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Belfast Hills Area   E: Belfast Hills East Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

Places in area Belfast Hills:
E: Belfast Hills East:   Cairngaver 217mOuley Hill 186mScrabo Hill 160m
N: Belfast Hills North:   Carnmoney Hill 231.1mCave Hill 368mDivis 478mSlievetrue 312m
SE: Strangford & Portaferry:   Ballywhite Hill 101mCastlemahon Mountain 128m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ouley Hill Hill Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 186m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J38322 62605
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: trostanite, Kirsty, Vfslb1904, dregish, Carolyn105, Fergalh, eamonoc, NICKY, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Wilderness, sandman, Ulsterpooka, AntrimRambler, Garmin
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Longitude: -5.866062, Latitude: 54.493004 , Easting: 338322, Northing: 362605 Prominence: 110m,  Isolation: 13.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 738240 862602,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OlyHl, 10 char: Ouley Hill
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Gala Group)

Ouley Hill is the 1419th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Nearing the high point on Ouley Hill
A cautionary tale !!
by Harry Goodman  15 Apr 2014
I first visited this hill two years ago and like Peter Walker noted the very persuasive signs to keep out. As the hill is now one of my Local 100 in the new mv listings I decided on 8 April 2014 to go and have another look. A call at the quarry site office confirmed there was no access from there. However noting a wind turbine up on the NW side of the hill I sought out the access track up and, with the owners permission, went up. At its crest and in the absence of any prohibitive signage I crossed the fence and climbed up over a newly planted out embankment.From its top I I was able to see I substantial vehicle track below me which curved around the lip of the quarry but was protected from it by a raised ditch with cautionary signs on it "Warning Deep Drop". In search of the highest point I followed the track around keeping the ditch on my left and an even higher embankment on my right. What soon became clear was that the recorded high point for this hill, as shown on the OS Sheet, and the Trig Pillar have long since been quarried out of existence. As a result the current high point now lies along the raised embankment running along the S side of the quarry above the track and well back from the quarry edge at J3823462563 A and at a height of 188m read from my basic Garmin e-trex GPS. I understand this high embankment around the W and S of the quarry has been constructed as a screen for local landowners to hide the ravages of the quarry and will, very shortly, be planted out with grass and trees/bushes. While there I was approached by a quarry employee, in a white 4x4 complete with flashing warning lights, who wanted to know why I was there and how I had gained access. After a brief discussion as to the how and why (summit bagging) he simply told me that the name of the hill was pronounced locally as "Aughley" and drove off. On my way back I noted that the track I was on was an extension of the track up from the road noted by Peter Walker at J380625 B and, if available, would lead up to the high point of the hill only 200m along. However it is currently barred by two gates denoting "Quarry Workings - Keep Out". Linkback:
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Not quite touching the void... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ouley Hill )
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Sunday Morning. .. by sandman   (Show all for Ouley Hill )
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