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Bluestack Mountains Area , S: Belshade 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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Ardnageer, 642m Mountain Ard na gCaor A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Ard na gCaor [JOK], 'height of the berries') Knockgorm an extra name in English, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Ard na gCaor is the 212th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference G96972 90895, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 166 members, recently by: eeimly, gwazy77, davidrenshaw, eimirmaguire, rhw, orlaithfitz, mdehantschutter, ronanmckee, ToughSoles, therealcrow, ochils_trekker, Krzysztof_K, Alanjm, JoHeaney, Beti13
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Longitude: -8.047778, Latitude: 54.765938, Easting: 196972, Northing: 390895, Prominence: 77m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 596925 890884
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)
Notes on name: Also known as Knockgorm
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Ardngr, 10 char: Ardnageer

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Summary for Ardnageer (Ard na gCaor): Fine rocky summit
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2014-03-29 15:51:14
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Picture: Ardnageer from Croaghbane
This fine mountain is rarely done in isolation and is usually completed in conjunction with several other nearby summits. Turn south off the R253 and enter the Reelan River Valley, where you will see a sign for Slí na Finne. Turn south along this and follow the road for 200m, crossing a flat bridge. There is a parking spot just across the bridge for a couple of cars at A (G963 937). Follow the Sli na Finne track east for 50m then turn south and head up Glascarns Hill from where there is a short hop to Croaghbane. Turn directly west across very rocky terrain. While the going is firm underfoot, there are numerous crevices and outcrops that you will have to navigate. There is a steepish climb up the final couple of hundred metres. The rocky top is marked by a cairn. Time from car to top: 2 hours.
Member Comments for Ardnageer (Ard na gCaor)

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Picture: Low cloud below Ardnageer summit
eflanaga on Ardnageer
by eflanaga 9 Jun 2006
Climbed June 7th – Leaving Croaghbane IB (G97850 91070) summit (see for previous stage on walk) I took a bearing of 264 degrees SW towards Ardnageer, although it was hardly necessary to do so as it was clearly in view a short distance away. Nevertheless, a glance to my left and the encroaching low cloud base, which was creating an inversion effect on the hills around me, suggested that I could find myself in deep mist fairly quickly so caution appeared the best option. As it turned out the cloud didn’t make much more headway, eventually being burned off by the heat of the sun as the morning progressed. It’s a fairly short and relatively easy walk to Ardnageer from Croaghbane over exposed rock for the most part. Short climb up onto summit with small cairn and excellent views all around. Ardnageer SW top with it’s distinctive mound of white quartzite beckoned, again just a short distance south-west. Linkback:
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gerrym on Ardnageer
by gerrym 29 Sep 2004
From N15 through Barnesmore Gap follow signs for Bluestack Drive around N side of Lough Eske to a carpark overlooking the Lough. Walk right along road to top of hairpin bends and take tarmac lane to left past Edergole Bridge. At a prominent walkers sign changes to a gravel track, fords a river ( large boulders can be used if high) and parallels with steep gorge of River Corabber. When turns away continue straight uphill to cut out a switchback and reach the head of the gorge. There is an impressive waterfall here dropping into a deep pool - pool can be reached by a steep path? for some good pics. Continue along river bank passing sluice gate for small hydro scheme BEWARE the ground from here becomes very wet and time is taken trying to find the driest line through the river valley. When a noisey river joins from the left follow it uphill towards Lough Belshade - even wetter here if you can believe it. Lough Belshade is a wild place (only slighty spoilt by the visible elements of the hydro scheme) backed on 3 sides by steep rocky ground (see pic). Follow the S shore to meet up with a stream coming down from the mountains (C (G974 894)) and follow it uphill. The ground soon firms and are walking on areas of bare rock. Can follow this stream right up to the summit area but would be wise to take compass bearing as fragments among the rugged ground as crosss a level area before the final climb. Reach summit area just to the east of top of Ardnageer which has a prominent outcrop of white quartzite just to the N. Continue NE along good ground to reach the cairn at the top of Knockgorm. Extensive views N over the high hills of Donegal and W to Croaghgorm and Lavagh More. Steep drop from here NE to col, passing some fascinating glacially deposited boulders, with little valley containing a lough. Climb up 300 ft to reach the top of Croaghbane with fine views over Lough Belshade to Lough Eske. At summit cairn the views stretch to the Sperrins and Cuilcaigh and over Donegal Bay to Benbulbin and Sligo Hills. Met two people walking dogs on way to L Belshade but that was it. For completion of this walk see Croaghaniwore. Linkback:
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bryanmccabe on Ardnageer
by bryanmccabe 24 Feb 2010
A rare break in the fog revealed Lough Belshade taken from near the summit of Ardnageer in snow. Linkback:
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Picture: Near the summit, looking over Loughs Belshade and Eske
Scramble To The Summit
by Aidy 19 Aug 2014
I started from the Reelan Valley, heading almost to the top of Glascarns Hill, but just short of the summit I bore west, across the flank of Croaghbane, crossing the Effernagh River high up where it was only about a foot wide. As I had climbed Croaghbane before, and today I wanted to get as far as Lavagh Beg, I stayed below the summit, and made straight for Ardnageer. I scrambled up the steep northeast side and reached the summit marked by a cairn. The rest of my intended walk over Ardnageer SW Top, Croaghgorm, Lavagh More and Lavagh Beg now stretched out in front of me. Great views in the other directions too, particularly down over Lough Belshade and Lough Eske. I would have liked to have taken the time to explore the southeastern slopes looking down over Lough Belshade, but I had a long walk still ahead, so had to leave it for another day. Instead, it was onwards to Ardnageer SW Top. Linkback:
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