Aghla Mountain 593m mountain, Bluestack Mountains Ireland at
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Aghla Mountain Mountain An Eachla A name in Irish
(Ir. An Eachla [DUPN], poss. 'look-out point/prospect') Donegal County, in Arderin List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 593m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G89692 98895
Place visited by 75 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Grumbler, pmeldrum, leonardt, simon3, Lauranna, Cobhclimber, trostanite, melohara, Fergalh, markmjcampion, sandilandsn, johncromie, dr_banuska
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Longitude: -8.161208, Latitude: 54.837721 , Easting: 189692, Northing: 398895 Prominence: 388m,  Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 589643 898884,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AghlMn, 10 char: AghlMntn
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

Aghla Mountain is the 306th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: The view south from the 589m spot height shown on the OS map.
csd on Aghla Mountain, 2005
by csd  2 Aug 2005
I approached Aghla from the south -- the opposite side taken by gerrym. I parked at G886 964 A at the forest track barred by a wooden gate. I then followed the track up the south of Aghla. It ends short of what' suggested in Sheet 11 (2nd Edition), but it's easy enough to follow a course up the eastern side of the (now cleared) forest. Nearing the top, you ascend the long NE-SW ridge that forms the summit area. Lots of great views. Linkback:
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Picture: Aghla Mountain with Lough Finn in the foreground
murphysw on Aghla Mountain, 2005
by murphysw  17 Jul 2005
Here is the inverse of gerrym's first picture, looking at Aghla Mountain across Lough Finn from the R250, as opposed to the other way around. It looked well in the eveing light so I snapped it. It was taken not far from Fintown. Linkback:
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Robbed by The Mist!
by dino  18 Nov 2012
18th November 2012. I walked the route recommended in David Herman's "Hill Walkers Donegal" Route 23. I was looking forward to the extensive views but I was beaten by low mist that came in just as I reached the last of the upland loughs and started my final climb to the summit. On the ascent from Lough Finn I made a mistake and kept to the high ground above the gully which is covered in lots of knee-deep heather and makes for very challenging and rough going. Reading gerrym's report I should probably have dropped into the gully which would have made for more pleasant going. The ridges and summit were very exposed to a strong Southerly wind and very cold with lots of hail lying from last night's showers and ice in standing water on the rocky outcrops. Views on the ascent of the gully were fantastic towards Glendowan Mountains and Derryveagh Mountains with Slieve Snaght very visible and Errigal in the background. As already said I was robbed at the summit of what I was really looking forward to and didn't hang around long in the very cold wind. The descent from Castle Lough to the head of Lough Finn is a bit of a slog across featureless heather and upland grazing with the odd boggy bit thrown in for good measure but the walk along the shoreline and through what appears to be largely abandoned forestry is quite a pleasant end to the walk. Not my favourite walk but if I'd picked a better ascent and had the views at the summit I'd probably be more enthusiastic. Linkback:
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