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Mullaghaneany Mountain Mullach an Ionaidh A name in Irish
(Ir. poss. Mullach an Ionaidh [DUPN†], 'summit of the wonder') Derry/ Tyrone County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 627m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H68523 98619
Place visited by 140 members. Recently by: Iamcan, LorraineG60, pmeldrum, eoghancarton, Grumbler, glencree, ilenia, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, eamonoc, arderincorbett, Lauranna, jamesmforrest, ciaranr, PaulaMc
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Longitude: -6.934824, Latitude: 54.830559 , Easting: 268523, Northing: 398619 Prominence: 302m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 668438 898595,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghnn, 10 char: Mlghnny
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

The OS Memoirs give two local versions of the name but state that the meaning is not understood.   Mullaghaneany is the third highest mountain in the Sperrin Mountains area and the 245th highest in Ireland. Mullaghaneany is the second highest point in county Derry and also the third highest in Tyrone.

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Sperrin Sampler .. by group   (Show all for Mullaghaneany) Picture about mountain Mullaghaneany in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Goles Circuit
by gerrym  23 Jan 2014 for a visual record of the route from Banagher Forest

The great thing about the Sperrins is their accessibility and having initially used the walk guides I find that I can now spread out the OS map and plan a variety of routes with relative ease. There is a natural horseshoe around the Goles River valley which takes in the tops of Mullaghsallgh, Oughtmore, Mullaghaneany and Meenard and I thought I would give it a go.

Tackled this one on Sunday 13th February which was quite a challenging day with gale force winds and low temps. Started at Goles Forest (683942 B), turned right and walked along road for 5 minutes to reach a forest track on the left.

This climbs steeply uphill through clear fell, with great views across Goles Forest to the top of Carnanelly, aiming for the remaining high pine trees above. The track doglegs and then levels, with a clear swathe up through the trees on a carpet of green to reach open hillside. It is a short climb NE to reach Mullaghsallagh (485m). From here you get the chance to relish the remainder of the walk which is clearly visible.

Drop down N following the fence, crossing a very wet area that will have you hopping and turning for drier ground. When the fence turns off right towards Crockbrack continue straight, negotiating an extensive area of peat hags which were partly frozen. There is a short climb up to Oughtmore (569m) to pick up the fenceline running along it's lengthy top. The fence drops down to the col with Mullaghaneany where I tried to get some shelter for lunch - the fact that my hands took about 15 minutes to warm up after putting my gloves back on tells you I wasn't too successful.

The climb up Mullaghaneany is around 500ft and about 20 minutes. As with most of the Sperrins there is only a meeting of fences to distinguish the summit. Despite the northerly wind visibility wasn't great - I couldn't even see over to Donegal! Short drop down W and a long haul up and over Meenard, following the fence all the way - if want to reach top proper will have to detour off from fence to find the small cairn.

At W end of Meenard, Sawel and Dart were bathing in cold sunlight as I turned to follow the fence S along the shoulder of Meenard on the opposite side of Goles valley ( pic was taken here looking to Mullagheaneany on left and Oughtmore on right). The fence branches off regularly dowwn into the valley below, can take any of these to reach Goles river - there is a bridge just after the farm buildings.

Follow Goles road on its beautiful journey, passing abandoned farm buildings and with the river for company. Reach the B47 running the length of Glenelly valley, turn left and it is a short walk back to Goles forest and the car. A walk of just over 9 miles which took 5 hours. Linkback:
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This walk commenced at the entrance to Altbritain .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Mullaghaneany)
(see Crockbrack and Meenard for first parts of th .. by gerrym   (Show all for Mullaghaneany)
It seems the unrelenting rain of the summer has t .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Mullaghaneany)
Climbed Mullaghaneany on Sunday with Berghaus Phi .. by Derry259   (Show all for Mullaghaneany)
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