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Donegal NW Area
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

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 Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 469m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C13321 26482
Place visited by 64 members. Recently by: magicstep, Peter Walker, IndyMan, BigFly, kmoore, MichaelE, jimbloomer, happymourneview, Aidy, chalky, kenmoore, pmeldrum, tiki, Terry-Parker, Mojoran
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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 662nd highest place in Ireland.

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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 Trackback: 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.

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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. Trackback: 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! Trackback: 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
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A great starter hill.
by Carlito  1 Mar 2011
Loughsalt arguably provides an ideal introduction to hillwalking. The physical challenge is within the reach of those who possess just an average level of fitness. From base to summit and back should not take any who are in the aforementioned category more than a few hours, even at a most leisurely pace. And, of course, one's efforts are - weather permitting - rewarded with views of a fine quality not usually associated with a hill under 500m.

My girlfriend and I took two of our friends with us to Loughsalt last Saturday. Our original intention was to take them up Errigal, but time did not permit.

The ladies were out for a comfortable stroll and remained around the lower slopes. Myself and Tiago made for the summit, enjoying a couple of easy scrambles up the lough side of the hill en route. Possibly, Tiago was the first-ever Zambian man to summit Loughsalt - perhaps any veteran Irish hillwalkers could confirm or deny? ;)

Very windy at the top, but the views were excellent. High reward for relatively little effort. We then proceeded to run back down in about 10 minutes, the girls meeting up with us near the foot of the hill. The entire walk probably took little more than an hour. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/6257/
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