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Croaghleheen Hill Cruach Léithín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cruach Léithín [JOK†], poss. 'stack of the grey cow') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 385m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: B87900 03300 This place has been logged as visited by 5 members. Recently by: chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, Harry Goodman, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.189282, Latitude: 54.877249 , Easting: 187900, Northing: 403300 Prominence: 230m,  Isolation: 4km
ITM: 587852 903288,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghlh, 10 char: Crghlhn
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Cruach Léithín is the 983rd highest place in Ireland. Cruach Léithín is the most northerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cruach Léithín in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking SW from the summit.
Worth going to have a look !
by Harry Goodman  20 Aug 2013
As only two members had logged this hill as climbed and no comments had been made about it, I decided, on Wed 14 August 2013, to go and check it out. I took the R252 from Finntown up through the Carbat Gap to a minor road on the left at B904036 D which I then followed SW to B8893202045 A where I parked at a pull in place on the right side. I then walked back NE along the road for about 100 metres to a gate on the left where I gained access to the hill. Once over the gate I crossed the field to a fence on the right running steeply uphill and followed it up crossing another fence on the way. At B8866602379 B where the fence turned abruptly right I got my fist view of the top which lay some 1.2km further along NW on a prominent dome shaped ridge. Leaving the fence I then continued NW for some way across a broad almost level marshy area. As the ground began to steepen the marshy ground gave way to peat hags and rocks, going up in a series of small stepped rises to the top, set amidst a mix of peat and rock at B8787903263 C and near a small pond. Croaghleheen is a twinned top hill with the second but lower top due N of the summit. The views on the day were quite extensive with Agla Mt and Scraigs fronting the more distant Bluestacks ridge to the SE, while NE along the Finn Valley lay the Glendowan Mountains around Glenveigh. Although low in stature this is a hill of some substance calling for due care and attention to route finding in poor visability. In this regard Point B marking the top of the fence would be a useful checkpoint. I returned by way of ascent (3.8 km round trip) and climbed nearby Derkbeg Hill on the same day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/859/comment/15084/
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