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Bluestack Mountains Area , SW: Eany Beg Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 45, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 6
Highest Place: Croaghgorm 674m

Starting Places (22) in area Bluestack Mountains:
An Leathchruach, Barnsmore Gap, Bensons Hill, Caldragh CP, Clogher South peak, Cruach Mhín an Neanta, Doobin, Eanybeg Water Bridge, Edergole Farm, Gaugin Mountain, Glennacree CP, Hillhead, Lough Finn West, Lough Magrath Beg NE, Lough Muck North, Meenaguse Lough, Sand Lough Forest Picnic Area, Scoil Náisúnta an Choimín, Sheskinlubanagh, Sruell Gap Farm, Sruell River Road, St Columbkilles Well and Altar

Summits & other features in area Bluestack Mountains:
Cen: Reelan Hills: Altnapaste 364m, Gaugin Mountain 565m, Lacroagh 403m, Boultypatrick 429m, Croveenananta 476m, Croaghubbrid 416m, Croaghugagh 410m
N: Fintown Hills: Aghla Mountain South Top 589m, Aghla Mountain 593m, Scraigs 426m, Croaghleheen 385m
NW: Glenties: Cloghercor South 301m, Derkbeg Hill 332m, Drumnalough Hill 282m
S: Belshade: Croaghgorm 674m, Croaghgorm South-West Top 597m, Croaghgorm East Top 594m, Ardnageer 642m, Ardnageer SW Top 626m, Banagher Hill 392m, Croaghbane 641m, Croaghgorm Far South-West Top 561m, Cronamuck 444m, Croaghbarnes 498.8m, Glascarns Hill 578.3m, Meenanea 435m
SE: Barnesmore: Brown's Hill 496.4m, Cloghervaddy 402m, Croaghagranagh 440m, Croaghanirwore 546.1m, Croaghbrack 401m, Croaghconnellagh 523m, Croaghnageer 569.1m, Croaghnageer East Top 543.5m, Croaghnageer North-East Top 521m, Croaghonagh 451m
SW: Eany Beg Hills: Binbane 453m, Binbane NE Top 439m, Lavagh Beg 650m, Lavagh More 671m, Binnasruell 505m, Carnaween 521m, Cloghmeen Hill 429m, Silver Hill 600m, Cullaghacro 476m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lavagh Beg, 650m Mountain An Leamhaigh Bheag A name in Irish,
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Ir. An Leamhaigh Bheag [], poss. 'the little place of
, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, An Leamhaigh Bheag is the third highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 200th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference G92624 91536, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 161 members, recently by: mdehantschutter, markwallace, ToughSoles, Krzysztof_K, pdtempan, Alanjm, Beti13, NualaB, nupat, gdg, Carolyn105, TessDws, Hjonna, srr45, Ansarlodge
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Longitude: -8.115373, Latitude: 54.771678, Easting: 192624, Northing: 391536, Prominence: 93m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 592576 891527
Bedrock type: Feldspathic psammite; quartzite, marble, (Lough Eske Psammite Formation)
Notes on name: See An Leamhaigh Mhór / Lavagh More regarding this name.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: LvghBg, 10 char: Lavagh Beg

Gallery for Lavagh Beg (An Leamhaigh Bheag) and surrounds
Summary for Lavagh Beg (An Leamhaigh Bheag): Fine mountain with small lough almost on the summit.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2013-12-04 08:53:48
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Picture: Lavagh Beg from Lavagh More
This approach is from SW and forms part of a looped walk including Binnasruel, Lavagh More, Lavagh Beg and Silver Hill. Park at Meengus L (G896 885) , beside and abandoned cottage, where there is room for a couple of cars. Climb over fence and proceed north up a gently rising slope turning NE at point A (G898 890) after a few hundred metres where the slope become increasingly steeper. Continue in this direction for approx 2 km to reach Binnasruel, then continue NE for another 2km, passing between a number of small loughs in the col around point B (G924 903). The climb to Lavagh More is reasonably easy and the summit is is a broad rocky/grassy area, marked by a cairn. From here it is a relatively short hop to Lavagh Beg. Turn NW for 1km dropping down to just 540m altitude before a relatively easy climb to the summit, which features a couple of potential high-point candidates, but the highest point is marked by a pile of rocks, and overlooks a tiny lough. It took approximately 3.5 hours to reach this point, including a break for food.
Member Comments for Lavagh Beg (An Leamhaigh Bheag)

