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Bluestack Mountains Area , N: Fintown Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 45, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 6
Highest Place: Croaghgorm 674m

Starting Places (22) in area Bluestack Mountains:
An Leathchruach, Barnsmore Gap, Bensons Hill, Caldragh CP, Clogher South peak, Cruach Mhín an Neanta, Doobin, Eanybeg Water Bridge, Edergole Farm, Gaugin Mountain, Glennacree CP, Hillhead, Lough Finn West, Lough Magrath Beg NE, Lough Muck North, Meenaguse Lough, Sand Lough Forest Picnic Area, Scoil Náisúnta an Choimín, Sheskinlubanagh, Sruell Gap Farm, Sruell River Road, St Columbkilles Well and Altar

Summits & other features in area Bluestack Mountains:
Cen: Reelan Hills: Altnapaste 364m, Gaugin Mountain 565m, Lacroagh 403m, Boultypatrick 429m, Croveenananta 476m, Croaghubbrid 416m, Croaghugagh 410m
N: Fintown Hills: Aghla Mountain South Top 589m, Aghla Mountain 593m, Scraigs 426m, Croaghleheen 385m
NW: Glenties: Cloghercor South 301m, Derkbeg Hill 332m, Drumnalough Hill 282m
S: Belshade: Croaghgorm 674m, Croaghgorm South-West Top 597m, Croaghgorm East Top 594m, Ardnageer 642m, Ardnageer SW Top 626m, Banagher Hill 392m, Croaghbane 641m, Croaghgorm Far South-West Top 561m, Cronamuck 444m, Croaghbarnes 498.8m, Glascarns Hill 578.3m, Meenanea 435m
SE: Barnesmore: Brown's Hill 496.4m, Cloghervaddy 402m, Croaghagranagh 440m, Croaghanirwore 546.1m, Croaghbrack 401m, Croaghconnellagh 523m, Croaghnageer 569.1m, Croaghnageer East Top 543.5m, Croaghnageer North-East Top 521m, Croaghonagh 451m
SW: Eany Beg Hills: Binbane 453m, Binbane NE Top 439m, Lavagh Beg 650m, Lavagh More 671m, Binnasruell 505m, Carnaween 521m, Cloghmeen Hill 429m, Silver Hill 600m, Cullaghacro 476m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Scraigs, 426m Hill An Screig Mhór A name in Irish,
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Ir. An Screig Mhór [logainm.ie], 'the big crag’, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, An Screig Mhór is the 825th highest place in Ireland. An Screig Mhór is the second most northerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.
Grid Reference B93400 01400, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 28 members, recently by: gdg, Colin Murphy, AntrimRambler, Wilderness, OlddogHardroad, Lucky1, eamonoc, melohara, Q35on, trostanite, IndyMan, Peter Walker, Bernieor, madfrankie, shaunkelly
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Longitude: -8.103558, Latitude: 54.860285, Easting: 193400, Northing: 401400, Prominence: 231m,  Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 593351 901388
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: This peak near Fintown is located in an angle between Lough Muck and Lough Finn.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Scrgs, 10 char: Scraigs

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Summary for Scraigs (An Screig Mhór): A majestic little top.
Summary created by Colin Murphy, Harry Goodman 2023-07-13 15:05:04
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Picture: A cairn marks the summit.
From Fintown take the minor road A (B929 025) and go S to B (B92836 00584) where off-road parking for one car is available on the left in front of a derelict building. Follow the fence line up NNE to it's crest at C (B92938 01146). Cross the fence and go NE up the broad ridge by either crossing the various rocky crags or by weaving in and around them to gain the summit marked by a cairn atop a rocky upcrop. There are splendid views N to the Derryveagh and Glendowan Mts. and S to the Bluestacks. While route finding on Scraigs would not normally be a problem, care should be taken in misty conditions as the many craggy tops and bumps of the ridge could cause some navigating problems for the unwary and it is important to ensure that a walker does not wander off to the N side of the hill faced as it is by cliffs falling almost vertically down to L Finn. A short walk of 2.3k up and back.
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Member Comments for Scraigs (An Screig Mhór)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Scraigs (<em>An Screig Mhór</em>)
Picture: Scraigs from Aghla Mtn
Walkers Welcome!
by gerrym 16 Feb 2012
Scraigs presented an imposing profile approaching from the NW and became even more impressive as its steep slopes swept up from the shores of Lough Finn. Mist was just clearing its top whilst in the background the top of Aghla was lost.

