Eskaheen Mountain 418m hill, Inishowen Ireland at
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Eskaheen Mountain 418m,
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Eskaheen Mountain Hill Sliabh Uisce Chaoin A name in Irish
Donegal County, in Carn List, Pale grey grit with psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 418m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 7 Grid Reference: C44086 28669
Place visited by 23 members. Recently by: madfrankie, sperrinlad, Apple, sandman, muschi, chalky, Docrallying, cody1, Lucky1, jmcg, mark-rdc, AntrimRambler, Garmin, Harry Goodman, cerosti
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Longitude: -7.310131, Latitude: 55.103319 , Easting: 244086, Northing: 428669 Prominence: 144m,  Isolation: 3.8km
ITM: 644025 928651,   GPS IDs, 6 char: EskhMn, 10 char: EskhnMntn
Bedrock type: Pale grey grit with psammitic schist, (Fahan Grit Formation)

Eskaheen Mountain is the 854th highest place in Ireland.

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Eskaheen? I am only slightly keen!
by gerrym  10 Jul 2010
Access to the hill is eased by travelling high up the road to Grania's Gap where views are already stunning across Lough Foyle and Benevinagh. Starting point is from a newly constructed industrial scale forest entrance at 437274 A, where there is room for a number of vechiles to park.

Continue up the road on foot to the high point of the Gap, accessing an old track (can also park here) to a small disused quarry - climbing above to open hillside. Views open up along Scalp Mtn to its forested sides and masts. The ground looks like it would normally be pretty wet and a large number of cottontails were enjoying dancing in the strong breeze. The exposed remains of old trees hinted at earlier, perhaps better times on the hill.

Views now extend over Lough Swilly and the high hills of Donegal to the west, with Scalp separating the panorama from the Derryveaghs to the Bluestacks. To the north Slieve Snaght was capped by dark clouds pushed in on the strong NW wind. The numerous windfarms in the area were earning thier money today.

A fencline heads NE towards the summit, becoming a ragged line of old posts. The journey along the hill is not particulary exciting but the views do help. There are a number of new fences at the broad summit area and the top is a matter of which mound do you think is highest? A small cairn to the E is definitely not the highest point but provided shelter and great views over Lough Foyle and the city of Derry, reached in one hour.

Could return same way but i dropped off SW to the forest boundary and had great fun in finding a way down through the trees, mainly following a small stream and eventually reaching the forest track which returned me to the car. Not a hill i think i would visit again but it provided an enjoyable enough couple of hours and did have great views. Trackback:
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A worthwhile short walk, go and enjoy! .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Eskaheen Mountain)
Flat topped ridge. .. by simon3   (Show all for Eskaheen Mountain)
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