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Altnapaste Hill Allt na Péiste A name in Irish (Ir. Allt na Péiste [OSI], 'ravine of the serpent/monster') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Pale quartzite, pebble beds, rare schist Bedrock

Height: 364m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6,11 Grid Reference: H04500 96000
Place visited by 19 members. Recently by: dregish, dino, IndyMan, Peter Walker, melohara, Lucky1, Wilderness, Aidy, chalky, eamonoc, Fergalh, mark-rdc, Harry Goodman, Garmin, sub3000
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Longitude: -7.930795, Latitude: 54.811803 , Easting: 204500, Northing: 396000 Prominence: 164m,  Isolation: 5.3km
ITM: 604448 895989,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Altnps, 10 char: Altnapaste
Bedrock type: Pale quartzite, pebble beds, rare schist, (Gaugin Quartzite Formation)

The summit is located on the boundary of the townlands of Altnapaste, Ballybobaneen and Cashel. It is not clear from maps where the ravine is which gave name to the mountain and the townland. There is a ledge and cliff to the east of the summit named Altmore Cliff.   Altnapaste is the 1029th highest place in Ireland. Altnapaste is the most easterly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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Eastern edge of the Bluestaks .. by group   (Show all for Altnapaste (Allt na Péiste))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Altnapaste (<i>Allt na Péiste</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
 
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by dino  1 Jan 2022
I climbed this hill back at the end of November but for some reason I didn't log it. Altnapaste is a familiar hill having cycled near it numerous times and having looked at it from many different directions but this was my first time on top.

When I visited there was no uploaded GPS track but using the waypoints and descriptions from other logs I pretty much followed the path that is now uploaded by another member as Track 4576.

The terrain is nice and varied, a clear lane/track for the start/finish and a steep and challenging heather and grass hillside, just enough to test the legs without destroying the fun. Views from the top were fantastic although I didn't hang around too long at the top due to a bitterly cold wind that even the dog had no patience for.

On the way back down I stopped in the small plantation for a very peaceful and enjoyable lunch break before walking back to the start into a glorious sunset.

Cracking little hill, one of the best walks for a while and more than worth the effort.
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➡️ More photos and videos on my blog: https://niallharran.com/2021/12/28/hike-altnapaste/
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A great wee hill .. by Wildcat   (Show all for Altnapaste (Allt na Péiste))
 
From a westerly direction .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Altnapaste (Allt na Péiste))
 
Small hill but worthy of the climb .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Altnapaste (Allt na Péiste))
 
No Challenge, Just Great Views .. by Aidy   (Show all for Altnapaste (Allt na Péiste))
 
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