Feature count in area: 8, all in Donegal,
OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11
Highest Place: Tievealehid 429m
Starting Places (10) in area Donegal NW: Altawinny Bay Road, An Chúirt Hotel, Cnoc Fola Carpark, Crockadillisk Bend, Crocknaneeve SouthWest, Cruit Golf Pier, Glasagh Road, Glassagh Beach, Procklis Lough, Teach Dixon
Summits & other features in area Donegal NW: N: Gweedore: Moylemore (Owey Island) 102m, Carntreena 425m, Bloody Foreland 314m, Crocknaneeve 155.9m, Tievealehid 429m S: Trawenagh: Croaghegly 245m, Trusklieve 175m W: Arranmore: Cluidaniller West Top (Aranmore) 227m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Tievealehid, 429mHill Taobh an Leithid A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Taobh an Leithid [OSI], '(hill-)side of the expanse'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Taobh an Leithid is the highest hill in the Donegal NW area and the 811th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference B87293 26159,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 1 Place visited by: 30members, recently by: kernowclimber, AntrimRambler, Colin Murphy, Wilderness, mcrtchly, eamonoc, dregish, markmjcampion, finkey86, madfrankie, osullivanm, simon3, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman
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Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Tvlhd, 10 char: Tvlhd Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/695/
Gallery for Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid) and surrounds
for Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid):
Long but relatively easy trek with great views.
Summary created by Colin Murphy
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 A (B87695 25489) swing NW for another 1km, taking you to the summit of Tievealehid, which is marked by a trig pillar.
I climbed Tievealehid (Taobh an Leithid) on 30 July 2009. I started at Cúirt Ht (B855 227), 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/695/comment/3996/
three5four0 on Tievealehid
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/695/comment/4232/