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Cooley/Gullion Area   Cooley Mountains Subarea
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The Foxes Rock Hill Louth County, in Carn List, Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4 Bedrock

Height: 404m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 36 Grid Reference: J14019 13862 This summit has been logged as climbed by 144 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, geohappy, DelStewart, stevebullers, bryanmccabe, stang, hivisibility, bryanjbarry, sandman1, nioclas, liz50, chalky, scapania, maike, thomas_g
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Longitude: -6.259406, Latitude: 54.061289 , Easting: 314019, Northing: 313862 Prominence: 47m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 713947 813862,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ThFxsR, 10 char: ThFxsRck
Bedrock type: Undifferentiated, or layered gabbro 1-4, (Layered Gabbro)

The Foxes Rock is the 921st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain The Foxes Rock in area Cooley/Gullion, Ireland
Picture: Carlingford Lough from close to summit: Warrenpoint on north shore, Omeath on south
 
dr_banuska on The Foxes Rock, 2010
by dr_banuska  23 Feb 2010
I climbed The Foxes Rock along with The Ravens Rock and the daddy of the Cooleys, Slieve Foye, as part of a long-anticipated 'clean-up' operation of the Cooley/Gullion summits listed on MV, having tackled the other five Cooley peaks west of the Windy Gap one day last summer. I parked at the spacious parking facility at the Long Woman's Grave in the Gap, about 130138 A. The site is quite exposed so care should be taken not to leave any valuables - there's a sign to this effect.

There's an obvious track heading uphill and I followed this and crossed a stile over a fence after a short distance. The terrain is handy enough, although one section near the start was a little steep - ordinarily it wouldn't be a problem but with the recent ice extra care to be taken. In any case this probably could have been circuited with a brief detour. After a time you meet the remains of an old fence (with missing wire) which will take you to the small summit cairn if you follow it westwards.

Despite its low height this is a great hill and ridge walk, with views quickly opening out over Newry Canal/Carlingford Lough and the Mournes to the north, with Newry, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and (on this side) Omeath all visible. You can also see west across the Gap to Black Mtn/Clermont Carn with its distinctive masts as well as Carnavaddy, and Dundalk Bay to the south. I really think these hills offer some of the finest views in Ireland. I was also impressed by the extremely rocky landscape of the entire ridge, with countless random boulders and outcrops scattered about to explore (great for some nice foreground interest for budding photographers). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/808/comment/4425/
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Leaving Carrickrawor (see for previous stage of w .. by eflanaga   (Show all for The Foxes Rock)
 
I parked near the Windy Gap at J13162 13624  .. by csd   (Show all for The Foxes Rock)
 
I tackled Foxes Rock and Ravens Rock on a warm Sa .. by pdtempan   (Show all for The Foxes Rock)
 
Small top on an interesting ridge .. by paulocon   (Show all for The Foxes Rock)
 
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