This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your device to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.
Nearby features appear when you click the map.
Declutter tracks on map.
Place Search
Pub: by
Onzy: Track/4692 in area near An Storral, Donegal Coast (Ireland)
Sturral Head
Ascent: 569m, Length: 13.0km, Creator time taken: 3h27m
Descent: 616m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 3h 33m + breaks
Rating graphic
Click here to rate track
Places Start at Port Pier (Port P) G54854 89065, Sturrall, end at Start
Track Rating ..
[RWD version 1 ] An aborted attempt to summit Sturral. The day was just too wet, the rock too slippy and the visibility too bad to proceed. The harnesses and ropes stayed in the bags, but we did reconoitre for a future visit.

Broadly, the ridge is hairy both sides - the left (seeward) side however is almost vertical, while the right side allows the illusion that you might stop, or at least bounce, before hitting the sea. The route along the ridge seems to have 2 main gendarmes guarding the summit. The first of these can be easily avoided either by scrambling its right sde, or by descending to a track to the right of it. The second is a different matter - visibility didn't allow a close look, but it looked sheer on the right side, while to the left appears to involve significant exposure to that vertical drop.

There is a track below the ridge and to its right which we investigated as much as felt safe today, but we did not see any obvious way back up to the ridge from it.

All in all, it was good to see as much of it as we did - we now have a better idea how the land lies, but the summit will have to wait until the stars align.
Editing Details for track/4692
NOTE: ALL information such as Ascent, Length and Creator time taken etc should be regarded as approximate. The creator's comments are opinions and may not be accurate or still correct.
Your time to complete will depend on the speed of the slowest plus break time and your mode of transport.
NOTE: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.
Uploaded on: Tue, 5 Jul 2022 (18:53:38), Linkback:
* Note: A GPS Height in the elevation profile is sourced from the device that recorded the track. An "SRTM" height is derived from a model of elevations for parts of the earth. More detail
EDIT Point of Interest

Recent Contributions
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.

OSi logo
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills