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Donegal NW Area   N: Gweedore Subarea
Place count in area: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11 
Highest place:
Tievealehid, 429m
Maximum height for area: 429 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,

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Tievealehid Hill Taobh an Leithid A name in Irish (Ir. Taobh an Leithid [OSI], '(hill-)side of the expanse') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 429m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B87293 26159
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: AntrimRambler, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, mcrtchly, eamonoc, dregish, markmjcampion, finkey86, madfrankie, osullivanm, simon3, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, chalky
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Longitude: -8.199754, Latitude: 55.082563 , Easting: 187293, Northing: 426159 Prominence: 304m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 587245 926142,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvlhd, 10 char: Tvlhd
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

Taobh an Leithid is the highest hill in the Donegal NW area and the 810th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Tievealehid (<i>Taobh an Leithid</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Summit trig pillar
Long but relatively easy trek with great views.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  21 Aug 2023
There is parking for several cars at the entrance to Cronalaght Windfarm. The entrance to the windfarm is gated, but there is a pedestrian gate allowing access for walkers. Proceed up the tarred access road for 2km, taking you to the unlisted Cronalagh hill. Veer NE then for another 2km, at first losing some height and then slowly gaining it again, crossing multiple large peat hag areas along the way. At point B87695 25489 starA swing NW for another 1km, taking you to the summit of Tievealehid, which is marked by a trig pillar. Linkback: Picture about mountain Tievealehid (<i>Taobh an Leithid</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid) from Malaidh na Leacht
Harry Goodman on Tievealehid, 2009
by Harry Goodman  17 Oct 2009
I climbed Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid) on 30 July 2009. I started at B855227 starB, with ample parking for 2/3 cars and followed the access road up to the Wind Farm on the slopes of Malaidh Na Leacht and then on up over the peaty moorland to the top. The top of Malaidh Na Leacht is littered with small cairns with no apparent purpose! My route continued NE over Pt395 ( with more cairns ) then around in a NNW direction to Tievealehid summit marked by a Trig Pillar. In spite of frequent peat hags the going was generally good with many opportunities to make progress in and through the many troughs through the hags.
The 360 degree panaorama from the top is magnificent . N over Bloody Foreland hill is Tory Island while to the SW Aranmore is in full view with the line of the Blue Stacks clearly seen further to the S. Best of all are the views E to the full range of the Donegal Highlands from Muckish to Errigal and from Dooish to Slieve Snaght.
From the top I headed SE to Carntreena (Carn Traonach) which has a rockey rounded top with an expansive summit cairn. On the way up I deviated a couple of hundred metres to the left (NNW ) to take in a rockey promontory with a summit cairn. To return to my starting point I headed down SE to cross the Cromore Burn before ascending over the southerly shoulder of Malaidh na Leacht to the Wind Farm and the track back down to the start point.
I found this walk very enjoyable with beautiful scenery for very little effort and would commend it to anyone with 2/3 hours to fill in the area. From start to finish I did not have to cross any fences or walls. Linkback:
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three5four0 on Tievealehid, 2009
by three5four0  26 Oct 2009
Followed Harry Goodman's route above for both Tievealehid and Carntreena, his route description was spot on, as were the views from the summits. The only thing to add is there appears to be a new house being built opposite to where you park, whether this might lead to having to park lower down the road for access, is anyones guess at the minute. Linkback:
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