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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 summit has been logged as climbed by 91 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, ckilm, jmcg, susanc, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, simoburn, JKelly, chalky, Peter Walker, conorc57, Fergalh
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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 523rd 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)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklayd in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
simon3 on Knocklayd, 2004
by simon3  20 Apr 2004
The summit of Knocklayd can be reached from many sides. (Apparently ten townlands converge at the top.) At the top there are various lines of poles near the summit cairn. Two of these lines are relatively prominent. One comes from the NE, another to the South both leading to stiles over a fence.

As you can see in the photo, there is what is probably a passage tomb on top. The picture shows the well preserved kerb stones of the monument. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/428/comment/933/
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Video from the top! .. by Ptarmigan   (Show all for Knocklayd)
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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Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here