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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 67 members. Recently by: paulbrown, Fergalh, mcrtchly, magicstep, Peter Walker, IndyMan, BigFly, kmoore, MichaelE, jimbloomer, happymourneview, Aidy, chalky, kenmoore, pmeldrum
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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 664th highest place in Ireland.

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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/6257/
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Picture: Lough salt summit
 
Fabulous views of Errigal and Muckish
by happymourneview  4 Sep 2015
I ascended this relatively modest peak during late July 2015. I was staying at a local Bed and Breakfast. Upon my arrival, the friendly 'landlady' encouraged me to trek up to the summit before dinner which I just about managed to achieve!. A great trek to a rather rocky and unusual summit. There appears to be several little 'peaks' upon one sits the rather 'obliging' Trig point which marks the true summit (hopefully)... I approached the climb from the north. During my climb, I came across a wild orchid which I photographed and moved on. It is necessary to take care to avoid upsetting the many wild flowers and other life which appear to frequent the environment. The quartzite geology will tear your walking boots and jackets. So it pays to stay on track and watch every step. The views over Muckish mountain and of course the mighty Errigal (climbed the next morning) are quite spectacular. Should be a near perfect location for morning golden hour landscape photography, or indeed sunsets over Muckish mountain. An optical zoom would be advantageous. Enjoy!

Donegal is always amazing. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/553/comment/18285/
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