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Author Topic: Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen  (Read 195 times)

whoRya

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Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen
« on: December 03, 2017 »

In the summer I got to tick off a walk I have wanted to do for years.  This was a high ridge walk on Inishowen, Donegal.  The summits are not big in height, ranging between 400m and 500m, but they do feel big.  This was one of the best walks I have enjoyed in the Irish hills.  We placed cars so that we could do the full ridge in a linear walk.  Other options are available with the route being dissected by a road at Mamore Gap, approximately half way along the mountain range.

Glenevin Waterfall


Path ascending Raghtin More


Raghtin More summit plateau


Raghtin More summit cairn


The walk ahead.  Crockmain, Mamore Hill, Croaghcarragh, Urris Hills.


View across Mamore Gap
 

Looking back at Mamore Hill


Urris Hills with a glimpse of the raised lakes.


Looking back at the walk so far.


Raghtin More looking moody in the background.


The wreckage of a Wellington bomber.






The walk ended for us at Dunree Bay and a welcome paddle in the water to cool our tired feet.


We retired to our tents at Binion Bay campsite for a shower before heading for dinner and post walk refreshments in Clonmany.  The owner of the site is born and bred in the area and has a vast array of knowledge of the area, both off the beaten track and also the villages and facilities surrounding, and was a great help.

All in all it was a fantastic trip and one I would recommend to anyone.
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Re: Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017 »

Nice one guys, love the pics it's a beautiful part of the world. Myself and a couple of mates came up through the Mamore gap on motorbikes a while back on our wee wild Atlantic way tour. Thanks for sharing and is it only me who sees the big slumbering dragon in the last pic :)
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Re: Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017 »

Nice one mate and as Glenn says great pics and thanks for sharing ;) ;)
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Re: Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017 »

Sounded like you guys had a great time!
I lived close to there when I was a baby and spent many a weekend close to Mamore gap and Dunree when growing up but I've never actually considered walking around there......until now!
Cheers for that, I think I'll start looking into a walk/camp there soon
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Re: Raghtin More-Urris Hills, Inishowen
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017 »

Nice one guys, love the pics it's a beautiful part of the world. Myself and a couple of mates came up through the Mamore gap on motorbikes a while back on our wee wild Atlantic way tour. Thanks for sharing and is it only me who sees the big slumbering dragon in the last pic :)
Glenn, there are some videos on youtube of a cycle descent from Mamore Gap, scary stuff!  After our walk we were not any shape to deal with a rudely awakened dragon.

Nice one mate and as Glenn says great pics and thanks for sharing ;) ;)
Cheers Torp

Sounded like you guys had a great time!
I lived close to there when I was a baby and spent many a weekend close to Mamore gap and Dunree when growing up but I've never actually considered walking around there......until now!
Cheers for that, I think I'll start looking into a walk/camp there soon
ATB

The ground wasn't rocky or wet underfoot, plenty of camping spots.

Dunree fort looked really interesting, I would love to have finished the walk with a look around that.
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