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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 155.9mCulliagh 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 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 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 470.6mSaggartnadooish 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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Gregory Hill Hill Cnoc Mhic Gréagóir A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Mhic Gréagóir [PDT], 'hill of the Gregory family') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 336m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C11618 12412 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: Aidy, sandman, chalky, mark-rdc, Brambler, Garmin, three5four0, Harry Goodman, ahendroff, osullivanm, simon3, hgboyle, Lucky1
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Longitude: -7.819431, Latitude: 54.959111 , Easting: 211618, Northing: 412412 Prominence: 241m,   Isolation: 5.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 611565 912398,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrgrHl, 10 char: GrgryHil
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

Overlooks Letterkenny. So named from a family in whose possession it was about 60 years since. [OSNB]   Gregory Hill is the 1077th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gregory Hill in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Powerful winds of Donegal farmed.
 
simon3 on Gregory Hill, 2010
by simon3  20 Jan 2010
This hill is around 7km east of Letterkenny. Unless someone knows a better way up, I think it is strictly for list tickers. Ticks, ah yes we'll come to that.

There may be other ways up via the forest to the east of the top, however we started from a point on the road at C1155512969 A. One way is to go 135m west to a very rough track going southish. However the track is so bad it may be easier simply to pick a path across the rough ground straight for the summit which is only around 540 metres from the road. The ground is extremely unpleasant with high heather, squishy and undrained underfoot and very tiring.

Which brings me to ticks. Despite wearing long trousers and long sleeves two of us got ticks. This is never pleasant however there is the additional risk of Lymes disease, made more likely by the presence of animals such as a herd of goats near the top. Wear long clothes and check yourself carefully after doing this summit. You've been warned. (If you do think you've been infected, get treatment within 72 hours to avoid the nasty incurable side-effects.)

The summit has one of those ground level trig markers that the OSI sometimes used. The view is pretty good in a number of directions. There is a vista of wind turbines to the south of which those shown in the posterised picture are only a small selection, reminding us that Donegal currently has the second largest number of windfarms in the Republic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/916/comment/4105/
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Tickless on Gregory Hill
by three5four0  18 Apr 2010
We followed the track, mentioned by simon3, which had several sections where you had to leave it unless you wished to be up to your knees in foul smelling mud and animal secretions! After a short distance the track preformed a switchback and improved in quality, well slightly, and brought you within sight of the fence running over the summit area. We followed this a short distance uphill, crossed it and walked over to the highest point, only noticing the ground level trig marker when we got there. We also made it home tick-less!

One good way of checking yourself for ticks, is to have a shower instead of that nice relaxing bath after your day out in the hills. When washing yourself or indeed your partner with shower gel, a tick will feel like a bit of hard skin or a small bramble thorn which will move back and forward as you move your hand over it, feel something like this you need to investigate further! Also, you can now purchase tick removal tweezers, which are a far superior way of removing them. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/916/comment/4631/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gregory Hill in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View N to Donegal Highlands from Gregory Hill
Gregory Hill
by Harry Goodman  18 Apr 2010
Climbed Gregory Hill on Tues 8th April by parking off road at C1154912974 B and walking west along the road, as suggested by simon3, to a gate and old rough track at C1144912893 C going SW up the hillside. While I found the track muddy and very boggy in places I had no difficulty in bye-passing these patches and otherwise found the going quite good. Where the path petered out, rather than take the open hillside directly to the top I continued straight ahead along the faint lines of a track (possibly made by a quad) up to a fence. From here I I turned left and followed the fence up to it's high point where I crossed over and walked some 50/60 metres out to the summit marked by a ground level OS trig marker and a few stones, all atop a large peat hag. On my way down I decided to try simon3's "off piste" route and made directly for the track I had come up. I must agree with him that this is very unplesant rough ground indeed with high heather (even in April) and squishy and undrained underfoot. In short I soon abandoned it and made my way across to the track as a matter of some urgency. This short walk can be completed, up and down, in less than forty minutes but take my advice and follow the track and fence both up and down. The 360 degree panorama of the Donegal Hills and beyond make it all worthwhile. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/916/comment/4635/
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