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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Slieve Snaght Mountain Sliabh Sneachta A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Sneachta [DUPN], 'mountain of snow') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B92362 14812
Place visited by 256 members. Recently by: thrifleganger, Louise.Nolan, pcost, Roswayman, eamonoc, micealh, holmpatrick, gwazy77, dregish, Q35on, Andy1287, ilenia, Iamcan, abcd, Grumbler
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Longitude: -8.120048, Latitude: 54.980753 , Easting: 192362, Northing: 414812 Prominence: 403m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 592315 914798,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvSng, 10 char: SlvSnght
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

There are two mountains of this name in Donegal, the other one being in Inishowen.   Sliabh Sneachta is the second highest mountain in the Donegal NW area and the 147th highest in Ireland. Sliabh Sneachta is the second highest point in county Donegal.

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Picture: Snaght from Drumnalifferny Ridge, Loch Slieve Snaght to left
 
Lovely Autumn Walk
by Vikingr2013  7 Oct 2013
Climbed Slieve Snaght and took in Drumnalifferny on Sunday 22nd September 2013. We approached the mountain from the Doochary Road side (R254), parking the car on the bridge at (IG B9343 1290 B), ascending the coomb to the south of Snaght and descending the coomb to the north.

From the car we headed straight into the coomb, keeping the Sruhancrolee river to our left. This coomb is always wet underfoot, even in the driest of summers, and anybody walking here can expect to have wet feet and caked bog up to your knees. We then climbed on the right hand side of Scardangal Burn waterfall (marked on OS map). This was pretty hard going, wet and steep. A safer alternative would be to walk all the way into the coomb and ascend onto the ridge. When we finally ascended the waterfall the weather had cleared and we walked steadily around and up, corkscrewing to the top of Slieve Snaght. The view was spectacular on this rare and beautiful autumn day (see pic’s).

From the top of Snaght we descended to the northern end of Slieve Snaght Loch. We then climbed to the cleft of Drumnalifferny/Bingorms ridge (IG B9333 1525 C) and took in the top of Drumnalifferny as a wee extra. We descended to the cleft point again to descend into the coomb to the east of this position. It is useful to remember this point as mists can descend very quickly on these mountains and if you are too far to the south, you can easily find yourself at the top of the Bingorm cliffs, where you do not want to be in a mist!

We descended into the coomb of the Scardandoo stream (marked on OS map) in loose order. This coomb is always very wet, boggy, full of hidden watercourses, holes and slippery rocks and you could very easily twist or break an ankle! So take it easy and slowly. Wet and mucky, but unharmed, we eventually reached the road again beside a bridge (IG B9440 1383 D) and walked a kilometre back to the start-point.

This is definitely a moderate to difficult walk. We took our time, five hours for the whole thing. Not a midge in sight! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/142/comment/15217/
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