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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 1356th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cairngaver in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Cairn and trig point
 
Forest and Quarry Jaunt
by volsung  8 Nov 2011
This was a Belfast Hill I'd never heard of until this week despite living in or around Belfast for nigh on five decades. A nice discovery. Took the Belmont Road out of Belfast, up the Ballymiscaw Road and then a quick right and left to the Ballysallagh Forest car park. Beautiful cloud free day. There is a gentle walk through the forest. Spotted a red squirrel - great to see they haven't been displaced by their grey cousins here (yet). The forest is bounded by a fence. I found it very difficult to find a way to the communications tower. Lost the bap and took a run round the quarry. It was deserted but very scenic in a moonscape kind of way. Couldn't find a route from the quarry either so decided to return to the forest. Emptied my mind and just breathed and walked. Amazingly I soon spotted a low bank with a collapsed barbed wire fence. Past some abandoned large concrete pipes and close to some kind of dwelling was a path leading to the trig point. Great stones marked the cairn. Lovely views of Strangford from the top. The forest is undoubtedly the best part of the walk with many mature beech trees and what seems like an ancient network of earthen banks. Worth a tour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/6618/
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