts, and Dooish and Tappaghan (the latter with another windfarm). Even further, I could see the Bluestacks and Derryveaghs, with Muckish and Errigal clearly visible (first time I'd seen the latter from such a distance, looked tiny though), a couple of far-off windfarms in Donegal, S to Cuilcagh and a slither of Lough Erne, and even the Dartry Mts with the distinctive side profile of Ben Bulben. Not bad for a 345m hill!

I followed the established route down through the forest, though this required lifting a heavy and unco-operative dog over the barrier. Weird thing was that two sets of lads on scramblers had passed me, so either they'd lifted them over too (unlikely) or they were able to open the barrier.

I'd wanted to head on to Crockkinnagoe to the SW in Donegal, but time was against me. Looks like it would offer a great view over Lough Derg. Earlier on I'd tried to climb nearby Dooish, but wasn't sure where best to start from. While in the area you could also easily bag Pollnalaght (better known as Pigeon Top), there's a scenic route traversing the summit that's signed from the Drumquin-Omagh road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/904/comment/4532/
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