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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)
A Million Miles From The City .. by Aidy   (Show all for Cairngaver)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cairngaver in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Pretty summit scene amongst masts and buildings
A gentle hill
by wicklore  5 Jul 2010
Another approach to Cairngaver is to start at a farm road to the south at J44858 75950. This leads past some houses and leads to the summit area in about 1km. It is possible to park along the track at the first house with permission. As you follow the tarred road you will come to a bend and an obvious stone track branching off uphill through the fields. Electric fences each side of the track clearly separate the track from the fields. Shortly afterwards you reach a point where a single strand of electric fence crosses the track blocking the way. There is a plastic handle on the left hand side designed to make it easy to unhook the fence safely for passing through. A few minutes more brings the summit area. The summit is anomalous. The trig pillar sits atop the remains of a cairn covered in long waving grass. Some deciduous trees and hedging surround the grassy area and cairn. The long waving grass completes the scene of rural peace. The summit trig pillar area is reached by passing through a farm gate, but outside of the immediate summit area the wider summit has a few masts and service buildings. There is extensive electric fencing along the track and surrounding fields, while the nearby quarry adds to the busy industrial/commercial feeling to the wider hill. But if you can just sit at the summit and take in the immediate sylvan surrounding, as well as the more distant excellent views you will be well rewarded. I was lucky to have a warm breeze keep me company as I imagine this hill would be quite cold on a typical Irish day. People using this route should ask for permission or just ‘check in’ with the first farm house on the track out of courtesy, especially if leaving a car there. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/5922/
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Cairngaver by Train & The Ulster Way A suitabl .. by three5four0   (Show all for Cairngaver)
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