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Cairngaver 217m,
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Belfast Hills Area
Place count in area: 10, OSI/LPS Maps: 15, 20, 21 
Highest place:
Divis, 478m
Maximum height for area: 478 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 380 metres,

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Cairngaver Hill Carn Gabhair A name in Irish
(Ir. Carn Gabhair [PNNI 2], 'the goat’s cairn’) Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Sandstone Bedrock

Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 15 Grid Reference: J45433 76564
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: Kirsty, dregish, Vfslb1904, Carolyn105, Hoverla, trostanite, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, m0jla, David-Guenot, Fergalh, TommyMc, ciaranr, seamaspeineas, eamonoc
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Longitude: -5.749519, Latitude: 54.616317 , Easting: 345433, Northing: 376564 Prominence: 192m,  Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 745350 876558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crngvr, 10 char: Cairngaver
Bedrock type: Sandstone, (Gala Group)

Cairngaver is the highest point in the Craigantlet Hills between Belfast and Bangor. The name refers to a cairn on the summit, which must once have been of considerable size. However, it appears to have been robbed out, leaving only a high ringshaped bank. The summit is shaded by a grove, open enough to permit good views of the Ards and Strangford Lough, in which Scrabo Tower features prominently. One would expect Carn Gabhair to yield an anglicised form like *Cairngore in Ulster or *Carngower elsewhere. The actual anglicised form Cairngaver suggests that the second element could be geamhar, 'corn in the blade', 'corn-grass' (Dinneen), but gabhar, ‘goat’, seems more likely. If so, the pronunciation is similar to Welsh gafr, ‘goat’.   Cairngaver is the 1347th highest place in Ireland.

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by Carolyn105  Sat 21 Nov
Car park at the wood is currently closed but parked up on side of road and headed up. Enjoyable hill Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/21294/
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