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Crocknasmug Hill (Ir. Cnoc Álainn [OSI], 'beautiful hill') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Psammitic and pelitic schist with grit Bedrock

Height: 327.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3,4 Grid Reference: C65775 43948 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: sabnoel, Wilderness, chalky, sir_boba_fett, doopa, cody1, Lucky1, David-Guenot, Derry_Danderer, Hilltop-Harrier, Welder, muschi, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, sandman
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Longitude: -6.966844, Latitude: 55.238144 , Easting: 265776, Northing: 443949 Prominence: 213m,   Isolation: 9.9km
ITM: 665710 943927,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc328, 10 char: Crcknsmg
Bedrock type: Psammitic and pelitic schist with grit, (Inishowen Head Grits and Phyllites)

Crocknasmug is the 1093th highest summit in Ireland. Crocknasmug is the most easterly summit in the Inishowen area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crocknasmug in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Crocknasmug from Crockaulin
 
A boggy trek or a national looped walk
Short Summary created by jackill,  6 Dec 2012
Park on the roadside at C64255 43318 A, room for only one car. Head east on a muddy track turning right at an indistinct junction to pick up another track at C64367 43326 B(approximately). Follow this, and it becomes very, very wet and muddy, to a dirt road at C65133 43496 C.Cross the road and head uphill, handrailing a wire fence across bog to the summit .Crocknasmug can also be climbed by way of the Inishowen Head Loop. Trailhead 23 of the National Looped Walks - parking in the car park beside Stroove Lighthouse and walking in a clockwise direction - turning left at C6618044014 D (Point H) to the summit which is marked by a column of 4" concrete blocks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/5687/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crocknasmug in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: A restricted viewpoint from the top
Walk up because it is there!
by Harry Goodman  19 Nov 2012
(Note: this summit comment refers to the highpoint to the west called Crockaulin. A DGPS survey in March 2012 established Crocknasmug as the higher)

This is one of those hills which requires little or no effort to reach the top and where the parking place is by far a better viewpoint than that from the top of the hill. This said, I parked at a car park/viewpoint area at C6280342340 E crossed the road and went directly up a rough grassy track to the first top C6253942264 F and then down and up to the trig pillar at C6249042056 G. Rather than use the transmitter access road I opted to traverse down across the hillside back to the start. to be treated by a beautiful evening view across to a sunlit Magilligan Strand and Binevenagh making the visit worthwhile. If in the area drive up for a superb view from the car park and take in the top on a 20/25 minute stroll and 1km of walking. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/6405/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crocknasmug in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Cross at Crocknasmug
 
Confused
by sandman  19 Nov 2012
Confusion arises over this hill and its neighbour Crockaulin which is app 3.5 km away. It was only when Simon explained that the Mountain View surveyor discovered that Crocknasmug was higher thus removing Crockaulin under the current prominence rules.
Crocknasmug is best climbed by way of the Inishowen Head Loop. Trailhead 23 of the National Looped Walks - parking in the car park beside Stroove Lighthouse and walking in a clockwise direction - turning left at C6618044014 to the summit which is marked by a cross of 4" concrete blocks. Enjoy the views and return back to marked way, including trip to summit app 9km walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/14878/
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Short walk with superb views of Binevenagh
by three5four0  19 Nov 2012
(Note: this summit comment refers to the highpoint to the west called Crockaulin. A DGPS survey in March 2012 established Crocknasmug as the higher)

There is a small car-park at C627423 H, from which it is a short stroll to the first top of Crockaulin and a mere few minutes more to the summit and trig point. Only downside is the fact that the transmitter sort of spoils, what is otherwise, a superb view of Binevenagh. Walk around the fencing at the transmitter to the access track, continue along this to the road, turn left and your back at the car-park in no time at all. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/5908/
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Picture: The summit area
Breezey blocks
by jackill  19 Nov 2012
The summit of Crocknasmug has a bit of an unusual summit cairn.
Fine views all around are your reward for a quite boggy but short trek. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/14877/
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Picture: Marker "cairn" on Crocknasmug summit.
 
Inishowen list of hills now definitely completed !
by Harry Goodman  24 Jul 2013
There was I thinking I had done and dusted all of the MV's listed Inishowen hills last year only to find that the accuracy and detail we have come to expect from MV's has removed unworthy Crockaulin from the list of tops and replaced it with Crocknasmug a slightly higher neighbour. This change has the distinct advantage that this new hill, unlike Crockaulin, does require at least some effort to climb it. While I agree with jackill and others that the hill can be accessed from the Inishowen Head Looped Walk I would suggest, unless the walker wants to complete the full loop as part of the walk to Crocknasmug, that s/he drives to C673 426 I and turns up NW along the Carrowtrasna Road for about 400m to park off road on the left near some bungalows at C6714242825 J. This has the advantage of cutting out 4km of road walking ( 2km each way) if one parks at the Stroove Lighthouse Car Park. On the day I was there (4 June 2013) a local man confirmed that parking where I did was quite in order. The tarred road ends a couple of hundred metres further along and is replaced by a stone and fine gravel track. This makes for easy walking and can be followed up for a further 1.4km to it's high point where it crosses the the E shoulder of Crocknasmug at C6618044014. Leave the main track and take a rough muddy track left and follow it WSW to gain the high point of the hill some 600 metres further along and clearly marked by it's distinctive tall slender "cairn" built of concrete blocks, all be it somewhat precariously balanced just like a child's set of building blocks. I wonder how long it will last and indeed why anyone built it in the first place! This route up and down covers some 4.4km and can be easily walked in about 1hr 15mins. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/928/comment/15048/
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