A small road (D (B928 025)) drops to the NW end of Lough Finn and rises to the col between Scraigs and Aghla above Lough Muck. There is parking for a couple of cars beside a water pumping station (E (B922 012)) at 230m - a perfect place to head straight for the summit.

A fence runs up behind the pumping station and can be followed all the way to the summit area, although it is more fun to keep to the steep edge high above Lough Finn. As i looked back over Lough Muck a heron lazily swept past. Sounds of tractors chugging and the chimes of church bells at 12 on a Sunday drifted up from below. The little railway yard was all closed up for winter or its sounds would have added to the mix

Views N ended in a wall of mist only hinting at the heights of the Derryveaghs but a coastline started to reveal itself to the W. The call of ravens echoed around the summit above and it was not long until i joined them - in just over half an hour. A sizeable cairn marks the top. Views stretch the entire lenght of the impressively long Lough Finn, past Aghla Mtn to the towering coastline at Maghera. Following the coast N brings Aran and the high Derryveaghs and all around to Inishowen. Continuing it was the turn of the Sperrins and the impressively rugged Bluestacks.

An easy return along same or similar route. Back at the car a farmer and his 5 sheepdogs engaged in a lengthy chat. He owns the hill of Scraigs and most of Aghla as well as Lough Muck. Walking is fine, although he is wary of dogs due to the potential damage to his sheep. In his eyes walkers are more sparse than previous years. Fish in Lough Muck are just as sparse due to the conifer plantations and mink roam these parts due to a now closed mink farm in the area.

It's good to talk! Oh and to walk!! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/6690/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Scraigs (<em>An Screig Mhór</em>)
Picture: Looking across Lough Muck to Aghla Mountain
Salvaging Something From A Bad Day
by Aidy 21 Nov 2015
I had a bit of a disastrous morning, setting out with my nephew to climb Croaghgorm so that I could tick off its newly added lower summits, and maybe look for the plane wreckage. It looked magnificent in the sunrise with a dusting of snow, but just as I was looking for a place to park, my dashboard lit up with warning lights, and I lost power steering and power in general. Fearing it was the alternator and that if I shut off the engine it wouldn't start again, we were forced to turn and go straight home (at a very slow pace). It turned out to be the fan belt, and I was lucky I hadn't wrecked the engine driving back, but it was too late now for Croaghgorm. Instead we headed off in my nephew's car for Scraigs. Parking at the water plant high on the eastern side of Lough Muck, it was a straightforward, short climb to the summit, although very boggy with all the rain we've had. The views were stunning when the low clouds periodically parted, and they lent drama to the landscape as they partially hid and revealed the landscape moving quickly over it in the strong winds. Even the passing hail showers didn't dampen our spirits, glad as we were to salvage some walking from the day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/18391/
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Picture: As clear as Lough Muck
Great summit with views to match.
by Colin Murphy 13 Jul 2023
On my ascent of this fine mountain from harry Goodman's suggested starting point, I was disappointed that I could barely see my feet as I walked, such was the density of the mist, and the annoyance of heavy showers. But as soon as I reached the summit, which is marked by a cairn, all that changed and I was presented with magnificent views in all directions. I was particularly pleased that as I descended to the west, Lough Muck in its entirety appeared as if by magic, providing the view of the day. A lovely hill in both aspect and the views it provides. Up and down in about 90 minutes. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/708/comment/24007/
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