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Antrim Hills Area   S: South Antrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 14, 15, 4, 5, 8, 9 
Highest place:
Trostan, 550m
Maximum height for area: 550 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 515 metres,

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Douglas Top Hill Cnoc na Dúghlaise A name in Irish Antrim County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D24491 02918
Place visited by 41 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, annem, Carolyn105, Kilcoobin, Andy1287, Kirsty, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, eamonoc, Fergalh, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, Bernieor, madfrankie, trostanite
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Longitude: -6.062175, Latitude: 54.858585 , Easting: 324491, Northing: 402918 Prominence: 87m,  Isolation: 3.4km
ITM: 724414 902915,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DglsTp, 10 char: DglsTop
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Douglas is a townland in the parish of Glenwhirry.   Douglas Top is the 939th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Douglas Top (<i>Cnoc na Dúghlaise</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: The high point to west as seen from official high point.
 
Simple, rather bleak little top
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  28 Nov 2022
There is parking for a single car at D25309 03212 starA. Walk about 15m south back along the road and you will see a very basic style and a sign advising walkers to follow the white poles. Follow the trail (barely discernible much of the time) WWS for 1km, keeping a fence on your left. The slope is gentle but boggy. The high point indicated on my GPS and map was 200m short of a distinct higher spot across a fence to the west, although this last 200m is horribly boggy in winter. Up and down in 45 min. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/818/comment/5577/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Douglas Top (<i>Cnoc na Dúghlaise</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from Douglas Top towards Slemish with Carncormick on the right
slemish on Douglas Top, 2009
by slemish  1 May 2009
Douglas Top is one of Antrim's most underrated hilIs. The climb is very easy but on a clear day like today the views are magnificent. I parked in a little lay-by where the Antrim Hills way crosses the Shilnavogy road (253032 starB). It's just a short climb (less than 30 vertical metres) from here over slightly boggy moorland to the summit area. Take your pick as to where the actual 402m summit is as the whole area is very flat with no obvious mark such as a cairn. And so to those views: Slemish of course dominates the view northwards but if conditions are clear, much of the Antrim plateau is visible - from Trostan, Slievenanee, Carncormick and Mid Hill to the north, the Scottish isles and North Channel to the north-east, Glenarm and Agnew's Hill to the east, south to Divis and Big Collin then westwards to the Sperrins. An easy but rewarding climb which can be done in less than 30 minutes. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/818/comment/3739/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Douglas Top (<i>Cnoc na Dúghlaise</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: The best thing about Douglas Top is the view, esp. Slemish
 
pdtempan on Douglas Top, 2008
by pdtempan  2 Jun 2008
The best thing about Douglas Top is definitely the view, so it is not too hard to see why it has remained uncommented until now. We combined this summit with a Sunday bike ride from Ballymena to Larne, which also took in Slemish. A good alternative would be to include it in a walk along the Antrim Hills Way, although the waymarked trail stops about 500m short of the summit. After leaving Slemish, we passed the Swine Craes, traditionally the scene of St. Patrick's captivity as a boy shepherd. We then had a long, hard climb by bike to the pass at Shillanavogy, where the road crosses the watershed from the Braid Valley to Glenwhirry. Leaving our bikes at the pass, we had just 1 km to walk to Douglas Top, and just 20 m of ascent. The Antrim Hills Way briefly leads west towards Douglas Top, before veering away to the north. A couple of fences have to be negotiated to reach the 402m spot height. Slemish dominates the view, but Lough Neagh, Slieve Gallion and the Sperrins were also visible. We visited another knoll to the SW which also just breaks the 400m contour and found that this opens up a view to the south, which includes the Belfast Hills, the Mournes and Slieve Gullion. Nearer at hand is Glenwhirry and the wind-farm at Elliot's Hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/818/comment/3136/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Douglas Top (<i>Cnoc na Dúghlaise</i>) in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Splendid isolation
Good views from so-so top.
by Colin Murphy  28 Nov 2022
Douglas Top doesn't have too many redeeming features, unless you count the ease with which it is bagged, but among them is the fine view to the north west of Slemish, standing in splendid isolation. As I viewed it on a grey day, there was a momentary break in the clouds and one side of it was suddenly lit up, beautifully illuminating what is probably Antrim's finest mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/818/comment/23766/
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