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Sperrin Mountains Area , NW: Maheramason Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 64, by county: Derry: 34, Tyrone: 39, of which 9 are in both Derry and Tyrone, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8
Highest Place: Sawel 678m

Starting Places (21) in area Sperrin Mountains:
Altinure Road, Banagher Glen Nature Reserve, Barnes Gap Car Park, Crocknakin, Drumnaspar Picnic CP, Glenchiel Road, Glenedra Bridge, Glenelly Road, Parkreagh, Goles Road, Lough Ouske, Moneyneany Village, Moydamlaght Forest, Moydamlaght Road, Mullaghmore, Mullaghbane, Spaltindoagh, Sperrin Hamlet, Sperrin Heritage Centre, Sperrin Heritage Centre W, Sperrin Road, Barnes Top, Sperrin Road, Glashagh Bridge, Sperrin Road, Sperrin

Summits & other features in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills: Crockdooish 321m, Curradrolan Hill 270m, Eglish 277m, Letterlogher 249m, Mullaghmeash Hill 244m, Slieveboy 259m, Straid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East: Barnes Top 456m, Craigagh Hill 460m, Crockbrack 526.1m, Knockanbane Mountain 441m, Meenard Mountain 620m, Meenard Mtn W Top 480m, Mullaghaneany 627m, Mullaghash 480m, Mullaghsallagh 485m, Oughtmore 569m, Spelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North: Benbradagh 465m, Boviel Top 454m, Carn Hill 448m, Carntogher 464m, Moneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South: Bohilbreaga 478m, Coolnasillagh Mountain 423m, Corick Mountain 430m, Crockalougha 407m, Mullaghmore 550m, White Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West: Dart Mountain 619m, Dart Mountain North-West Top 525m, Learmount Mountain 489m, Learmount Mountain South Top 492m, Mullaghasturrakeen 581m, Mullaghcarbatagh 517m, Mullaghclogha 635m, Mullaghclogher 572m, Mullaghdoo 568m, Sawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills: Clondermot Hill 220m, Gortmonly Hill 218m, Slievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East: Carnanelly 562m, Carnanelly West Top 503.4m, Mullaghbane 467m, Mullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills: Cregganconroe 300m, Fir Mountain 362m, Oughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West: Clogherny Top 408m, Craignamaddy 385m, Crocknamoghil 335m, Mullaghbolig 442m, Spaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn: Curraghchosaly Mountain 416m, Mullaghcarn 542m, Mullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills: Bessy Bell 420m, Mullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane: Balix Hill 403m, Knockavoe 296m, Owenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Clondermot Hill, 220m Hill Cnoc Chlann Diarmada A name in Irish,
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(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc Chlann Diarmada [PDT], 'hill of Clann Diarmada or
Diarmuid's progeny')
, Derry County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Clondermot Hill is the 1359th highest place in Ireland. Clondermot Hill is the most northerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.
Grid Reference C43409 12792, OS 1:50k mapsheet 7
Place visited by: 24 members, recently by: ChrisC, trostanite, Claybird007, dregishjake, dregish, m0jla, eamonoc, Fergalh, sperrinlad, eejaymm, sandman, jimmyread, Aidy, windy, chalky
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.323144, Latitude: 54.960775, Easting: 243409, Northing: 412792, Prominence: 195m,  Isolation: 4.8km
ITM: 643348 912778
Bedrock type: Psammite & pelite, (Ballykelly Formation)
Notes on name: The name Clondermot Hill is referred to numerous times in the Ordnance Survey Memoir for the parish of Clondermot. It is odd that the name does not appear on OSNI maps. Has been called Corrody Hill.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ClndHl, 10 char: ClndrmtHil

