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Knocklayd Mountain Cnoc Leithid A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Leithid [DUPN], 'hill of the slope/expanse') Antrim County, in Arderin List, Columnar tholeiitic basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D11500 36400
Place visited by 96 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, Xiom5724, Shuby, m0jla, melohara, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, ckilm, jmcg, susanc, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, simoburn
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Longitude: -6.251362, Latitude: 55.162174 , Easting: 311500, Northing: 436400 Prominence: 389m,  Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 711424 936380,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckly, 10 char: Knocklayd
Bedrock type: Columnar tholeiitic basalt lava, (Causeway Tholeiite Member)

With its characteristic conical shape, it can be recognised in many views from the northern part of County Antrim. The summit is surmounted by a cairn known as Carn an Truagh, interpreted in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs as 'cairn of the three', but the anglicised form is not compatible with this interpretation, and Fiachra Mac Gabhann described it as 'of unknown origin' in PNNI vol vii.   Knocklayd is the third highest mountain in the Antrim Hills area and the 492nd highest in Ireland. Knocklayd is the third highest point in county Antrim.

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Bold northern outpost of the Antrim Hills .. by group   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
Knocklayd's huge dome dominates the landscape for .. by slemish   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
Knocklayd, like much of the Antrim Hills was orig .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklayd in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Rathlin & Ballycastle
 
jh on Knocklayd, 2007
by jh  28 Apr 2007
Easiest route to top: drive up the Drumavoley road (follow signposts for Ballycastle forest off A2 out of Ballycastle towards Cushendun) and park at the Glenshesk entrance. Go through the gate and head uphill towards the left (ignore two paths off to the right). Follow this track right to the top where there is a gate, and follow the stone wall up as far as it goes- then just keep going! Takes around 45 minutes from the car park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/428/comment/2678/
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