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 70 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Cobhclimber, trostanite, melohara, Fergalh, markmjcampion, sandilandsn, johncromie, dr_banuska, shaunkelly, dolan931, Geansai, Onzy, Ulsterpooka, jimbloomer
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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 309th highest place in Ireland.

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A fine outlier of the Bluestacks. .. by group   (Show all for Aghla Mountain)
PART 1. Climbed 29.5.05, basing walk on that desc .. by gerrym   (Show all for Aghla Mountain) Picture about mountain Aghla Mountain in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking into the main Bluestacks from Aghla summit
eflanaga on Aghla Mountain, 2007
by eflanaga  5 Apr 2007
Decided to climb Aghla via alternative route from those described by gerrym, csw & murphysw so started at IG 92851 99182 B, having taken the narrow road on the left just before the Fintown 'town sign' on the approach from Ballybofey. This narrow road takes you around the northern end of Lough Finn and up and around the southwestern edge of Scraigs, dropping south and passing a serene Lough Muck below & to your right. Follow road on, ignoring left fork dropping down incline to cross narrow bridge and a little further on you will come upon a 'crossroads' of sorts with forest tracks running to the left & right of the road. This is the starting point. There is only room for one car, carefully parked, at each entrance so as not to block either track or road, particularly important to your right (your route) as there is a dwelling a short distance up the track. The map (OSI Sheet 11) suggests that the track wends it's way upwards through the forest, veering left after 400m before forking after about another 400m. The former is correct, the latter however did not materialise. The track comes to a fairly abrupt end with mature forest to the right (N) and relatively newly planted area immediately west. I decided to try and follow the 'track' as shown on the map due west. While there is a narrow trace of a track (sheep or human?) along the side of a fence which appears to separate the older from the younger sections of the forest it is not particularly well defined and there is a degree of bending and scraping through trees and the usual boggy ground to negotiate. However, I did make it through eventually crossing a fence and breaking into open ground with the mature forest area continuing behind for another few hundred metres to my right. I followed along and crossed the fence at the corner of the forest IG91306 98261 C and started to make my way up Aghla's eastern flank. The going from here is relatively easy across fairly good ground. Slipping between ta gap in the ridge I passed the western end of Castle Lough IG90027 98952 D before crossing another fence & making the final short ascent to the summit. The trig does not become visible from this side of the mountain until you are almost upon it. gerrym has already waxed lyrical about the views - they were magnificent in the afternoon sunshine. Return was a case of retracing my steps to the corner of the forest but then heading straight downhill form there to the road (clearly visible on descent) and a walk a little short of 2k back to the car. Trackback:
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Steep Ascent From The North .. by Aidy   (Show all for Aghla Mountain)
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