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Holywell Hill Hill Cnoc an Tobair A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Tobair [logainm.ie], 'hill of the well') Derry/ Donegal County, in Binnion List, Schist and grit with thin marble units Bedrock

Height: 260m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C38500 17100 This summit has been logged as climbed by 18 members. Recently by: Aidy, jimmyread, chalky, David-Guenot, sandman, Garmin, AntrimRambler, slemish, conor1, walkingnw, mark-rdc, cerosti, Peter Walker, gerrym, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.399194, Latitude: 54.999872 , Easting: 238500, Northing: 417100 Prominence: 255m,   Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 638441 917085,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HlywHl, 10 char: HlywlHil
Bedrock type: Schist and grit with thin marble units, (Lough Foyle Succession)

Situated in Altaghaderry townland. There is a holy well and megalithic cairn on this hill [Colhoun].   Holywell Hill is the 1250th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/992/
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A short but enjoyable stroll. .. by group   (Show all for Holywell Hill)
 
Small hill but worth a visit if in the area. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Holywell Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Holywell Hill in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from Holywell Hill summit to Scalp Mountain
 
a quickie!
by slemish  6 Nov 2011
Holywell Hill sits overlooking the city of Derry, right on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. I wasn't expecting much from the other comments but it turned out to be a great little viewpoint, though slightly ruined by the presence of the ugly mast and dilapidated buildings. After an early start I reached the parking spot mentioned by Harry Goodman at 9 o'clock in the morning (376168 F). From there it's a leisurely stroll up the mast access road to the cairn marking the 260m summit which is situated on a little patch of grass behind the fenced-off area.

With unseasonably fine weather for November and a clear sky the views extended for miles. The Sawel-Dart ridge high in the Sperrins was easy to pick out towards the SE whilst the hills of Inishowen lay to the north, Greenan Mountain with its ring-fort and Scalp Mountain in particular are very prominent. I would agree with the other comments that the trig pillar definitely seems to be the highest point. The original surveyors usually got these things right!

I returned to the car by the same route. Anyone in the area should definitely check this one out - 20 minutes up and down is all it takes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/992/comment/6611/
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At least it's better than Mongorry Hill... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Holywell Hill)
 
Nowt many places to park around here, but we sque .. by three5four0   (Show all for Holywell Hill)
 
The Charm Is In The Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Holywell Hill)
 
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