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Donegal NW Area
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   An Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockalla Hill Cnoc Colbha A name in Irish
also The Devil's Backbone an extra name in English
(Ir. Cnoc Colbha [OSI], 'hill of the ledge or edge') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 363m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C23592 34284
Place visited by 37 members. Recently by: Q35on, Fergalh, trostanite, NICKY, Aidy, Lucky1, sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, kmoore, MichaelE, jimbloomer, sandman, nobutada, Terry-Parker, chalky
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Longitude: -7.630717, Latitude: 55.155148 , Easting: 223592, Northing: 434284 Prominence: 328m,  Isolation: 4.1km
ITM: 623536 934265,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc363, 10 char: Knockalla
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Knockalla has twin summits of the same height. It is also known as the Devil's Backbone.   Cnoc Colbha is the 1028th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc Colbha is the second most easterly summit in the Donegal NW area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/884/
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Fanad-tastic Ridge Walk .. by gerrym   (Show all for Cnoc Colbha)
 
The Traverse of the Devils Back Bone .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cnoc Colbha)
 
There are 2 good ways to enjoy the Knockalla moun .. by glasgowjim   (Show all for Cnoc Colbha)
 
Colbha is Irish for a ledge or shelf, and in this .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Cnoc Colbha)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Colbha in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The loughs in the centre of the ridge.
 
Try To Walk The Whole Ridge
by Aidy  19 Apr 2017
I started at C247 336 C and followed the good quality track up to the loughs in the centre of the ridge, then headed south west to the summit. The views there are stunning, taking in the sea channels on either side of the Fanad Peninsula, and across to the Rosguill Peninsula and beyond too. After visiting the summit, it is worth walking to the other high point on the north east end of the ridge for the views over the two loughs on the ridge itself, and also new views over to Inishowen, and down on the nearby beach at Portsalon. Even after this extension to the walk, there will be time to take in other nearby hills. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/884/comment/18891/
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A nice gentle walk - one way up is to go up the l .. by zayrah   (Show all for Cnoc Colbha)
 
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