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Peter Walker: Track 3031 in area near Dough Mountain, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
Length: 2.5km, Creator time taken: 37m35s, Ascent: 54m, Descent: 37m
Places:Start at G93278 42724, Dough Mountain, end at Start Logged as completed by 2
Dough Mountain sits in a tangle of trees and contours to the north-east of Manorhamilton on the Enniskillen to Sligo Road, a hill that could have qualified as a hidden gem, but instead just chose to be largely hidden. A minor road snakes up the western flank to the plateau, and from various points affords some wonderful views particularly across to the Dartrys. Continuing on foot to the top of the hill adds absolutely nothing other than a summit tick to the experience.
A track heads south from this road before swinging round to the ESE under the obvious trig pillar on the left (north) and petering out. From here I just took a beeline across tough grass and bog cotton to the summit. For the most part the going isnt bad, but the final depression is decidedly squelchy. The summit has an assortment of radio gubbins on the far side of the fence but it seemed to me that the highest point was on the near side. The views are the main source of disappointment here; scanning about you its obvious how fine they would be if the upper slopes werent quite as extensive.
I returned much the same way but took in the trig point. Yknow, just to be on the safe side.
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