Location: Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Difficulty: Medium : Grade 3
The route to Raghtin Mor begins at Mamore Gap, in western Inishowen. Although the early part of the route is along a small path, once we reach the foot of the mountain the path crosses open hillside with heather and boggy ground. Rising to the summit of Raghtin Mor, views from the trig point across the Swilly to Fanad peninsula and beyond to Errigal and Muckish and north to Malin Head are spectacular. A lunch stop in the cairn on the summit is usual.
The return route follows the ridge westwards, dropping from Raghtin Mor to cross to Crock Main and the bigger final peak of Mamore Hill. There are several uphill and downhill sections on this route before we set foot on tarmac again just above the start point at Mamore Gap.
This is a proper hillwalk and good walking boots, raingear and a basic level of fitness are required.