After the trouble I’d had battling through thick coniferous forest on Brown Mountain, the lack of challenge presented by my second hill of the day, Edenacarnan, was almost welcome. The hill is only 192 metres high, and the starting point by the roadside, is already well up the hillside. There is a small mast on the summit, and a rough track leading to it provides easy access, although it would be a short, easy walk even without it.
What the hill lacks in challenge, it makes up for with views out of proportion to its small size. Muckish and the rest of the Derryveagh Mountains are prominent, as are the mountains on Inishowen. I was lucky that my visit coincided with a great time of year for some Autumn colour, and in the time of day, with late evening golden light seeming almost viscous as it flowed over the landscape adding honeyed tones to everything it touched. Ten minutes took me from car to summit, but I spent a long time admiring the scenery.
I lingered so long that, with the short days, it was doubtful if I could manage a third hill, but I hopefully set off for nearby Knockbrin anyway, knowing that it too was a small peak.