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Sperrin Mountains Area   W: Strabane Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 503.4mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Owenreagh Hill Hill Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí A name in Irish Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H41948 95907
Place visited by 30 members. Recently by: dino, wintersmick, Hoverla, trostanite, pmeldrum, LorraineG60, dregish, MichaelG55, eamonoc, Fergalh, madfrankie, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, sandman, chalky
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Longitude: -7.348401, Latitude: 54.809238 , Easting: 241948, Northing: 395907 Prominence: 185m,  Isolation: 4.9km
ITM: 641888 895896,   GPS IDs, 6 char: OwnrHl, 10 char: OwnrghHil
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Newtownstewart Formation)

Owenreagh is from Ir. Abhainn Riabhach, 'grey river'. The name refers to a river and also a townland.   Owenreagh Hill is the 953rd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Owenreagh Hill (<i>Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: I really was trying to smile!
 
New Comment: Who Switched Off The Views!
by dino  7 Oct 2021
I must be the only person who has come up here in bad weather and missed the views!

I came here from Knockavoe and intended this to be the second of three hills for the day.

I parked at the same spot as Aidy and Simon and started along the concrete path which appears to lead to a water service pumping station before striking off on the vague track between the two fences. This is very wet and boggy, especially the first 50m which seems to double as a sheep highway off and on the hill. The near ankle deep mud and water mixed with heather, grass and knee-high rushes had me cursing myself for not bringing my gaiters and walking poles.

The walk to the top was a bit of a slog. The forecasted rain had arrived shortly after leaving the car and by the time I was almost at the top it was quite heavy and I was completely in the cloud. The nearby windfarm was completely hidden but I could hear the windmills swooshing and clanking eerily through the mist. I almost expected to see the Iron Giant come stomping out of the clouds with his glowing eyes. As it was the nearest windmills were quite spooky appearing and disappearing as the clouds were blown through by the strong wind.

I found the summit difficult to find. The whole area is pretty flat with nothing shouting out as the highest point. Having left my GPS in the car I was depending on Google Maps to locate the summit and my phone GPS really struggled with the conditions. I did find a cairn but it didn't feel like it was in the right location. Back home I looked at my track on mapping software and found that I had wandered over the summit and that the cairn was approximately 45m from the mapped coordinates. No idea who or what the cairn marks but it was close enough for me this time!

I headed back down the same way. By now I was cold and wet and navigating the boggy section at the end left me mucked to the knees. With the cloud base sitting below 250m I decided to give the 3rd hill a skip and leave it for another day. It was into the car, crank up the heater and head for home.

If I was doing this hill again I'd probably use the windfarm approach. It's longer but better terrain with tracks until the last few hundred metres.

Trip Report on my blog: https://idlecyclist.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/talking-and-hiking/
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A big warning before trying this route!! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill (Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí))
 
Record breaking views? .. by Aidy   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill (Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí))
 
Viewed from the nw side of Owenreagh, the dying r .. by simon3   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill (Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí))
 
From some quarters the windfarm on Owenreagh is v .. by simon3   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill (Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí))
 
There is room to park about 2 cars at the minor r .. by three5four0   (Show all for Owenreagh Hill (Cnoc na hAbhann Riabhaí))
 
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