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Donegal NW Area   Loughsalt Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Stragraddy Mountain Hill Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe [PDT], 'mountain of An Srath
Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 285m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C08263 24554
Place visited by 16 members. Recently by: Fergalh, jackill, chalky, David-Guenot, Hilltop-Harrier, turfymccloud, mark-rdc, AntrimRambler, cerosti, Garmin, slemish, Peter Walker, three5four0, Harry Goodman, ahendroff
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Longitude: -7.871453, Latitude: 55.068242 , Easting: 208263, Northing: 424554 Prominence: 177m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 608210 924537,   GPS IDs, 6 char: StrgMn, 10 char: StrgrdMntn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Stragraddy is a townland in Kilmacrenan parish. The Irish form is An Srath Greadaithe [], ‘the thrashed river-valley’.   Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe is the 1181th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Stragraddy Mountain (Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe) 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Stragraddy Mountain (<i>Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The high Derryveagh ridge from the summit of Stragraddy Mountain
well the butterflies like it
by slemish  15 Jul 2011
Stragraddy Mountain is but a mere bump when compared to the higher peaks of Donegal. simon3 mentions that there is little to recommend this hill beyond an interesting viewpoint of Muckish and I would tend to go along with that. There is room for one car to park just off the N56 at the abandoned farmhouse mentioned by Harry Goodman in his comment (088252 A). There is one fence to cross at the back of the house before you start to ascend the gulley up towards the summit area. Tougher going than it looks through wild pasture with long grass, heather, reeds and boggy pools. The many wild flowers growing between the grass and reeds support a healthy population of insects. I don't think I've ever seen as many butterflies in one place as on the slopes of Stragraddy Mountain. I was feeling the heat of the midday sun and building up quite a sweat from the steep climb when I eventually emerged onto the summit area which is very flat. I was a little puzzled as to where the actual 285m summit was - a small pile of stones seemed to mark it but an area 30m or so away looked slightly higher. Anyway to the views - apart from the high Derryveagh ridge (see photo) there are also fine views to be had over Ards forest park and towards Rosguill and Fanad. Crockmore and Loughsalt Mountain block the view towards Inishowen but the Sperrins are certainly within easy reach of the eye - I could clearly make out the twin cones of Benbradagh and Donald's Hill many miles away. I didn't linger on the summit and soon returned to the car by retracing my steps. Not a hill I can see myself returning to if I'm honest but an interesting enough climb. You can be up and down in 40 minutes if you want to tick this one off. Linkback:
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A short hill walk in Donegal 2 .. by three5four0   (Show all for Stragraddy Mountain (Sliabh an tSratha Greadaithe))
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