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Access: Dedicated car park on R251 (OSI map 6, grid ref: B942 197)

Difficulty level: Good level of fitness required, not recommended for young children, steep ground in some areas with loose stones underfoot. Appropriate footwear and hiking equipment should be worn

Total distance: 4.8km

Estimated time to climb & return to car park: Allow for 3.5hrs, dependent on fitness levels and weather.

Total climb ascent: 525m

Notable features: When leaving the car park to begin ascent, the ground is extremely boggy for the first 800m. By staying to the right of the stream you will navigate through the best of the ground. When reaching the stake as you walk along the stream, turn left towards shoulder of the mountain. Ground will become dry underfoot as you continue to ascend, however you will begin to climb on loose stones (scree) that can be dangerous. A defined path can be located all the way up to the summit. Extreme care should be taken when ascending and descending, the weather can change very quickly in Ireland with visibility being impacted by low cloud cover.

 

Rock window: A feature located when ascending the north side of mountain, this is a less walked route and is considerably more difficult than normal route. Extreme care is required when climbing using this route and recommended only for experienced individuals.

Errigal Mt. (Pic. Hiking Donegal)
Errigal Mt. (Pic. Hiking Donegal)

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Errigal Mt. (Pic. Hiking Donegal)
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