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S Donegal/W Tyrone Area
Maximum height for area: 451 metres,   Summits in area: 11,   Maximum prominence for area: 266 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 12, 17, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghonagh, 451m
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Crockkinnagoe Hill Cnoc Chionn an Ghabha A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Chionn an Ghabha [PDT], 'hill of Cionn Gabha or head
of the smith')
Donegal County, in Binnion List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 361m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H12500 72400 This summit has been logged as climbed by 12 members. Recently by: chalky, Garmin, Fergalh, Aidy, FEARGALS, mark-rdc, sandman, dr_banuska, three5four0, Jag, BogRunner, Harry Goodman
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.807378, Latitude: 54.599674 , Easting: 212500, Northing: 372400 Prominence: 221m,   Isolation: 8.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 612446 872395,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc361, 10 char: Crckng
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Croaghgarrow Formation)

The name Cionn an Ghabha also occurs in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Incorrectly spelt Crockinnagoe on the Ireland North map and OS Road Atlas.   Crockkinnagoe is the 1030th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockkinnagoe in area S Donegal/W Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: Lough Derg From The Summit
 
Unexpected Pleasure
by Aidy  18 Apr 2014
I had an unexpected chance to get out today, but I admit to being a little disappointed that due to a late start, I couldn't go for a walk taking in several big mountains in the Bluestacks. Instead I had to settle for little Crockkinnagoe, and my expectations were not that high. However, in beautiful sunshine, this hill was an absolute gem.

I took the R233 from Pettigo, until about 2km out, and 4km from Lough Derg, I took a road on the right, signed L80452, but unnamed. When I reached another sign saying Lettercran 9km, I took a side road on the left, which soon had grass growing in the middle. I stayed on this until just before it came to a dead end, I parked in a large lay by on the right. There was an access track here, blocked by a gate, leading up through the forest. I was soon confronted with a choice of 3 tracks, one of which, on the right took me to a dead end next to a broadband mast. My second guess, the one on the left, passing through a yellow gate, took me to a wide gap in the forest, which continued right up the hill. The track continued on through another yellow gate, and the forest resumed, but I left the track between the two gates, and ascended the open hillside coming out above the forested area completely. I could now see a minor summit with a small cairn, and the mast marking the true summit. I was approaching these from the south, unlike the other routes.

The hill has quite a large, broad top, with many bumps and hollows, and it is worth taking a good wander round, as I found it very pleasing to the eye, and the views changed from each point. The minor summit with the cairn is definitely worth taking in, and on the walk from there to the main summit, there were great views over a little lough near the top. The main attraction is undoubtedly the view over Lough Derg and Station Island, sparkling in the sun today. Beyond that, the Bluestacks, the Dartry Mountains, Lough Erne and Cuilcagh all stood out.

It felt like being in a little wilderness all of its own up there, and with the heathery ascent, and the complex, rocky top, it had a similar feel to some of the Bluestacks I've been on. Deserves to be seen by more than the nine members currently logged as having climbed it. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/885/comment/16020/
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BogRunner on Crockkinnagoe, 2009
by BogRunner  12 Aug 2009
From Pettigo take the R233 to Lough Derg but almost immediately turn right, sign-posted 'Lettercran'. Stay on this road for around 4km then take the left hand fork in the road. Follow this road for around 3-4km and park in one of the forestry entrances where possible. Now on foot, head back down the way you came and you will come across a road with grass growing in the middle, on the right hand side. Take this and head uphill for about 1km, passing a house on your left and several abandoned farmsteads. Pass through a gate and an old quarry. You should now see the river running out of Seafin Lough near the peak of Crockkinnagoe. Turn around here for views back across west Tyrone and Lough Erne.
From here you need to strike out to the left (roughly south-west) towards the trig point, now clearly visible. The going is very wet and soft and walking poles would be helpful here. I ran across this top in fell running shoes, fine for grip but feet were soaking wet.
It is all worth it though, as when you get to the top the views are breath-taking, especially on a summer evening. To the south you see most of Lower Lough Erne and the surrounding area, to the west you have immediately in front of you Lough Derg and beyond that Donegal Bay, Slieve League and down to Ben Bulben. To the north you can make out Muckish and perhaps Errigal if you are luckier than me with the cloud cover. To the north east Bessy Bell is clearly visible as are the some of the more distant Sperrins. Down-hill is a breeze. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/885/comment/4011/
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New access track on Crockkinnagoe
by three5four0  16 May 2010
Followed BogRunners route on the ascent of Crockkinnagoe to its trig point and now telecommunications mast. There is now a service track for the mast which descends to the old farm buildings at H12190 73307 A (gate), where you continue along its access track to join the main track at H12698 73662 B, turning right and rejoining your outward route soon after. This gives a round trip of approx 7.75 km Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/885/comment/4741/
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