; Walk in Ireland, Donegal An Eachla Bheag An Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) An Eachla Mhór, ascent 707m, length 9.6km
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CaptainVertigo: Track 2288 in area near Aghla Beg, Donegal NW (Ireland)
Exquisite Aghlas
Length: 9.6km, Creator time taken: 3h50m, Ascent: 707m,
Descent: 708m

Places: Start at B93560 25682, An Eachla Bheag, An Eachla Bheag (mullach theas), An Eachla Mhór, end at Start
Logged as completed by 2


The Aghlas

The Aghlas are right up there with our very best. From these peaks you get to view some of the most amazing scenery in the country, if not the world. Donegal is so staggeringly underrated. How is that possible? How has the secret been so carefully kept? The Donegal native speaks softly and musically. He does not boast. She is not proud. Yet they have much to be proud of, and could boast without fear of contradiction. And in north Donegal you have this trio of conical peaks with lakes above and below, nestled among lines and lines of noble mountains, looking down on the great ocean:sublimely, superlatively, stunningly beautiful. What a riot of images. I am breathless.

Left - Aghla Beg Right- Aghla South Top Camera under Aghla Mor

Getting There
The hard work is getting onto the platform that hosts the three peaks. Once that is done the hop from summit to summit is easy enough. So you get a big reward for your early effort. I am satisfied that I was wrong to attempt to begin my journey from the west. You will see that I parked my car at Procklis and headed north, over the bridge, and then turned to face Aghla Beg. I got permission to go through a farm at 7am simply because the farmer was up working and let me in, although he made it clear he was making an exception for me.. When I came down, and crossed the river at the head of the lake, I was surrounded by Private Property signs and felt mortally embarassed to be crossing a working farm. My advice: ascend from the south east.

Uploaded on: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 (21:31:40)
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