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KnocklaydMountainCnoc Leithid A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Leithid [DUPN], 'hill of the slope/expanse')AntrimCounty, in Arderin List, Columnar tholeiitic basalt lava Bedrock
Height:514mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5Grid Reference: D11500 36400This summit has been logged as climbed by 88 members. Recently by: jmcg, susanc, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, simoburn, JKelly, chalky, Peter Walker, conorc57, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, PPruzina I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 520th highest in Ireland. Knocklayd is the third highest point in county Antrim. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/428/