Feature count in area: 24, all in Donegal,
OSI/LPS Maps: 10
Highest Place: Slieve League 596.4m
Starting Places (1) in area Donegal SW: Port Pier
Summits & other features in area Donegal SW: Maum 325m N: Sliabh Tuaidh: Tormore Island South 94m, Tormore Island North 139m, Crockuna 400m, Slievetooey 511m, Slievetooey Far West Top 460m, Slievetooey West Top 472m NE: Glengesh: Balbane Hill 472m, Glengesh Hill 390m, Common Mountain 499.7m, Crocknapeast 497m, Croaghavehy 372m, Mulmosog Mountain 351m, Mulnanaff 475m NW: Glencolmkille: Croaghacullion 374m, Croaghloughdivna 310m S: Killybegs Hills: Croaghacullin 405m, Croaghmuckros 275m, Crownarad 493m, Crownarad SW Top 471m SW: Slieve League: Crockrawer 435.2m, Leahan 427m, Slieve League 596.4m, Slieve League SE Top 576.7m
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Croaghmuckros, 275mHill Cruach Mhucrois A name in Irish,
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Ir. Cruach Mhucrois [logainm.ie], 'stack of Mucros or the pig-promontory', Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Cruach Mhucrois is the 1224th highest place in Ireland. Cruach Mhucrois is the most southerly summit in the Donegal SW area.
Grid Reference G62443 74942,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 10 Place visited by: 13members, recently by: eamonoc, PPruzina, bertandally, Fergalh, PPruz, conormcbandon, Aidy, sperrinlad, Peter Walker, sandman, kenmoore, chalky, Anya
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I was in this area on Sunday, and had no real plans for hill walking as I was expecting relentless rain and a lack of views on hills covered with low cloud. Instead I was planning to drive along the coast, dashing from the car for a few photos when weather allowed. It turned out to be a beautiful day, and Croaghmuckros looked so enticing as I looked over at it from Muckros Head that I decided I would take a walk up using the lazy way - the access track on the northern side up to the mast at the summit.
Its a short, easy walk on that route, and a small hill, but it punches well above its weight in terms of views. Magnificent in every direction, with Slieve League, the Dartry Mountains, nearby Crownarad, and the stunning coastline all vying for attention. Crownarad and its SW Top could be easily done on the same day. Fantastic little hill. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1181/comment/18857/
26 Nov 2015
A communication mast sits adjacent to the summit cairn which has an access road situated on the north side of the hill.But because of the ocean views i decided to park at A (G62319 74504) and ascend to the summit B (G62443 74942) over steep ground .Enjoyable. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1181/comment/18393/
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at C (G61869 75866) as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weather would have made a direct ascent pretty risky we thought. We understand from local people that there are no problems with people going up the access road to reach the summit though we tried and failed to get direct confirmation today as no-one was home at the adjacent property. Lots of sheep here though and with the lambing season ongoing we made the decision to leave the dog at home. It was pretty easy going and the path is pretty much 2k on the nose, so it's a pleasant stroll. After admiring the views from the cairn area, we thought at first we couldn't make it over to the South edge in order to get a glimpse of trá na nglór and trá bán at the same time as we often swim at both beaches, but we found a well trodden route in the end. A little wind shelter is constructed in the little depression on the main bit of the summit and would make for welcome relief if the weather changed. Amazing views up here of Muckross Head and even with poor visibility today we could still easily make out St John's Point 10k away. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1181/comment/20460/