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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 SW Top, 626m Mountain Ard na gCaor (mullach thiar theas) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Ardnageer, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Ard na gCaor (mullach thiar theas) is the 249th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference G96333 90485, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 155 members, recently by: MeabhTiernan, davidrenshaw, eimirmaguire, rhw, NualaB, nupat, mdehantschutter, ronanmckee, ToughSoles, therealcrow, ochils_trekker, Krzysztof_K, Alanjm, JoHeaney, Beti13
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Longitude: -8.057715, Latitude: 54.762269, Easting: 196333, Northing: 390485, Prominence: 21m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 596285 890476
Bedrock type: Main granite (adamellite), (Barnesmore Granite, G2 variety)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ArdnSW, 10 char: ArdngrSWTp

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Summary for Ardnageer SW Top (Ard na gCaor (mullach thiar theas)): Broad rocky summit
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2014-03-29 16:06:51
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Picture: Summit cairn
This route is via Croaghbane & Ardnageer. Turn south off the R253 and enter the Reelan River Valley, where you will see a sign for Slí na Finne. Turn south and follow the road for 200m, crossing a flat bridge. There is parking just across the bridge for a couple of cars at A (G963 937) (Point A). Follow the Sli na Finne track east for 50m then turn south and head up Glascarns Hill and on to Croaghbane.Turn directly west across very rocky terrain. While the going is firm underfoot, there are numerous crevices and outcrops to navigate. There is a steepish final climb to Ardnageer. From here Ardnageer SW top is not obvious among a number of similar rocky mounds, but it lies 700m south west across rock and short grass. There is a relatively gentle incline to the broad summit, which is marked by a cairn. Time from car to top: 2.5 hours.
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Picture: Lough Belshade
padodes on Ardnageer SW Top
by padodes 11 Aug 2007
The photo was taken as I made my way over rocky ground, riven with faultlines and dykes, between Ardnageer SW top and Ardnageer, heading for Croaghbane, further east. The lake below is Belshade. I was following David Herman's Circuit of Lough Belshade, described in his "Hillwalkers' Donegal" (according to his figures, the walk is 17km long, with an overall climb of 740m). I met not a soul during the six hours or more I spent on this lonely stretch of the Bluestacks and have seldom experienced such a deep sense of solitude in Irish mountains, even though I am well used to walking alone. The oblique green line that drops to the middle of the lake shore on the far side marks the line of descent to the very soggy ground that bounds the lake and then follows the stream flowing from it down the valley to the right towards Lough Eske -- a boggy end to an otherwise dry walk most of the way. Herman ranks this as equal to any of the great hill walks in Ireland, and I would not disagree with that. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/235/comment/2789/
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Picture: Looking towards Ardnageer SW Top - quartzite mound visible to right & Croaghgorm behind
eflanaga on Ardnageer SW Top
by eflanaga 9 Jun 2006
Climbed June 7th – After a short stop on Ardnageer summit IB (G96967 90899) I took a bearing of 244 degrees and dropped down over exposed rock before crossing terrain consisting of more of the same as well as a few peat hags. Generally, though the going was firm, no doubt aided by the prolonged spell of good weather enjoyed for over a week. The mound of white quartzite on Ardnageer SW is like a beacon and helps identify the mountain (can be seen fairly clearly if picture enlarged!). The climb to the summit and the small cairn there is relatively easy approaching as I was from Ardnageer. The ascent would prove more difficult if coming from other directions I expect. From the summit Croaghgorm (Bluestack) lay just across the valley. I was sorely tempted to make for it right then but I had already planned to veer west along it’s northern flank to Lavagh More the next peak in this 9 peak circuit Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/235/comment/2387/
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Picture: lough in col with Croaghbane
gerrym on Ardnageer SW Top
by gerrym 8 Sep 2007
Reached from Croaghbane (see for first part of circuit) as the second summit in the Bluestack 5 circuit. From the summit of Croaghbane walk down westwards over exposed slabs and isolated boulders, dropping down steeply into a gulley running north south. Cross this entering a spectacular little valley with a lough, large glacially deposited boulders and rock slabs. This was even more interesting in the mist as i had no idea what was coming up next - very varied scenery. Climb steeply beyond this to reach the large summit plateau. It is quite a tramp over this ,crossing numerous gullies and passing a very visible outcrop of white quartzite before dropping down into the col before the main summit of the range. Ardnageer is a massive lump of rugged rock with imposing buttresses on its northern flank. The southern side is perhaps even more impressive looking down over impossibly wild and rugged scenery to Lough Belshade and Lough Eske in the distance. A map and compass are a must in the mist. (see Croaghgorm for continuation of circuit) Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/235/comment/1014/
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Picture: Summit cairn, with Ardnageer behind.
Remarkable Quartz Mound Main Attraction
by Aidy 19 Aug 2014
I reached the summit coming from Ardnageer, on my way to Croaghgorm, and although the summit is difficult to distinguish from Ardnageer, it is on the natural route to Croaghgorm, the white quartz mound nearby is a useful guide, and as you get closer, the summit cairn can be seen. Having bagged the summit, I took the short detour to visit the quartz mound, which for me was definitely the most interesting thing about this peak. I've never seen anything quite like it - a beautiful sight. (See my somment on Lavagh More for a photo). Onwards to Croaghgorm from here. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/235/comment/17626/
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A' Leachta Bán
by giomach 26 Feb 2015
Aidy's "white quartz mound" to the west of Ardnageer SW Top is known as "A' Leachta Bán". Thanks to Aidy for the photo of it (see his comment on Lavagh More). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/235/comment/17859/
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