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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE Cen: Glenelly North East Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 496m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 528m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 505mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Meenard Mountain Mountain Mín Ard A name in Irish (Ir. Mín Ard + Eng. Mountain [OSM], 'high mountain pasture' ) Derry/ Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 620m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H67290 98565
Place visited by 127 members. Recently by: No1Grumbler, IndyMan, dregish, fellrunner, Iamcan, eoghancarton, Grumbler, glencree, ilenia, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, eamonoc, arderincorbett, Lauranna, jamesmforrest
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Longitude: -6.953797, Latitude: 54.830392 , Easting: 267290, Northing: 398565 Prominence: 85m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 667219 898558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: MnrdMn, 10 char: MnrdMntn
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

Meenard Mountain is the 254th highest place in Ireland. Meenard Mountain is the third highest point in county Derry.

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Walk commenced at entrance to Altbritain Forest a .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Meenard Mountain (Mín Ard))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Meenard Mountain (<i>Mín Ard</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
 
No Meen Feat
by gerrym  23 Jan 2014
Menard is a mountain that on its own does not have the X Factor. Thankfully there is a great supporting cast to put on a show that might just be unforgettable. I have approached the mountain from all cardinal compass points and in the process tackled the hills and mountains that surround Meenard.

The most satisfying route was from Goles Forest to the S, tramping over Mullaghsallagh, Oughtmore and Mullaghaneany before the top of Meenard. This brings the highlight of dropping nearly due S from the summit to the steep ravines and waterfalls of Golnasivagh Burn which travels through a wonderfully bleak valley. The abandoned hamlet of Goles stands monument to this bleak place and the Goles River is then followed to return.

Banagher Forest to the E also provides a great approach over Oughtmore and Mullaghaneany with a bit of back tracking, though a different route can be followed back through the forest.

From the N the Owenbeg River can be followed to take in Mullaghgash and Barnes Top before heading for the heights of Meenard. This allowed me to take in a couple of new tops and approach from a new angle.

Perhaps the least adventurous would be from the high parking spot found to the W at the col with Sawel, unless the tops further E could be included.

A trusty fencline traverses the top of Meenard and a small cairn has grown a little bigger in recent years. Boggy ground and peat hags are a distinct feature, though these take on an amazing hue in frozen times.

The Sperrins are all about views and from the topviews reach to the Donegal Hills to the west with Muckish very distinct, north to Inishowen and Lough Foyle and east to Knocklayd at Ballycastle. The Scottish islands further north are even visible on occasion. South the line of the Mournes can be seen to stretch out to Slieve Gullion. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/243/comment/876/
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ice cold after sAwELX .. by Derry259   (Show all for Meenard Mountain (Mín Ard))
 
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