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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

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D11500 36400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 81 members. Recently by: JKelly, chalky, Peter Walker, conorc57, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, PPruzina, walker26, Wilderness, dr_banuska, gregwalker, Cweed101, Garmin, callaghanrusty
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Longitude: -6.251362, Latitude: 55.162174 Prominence: 389m,   Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 711424 936380,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckly, 10 char: Knocklayd

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 430th highest in . 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)
 
Knockout Views from our Layd .. by gerrym   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklayd in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Whin Bush
 
Northern Whins
by volsung  2 May 2012 A pleasant Saturday afternoon in late April was spent exploring the environs of Knocklayd. We travelled into the centre of Ballycastle to the Diamond.Up Fairhill Street to the car park and then on foot further up Fairhill Street. We crossed a gate marked 'No Dogs' and the field led us to another track through Ballycastle Forest. There is a longer route if you follow the signs for Moyle Way from the car park. We saw some of the best gorse (locally known as 'whin') displays we've ever seen. Some of those bushes were 12 or 13 feet high. Seems the regular gorse arsonists have avoided this place for a while. There is a path to the left of the track crossing a gate which leads to the summit. A steep climb following the fence. About half way up the climb levels off. Ground is very uneven - good cover for grouse of which we caught a view. Next you come to a sheep fence which has a stile. The summit is a mound ( (Carn-na-Truagha or Heap of Sorrows) topped with a trig point. The views from the top are superb - Rathlin and Islay to the north, the Kintyre Hills to the east, Slieve Snagt on Inishowen to the west. On the way back we watched buzzards and ravens jockey for position in the skies.
'People rave of the scenery out in the West
And they say of all lands 'tis the fairest and best
But they don't know the talent Dame Nature displayed
When she last touched her canvas and painted Knocklayd.
The flowers of the tropics are fair to behold
Where the orange tree nurses her globules of gold
Still it seems to my mind they don't equal the shade
Of the blossom-clad whin on the sides of Knocklayd' - John Wilson
A nice pint at the Diamond Bar in Ballycastle capped off the day.
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Knocklayd, like much of the Antrim Hills was orig .. by simon3   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
Easiest route to top: drive up the Drumavoley roa .. by jh   (Show all for Knocklayd)
 
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