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Fermanagh & South Tyrone Area   W: Derrygonnelly Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 
Highest place:
Belmore Mountain, 398m
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres,

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Legg Hill Fermanagh County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 343m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 17 Grid Reference: H06914 56820
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, dregish, AntrimRambler, LorraineG60, magnumpig, seanmeehan, BogRunner1, MichaelG55, wicklore, eamonoc, Harry Goodman, killyman1, Peter Walker, chalky, Garmin
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Longitude: -7.894153, Latitude: 54.459805 , Easting: 206914, Northing: 356820 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 6.7km
ITM: 606863 856816,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Legg, 10 char: Legg
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

Legg is the 1069th highest place in Ireland. Legg is the most westerly summit in the Fermanagh & South Tyrone area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Legg  in area Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: Looking Northeast across Lower Lough Erne
One of the best views in Ireland
by Aidy  6 Apr 2014
The road through the Navar Forest Park is now open again, and gives easy access to this hill. I drove round to the Magho Cliffs Viewing Point, and had my eye on this hill, even though I wasn't sure at that point if it was the hill listed in MV. It is prominent from most parts of the forest park, with its large masts. On the way back out in the car the first junction is one way - you cannot go left, and just at the junction there is a gated track right up to masts. It is a short, easy walk, no more than a few hundred metres and not steep. My seven year old son was able to come with me with no problems. The summit is just behind the masts in a treeless area, and there are vertical drops on the side facing Lower Lough Erne. The views are fantastic, over the treetops and open hillside below, to the lough even farther down, and beyond to huge swathes of Fermanagh, Tyrone, Donegal, and even Sligo. To be honest, the views are probably even better from the viewing point, but if you're there, the climb is so easy, it would be a crime not to take in the summit, and the slightly different perspective is well worth it. A visit here should be considered just part of the attraction of this area which has one of the best views in Ireland. Linkback:
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Picture: The N top behind the communications masts.
A tale of two tops !
by Harry Goodman  22 Aug 2015
The currently listed co-ordinates for the top of this hill indicate the top lies on the SE shoulder and concur with the co-ordinates listed when the new tops were first added in January 2014. On 6 August 2015 I climbed the hill, or more correctly,thought I did. I started from the car park on the A46 below the Cliffs of Magho H0614058240 starA and climbed up the steep track and steps to the view point in L Navar Forest H0611757618 starB.

Once there I simply followed the directions in the various comments along the forest tracks up to the communications masts and out on to the higher ground behind the masts and the top of the hill H0662657184 starC' or so I thought. A check of my GPS reading showed that I was some 400m NW of the listed top !! As time dictated I return to my car by my outward route I was not able to go in search of the listed top. When I got home I examined both the OSNI Outdoor Pursuits map for Lower Lough Erne 1:25,000 Scale (1984) and the more recent OSNI Activity Map for the area of the same scale (2008). Both maps show two distinct ring contours on this hill at the 440m level but neither has a spot height shown above 440m. One lies to the N and includes the communications masts and the other to the SE and includes the currently listed MV top. The high point within the N ring contour behind the masts using a hand held GPS showed a height of 248 metres.

While it is my intention to go back and seek out the listed top I thought it worthwhile to add this comment to make other MV'ers aware of the position. Why was the SE point taken in preference to that to the N given that no spot heights are shown. Maybe some of the members who have indicated they have climbed the hill but have made no comments might like to give a view. Having been there, I would suggest that the high point could well lie within the N ring contour but this is only based on my visual impression at the time and a dubious hand held GPS reading. Maybe someone can throw light on why a point within the SE rather than the N contour was chosen as the top of the hill ? Linkback:
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Longish walk if road is closed
by Fergalh  10 Feb 2014
Turn off road at (H07405 54704 starD) at the entrance to Navar Forest Park. I had to park here and walk the 4 km uphill as the road is closed for resurfacing, however that won't be for ever. At Letter lough ( H06812 56669 starE) find a track through forest for 300 metres which will lead you to the top of Legg which is a treeless heather top. great views from here Linkback:
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Lough Navar Forest
by sandman  15 Apr 2014
Forest Drive and Viewpoints . Summit as mentioned behind mast at H0691356822 starF. Linkback:
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Picture: The somewhat restricted view from the top.
A tale of two tops. Part Two !!
by Harry Goodman  31 Oct 2015
When I first visited Legg on 6 August 2015 (see my earlier comments) I climbed the hill described in the various comments already posted only to discover that the top being described, and which lay behind some prominent communications masts within a 340m ring contour , was in fact 400m NW of the listed MV top. The listed top also lay within a 340m contour but neither top has a spot height shown on the various maps for the area. I therefore returned to Legg in September to have another look. I drove up the Navar Forest Drive to a sign for Letter Lough and parked off road on the right side H0685956660 starG. Although Fergalh in his comment refers to a track through the forest a 250m walk along the road either side of my car did not reveal it. From my parking spot I therefore walked directly up through the trees for some 150 m to H0694356742 starH and out on to heather and grass covered open ground. From here it was a short walk up to a small group of trees and out beyond them to the top. My GPS reading for the high point corresponded closely to that shown by MV's and recortded a height of some 345m. Although set in a treeless area the top is surrounded on three sides by tthe forest. While the fourth side is open to a pleasant view out across the forest it does not compare at all to that over L Erne from the other top near the communications masts. Given that both tops lie within a 340m contour and no spot heights are shown on the maps it is possible that either could contain the high point on Legg. However pending any accurate measurement I assume that the one to the SW of the hill will remain the accepted high point and not the one behind the masts !!! I would add that at present neither top can be seen from the other due to dense tree cover. Pending a resolution as to which 340m ring contour contains the true high point it is relatively easy to visit both when there. Linkback:
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