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Picture: Clondermot Hill an undistinguished Top
In search of the elusive "pole", a truly ripping yarn !
by Harry Goodman 19 Aug 2010
Having read three5four0's comments about "the pole" I went in search of it on 11 August 2010 as my intended route to this hill but to no avail !! I drove E up the Gortinure Road from New Buildings and then left A (C422 121) on to the Kittybane Road on the west side of the hill but could not spot the "pole". I therefore decided to park at, but not blocking access to, a farm lane on the left at B (C42706 13190). There was no one at home but a lady passing told me she did not think there would be any problem with where I was parked. I crossed the road and once over a farm gate went uphill keeping the fence line to my right and followed it up over several fences to the top which, as three5four0 had advised, was a meeting point for a three way wall/fence junction C (C43412 12790). Before descending by my route of ascent I went out a short distance NW to a small ring contour for a better view down over the Foyle and to the Donegal Highlands and Bluestacks beyond. I could not say I enjoyed this climb as the clambering over barbed wire fences became quite tedious and made even more so by seiously ripped trousers!! Total distance up and down was 1.8k completed easily within 45 minutes. Once back at my car and driving along the Kittybane Road I passed double metal gates to my left and just inside a single thick post on its own and not part of any fence line. Had I at last found three5four0's elusive "pole". It was at D (C42658 13036) and only about 200 metres from my starting point. Sod's law reigns supreme! Clondermot Hill, Slievekirk and Gortmonly Hill can all be climbed quite comfortably, with not too much driving, on the same afternoon or morning. For links see my comments on each of the other hills. Linkback:
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You are best to Ascend this Summit by asking permission to park and Walk up it f
by jimmyread 7 Aug 2015
We tried to ascend this hill today from the pole at Kittybane Road mentioned by others, but there were high doubled barbed wire fences that were dangerous to climb and the gorse was impassible. We decided to try to ascend via the access track from Gortinure Road to the transmitter, but as mentioned by others the land owner did challenge us and said that the track was private property and the there was a transmitter track from the north that we could access. We drove back down Kittybane Road and turned right onto Corrody Road and then found a track to the right which the drove up and then parked at the end of the track. At this point a farmer came up to us and said that there was no track to the transmitter from this end and the ascent would be full of ditches and mentioned to try the transmitter track from Gortinure Road, we mentioned that the tried this and the land owner to us to ascend up to the transmitter from this end. The farmer was surprised that this land owner would not let us use this track and recommended that we go to a farm on Trench Road, just past the right folk for Church Road and this farm was under the name of Walsh. We drove up to this farm (E (C442 128)) and the farmer there gave us permission to ascent to the summit of Clondermot Hill via his fields and allowed us to park in his farm as well. This was a steep route, but easier going than the route from the pole at Kittybane Road. This farmer was also surprised that the land owner would not let people walk up the transmitter track even through it is probably is a public right of way. The best way to ascend Clondermot Hill is from Walsh farm on Trench Road, not from the pole on Kittybane Road, but ask the farmer for permission through before ascending this hill from this farm. Linkback:
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Picture: The pole
First Climb
by prehenrambler 20 May 2014
thinking of doing this as a first climb, is this the pole on kittybane road which gives best acess to summit at the mast? I want to enter from kittybane road side Linkback:
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three5four0 on Clondermot Hill
by three5four0 24 Aug 2009
The way to summit of Clondermot Hill lies not via the masts access track, but via the fields instead. Whilst asking if it was ok to park near a Farm House i also asked about the track, while the two people chatting agreed that the track may be a right of way, the land owner was very likely to challenge anyone walking up the track. Both recommended walking up by the "pole" (on the west side) instead, as this was the way they always went to the summit. After driving back and forth on the minor road we stopped to ask a runner, he directed us back the way we came with much the same description as we had been given before, this time we found the pole, or I should say a pole!

From this point we walked through a gate uphill several fields, reaching the summit area which was bisected by a 3 way wall junction. The wall being the highest point, with ground on either side being of a similar height, best to visit both sides then! Descent was by way of ascent.

If going to climb this hill, i would enquire locally or ask anyone you meet about the best way up, as everyone we asked had been to the top via the fields, rather than the track to the mast. So there seems to be no problem with ascending this way, but it never hurts to make sure in these cases. Linkback:
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Picture: Southeast view to Slievekirk
Pleasant Walk Apart From The "Jagging"
by Aidy 9 Apr 2015
A fairly quick little hill to ascend which made for a nice spring evening walk. I parked at the junction of Kittybane and Gortinure Road, then walked north along the Kittybane Road until I reached the step over the wire fence shown in prehenrambler's photo. Crossing the field there was a stile and a small bridge over a ditch. I then continued east a short way through gorse which was fairly thick in places and difficult to get through. Emerging from this I then turned north again along the higher edge of two fields, taking this route because there were steps over the wire fences in this direction, suggesting access was not an issue. The summit was now to the east, and there was another patch of difficult gorse to get through.

At the top, there were good views southwest, upstream along the Foyle, southeast to Slievekirk and north to Derry and Lough Foyle. I could also see a quicker route back down to the Kittybane Road, directly west across open fields. I don't know if there are access problems crossing this land, but I was prepared to risk it rather than go through the gorse again! On the ascent, it may be better to go further north along the Kittybane Road than I did, before heading east for the summit, thus avoiding a "jagging" from the gorse. Up and down in about an hour. Linkback:
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