   picture about Lavagh Beg (<em>An Leamhaigh Bheag</em>)
Picture: summit lough looking past Lavagh More to Croaghbane
gerrym on Lavagh Beg
by gerrym 5 May 2006
Lavagh Beg is about half an hour from the summit of bigger neighbour of Lavagh More, dropping down to the col and then a steep climb over fairly easy grassy ground. The summit has three little tops interspersed with loughs of different sizes and a cairn. As with neighbour there are stunning views out to the Atlantic, with the Arran islands being particularly prominent. The recent development of windfarms in the area is very visible and does detract to some degree from the general wilderness feeling accompanying walking in the Bluestacks. I have descended steeply into the Reelan valley on a bearing of 50' towards a yellow roofed building over quite slippy ground, picking up a stream and following it down to a fence and then a road which leads back to the old schoolhouse after 2.5 miles of further walking. I have also decended back to the col with Lavagh More and dropped down to contour around the hill towards the river,forest and the waymarked way which travels down from the Struell Gap - reach road and short walk back to old school house. Part of a fantastic circuit which rates among the best walking i have had the pleasure of doing in this country. Linkback:
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Picture: Winter wonderland
Donegal delight
by Colin Murphy 26 Nov 2013
We were lucky to arrive on Lavagh Beg on a beautiful winter's day and were greeted by a partially frozen landscape and an ice-covered lough. On a day such as this, this area is as fine a place for walking as any in Donegal. Linkback:
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csd on Lavagh Beg
by csd 16 Aug 2004
Having reached the summit of Silver Hill, we headed East and approached Lavagh Beg from its broad western flank. The summit of Lavagh Beg is a rounded cone surrounded on two sides by ponds. The cone shape means it's fairly easy to get shelter no matter what direction the wind is coming from. Unfortunately the mist came down just as we approached the summit, so most of the views were obscured. This picture shows the small summit cairn (more a collection of rocks) and one of the ponds below. Linkback:
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Picture: The summit of Lavagh Beg as seen from Lavagh More
murphysw on Lavagh Beg
by murphysw 17 Jul 2005
After having climbed Lavagh More I descended the col to climb Lavagh Beg to the west. Lavagh Beg is a much more sculpted looking mountain than the rounded blob that is Lavagh Beg. It is quite steep to climb from the col to the summit. The summit of Beg is quite a complicated affair with a couple of lakes and numerous rises and the cairn is not immeidiatly obvious. It is quite steep to get back down into the valley at Doocrow but it would have been a very pleasnt jaunt were it not for the flys that resumed their asault on me (see comment on Lavagh More) as I descended. Sqelched into a couple of bogholes as I tried to fight the so and so's off me, otherwise it was fairly straightforward. Met the farmer who had let me through his land on the way down. Otherwise there was not a soul to be seen all afternoon Linkback:
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Picture: Across the summit lough to Silver Hill
Helped By Dry Weather
by Aidy 3 Nov 2015
For Sunday I had planned a circuit of Lavagh Beg, Silver Hill, Cullaghcro and Binnasruell, but I felt the stirrings of a cold on Saturday night, and it was full blown by Sunday morning. Even so, when the alarm went off, it was such a beautiful day I couldn't resist heading off, and decided I would at least do Lavagh Beg. I parked around LeathCrua (G93723 93580) and went south, then east, along the track before striking up on to the hillside making for the low point on the prominent northern off-shoot of Lavagh Beg. It was a short, relatively easy climb, although I saw enough to know that after a prolonged wet spell, this mountain could potentially verge on the hateful! The wind was ferocious at the top despite there being hardly a breeze lower down, but in the sunshine, the views were stunning all around. Silver Hill looked great too, and I'll be back to complete the circuit. Linkback:
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