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Loughsalt Mountain 469m,
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Donegal NW Area   Loughsalt Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Loughsalt Mountain Hill Cnoc an Liatháin A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Liatháin [MacNeill*], 'hill of the little grey one') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 469m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C13321 26482
Place visited by 71 members. Recently by: Jojo1891, jackill, dregish, Q35on, paulbrown, Fergalh, mcrtchly, magicstep, Peter Walker, IndyMan, BigFly, kmoore, MichaelE, jimbloomer, happymourneview
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Longitude: -7.792195, Latitude: 55.08545 , Easting: 213321, Northing: 426482 Prominence: 364m,  Isolation: 3.2km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 613267 926465,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LghsMn, 10 char: LghsltMntn
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 143-44) for details of the festive assembly on Ganiamore.   Loughsalt Mountain is the 666th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Loughsalt Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking Northeast
 
Northeast view
by Aidy  26 Apr 2015
An extra, quick comment to show the view northeast towards the Urris Hills near the centre of the horizon, with the Fanad Peninsula hidden by one of the hail storms that struck regularly. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/17953/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Loughsalt Mountain in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-tJvnNEbSI
A McVeigh Film
by CaptainVertigo  12 Oct 2014
Gerry McVeigh has expanded his film range to cover the whole island, but I think that his special fondness is for the beauties of Donegal. It's a county that appears to be full of hidden gems, and Gerry delights in revealing these to us.
Let me quote from Garmin (Track 2224):
This is a very beautiful part of Donegal with 360 degree wonderful views of North West Donegal and beyond. The going underfoot for this walk was generally very good even after a week of heavy rain. There were a couple of very steep sections on the way back including a gully so a little extra care was needed.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable walk in a remote but lovely part of Donegal
So if you're thinking of going around Lough Salt and up the mountain, check out Track 2224, and enjoy this very informative YouTube piece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-tJvnNEbSI Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/17726/
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Best Views in Donegal?
by jsramsey1491  3 Oct 2015
I have climbed Lough Salt Mountain quite a few times now, in all sorts of weather. It's one of those mountains that you never tire of and I think this is because of the stunning 360 degree views you are rewarded with from the summit. It is my opinion, and that of many of my friends, that the views from this rather modest peak are among the very, very best in Donegal.

J.S.Ramsey Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/18343/
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Loughsalt Mountain
by three5four0  11 Apr 2010
What a day and what a view! After the easter weekends snow it was a change to be out in sunshine and in a barmy 19 degrees at that. There is not much I can add to the comments already made below, except there is space to park a few cars at the stile, mentioned by Vikinghar, where you cross from the road onto the hillside. Do leave this hill for a good day, the nice first frosts of autumn would be an ideal time for those keen photographers amongst us to visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/4608/
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A wonderful Panorama
by Garmin  19 Jul 2012
Climbed Loughsalt mountain this afternoon following Vikinghar's route. It was a lovely afternoon for the climb with great visibility. The path to the top starting at the pumphouse gate C121 255 A makes for relatively easy going and was surprisingly dry considering the recent wet weather.

What a wonderful 360 degree panorama at the top with views of Binevenagh running to Benbradagh , Sleive Snaght and the Urris Hills in Innishowen, Sawel and Dart in the Sperrins and Muckish to Errigel in NW Donegal. An added bonus is that this mountain is completely unspoiled with thankfully no sign of Mobile Phone towers or other structures which polute so many other mountains.

Will definately climb this one again! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/14728/
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Picture: Lough Salt from car park
 
vikinghar on Loughsalt Mountain, 2008
by vikinghar  24 Apr 2008
Picture of Lough Salt Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/3065/
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