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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cairngaver in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking south across rolling countryside
 
Potentially Shocking Summit
Short Summary created by wicklore,  5 Jul 2010
The summit area consists of a trig pillar on top of an old, dismantled overgrown cairn. While the immediate high point is a pleasant grassy area with trees, there are masts and buildings at the summit also. Start at either J44858 75950 A or J464 778 B. Watch out for electric fencing and a dangerous quarry near the summit. By stepping away from the summit there are great views of Strangford Lough, Belfast Lough, the Scrabo Tower and the distant Mourne Mountains across verdant and rolling countryside. Ask for permission at the first farmhose reached on either route as it is unclear whether these routes are public access or not. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/5788/
 
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)
 
A Million Miles From The City .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cairngaver)
 
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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