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Bluestack Mountains Area , NW: Glenties Subarea
Feature count in area: 45, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 6
Highest Place: Croaghgorm 674m

Starting Places (22) in area Bluestack Mountains:
An Leathchruach, Barnsmore Gap, Bensons Hill, Caldragh CP, Clogher South peak, Cruach Mhín an Neanta, Doobin, Eanybeg Water Bridge, Edergole Farm, Gaugin Mountain, Glennacree CP, Hillhead, Lough Finn West, Lough Magrath Beg NE, Lough Muck North, Meenaguse Lough, Sand Lough Forest Picnic Area, Scoil Náisúnta an Choimín, Sheskinlubanagh, Sruell Gap Farm, Sruell River Road, St Columbkilles Well and Altar

Summits & other features in area Bluestack Mountains:
Cen: Reelan Hills: Altnapaste 364m, Gaugin Mountain 565m, Lacroagh 403m, Boultypatrick 429m, Croveenananta 476m, Croaghubbrid 416m, Croaghugagh 410m
N: Fintown Hills: Aghla Mountain South Top 589m, Aghla Mountain 593m, Scraigs 426m, Croaghleheen 385m
NW: Glenties: Cloghercor South 301m, Derkbeg Hill 332m, Drumnalough Hill 282m
S: Belshade: Croaghgorm 674m, Croaghgorm South-West Top 597m, Croaghgorm East Top 594m, Ardnageer 642m, Ardnageer SW Top 626m, Banagher Hill 392m, Croaghbane 641m, Croaghgorm Far South-West Top 561m, Cronamuck 444m, Croaghbarnes 498.8m, Glascarns Hill 578.3m, Meenanea 435m
SE: Barnesmore: Brown's Hill 496.4m, Cloghervaddy 402m, Croaghagranagh 440m, Croaghanirwore 546.1m, Croaghbrack 401m, Croaghconnellagh 523m, Croaghnageer 569.1m, Croaghnageer East Top 543.5m, Croaghnageer North-East Top 521m, Croaghonagh 451m
SW: Eany Beg Hills: Binbane 453m, Binbane NE Top 439m, Lavagh Beg 650m, Lavagh More 671m, Binnasruell 505m, Carnaween 521m, Cloghmeen Hill 429m, Silver Hill 600m, Cullaghacro 476m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Derkbeg Hill, 332m Hill Cnoc na Deirce Bige A name in Irish,
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(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc na Deirce Bige [PDT], 'hill of an Deirc Bheag or
the little cavity')
, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the 1096th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.
Grid Reference G82944 98837, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 12 members, recently by: eamonoc, melohara, Aidy, Peter Walker, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, Harry Goodman, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, ahendroff, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.266223, Latitude: 54.837015, Easting: 182944, Northing: 398837, Prominence: 178m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 582897 898826
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)
Notes on name: An Deirc Bheag / Derk Beg is a townland in Inishkeel parish. The word deirc may refer to a steep-sided cirque or to a cave.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: DrkbHl, 10 char: DrkbgHil

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Summary for Derkbeg Hill (Cnoc na Deirce Bige): A short but very worthwhile walk.
Summary created by Harry Goodman 2013-08-20 19:26:14
   picture about Derkbeg Hill (<em>Cnoc na Deirce Bige</em>)
Picture: View of Derkbeg Hill from the approach track.
From the R250 from Finntown to Glenties take the L2583 A (G841 974) and 1.7 km along note a rough stone and gravel track on the right B (G825 968). This leads up to L Nacroaghy and gives access to the hill. Drive up the track for 250 metres to a gate and park on the left side in a large cleared area C (G82315 96980). Follow the track N to the lough and then around its W shore crossing a couple of step stiles. It ends at some large livestock sheds D (G82414 98328). From the back of the sheds follow a fence steeply up the hillside on to the open hillside and the start of the ridge up NE to the summit, passing on the way some large boulders and a large rocky up crop which can be easily crossed or contoured around on the right side. The high point of the hill lies on a large flat peat hagged summit area at E (G82943 98827) and is unmarked. Although partly blocked by Agla Mt SE across the valley a number of the Bluestack tops can be seen as can the mountains to the SW, Slievetooey and Slieve League. Distance out and back 4.6km.
Member Comments for Derkbeg Hill (Cnoc na Deirce Bige)

   picture about Derkbeg Hill (<em>Cnoc na Deirce Bige</em>)
Picture: Derkbeg Hill across the still waters of L Nacroaghy
Go and enjoy.
by Harry Goodman 20 Aug 2013
I climbed this hill on 14 August 2013 . From the R250 Finntown to Glenties I took a minor road L2583 on the right A (G841 974) and 1.7km along also on the right side noted a rough stone and gravel track B (G825 968) which led up to L Nacroaghy. As there was no roadside parking available to me I drove up the track for about 250 metres to a gate across it and a large parking area on the left C (G82315 96980). Having parked, I followed the track through a small valley as it led up to the lough and my first view of Derkbeg Hill across its still waters. Continuing around the W shore the track ended at a couple of large livestock sheds D (G82414 98328) where I met a farmer gathering in some sheep. He was very welcoming to my being on his land. On his advice II followed a fence up steeply from behind the sheds which soon led me out on to the open hillside and the start of a gently sloping ridge up to the summit. On the way up I passed a number of large boulders and a large rocky up crop which I crossed but could have contoured around on its right side. It can be seen to the left of cenre in the photograph. Further up I passed another large erratic before reaching the large flat peat hagged top. Altough the top is unmarked I recorded it as F (G82943 98837). Views SE were blocked to some extent by Agla Mt but there were unrestricted views out across Glenties to the high tops of SW Donegal. I also climbed Croaghleheen earlier in the day as the start points for the two walks were only a short drive apart. I returned by way of ascent, 4.6km out and back. Linkback:
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