Cookies.
This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your device to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.
Features
Nearby features appear when you click the map.
Declutter tracks on map.
Place Search
Video
X
Pub: by
Donegal East Area , NW: Letterkenny Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 12, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 6, 7
Highest Place: Culliagh SE Top 369m

Starting Places (9) in area Donegal East:
Ardnabreena, Ballystrang School Ruin, Corlacky Burn, Edenacarnan East, Edenacarnan South, Garrangalta Rocks, Knockbrin, Labbadoo Wood, Sruthaunagallagh Stream

Summits & other features in area Donegal East:
N: Raphoe: Binnion Hill 190m, Dooish Mountain 266m, High Bank 171m, Mongorry Hill 284m
NW: Letterkenny Hills: Ballystrang 292m, Cark Mountain 364m, Culliagh SE Top 369m, Gregory Hill 336m, Knockbrin 259m
S: Castlefinn Hills: Croaghan Hill 217m, Fearns Hill 231m, Meenavally 219m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Cark Mountain, 364m Hill An Chearc A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
Ir. An Chearc [logainm.ie], 'the hen', Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Cark Mountain is the second highest hill in the Donegal East area and the 1031th highest in Ireland. Cark Mountain is the second most westerly summit in the Donegal East area.
Grid Reference C08256 04316, OS 1:50k mapsheet 6, 11
Place visited by: 15 members, recently by: conormcbandon, dregish, dino, eamonoc, AntrimRambler, wicklore, David-Guenot, Aidy, sandman, Lucky1, Harry Goodman, chalky, Peter Walker, Garmin, Fergalh
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.872282, Latitude: 54.886411, Easting: 208256, Northing: 404316, Prominence: 102m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 608194 904299
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: CrkMnt, 10 char: CrkMntn

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1087/
Gallery for Cark Mountain (An Chearc) and surrounds
No summary yet for this place .
Member Comments for Cark Mountain (An Chearc)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Cark Mountain (<em>An Chearc</em>)
Picture: View over Lough Deele to the Glendowan Mountains.
Surprisingly Good Views
by Aidy 25 Apr 2016
The small hills I've done recently from my local 100 have been a mixed bag, and when I saw how heavily covered by windmills this one was, I didn't have high hopes. I was pleasantly surprised however. The views through the gaps in between were striking at times, particularly as I got some dramatic, stormy weather. Many of the Bluestacks were visible, as were the Glendowan and Derryveagh Mountains. With the access roads making things easy, it was well worth the visit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1087/comment/18509/
Read Less
Read More

            MountainViews.ie picture about Cark Mountain (<em>An Chearc</em>)
Spoiled by Windmills
by dino 20 Oct 2021
I followed Track 2065 by Peter Walker to keep me right as I followed the many windfarm tracks and didn't want to get lost. I found this a dreadfully dull approach as the track often dips below the surrounding bog. By the time I reached the top I was sick of the sight and sound of windmills. The actual summit is pretty decent but the proliferation of so many windmills in all directions was quite depressing. I wish I was here 20 years ago as it was probably a lovely walk and a cracker view. I struggled today to get a decent photo without windmills. Unfortunately, unless you have a love of windmills or you are ticking this off a list I don't see any point in visiting this spot any longer.

Blog post and photos of the trip: https://idlecyclist.wordpress.com/2021/10/20/hike-cuilagh-se-top-and-cark-mountain/
. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1087/comment/23312/
Read Less
Read More

Breezy spot
by Fergalh 3 Aug 2014
Park at A (C07976 03769) proceed up track and take first right and than first left. High Point is at Wind turbine no. 6. Always ask permission before entering wind farms. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1087/comment/17591/
Read Less
Read More
EDIT Point of Interest
text
Videos


Recent Contributions
x
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.

OSi logo
OSNI/LPS logo
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills