Scalp Mountain 484m hill, Inishowen Ireland at
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Scalp Mountain Hill An Scailp A name in Irish
(Ir. An Scailp [ÉT], 'the cleft' or 'rock shelter') Donegal County, in Carn List, Dark pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 484m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C40612 27144
Place visited by 43 members. Recently by: pmeldrum, Fergalh, eejaymm, madfrankie, trostanite, doopa, windy, sperrinlad, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, muschi, chalky, Wilderness, Aidy
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Longitude: -7.364784, Latitude: 55.089918 , Easting: 240612, Northing: 427144 Prominence: 289m,  Isolation: 3.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 640551 927126,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SclpMn, 10 char: SclpMntn
Bedrock type: Dark pelitic & psammitic schist, (Fahan Slate Formation)

Scalp Mountain is the 612th highest place in Ireland.

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High point of a ridge. .. by group   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
The soft but very pleasing option! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
road to the top .. by gerrym   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
A tough two hours .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Scalp Mountain) Picture about mountain Scalp Mountain in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: At the trig pillar, looking down over the Western side of the ridge, over Inch Island.
Mind Your Eyes!
by Aidy  11 Mar 2014
It was too good to waste what felt like the first day of Spring, so took a half day from work, and made for the nearest mountain I could find. From Burnfoot I took the Monreagh Park Road, and after about 1 kilometre, I saw the access road leading up the Southwestern side of Scalp. As the sign advised, I asked for permission at the house on the right, which was duly given by the friendly farmer's son who happened to be passing in a 4x4. Stopping to chat, he also advised taking the car as far as the first mast, where the concrete surface ran out, to avoid an unnecessary part of the walk. On this warm afternoon I took his advice, and thanked him before driving up the steep road. I parked in a laybay just before the concrete surface turned to a rougher track, which i followed for the short distance to the masts. From there, the trig pillar was clearly visible along a further short path.

Despite the haze, views were magnificent over Lough Foyle, Inishowen, Lough Swilly, Inch Island and Greenan Mountain. Huge ravens were very noticable soaring around the summit, and on the way back down I met the farmer's son and his brother going up the road, who stopping for another chat, gave me one explanation for their presence. They said they needed to go up and check the sheep, which on warm days, sometimes lay down, rolled on to their backs, and could not then get up again. As they lay helpless, the ravens would alight and take their eyes. With glee, they said if you happened to become immobile, the ravens would do the same to you! Don't let it put you off though - easy mountain from where I parked with fantastic views. Linkback:
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I went up Scalp after the St.Paddy's weekend stor .. by Lalo P'Ley   (Show all for Scalp Mountain)
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