Donald's Hill 399m hill, Keenaght Ireland at
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Keenaght Area
Place count in area: 5, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Donald's Hill, 399m
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres,

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Donald's Hill Hill Cnoc na hEarcola A name in Irish
also Knocknahurkle an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc na hEarcola [Séamas Ó Ceallaigh], 'hill of the [obscure
Derry County, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 399m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C74300 17300
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Fergalh, MichaelG55, eejaymm, scottwalker, Wilderness, trostanite, sperrinlad, stevebullers, jimmyread, chalky, sir_boba_fett, muschi, sandman, Welder
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Longitude: -6.839835, Latitude: 54.99762 , Easting: 274300, Northing: 417300 Prominence: 176m,  Isolation: 6.3km
ITM: 674233 917285,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DnldHl, 10 char: DnldsHil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The Ordnance Survey Memoirs of 1834 record this hill as Donalds Hill or Knocknahurkle (OSM, ix, 34). Séamas Ó Ceallaigh derives this from something like Cnoc na hEarcola in his comments on the Topographical Fragments in the Franciscan Library.   Donald's Hill is the highest hill in the Keenaght area and the 955th highest in Ireland. Donald's Hill is the most easterly in the Keenaght area.

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A panoramic view point. .. by group   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Fine vantage point (once you get there) .. by slemish   (Show all for Donald's Hill) Picture about mountain Donald
Picture: Looking SSW to Benbraddagh from the top of Donald's Hill
Much effort for such little height gain!
by Harry Goodman  30 Jul 2011
Parking at C7561718231 C I climbed, or more correctly walked out to Donald's Hill on Wed. 16 June 2010. Although the climb was only about 40 metres three5four0 got it spot on in noting that "to say the going was heavy would be an understatement", indeed it would. The first 500m or so SW across this moorland bog was torturous until I reached a fence at C7532317810 D. Continuing SW I then followed the fence along on easier ground, apart from one deep ditch, to just below the small summit area where I crossed over the fence and out to the top at C7432417276 E. This is a fine vantage point. There is a panoramic sweep N across the Roe Valley to Binevenagh and Lough Foyle with the Inishowen hills beyond. To the W is tree covered Loughermore and the wind farm on Altahullion Hill, while to the S is the prominent cone of Benbradagh and the Sperrins. I returned by way of ascent. This is a small hill well worth climbing for the summit views but, this said, would I recommend my route? Very definitely not! However read on, help is at hand! Since climbing the hill I have had sight of the new 2010 edition of the OSNI Discoverer Sheet 08 which shows a route (Ulster Way/North Sperrins Way) across the hill. Although this has not as yet been waymarked on the ground I understand its access point to Donald's Hill, from the N on Temain Road, is from a gate at C752185 B. From here a raised track can be followed SW across the blanket bog for some 700m before taking to the open moorland of heather, drainage ditches and long grass to reach the top. This route is regarded locally as the easiest approach to the summit. Temain Road runs W off the B190 at C780176 F. Two unlocked gates have to be passed through on the way up to the start of the walk. Trackback:
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We approached Donalds Hill along the Temain (Hill .. by three5four0   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Donalds Hill is the nearest mountain to my home , .. by Derry259   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
Donalds Hill - much added value .. by Welder   (Show all for Donald's Hill)
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