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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 This place has been logged as visited by 95 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, Shuby, m0jla, melohara, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, ckilm, jmcg, susanc, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, simoburn, JKelly
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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 522nd highest in Ireland. Knocklayd is the third highest point in county Antrim.

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Climbed this afternoon starting out at 12.00 noon .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
20-08-2006 My wife and I started our Sunday walk .. by BILLNOR   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
The summit of Knocklayd can be reached from many .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
Video from the top!
by Ptarmigan  25 Oct 2010
Here is a link to a short video I made yesterday, October 24th, from the top of Knocklayd, Co. Antrim. It was a beautiful balmy day & the video shows the lovely views you get of North Antrim, the Causeway Coast, Rathlin Island, Islay, Jura, Argyll & Ailsa Craig. My house is on the side of Knocklayd, so I'm lucky enough to be able to walk my dogs every day, on her lower slopes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wddYg8bLSzE Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/428/comment/6147/
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Climbed Knocklayd on a dull friday afternoon but .. by ciaran67   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
This is a Mountain with a distintive shape, for w .. by CECIL   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
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