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Crenville Hill Down County, in Carn List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J20704 18672 This summit has been logged as climbed by 55 members. Recently by: jlk, bryanjbarry, trostanite, stevebullers, martyk90, Ulsterpooka, M_K_90, eamonoc, mountainmike, Peter Walker, garrettd, Fergalh, killyman1, BleckCra, kierongribbon
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Longitude: -6.155498, Latitude: 54.102987 , Easting: 320704, Northing: 318672 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 720627 818674,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnvl, 10 char: Crenville
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

Crenville is the 691st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crenville in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Why leave a letter 'T'?!!
Not easy for a small hill
Short Summary created by wicklore,  8 Aug 2011
While Slievemeen and Slievemartin are easily accessed from the carpark at J196 174 A, Crenville requires more of an effort. Sitting to the north of Slievemartin, Crenville could be described as a hill more suited to peak baggers and serious enthusiasts. This is because this hill has difficult underfoot conditions that would wear out or dissuade those who come unprepared. Those who persevere are rewarded with a sense of isolation and some good views of surrounding hills such as Tievedockeragh to the north and Shanlieve to the east as well as views along Carlingford Lough.

Crenville can be reached from Slievemartin to the south. Slievemartin is very easily reached from the car park at J196 174 A following the signposted ‘black arrow’ route. From Slievemartin head north across pleasant grassy slopes to reach a fence at J204 182 B. Another few hundred metres over tussocky heather with hidden holes and tiring long grass will bring you to the unmarked summit at J207 186 C. Alternatively, from the car park mentioned, forest tracks can be used to get to J203192 D, from where it is a short (but typically tiring) haul up to the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/5341/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crenville in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Crenville from Slievemartin. It's tougher than it looks!
wicklore on Crenville, 2009
by wicklore  22 Sep 2009
csd and three5four0 are both on the nail when they say Crenville ‘requires much lifting of one’s legs’ and ‘an unusual amount of bog holes’. This is an unusual summit as it has all of the described bog holes, trenches, tussocks, deep grass and short heather. One footstep could place you onto firm turf and the next could be a 4 foot hole. The grass ranges from short and wiry to wide and long. The only explanation I can think of is that this was once fully forested and that after partial felling the scarred ground was conquered by an assortment of growth that hides the troubled ground below. On the plus side, I did find an intact and pristine dogs harness!

I headed to Crenville from Slievemartin which is just over 1 kilometre to the south. Slievemartin is very easily reached from the car park at J196 174 following the signposted ‘black arrow’ route. From Slievemartin I crossed pleasant grassy slopes to reach a fence at J204 182. After crossing the fence I entered the twilight zone of Crenville’s curious underfoot conditions. Although the summit is only a few hundred metres from the fence, it took a long time to cover the distance as I tested the ground before each footstep. Hidden holes and streams beneath the grass are the problem, as well as the effort of forging a path at times. I enjoyed the walk though and even found a small dog’s harness on the slope. I can’t imagine a small dog finding it too easy to run about here so I have no idea how it got there.

There is nothing to mark the summit and there is a feeling that Crenville is little visited. It has an isolated feel that will probably continue until the rest of the forestry is cleared. After Crenville I took a direct bearing to Slievemeel which involved more crazy underfoot challenges on the north slope of Crenville before navigating through some very interesting forestry further north. My photo shows a ‘T’ shaped growth of forestry on Crenville as seen from Slievemartin. Perhaps ‘T’ stands for tussocky, tricky, tiring and testing! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/4123/
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three5four0 on Crenville, 2008
by three5four0  20 Jul 2008
After the traverse of all the rough & boggy ground from Shanlieve to Slievemeel, the forestry track up to the Fallow came as light relief. The ground after the track was something else, csd has been to kind in his description. There appears to be some sort of drainage channels, perhaps for the trees, long gone peat cuttings or just an unusual amount of bog holes, which are now covered by various types of vegetation & lots of tussocks. These range from some knee deep to thigh deep. The summit itself appears to be on a slight spur of the summit ring contour. The Descent, unlike the film, did not have nocturnal flesh eating trolls running about the place, but there was plenty of bog holes for them to hide out in, in fact it was worse than the summit area. it was with relief i reached the firmer slopes of Slievemartin (after another fence). All in all, this summit is only suitable for the hard pressed DoE leader who has some disrespectful charges with him, where the smallest and rudest of them may disappear for ever here. So one for the fell runners as well then. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/3240/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crenville in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view over to Shanlieve and Finlieve from the summit of Crenville
csd on Crenville, 2008
by csd  16 Feb 2008
I approached Crenville from the north, via the forest track that starts at the col between Crenville and Slievemeel, through the area shown as The Fallow on the Mournes map. This track doesn't venture as far south as shown on the map, but peters out into bogginess shortly after the two tracks reconverge. The forest planting is as random as shown on the map, so careful navigation is required. I cheated and used a GPS :) The views from the summit are very similar to those visible form Slievemeel, but pleasant nonetheless. The summit area itself is tough going, very tussocky underfoot, requiring much lifting of one's legs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/2962/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crenville in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Lucky Seven
by pdtempan  24 May 2010
Using some wild flower books to identify this flower, I had thought that it was Irish saxifrage. However, scapania reliably informs me that Irish saxifrage is rare and limited to a few regions near the west coast, and that what I have snapped here is wood anemone. Thanks for putting me right! This beautiful cluster, photographed on the NW slopes of Crenville, has 7-petalled flowers. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/4755/
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Beware map 39 !
by Fergalh  9 Aug 2014
Please note if having approched Crenville from North, East or West that the Irish map no. 39 is incorrect (if you compare with the northern version the diamond shape in the forest on coming off Crenville heading in a southerly direction is not there.) as a result on descending towards Slieve Martin it can be very easy to go in a wrong direction. Naturally in mist this can lead to an awful lot of confusion. Thankfully, even though it was extremely misty today i had my compass (as always) and I had some earlier compass readings to follow if not i may still be on the mountain ! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/17599/
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