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Scalp Mountain 484m,
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Inishowen Area   S: Iskaheen Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 615m
Maximum height for area: 615 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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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 Ulster Province, 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 614th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scalp Mountain (<i>An Scailp</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Scalp is the high point of this ridge, photographed from the SW
 
High point of a ridge.
Short Summary created by simon3  16 Sep 2013
Scalp Mountain is the highest point on a ridge stretching approximately west (at Cashel Hill) to east where the ridge turns towards the NE (at Crockglass).

One way of visiting it is to start from around Grania's Gap at around C431 277 A, where a road goes over a col on the ridge, and walk along the rough vegetated skyline to Scalp.

Another way up starts from C396249 B. The private access road may have the sign "closed" on it, however to the left of this is the house of the owners of the road, who in the past have readily given permission to use the road, even for walkers to drive up part way.

Scalp and its ridge is an outer wall of [London]Derry separating the city from Donegal. This wall is less controversial and provides a view of both the city and much of the Inishowen peninsula. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/502/comment/5261/
 
The soft but very pleasing option! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Scalp Mountain (An Scailp))
 
road to the top .. by gerrym   (Show all for Scalp Mountain (An Scailp))
 
A tough two hours .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Scalp Mountain (An Scailp))
 
Mind Your Eyes! .. by Aidy   (Show all for Scalp Mountain (An Scailp))
 
I went up Scalp after the St.Paddy's weekend stor .. by Lalo P'Ley   (Show all for Scalp Mountain (An Scailp))
 
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