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Donegal East Area   S: Castlefinn Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Culliagh SE Top, 369m
Maximum height for area: 369 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 241 metres,

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Fearns Hill Hill Donegal County in Ulster Province, in no lists, Psammite, pebbly grit, quartzite, marble Bedrock

Height: 231m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H28675 89637
Place visited by 12 members. Recently by: dregishjake, LorraineG60, dregish, MichaelG55, Fergalh, eamonoc, sperrinlad, mark-rdc, sandman, Garmin, Peter Walker, Aidy
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Longitude: -7.555435, Latitude: 54.753851 , Easting: 228675, Northing: 389637 Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 7.9km
ITM: 628618 889628,   GPS IDs, 6 char: FrnsHl, 10 char: Fearns Hil
Bedrock type: Psammite, pebbly grit, quartzite, marble, (Claudy Formation)

Fearns Hill is the 1334th highest place in Ireland. Fearns Hill is the most southerly summit in the Donegal East area.

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Felt Like I Was Trespassing .. by dino   (Show all for Fearns Hill ) Picture about mountain Fearns Hill  in area Donegal East, Ireland
Picture: Looking Southeast towards Tyrone
Better Than I Thought
by Aidy  7 Feb 2014
When this hill was recently included in the listings, I marked it as climbed, but did not comment as it was a long time ago and my memory was vague. I did however comment in the general forum and wrote rather disparagingly about it, promising to climb it again to confirm if my memories were correct. This time, memory is not an issue as I am writing this only half an hour after coming down, this being the closest hill to my home, and I'm glad I returned as it appears I may have been a bit harsh. On reflection, I may not have been on the actual summit on my last visit, and I had better weather today too.

I reached the hill via the Lurganboy Road from Castlederg, continuing for a few miles until I passed over the highest point on the road, through a small coniferous plantation, and just after starting to descend again into the Finn Valley, I took a narrow minor road on the right. A hundred metres or so along this brought me to the first of a series of masts on the hill, where there was space to park one car at the side of the road. The summit is to the right of the road, and is not marked. My best guess is that it is close to a second mast further along, in the middle of a field, but perhaps someone with a GPS device may be able to give more precise guidance. I had a good wander around the whole area however, and I am confident I would have stood on the summit at some point.

There was practically no walking involved in reaching the top, and no challenge, but where I may have been harsh in the general forum was in describing the views. They are actually very good in all directions. The Bluestacks in particular looked impressive from here, and I could also clearly see Errigal, Muckish, and other peaks in that region. Closer by, there were nice views over Croaghan Hill.

If its a good walk and a challenge you're after, this would be better done as one stop along with other summits in the area, such as Croaghan Hill, but if you're nearby, the views are definitely worth a look. Linkback:
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