Errigal MountainAn Earagail ) is the highest mountain in County Donegal and the 76th highest in Ireland. Errigal was voted 'Ireland's Most Iconic Mountain' by Walking & Hiking Ireland in 2009 and on a clear day the views towards Muckish Mountain, Tory Island, Bloody Foreland and Slieve Snaght are truly magnificent and not to be missed. Errigal is one of the Derryveagh mountains which stretch also the most southern, steepest and highest of the mountain chain, called the "Seven Sisters" by locals. The Seven Sisters includes Muckish, Crocknalaragagh, Aghla Beg, Ardloughnabrackbaddy, Aghla More, Mackoght and Errigal. The nearest peak is Mackoght, which is also known as Little Errigal or Wee Errigal (Irish: an Earagail Bheag).
To enjoy this not too difficult walk up Errigal mountain, Glen Heights B&B, Dunlewey is an ideal place to stay.
Park your car in the car park at Irish Grid Reference B94291 19734 (Point marked on the map) .From the car park corner you can follow a wet track on either side of the stream. The well-marked and busy route initially crosses heavily eroded and boggy land towards a visible track through the shiny scree from where the ascent proper starts. After reaching the summit, people usually walk the short but exposed walk along "One Man's Pass" which leads across to the second and lower of the twin summits. No special equipment is needed to walk up the mountain but proper walking clothing, footwear and care are required.
To walk up Errigal Mountain, park your car in the car park at Irish Grid Reference B94291 19734 (Point marked on the map)
Photo of the view from the top of Errigal by Yodaspirine