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North East Midlands Area , S Cen: Crookedwood Subarea
Feature count in area: 24, by county: Cavan: 7, Westmeath: 5, Meath: 5, Monaghan: 3, Leitrim: 1, Louth: 1, Longford: 2, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A, 28, 28A, 28B, 34, 35, 36, 41
Highest Place: Cornasaus 339m

Starting Places in area North East Midlands:

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Summits & other features in area North East Midlands:
Cen: Ballyjamesduff: Aghalion Hill 249m
Cen: Oldcastle: Mullaghmeen 258m, Slieve Na Calliagh 276m, Spire of Lloyd 131m, The Hill of Mael 241m
E: Kingscourt: Carrickleck Hill 173m
N Cen: Cavan Town: Shantemon 218m, Slieve Glah 320m, Tievenanass 261m
NE: Ballybay: Bunnanimma 268m
NE: Carrickmacross: Corduff 243m
NE: Castleblaney: Mullyash Mountain 317m
NE: Cen Bailieborough: Cornasaus 339m, Taghart South 290m
NW Cen: Arva: Bruse Hill 260m
NW: Aughavas: Lugganammer 190m
S Cen: Crookedwood: Cruckboeltane 199m, Knockeyon 214m
S: Westmeath South West: Knockastia 200m
SE: Boyne Valley: Hill of Slane 160.4m, Mount Oriel 251m, Tara 155m
W: Ardagh: Bawn Mountain 200m
W: Drumlish: Corn Hill 278m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Cruckboeltane, 199m Hill
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, Westmeath County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Cruckboeltane is the 1401th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference N43300 62300, OS 1:50k mapsheet 41
Place visited by: 10 members, recently by: melohara, ceadeile, conormcbandon, jackill, chalky, eamonoc, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, Fergalh, wicklore
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.346597, Latitude: 53.60893, Easting: 243300, Northing: 262300, Prominence: 101m,  Isolation: 3.7km
ITM: 643239 762319
Bedrock type: Cherty limestone, minor shale, (Derravaragh Cherts)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc199, 10 char: Crckbltn

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Leave for the winter
by mcrtchly 2 Jun 2014
We visited this summit in June but found the field mentioned by Fergalh to be sown with a cereal crop and not wishing to disturb the crop we chose not to attempt an ascent. This hill is probably best left for winter or post-harvest. Linkback:
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Picture: Summit feature.
Follow the field.
by paddyhillsbagger 5 Feb 2014
Should have followed Fergalh's route but spotted a path on the map a bit further on and thought I'd give it a try. Bad move. Path petered out on crest of hill and got gouged by gorse and tangled in bramble to make the conifer planted top. Wasted more time crawling in the plantation looking for a high point. Best I could come up with is a skeletal tree in a clearing in the midst of the conifers. Fine views when you emerge from copse. Followed the easy route back down following the field boundaries to quarry entrance and was rewarded by spotting a soaring buzzard back up on the hill. Linkback:
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Big field to cross first
by Fergalh 2 Jan 2021
Drive north of Mullingar on the Castlepollard road (R394) until you get to Taughmon Church. There is a sign for Owens concrete just beside the church. Drive along this road till you get to Owens concrete (A (N42905 61893)). Opposite the quarry there is a very large field at the top of this veer to right and you will reach the summit.... Linkback:
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Picture: Cruckboeltane from Dessie Greene's Gate
From Dessie Greene's Gate
by ceadeile 9 Nov 2022
Cruckboeltane from Dessie Greene's Gate on the N4 (Covert) to Multyfarnham Road Linkback:
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Picture: Cruckboeltane from Junction 16 on the N4 heading west.
Viewed from Junction 16 on the N4 heading west.
by ceadeile 9 Nov 2022
My advice - keep driving until you reach Leitrim or Sligo unless you are an incurable Binnion collector.
Westmeath is not very well endowed with interesting hills but Cruckboeltane must be a candidate for the worst hill in the county.
Time spent searching for the summit, on your knees, under the forest canopy, would be much better spent doing something else - like going for a swim in Lough Owel at Portnashangan. Linkback:
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