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Crockmain Hill Cnoc Meáin A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Meáin [PDT], 'middle hill') Donegal County, in Carn List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C33456 44979 This place has been logged as visited by 58 members. Recently by: sharonporter, liz50, Aidy, ckilm, Geo, millsd1, Cobhclimber, Welder, pearnett, trostanite, Onzy, shaunkelly, melohara, windy, simoburn
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Longitude: -7.47473, Latitude: 55.250632 , Easting: 233456, Northing: 444979 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 0.7km
ITM: 633398 944956,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc460, 10 char: Crockmain
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

Crockmain is the 687th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockmain in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Crockmain from Raghtin More
 
An uninspiring summit with great views
Short Summary created by liz50,  21 Mar 2017
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 A and follow the track to its highest point before heading north over heather to the summit.
Alternatively from Mamore Gap car park C323 423 B walk downhill in a SE direction to a gravel track and follow it to the head of the valley before veering off to the NW to reach the summit.
From the North East park at Butlers Glen C358 468 C with off road parking and walk up through the Glen to the end of the track before ascending in a westerly direction.
From the summit of Crockmain it is approx 750m to the NE to the arderin Raghtin More Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/581/comment/5340/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockmain in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Dunaff Head from Crockmain
eflanaga on Crockmain, 2007
by eflanaga  8 Nov 2007
Climbed on a bright November afternoon, having already bagged Sliabh Main & Sliabh Snaght in the morning, there were only a few hours of daylight left by the time I reached the car park at Mamore Viewpoint IC317 443, in order to try to bag Crockmain and the two Raghtins. Turned out I didn't have enough time to take in the smaller of the Raghtin tops. Leaving the car park I followed the rough track running east up and over Spot Ht 206 IC324 442 D eventually taking northern turn and ascending onto western flank of Crockmain. Made my way across the flank at a height of approximately 360m until roughly level with summit area before ascending sharply to the top. Raghtin Mor beckoned a short distance NNW. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/581/comment/2892/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockmain in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Crockmain and the cracking line of hills beyond
 
gerrym on Crockmain, 2008
by gerrym  30 May 2008
Approach from Butlers Glen and Raghtin More to the N. From the higher top of Raghtin More this hill does not look out of place amongst the rugged line of hills heading S to Lough Swilly. There is an easy drop down to a col with some pools of water and a short climb to the cairn at the top of Crockmain. There are fantastic views in all directions, except N which is blocked by Raghtin More. The view S is by far the most captivating over a number of sharp tops backed by the blue waters of Lough Swilly.
There is a long drop down continuing in a southerly direction on good ground, with the odd wild orchid adding colour. The view to Mamore Hill is very impressive and a daunting looking climb. The col brings a track which povides alternative and easier access from the carpark on the road to Mamore Gap. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/581/comment/3133/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockmain in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Dunaff Head from near the summit.
A Great Viewpoint
by Aidy  28 Mar 2017
The final summit of a day spent walking from Mamore Gap over Croaghcarragh and Urris Hills, back to the gap, then up to Mamore Hill and this peak. I had planned to continue to Raghtin More, but the weather was changing, and I decided to save it for another day. The decision was made easier by the fact that I was surprisingly tired by such low summits, but there had been some steep slopes, and several minor summits with a lot more up and down than I expected. Its nice to have a reason to come back to this little group of hills however as I thought they made for great walking and stunning views. I took a slightly different route back, for variety, following a track on the south west of the hill out to the road on the northern side of Mamore Gap. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/581/comment/18870/
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