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Derkbeg Hill Hill Cnoc na Deirce Bige A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc na Deirce Bige [PDT], 'hill of an Deirc Bheag or the
little cavity')
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Hornblendic and sometimes schistose Bedrock

Height: 332m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G82944 98837
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,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DrkbHl, 10 char: DrkbgHil
Bedrock type: Hornblendic and sometimes schistose, (Metadolerite)

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.   Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the 1083th highest place in Ireland. Cnoc na Deirce Bige is the most westerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Deirce Bige in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View of Derkbeg Hill from the approach track.
 
A short but very worthwhile walk.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  20 Aug 2013
From the R250 from Finntown to Glenties take the L2583 G841974 A and 1.7 km along note a rough stone and gravel track on the right G825968 B. 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 G8231596980 C. 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 G8241498328 D. 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 G8294398827 E 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/921/comment/5680/
 
Go and enjoy. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Cnoc na Deirce Bige)
 
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