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Colin Murphy: Track 5038 in area near Meenavally, Donegal East (Ireland)
Simple, but interesting walk
Length: 4.2km, Creator time taken: 59m15s, Ascent: 140m,
Descent: 139m

Places: Start at H1842797226, Meenavally, end at Start
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This little hill seems to have multiple names – Meenavally, Mullaghagarry and The Steeples. Take your pick! An amazing sunrise kicked off the day, which was good as there weren’t too many views to come, although the hill isn’t without interest.
Colourful start to the day...
Our starting point was on a narrow road where it is just possible to squeeze a car over to the side without blocking a gate. Proceeded up the road first, which then led onto forest tracks, many of which were well signposted.
Forest tracks lead the way
Near the high point the track narrowed, which led up the curious tower at the top, which was built as an observatory by one Sir Henry Stewart in 1810.
The Steeples Tower, as it is known.
You can climb a narrow curving stair to the flat roof six metres above, which gives good views over the woodland.
A simple walk in the woods with little climbing effort involved.
Roof with a view.

Uploaded on: Mon, 26 Feb 2024 (14:29:16)
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