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Sperrin Mountains Area   E: Magherafelt Hills 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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Slieve Gallion Mountain Sliabh gCallann A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh gCallann [DUPN], 'mountain of the heights') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Basalt Bedrock

Height: 528m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H79873 87810
Place visited by 117 members. Recently by: wintersmick, Carolyn105, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Andy1287, atlantic73, ElaineM76, dregishjake, Kilcoobin, Kilcubbin, Hallamshire, fellrunner, pmeldrum, dregish, MichaelE
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Longitude: -6.76038, Latitude: 54.732043 , Easting: 279873, Northing: 387810 Prominence: 333m,  Isolation: 2.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 679839 887815,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv528, 10 char: SlvGln 528
Bedrock type: Basalt, (Basalt - andesite, tuff & shale)

Slieve Gallion is an isolated outlier of the Sperrins which dominates the western shore of Lough Neagh. The earliest reference to it is in AD 670 in the Book of Armagh where it is called Collunt Patricii, 'the height of St. Patrick'. There is a traditional song called Slieve Gallion’s Braes. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 150-52) for details of the festive assembly on Slieve Gallion. The names Tintagh Mountain and Glenarudda Mountain seem to refer to areas of mountain pasture on Slieve Gallion's slopes rather than separate peaks.   Slieve Gallion is the 477th highest place in Ireland.

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Simple, unremarkable top .. by group   (Show all for Slieve Gallion (Sliabh gCallann))
 
.. by slemish   (Show all for Slieve Gallion (Sliabh gCallann))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Gallion (<i>Sliabh gCallann</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: memorial stone at summit
 
Eastern promise in the Sperrins
by gerrym  11 Feb 2014


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Slieve Gallion is the most easterly of the Sperrins giving definition to what is beyond for all those who gaze across Lough Neagh from the populous east. A dusting of snow on its top heralds the joys of winter there and beyond. It is a very accessible hill and one which has proved to be worth going back to time and again.

Park at entrance to Iniscarn Forest (833907 C) where there is room for several cars. Follow the forest track for a short distance and then the marked walk (right) through broadleaved trees, mainly beech and holly. This rejoins the forest track where an eye needs to be kept for a crossing point over stream on right. This leads to the forest boundary and a concrete water tank. Cross the fence and the steep NE flank of Slieve Gallion is straight ahead.

A fence heads straight for the top, initially with forest for company. There is a good 600 ft of steep climbing and the views grow with every footstep! This slope has given me great pleasure in kicking steps in deep drifts and in sliding on my bum for 200 feet for a quick descent.

The fence is crossed just before a large cairn on the NE top. Views stretch out over Lough Neagh to the Antrim Hills, Belfast Hills and the Mournes. Make way down past communication masts and along their service road. Most days there is no other soul up here but on some it is full of paragilders or sunday drivers - either day is good.

Follow the road for 10 minutes and then take the track off to the R which heads for the main summit. Views are dominated by the higher hills of the Sperrins to the W. Yellow topped marker poles guide the way at even intervals but not too obtrusively. The track is quite wet in places and eventually peters out at an old aluminium shipping container marked with "Belfast Steamship Co Container Service". This is a great place for lunch, especially on days with howling winds, rain or snow.

A fence is crossed courtesy of a milk crate either side and a sign welcomes walkers but promotes responsibility. Further makers bring the trig point in short time, 1.75 hours after starting. A memorial is erected here to Ronnie Magwood - I suppose there is no more fitting a place with vast views in all directions, the Bluestacks and Culcaigh being added to those already mentioned - the whole of Ulster basically.

The waymakers continue to Lough Fea, this would be a good traverse of the entire mountain for those with additional transport. There are a number of options for returning to Iniscarn. A straightforward retracing of steps is very satisying, especially if there is snow on the steep slopes. Following the service road further downhill and taking a series of beautiful and peaceful farmtracks. I have also followed the way to Lough Fea for a distance to reach the high and lonely road going through the 'Gap' which i walked back to the forest. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/398/comment/2480/
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Climbed 12.3.05 parking on grass verge on a high .. by gerrym   (Show all for Slieve Gallion (Sliabh gCallann))
 
I walked Slieve Gallion yesterday (Saturday) and .. by mcna   (Show all for Slieve Gallion (Sliabh gCallann))
 
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