Urris Hills – NW Donegal

Urris Hills run off either side of Mamore Gap. 21 st February 2015 took a run out . Weather was pretty bad and nearly called it off . Takes roughly four hours with a good lunch to complete.

 

2Ist Feb 2015
Urris Hills  – NW Donegal

For those of you  who dont know Donegal very well the Urris Hills are about 25 minutes from Londonderry. and 10 from Buncrana.

The Mamore Gap sits between them.
Saturaday was a bleak day but I had planned it and as you know North West weather changes from hedge to hedge.

You can park at Mamore Gap and choose your walk .

I headed for Croaghcarragh. and walked the spine stopping for a good lunch break .

Under foot is good with a mix of rock and peat .Fantastic views can be seen from both sides.
I dropped down towards the sea and returned in a circular route , total time not more than 4 hours .
Plenty of shelter spots  as the wind can be quite fearsome.
There is an option to do the other side which I will on another day otherwise it would be an early start.
A perfect and challenging days hike .Options to wild camp are plenty. Did not see a water supply but loads of fresh streams , bear in mind sheep are on these hills so could be risky.
There are two lakes up in the mountains , normal peat water .

 

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Approach

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