Inch Top 222m hill, Inishowen Ireland at
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Inch Top Hill Donegal County, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Dark pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 222m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2,7 Grid Reference: C31348 25280
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: Fergalh, seamaspeineas2, sperrinlad, Aidy, chalky, Vikingr2013, cody1, Caithniadh, sandman, jmcg, AntrimRambler, Garmin, Harry Goodman, cerosti, NICKY
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Longitude: -7.510049, Latitude: 55.073845 , Easting: 231348, Northing: 425280 Prominence: 222m,  Isolation: 5.4km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 631290 925263,   GPS IDs, 6 char: InchTp, 10 char: Inch Top
Bedrock type: Dark pelitic & psammitic schist, (Fahan Slate Formation)

The highest point on Inch Island in Lough Swilly.   Inch Top is the 1345th highest place in Ireland.

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A simple but rewarding ascent. .. by group   (Show all for Inch Top)
Potential Access Issues .. by Aidy   (Show all for Inch Top)
An easy way up ! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Inch Top)
A way up, but no way down?
by three5four0  4 Jul 2010
Parked in a small lay-by, just past the Carnaghan Presbyterian church, at C327239 J where there is enough room for one car to be parked off the road. Walked back past the church, turning left into a lane at C328241 K, and then right onto another lane at C327241 L. This lane way is unmarked on the satmap gps digital mapping. It is however, marked on both osni sheet 7 and osi sheet 2. Follow this lane up hill, turning right at C322245 M and left at C323247 N which leads you to a road junction at C321248 O, turn left and go through a gate. At around C320247 P, go through an open gate into a large field with sheep, follow the field round the spur to a gate into the next field at roughly C315246 Q. Go through the gate and walk to the top of the field. From here you need to plot a line of least resistance , through the ferns and gorse, to get to the final summit slopes of Inch Top, persons with height issues will not enjoy the next 15 mins! Some of the wind-bush and ferns are chest height.

At around C312249 R you arrive at an old over grown track, turn left along this, you will now be able to pick a route ahead (C311249 S, C3117124999 T, C311250 U may be of help), and no doubt with some relief, you make it onto the short heather of the summit slope. A short ascent leads to the summit trig point and mast, with great views of the surrounding countryside, and fine place to eat your piece.

The descent, there is a service track descending from Inch Top, however on two of the options we ended in the same field to the rear of a house on the East side of the hill. Anyone who has investigate that side will have noted the number of no trespassing signs, in the lanes off the main road. So, a descent by the way of ascent is the only way to be recommended.

PS those who who have had there legs scratched by gorse / windbush etc, may find Eurax cream stops the itching! Trackback:
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In this view, Inch Top is seen across Lough Swill .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Inch Top)
Born and bred in a briar patch... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Inch Top)
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