Mullaghcarn 542m mountain, Sperrin Mountains Ireland at
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Mullaghcarn Mountain Mullach Cairn A name in Irish
(Ir. Mullach Cairn [DUPN], 'summit of the cairn') Tyrone County, in Arderin List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 542m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H51054 80976
Place visited by 101 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, eamonoc, ilenia, Lauranna, arderincorbett, Wilderness, McQuaid89, Fergalh, jlk, BigFly, sandilandsn, wicklore, MichaelG55, DeltaP, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -7.209413, Latitude: 54.674295 , Easting: 251054, Northing: 380976 Prominence: 377m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 650992 880970,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Mlghcr, 10 char: Mulaghcarn
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Mullaghcarn Formation)

No cairn now remaining, but the top of the hill is stony (OS Memoirs). Cairn Sunday is the last Sunday in July, and the old tradition of climbing Mullaghcarn on this day has recently been revived.   Mullaghcarn is the 437th highest place in Ireland.

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Easy and Well-walked Hill .. by group   (Show all for Mullaghcarn)
Being a Tyrone man I have visited the Gortin Glen .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Mullaghcarn) Picture about mountain Mullaghcarn in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
gerrym on Mullaghcarn, 2004
by gerrym  4 Oct 2004
I looked at the map for this one and tried to pick a route that would traverse the entire mountain. This was somewhat hit and miss but was an enjoyable day in the hills.From Gortin take B48 for Gortin Glen and turn off left on road signposted to Gortin Lakes. This is an fine area of glacial deposits and lakes with plenty of carparks. I parked at top of hill (505842 C) with good views over Owenkillew River valley. Walk further along road and turn right onto track with steep banks which soon peters out onto pristine moorland. This is deep and tussocky ground which is bloody hard on the legs and lasts for 1/2 an hour, as aim for and follow ridge. Drop down slightly to edge of forest above little lough at head of altavakan Burn and then climb again on slightly easier ground - the sheep have been here and following thier faint tracks is like heaven after the previous slog. Pass little lough nestled among steep ground at the head of Magheraboy Burn and cross fence to join road with short steep climb to summit area aftre 1.5 hours. There are a number of rather unsightly communication masts here which were rattling in the strong wind. The small summit cairn and trig point are reached by a gravel path just off to the west. Good views from here to north and west to southern hills of Glenelly Valley and the higher Sperrins just to the north. Pass the masts and drop down SW along fenceline,passing a wet area to reach S summit which is just a little lower (see pic which is looking back to summit). Continue to descend SW along top of forest before a rise to the top of Slieveard (419m) with views over Omagh town. Drop further to enter edge of forest with easy walking among mature pine trees. Reach an area of recent clearfell not on map and descend downhill NE aiming for junction of Glengawna Burn and stream at edge of clearfell (482794 D). Cross Burn to green grass on other side and follow to forest track, turn left and take second right to join Ulster Way. This uses a variety of tracks and paths through Gortin Forest Park, including a good section along Pollen Burn as bridges criss cross its lenght and then part of a nature trail. The Ulster Way then parallels the B48 before joining it. When reach turn to Gortin Lakes follow back to car. 5.5 hours in all. An information board for Cairn Sunday Walks (last Sunday in July)offers three walks. The easiest is a 3.5 km walk along tarmac road to summit. From the NE the approach is through Glenmacoffer along Magheraboy Burn and the third is from the west near Glencolpy Bridge.This is walking on varied terrain and can be as long or as short as you want. Trackback:
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On Wednesday 3rd September a group of 9 walkers c .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mullaghcarn)
This photo by Denise Jacques shows the summit cai .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Mullaghcarn)
Climbed in great company on an auspicious occasio .. by Aidy   (Show all for Mullaghcarn)
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