Mullach Aise and Cnoc an Bhearnais is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Londonderry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length6.9 miElevation gain2,119 ftRoute typeLoop
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Parking is available in a lay-by at the starting point of the route. Going downhill, take a left after the bridge onto a concrete lane. Follow the lane until the first gate before veering right onto an old farm track. The track runs for about 2km along An Abhainn Bheag (Owenbeg River). The ascent to Cnoc an Bhearnais (Barnes Top) is over thick heather making it the toughest leg of the route. From the summit, views of the western ridge of the Sperrins dominate the skyline, including Samhail (Sawel), the highest summit in the range. Follow the fence towards Mullach Aise (Mullaghash - 'summit of the ridge'). The steep climb is rewarded with views of the rolling hills of North Derry, Lough Foyle and Binn Fhoibhne (Binevenagh). On a clear day the Donegal Mountains can be seen far in the distance. The descent is easier going over better terrain, eventually rejoining the old farm track.

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Bill Duddy-Duguez
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It's a tough climb up the heather to Barnes Top - good workout indeed. I did this in February and the burn was running high and fast - had difficulty finding easy crossing points to jump across it.

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Bill Duddy-Duguez
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Martin Franny
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tight at times. good work out

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Anthony Bradley
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Betty The Hiker
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Richard Stewart
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Adrian Ebbage
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Aaron Groogan
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the hot sun made these two tough climbs but the soft heather made for the perfect seat to rest and enjoy the views

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Sean Sparky
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Sean Sparky
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