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Doan Mountain Dún Maol Chobha A name in Irish
(Ir. Dún Maol Chobha [PNNI], 'Maol Chobha's fort') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 592.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J30226 26215
Place visited by 327 members. Recently by: dstevenson15, srr45, ceadeile, dregish, paulocon, Pikes, Fenton, Andy1287, feganegg, abcd, Grumbler, nupat, eoghancarton, briankelly, mountainmike
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Longitude: -6.006784, Latitude: 54.168443 , Easting: 330226, Northing: 326216 Prominence: 118.55m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 730146 826221,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Doan, 10 char: Doan
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

There is no record of an actual fort here, so the name probably comes from the imagined resemblence of the craggy summit to a fortress. For origin of name, see PNNI for info on Maol Chobha.   Doan is the 303rd highest place in Ireland.

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tsunami on Doan, 2005
by tsunami  1 Jan 2005
Baring a remarkable resemblance to a Transylvanian Castle - Doan is one of the gems of the Mournes and one of the most accessible. Approach it from the Ott track and enjoy the rewarding views. Linkback:
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Picture: Panoramic Photo on Doan
sconz on Doan, 2006
by sconz  29 Sep 2006
For a beginner, Doan is perfect. It has a long walk in from The Gatekeeper's Lodge car park near Crocknafeola Wood about a mile or so out of Attical. Some of the terrain is a bit rocky, so sturdy boots are a must, but it's mostly easy going with an pleasant gradient. It levels out at Lough Shannagh and at the far end of the lough, a short but tough climb gets you to the top of Doan. The view is breathtaking on a clear day with a panorama of the Mournes all around you. An easy top for a beginner but one to savour and wet the appetite for more of the mountains. Linkback:
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mcna on Doan, 2007
by mcna  24 Mar 2007
The photos from the top of Doan on this site are fabulous! We walked up Doan today – our first trip to the Mournes this spring - having spent most of the winter months in the isolated expanse of the Sperrins, I was surprised at the Huge (relatively speaking!) crowds on this route. It was busy to say the least. While we were on the summit I counted about 17 people. Most of them teenagers! We parked at the Ott car park and followed the fore-mentioned Ott track to the col between Slieve Loughshannagh and Carn, took the track down hill around Lough Shannagh and then up the steep slope of Doan. Now, if I was to do it again – I would take a left at the style and follow the track that traverses Slieve Loughshannagh – that way you keep your height – then at GR 296269 A, start moving up the slope. It’s a gentler slope and has a nice track to the top! We also did Slieve loughshannagh on the way back to car. So, far – it’s the gentlest walk I’ve done in the Mournes, but, like everyone, has some of the best views. This picture is of me on the summit with Lough Shannagh in the background. I had a brilliant one of silent valley but this is already well documented on this site Linkback:
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Alex92 on Doan, 2009
by Alex92  10 Feb 2009
Doan - my favourite mountain. A glorious little gem in the heart of Mourne, often (unfairly) overlooked by those more drawn towards her older brothers and sisters. I have two previous contributions on Doan, but couldn't resist posting this pic of her wearing her winter coat. Linkback:
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Picture: Doan viewed from the eastern slopes of Carn Mountain.
csd on Doan, 2005
by csd  19 Jun 2005
Doan is a fantastic-looking mountain, appearing like some sort of extinct volcano rising out of the bogs. Try to remember which way you gained the summit area, it can be a bit hairy on the way down again if you can't remember your tracks. Linkback:
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Picture: Silent Valley
midge_hater on Doan, 2005
by midge_hater  24 Oct 2005
Doan is a lovely mountain to walk up to. From Meelbeg find a track and walk over some strangely flat slabs on stone and sand and on up to Doan on its own. Absolutely beautiful panoramic views at the top including looking over to the reservoir as can be seen from the picture. Linkback:
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