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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 1363th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cairngaver in area Belfast Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking south across rolling countryside
 
Potentially Shocking Summit
Short Summary created by wicklore  5 Jul 2010
The summit area consists of a trig pillar on top of an old, dismantled overgrown cairn. While the immediate high point is a pleasant grassy area with trees, there are masts and buildings at the summit also. Start at either J44858 75950 A or J464 778 B. Watch out for electric fencing and a dangerous quarry near the summit. By stepping away from the summit there are great views of Strangford Lough, Belfast Lough, the Scrabo Tower and the distant Mourne Mountains across verdant and rolling countryside. Ask for permission at the first farmhose reached on either route as it is unclear whether these routes are public access or not. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1029/comment/5788/
 
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Cairn Wood to summit .. by gerrym   (Show all for Cairngaver)
 
What an expedition for such a small hill! Our or .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Cairngaver)
 
A gentle hill .. by wicklore   (Show all for Cairngaver)
 
Forest and Quarry Jaunt .. by volsung   (Show all for Cairngaver)
 
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