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Croaghgorm Mountain An Chruach Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Chruach Ghorm [DUPN], 'the blue stack') Donegal County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 674m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G94832 89585
Place visited by 157 members. Recently by: scottwalker, PaulNolan, oakesave, dodser, Cobhclimber, oldpragmatist, Hilltop-Harrier, Peter Walker, IainT, Lauranna, Hilldweller, MichaelG55, johncromie, Wildrover, Iamcan
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Longitude: -8.081062, Latitude: 54.754171 , Easting: 194832, Northing: 389585 Prominence: 541m,  Isolation: 1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 594781 889576,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghgr, 10 char: Croaghgorm
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

Situated in the townland of Sruell. Marked as Bluestack on 1st series of 6 maps. Locally the range is simply known as na Cruacha or the Crows.   Croaghgorm is the highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 154th highest in Ireland. Croaghgorm is the third highest point in county Donegal.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Croaghgorm in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Croaghnard Valley in the evening light
 
Painful descent via Croachanard Lough
by Colin Murphy  29 Mar 2014
Having spent over three hours reaching this isolated summit from the Reelan River bridge at G963 937 A, rather than re-trace my steps, I decided I could save considerable time and enjoy better views by returning via the wonderful Croaghanard Lough Valley. There is a forest to the north of the lough in which I could see a distinct track (visible in picture). I descended into the valley which was surprisingly firm underfoot, keeping to the east of the numerous streams. There is enough space between the forest and lough to allow for relatively easy walking. All went well until I was just to the north of the lough and only 100m from the forest track - the only problem was that there was no access to the track! After searching around for 15 minutes, I realised I would have to take the plunge and battle through the densely packed woodland. I finally emerged on to the track after 20 minutes of cursing, crawling, fighting and beating my way through unbending branches! The track led me directly back to my car as it happened, and saved me over an hour's journey. But was it worth it? Scratched, bruised, leggings shredded! If you decide to take this route, bring a machete! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/150/comment/15953/
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I have approached Croaghgorm from both E and W as .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
JUst an additional photo taken on the NNE slopes .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghgorm)
 
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