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Donegal NW Area
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,   Summits in area: 73,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 For all tops   Highest summit: Errigal, 751m

Summits in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m
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Craigcannon Hill Creig Cheannann A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Creig Cheannann [PDT], 'white-topped crag') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Psammitic schist, some marble beds Bedrock

Height: 357m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C24424 30273 This summit has been logged as climbed by 14 members. Recently by: sandman, chalky, kenmoore, osullivanm, simon3, mark-rdc, cerosti, AntrimRambler, Garmin, Hilltop-Harrier, Peter Walker, gerrym, Harry Goodman, three5four0
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Longitude: -7.618011, Latitude: 55.119081 , Easting: 224424, Northing: 430273 Prominence: 172m,   Isolation: 4.1km
ITM: 624368 930255,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgcnn, 10 char: Craigcanon
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist, some marble beds, (Lower Crana Quartzite Formation)

The name Craigcannon appears only on the 6 map. Binnacaghig and Binnacolla are slightly lower peaks nearby on the same mountain.   Craigcannon is the 1037th highest summit in Ireland. Craigcannon is the most easterly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craigcannon in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: On Craigcannon with the Urris Hills, Bulbin and Slieve Snaght in the background.
 
A delightful ramble.
by Harry Goodman  22 Jul 2010
Climbed this hill on Sat 17 July 2010. From OSI Sheet 2 there are at least three maybe four lanes/tracks to access Craigcannon (Lurganboy). We opted to start at the same point as three5four0 C243315 A but choose to park just off road about 150 metres NW of the track with room for one car. The track, which was at times boggy and overgrown and a depository for some serious "fly tipping" led up to a coll C2437430594 B between Binnaeaghig (334m) and another unnamed small top. Before continuing on from here to Craigcannon, which we now could see for the first time, we made the short climb up left to Binnaeaghig for splendid views across Lough Swilly to Dunaff Head, the Urris Hills, Raghtin More, Bulbin and Slieve Snaght on Inishowen. Once back at the coll it was an easy and relatively short contour around to the steep rocky face of Craigcannon. As we approached the natural route to the top was to head for a dip to the right of the hill and then follow around left and up to the top C2442430273 C. However we noticed a grassy narrow strip more or less bisecting the the rocky front face of the hill and running steeply up to the top. This gave us a short, steep, scrambly, and enjoyable climb. As three5four 0 has already noted a wind farm partially blocks or at least interupts views to the E and S. In planning the walk I had noted from the map another hill, Crockanaffrin (344m), with a trig pillar and now clearly visable some 850 metres due south. Rather than simply return to the start we decided to make for this top and on the way have a look at the wind farm. Once at the trig pillar C2403729492 D we had splendid views W to the Donegal Highlands and E to the Sperrins with the Sawel/ Dart ridge particularly prominent. However our main point of interest proved to be much closer to hand some 150 metres further S on slightly lower ground This was a fine stone cairn C2396829361 E which has been constructed with great care atop a small distinct ring contour. For our return walk we headed NNE to our original outward track at C2437430594 B and followed it down to the start. Total distance was only 6k with the walk comfortably completed in about two hours with time to take in the many beautiful panoramas. The only blot on this beaufiful landscape was the inexcusable dumping of unwanted household goods (washing machines etc) to the side of the initial access track. Our route added a little variety to an otherwise straight up and back summit bag and would be ideal for an afternoon or evening stroll. Later on it was nice to identify the knobbly ridge we had traversed from across Mulroy Bay on the drive between Milford and Carrigart and yet again across Lough Swilly from the N13 near Newtown Cunningham. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/891/comment/5962/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craigcannon in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Lost and Found
by gerrym  28 Oct 2011
I got a bit lost on the approach and came upon my starting point by accident on a small road cutting through the high ground at 276295 F. This was beside a large concrete water tank and looked down on a church below.

Cross fence and pass a small conifer plantation to open hillside, aiming for Croaghan Hill (305m). A significant area had been damaged by fire and blackened heather left Zorro like streaks on my trousers. Views were already superb over Lough Swilly, Inishowen and the Sperrins as i passed Lough Garnahalowen below.

A long undulating walk over several tops was laid out ahead with the target of a trig pillar and wind turbines beckoning. The piercing cry of a kestrel was repeated as it moved quickly and then hovered, like a seagull on speed. The next top stood at 327m and had turf cuttings, with little piles of turf looking like camp fire practice for a gang of lost scouts.

The massive blades of wind turbines dominate ahead and the souped up access road from the north. A rough track is joined at a line of telegraph poles and this is followed uphill to a lovely cairn with a makeshift flagpole on Crockanaffrin (344m). The trig pillar is a short distance away. The immediacy of the turbines is joined by those far off on Inishowen, all turning with a mesmerising effect.

Drop down to the turbines and take a track uphill past active turf cuttings to reach the top of Craigcannon. Views to the north coast and Horn Head, Urris and Dunaff and the ferry crossing Swilly. The mighty Muckish, Errigal, Bluestacks and Sligo Hills were all visible.

Dropped straight off the hill east to reach the access road. There was a newly erected memorial here to Fr Peter Hegarty who was killed in 1734 during Penal times. Continued east across some challenging ground in valley to Lough Garnahalowen - made up for with streams. waterfalls, lizards and bees. Then back uphill to start point.

I had found a great walk of 4 hours over remote hillside with stunning views in all aspects and a variety of wildlife. The new wind turbines do dominate the hill and there is a mixture of love and hate for thier presence. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/891/comment/6600/
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LurganBoy!
by three5four0  18 Apr 2010
With a name like a 70's style tartan gang member - on map osi 2 - and no comments to boot, this hill was worth a visit!

The minor road to the north of the hill offers little in the way of parking, giving its narrow nature. However, a short distance down the track, which leaves the minor road at 243315, there is enough space for one car, just get guided in as there is some masonry rubble to avoid, and not block this access track.

Follow this track up hill (the barbed wire fence across the track is merely a gate and can be unhooked to gain access), to where it ends just between point 334 and another ring contour. From here there is a faint sheep track which traverses round to the re-entrant below the summit and another top (better seen from the actual summit), from where a short climb over recently burnt ground, leads to the top. Good views again, with only a newly construct wind farm on the east & south east side of the hill spoiling the views in that direction. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/891/comment/4628/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craigcannon in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
 
How Far Can You Drive.
by sandman  16 Jun 2015
In a normal road car where the tarred road ends at C2342031143 G in a 4+4 you can get to C2394030645 H but if you have a farm tractor especially with a turf cutting attachment you can drive all the way to the summit . (Or you can walk) Turf cutting has taken place within a meter or two from the summit cairn . Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/891/comment/18129/
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