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Maamturks Area   N: Leenaun Subarea
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Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top Mountain Meall Dubh i bhfad siar ó thuaidh barr A name in Irish Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs Bedrock

Height: 556m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86159 60382
Place visited by 89 members. Recently by: hivisibility, wicklore, thrifleganger, eeimly, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, Tran, paulbrown, Aciddrinker, abcd, briankelly, Haulie, fieldoptic, seanmeehan, OisinD
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Longitude: -9.719576, Latitude: 53.581123 , Easting: 86159, Northing: 260382 Prominence: 28m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 486134 760402,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LnnHlF, 10 char: LnnHlFrNrt
Bedrock type: Red mudrock, pale sandstone, minor tuffs, (Salrock Formation)

Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top is the 401st highest place in Ireland. Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top is the second most northerly summit in the Maamturks area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top (<i>Meall Dubh i bhfad siar ó thuaidh barr</i>) in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: The ascent overlooking Killary Fjord
 
Little ascended top with fine views
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  10 Aug 2020
One approach is to bag this via Bucán. Start from the Western Way at L836 612 A C and began ascending in a SE direction over grassy, fairly gentle slopes that eventually become very steep. This approach which is from sea level requires an almost 600m ascent, so is quite tough, but very rewarding in terms of views. Bucán requires the best part of 2 hours to ascend, but from there Leenaun Far North top is a gentle stroll of about 1km to the SE, with an ascent of about 40m. The summit itself is a grassy mound topped by a small pile of rocks, but the views all around are stupendous. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1436/comment/18064/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Leenaun Hill Far North-West Top (<i>Meall Dubh i bhfad siar ó thuaidh barr</i>) in area Maamturks, Ireland
Picture: Leenaun Far NW Top (centre of the pic), as seen on the way from Leenaun Hill
Part of a nice ridge walk.
by David-Guenot  11 Jun 2016
This summit is more likely to be tackled as part of a loop walk rather than to be climbed on its own. The ground is grassy and easy-going, and it is quite easy to contour the peat hags to reach the nearby tops of Bucan and Leenaun Hill NW Top. Leenaun Hill stands a bit further, but the walk along the steep slopes is very pleasant, with fine views over the green valley that leads down to Leenaun and the end of Killary Harbour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1436/comment/18578/
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