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Bloody Foreland 314m,
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Donegal NW Area   N: Gweedore Subarea
Place count in area: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11 
Highest place:
Tievealehid, 429m
Maximum height for area: 429 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres,

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Bloody Foreland Hill Cnoc Fola A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Fola [OSI], 'hill of blood') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quarztite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 314m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B83368 32280
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: dregish, Aongus, dregishjake, Hoverla, FrankMc1964, finkey86, trostanite, scottwalker, Fergalh, Geo, hgboyle, leader1, dr_banuska, nesa1206, markmjcampion
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Longitude: -8.26157, Latitude: 55.137435 , Easting: 183368, Northing: 432280 Prominence: 219m,  Isolation: 4.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 583321 932262,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BldyFr, 10 char: BldyFrlnd
Bedrock type: Whitish quarztite with pebble beds, (Ards Quartzite Formation)

The Irish name Cnoc Fola only applies to the hill and not the headland, which is called An Reannach Rua [ET].   Cnoc Fola is the third highest hill in the Donegal NW area and the 1123th highest in Ireland. Cnoc Fola is the most northerly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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Picture: Bloody Foreland from the steep northern slopes of Cnoc Fola
A "top-of-the-world" sensation !!
by David-Guenot  2 Oct 2013
Decided to tackle Cnoc Fola on 07. November 2012. I had been driving along the W coast from the Rosses and made a complete clockwise turn around the hill to find a convenient spot to park and start from. Finally parked on the northern edge of R257, beside a house, at B827329 E (the white spot in the centre of the picture is my car). Right on the other side of the road lies an open peat field and beyond stands Cnoc Fola. I met a local who was out for a walk along the road with his dog, so I asked him if anyone would bother me walking through this field. He said no-one would, and told me it was a 30-40 min ascent to the top, really worth the effort.
After a few minutes jumping from mound to mound on a boggy, uneven terrain, I headed up straight on as the ground rose steeply, until I realised I could make an effortless, diagonal ascent heading SE, as the strong winds literally pushed me up straight to the trig point !! Due to its prominent, isolated position, Cnoc Fola offers amazing 360° views despite its rather modest height. From Bloody Foreland, Tory, Inishdooey, Inishbofin, the endless sandy beach at Dooey and Horn Head to the N and NE, to the amazing string of countless islands and inlets to the SW, with the ocean waves glittering under the fading sunlight that was peering through the clouds. Too cloudy, though to enable me to enjoy the beautiful sunset I had expected. Also to the S did the clouds cover the whole Muckish-Errigal range, leaving only Taobh an Leithid merely visible. Which made me think about coming back on a clearer day !!
A 30 min ascent and 15-20 min descent, but almost 30 min spent enduring the strong, cold winds to explore the flattened, cairn-littered top and enjoy its different, magnificent vistas. A "top-of-the-world" sensation at only 314m !! Linkback:
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