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South Donegal & West Tyrone Area   E: Omagh West Subarea
Place count in area: 9, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 17, 18 
Highest place:
Croaghnameal, 438m
Maximum height for area: 438 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 221 metres,

Places in area South Donegal & West Tyrone:
Cen: Pettigo:   Crockkinnagoe 361mMeenseefin 280m
E: Omagh West:   Bolaght Mountain 345mDooish 340mPollnalaght 293m
N: Drumonny:   Croaghmeen 401mCroaghnameal 438m
S: Belleek:   Breesy Hill 258m
W: Laghey:   Oughtarnid 271m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bolaght Mountain Hill Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Mudstone & limestone, interbedded Bedrock

Height: 345m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H25900 76600
Place visited by 29 members. Recently by: dino, wintersmick, Leonas_Escapades, Hoverla, trostanite, dregishjake, LorraineG60, dregish, m0jla, BogRunner1, Fergalh, eamonoc, MichaelG55, chalky, Iamcan
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Longitude: -7.599686, Latitude: 54.636894 , Easting: 225900, Northing: 376600 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 8.8km
ITM: 625843 876594,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlghMn, 10 char: BlghtMntn
Bedrock type: Mudstone & limestone, interbedded, (Bundoran Shale Formation)

It is not certain whether Bolaght represents Both Leachta, 'hut of the monument' [TNCT] or Buaileacht, 'herd of cows, dairying place' [JOD]. In the absence of any archaeological evidence, the latter seems more likely.   Bolaght Mountain is the 1063th highest place in Ireland.

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New Comment: Making a Loop
by dino  4 Oct 2021
Having spent very little time in the hills over the last few years I was keen to start with something straightforward and simple to plan and navigate. This is one of my Local 100 and also one of the 50 closest for my personal 50for50 Challenge so fitted the bill perfectly.

I'm not a fan of "there and back" routes so plotted a route that started at Sloughan Glen and continued along the Ulster Way route after the summit, effectively combining the two possible approaches outlined by other members. Almost half of the route was on roads but this is a very quiet area and I encountered only one vehicle on the road section and that was the postman!

I ended up taking a bit of a roundabout way to the actual summit having followed the Ulster Way for a few hundred metres before striking up the hill. I should have gone straight up from where the Ulster Way meets the windfarm road. The summit itself isn't much higher than the surrounding heather but clearly visible and easily found.

Looking at the layout of the windfarm it should be possible to loop around the Lough and to the summit via Bin Rocks (from the OS map - possibly just Bin Mountain?) and descending the way I came up to give a shorter looped walk with no roads.

I spent some time exploring Sloughan Glen after finishing and it was more than worth it. There are a lot of steep sections and steps that could challenge achy legs and knees but the waterfalls are beautiful.

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A detailed report and more photos can be found on my personal blog at this link: https://idlecyclist.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/hike-bolaght-mountain/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/904/comment/23285/
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A short but boggy evening stroll. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain )
 
Return to childhood .. by Aidy   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain )
 
Bolaght & Bin Mountains are extensively forested .. by BogRunner   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain )
 
There is a good carpark & picnic area for the Slo .. by three5four0   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain )
 
I climbed Bolaght lately, parking at the same pla .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Bolaght Mountain )
 
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