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Cairngaver 217m,
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Belfast Hills Area
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,   Summits in area: 10,   Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 For all tops   Highest summit: Divis, 478m
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Cairngaver Hill Carn Geamhair A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Carn Geamhair [PDT], 'cairn of the corn-grass') Antrim County, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J45433 76564 This summit has been logged as climbed by 35 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, PPruz, jimmyread, DrMonkfish, IndyMan, Garmin, Miranda, chalky, PPruzina, Wilderness, Aidy, mark-rdc, paddyhillsbagger, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker
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Longitude: -5.749519, Latitude: 54.616317 , Easting: 345433, Northing: 376564 Prominence: 192m,   Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 745350 876558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crngvr, 10 char: Cairngaver
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Gala Group)

Cairngaver is the highest point in the Craigantlet Hills between Belfast and Bangor. The name refers to a cairn on the summit, which must once have been of considerable size. However, it appears to have been robbed out, leaving only a high ring-shaped bank. The summit is shaded by a grove, open enough to permit good views of the Ards and Strangford Lough, in which Scrabo Tower features prominently. The anglicised form Cairngaver suggests that the second element is geamhar, 'corn in the blade', 'corn-grass' (Dinneen). This is more probable than *Carn Gabhar, which one would expect to yield anglicised forms like *Cairngore in Ulster or *Carngower elsewhere.   Cairngaver is the 1358th highest summit in Ireland.

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Potentially Shocking Summit .. by group   (Show all for Cairngaver)
Cairn Wood to summit .. by gerrym   (Show all for Cairngaver)
What an expedition for such a small hill! Our or .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Cairngaver)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cairngaver in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Scrabo Tower and Strangord Lough from just beyond the summit.
A Million Miles From The City
by Aidy  4 Dec 2013
Parked in the car park at Cairn Forest (448775 - Point C) and went through the forest, initially following the track, and moving uphill. Once I started to glimpse the South East edge of the forest, I left the track and cut through the trees until I could see the tree ringed summit and masts. The summit is farily easy to reach if you keep going in a roughly South East direction. The walk through the forest was enjoyable in itself, especially when it changed from evergreens to oak, beech, birch and other hardwoods. There were also plenty of weird and wonderful fungi to look at this time of year. The summit and trig pillar are set in an attractive strand of trees, separated from the forest by a field. It is worth wandering past the summit for a few metres, particularly to the South East for great views of Scrabo Tower and Strangford Lough. Even allowing for locating the summit through the trees, a very quick walk and hard to believe you're so close to the city.. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/15275/
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A gentle hill .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cairngaver)
Cairngaver by Train & The Ulster Way A suitabl .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cairngaver)
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