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Dartry Mountains Area   NE: Arroo Keeloges Subarea
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Agow Top Hill Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G86500 47200
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, conormcbandon, Wilderness, magnumpig, FrankMc1964, Wildrover, supersullivan, PeakPaul, Hilldweller, frankmc04, madfrankie, Garmin, eamonoc, Fergalh, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -8.208498, Latitude: 54.37327 , Easting: 186500, Northing: 347200 Prominence: 38m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 586452 847200,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AgwTp, 10 char: Agow Top
Bedrock type: Pale orthoquartzitic sandstone, (Glenade Sandstone Formation)

Agow Top is the 840th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Agow Top  in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit cairn
 
4km walk up gently rising trails
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  21 Mar 2024
The starting point at G8707344228 starA has enough space for a couple of cars. Continue up the farm track, which rises very gently up for almost 1.5km through woods and then on to open hillside. At G8717245480 starB you will see an old wall on the left running perpendicular to the track, with a short tree growing alongside it, leave track and head directly up the grassy slope. You should be able to pick up a faint trail running parallel to a tiny stream – this continues on and off all the way to the summit, which is a further 2km to the north, the slope gentle and mostly short grass underfoot. You will pass a pointy marker cairn along the way. A tall cairn marks the highpoint. Allow two hours up and down. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/725/comment/5484/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Agow Top  in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking west from summit
Southern top of a wonderful plateau
by gerrym  27 Jan 2013
Agow Top is at the southern end of the wonderful plateau dominated by the shapely figures of Keeloges and Arroo to the north. This does not diminish its part in the drama of a complete round of the plateau and it is a worthy additional challenge worth the 4km return trip from Aganny Top.

My visit was on a cool day in May, with dry conditions and a clear sky providing glorious walking. These conditions are what tempted me to include Agow Top as part of a round taking in the other 4 tops on the plateau.

Access was from Glenade, where there is parking at St Michaels church (803503 starC) leading to Keeloges, Arroo, Aganny Top.........from here there is a leisurely drop of 100m to Lough Nabrack, although I counted 6 loughs in total standing out brilliantly amongst the brown shades of the hillside. A fenceline comes in from the left and can be followed straight to the northern finger of Lough Nabrack, where stiles aid progress. This feels really obtrusive as there is a distinct lack of fences in the area, adding to that wilderness feeling.

It is then not too taxing a walk to the summit area itself......there is a cairn prior to the summit and a large collapsed area of boulders which may indicate an older cairn. The summit cairn itself would receive high marks indeed for its professional build, as would the views that surround it. Across the waters of Donegal Bay to the fine Bluestack Mountains. Barnesmore and the equally fine Sperrins. Dough Mountain dominates immediate views west but beyond The Playbank and Cuilcaigh are easily picked out as they vie for top spot. A continued sweep brings rugged Benbo and the Castelgal Hills and of course the big daddies of Truskmore and Tievebaun.

There are three little loughs just below the summit and I dropped off past one (Lough Agow) to pass by the opposite end of Lough Nabrack on my way back to the flanks of Aganny Top and then Aghalateeve, before the descent of Keeloges. When looking back along the plateau to Arroo it does seem like a long way (about 5km), reminding that it is a good days walk over this plateau.......but it is a good days walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/725/comment/14912/
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evening walk 14/6/2011
by sandman  15 Jun 2011
Exit Manorhamilton on R280 for app 3km turn right on to minor rd L2127. In townland of Mullies take rd to righr G8643043419 starD. Room to park at G8707344228 starA note farm access. Follow bog pass keep right at bridge and left at Y junction continue past small stone culvert turning left at G8717245480 starB past old stone sheep pin continue uphill to cairnmarker at G8666546359 starE where you will find a nice track leading to summit G8653247166 starF NW of cone shaped cairn. Great views of its more famous neighbours.7km up and back to car app 2 hours Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/725/comment/6375/
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Burning off Christmas Dinner
by magnumpig  13 Jan 2020
Climbed Agow on 28th of December past, following Sandmans route to the top. The picture below was taken in the direction of Manorhamilton, with Crocknagapple visible on the left and Benbo on the right of the picture. Not a very strenuous climb and good views over Mullies and Rossinver. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/725/comment/20737/
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