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.
High Bank, 171mHill An Banc Ard A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
prob. Ir. An Banc Ard [PDT], 'the high bank', Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, High Bank is the 1445th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference C25600 12300,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 6 Place visited by: 13members, recently by: trostanite, dregish, eamonoc, Fergalh, AntrimRambler, Aidy, sandman, muschi, chalky, Peter Walker, David-Guenot, Harry Goodman, Garmin
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Longitude: -7.601188, Latitude: 54.957585, Easting: 225600, Northing: 412300,
Prominence: 102m, Isolation: 4.6km ITM: 625543 912286 Bedrock type: Marble-rich unit, (Marble unit) Notes on name: This hill is named High Bank on the 1st edition OS 6" map. It overlooks the village of Manorcunningham and the upper reaches of Lough Swilly and is situated in a townland of the same name (parish of Raymoghy), but the townland is spelt as a single word, Highbank. On later additions of the 6" map there is a small structure marked as "Bank" at the summit. Any information on this would be welcome.
Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: HghBnk, 10 char: High Bank Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1327/
Gallery for High Bank (An Banc Ard) and surrounds
for High Bank (An Banc Ard):
Little to commend a visit !
Summary created by Harry Goodman
There is room to park off road at the start of a gated, muddy but well defined track A (C25648 11873) which leads up to the top of the hill where there will be debate as to just where the high point lies. For purposes of this short summary the point recorded B (C25631 12256) is on a raised stony ditch just to the right of the second metal gate some 400 metres along from the road. Although at first appearance it is covered by thick and prickly gorse and brambles the highest point can be accessed by crossing the fence on the left and into the adjoining field. When there, it is also worth crossing the second gate across the track and continuing on for another 200 metres to a standing stone where there is a fine view out across Lough Swilly to Inch Island and on to the greater hills and mountains of Inishowen. This said, there is little else to commend a walk to the top of this small hill.
Apologies to Peter for virtually duplicating his photograph, but there is little else to shoot on this small rise. The views are pleasant enough to the eye but are all distant, with a large expanse of flat field in the foreground. It was even difficult to identfy as a hill when driving around looking for the track to the top. The most remarkable thing about my visit was the herds of cows in the field shown and the adjacent one. My presence triggered them all to start lowing and crowding round me - probably they thought I was coming to feed them. There were so many that the noise was incredible, and I expected an irate farmer to turn up to see what was annoying them! I beat a hasty retreat followed by the deafening sound and luckily got away unaccosted. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1327/comment/18341/