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Croaghgorm Mountain An Chruach Ghorm A name in Irish (Ir. An Chruach Ghorm [DUPN], 'the blue stack') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 674m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G94832 89584
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Longitude: -8.081078, Latitude: 54.754162 , Easting: 194832, Northing: 389584 Prominence: 541m,  Isolation: 0.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 594780 889575,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghgr, 10 char: Croaghgorm
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

Situated in the townland of Sruell. Marked as Bluestack on 1st series of 6 maps. Locally the range is simply known as na Cruacha or the Crows.   An Chruach Ghorm is the highest mountain in the Bluestack Mountains area and the 156th highest in Ireland. An Chruach Ghorm is the third highest point in county Donegal.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Croaghgorm (<i>An Chruach Ghorm</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Croaghgorm from Binnasruell
Isolated high point of the Bluestacks with spectacular views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Colin Murphy  3 May 2021
Croaghgorm is a remote, rocky mt. which is part a few loops. A new bulldozed track has opened it up for those pushed for time but for those eschewing this track be ready for a long, tough walk. Great views abound as a reward incl. the Sligo/Leitrim hills and much of S and mid Donegal.

NE. Park at G95937 94109 starA, walk 50m east and then turn S on a lane not shown on the MV map. After approx. 200m take a left, cross the Reelan river and soon turn S either a) for the top of Glascarns Hill via its NW spur or b) to follow the river topping out at Croaghbane after a long, steep pull. Whatever you do, you will summit Croaghbane from where you head W for a rocky, undulating but pleasant walk to Ardnageer. Head SW to Ardnageer SW top. Croaghgorm lies 1.5km to the SW, with a relatively gentle ascent across a rock/grass mixture. Allow 3hrs+

SW. Park with permission at G92039 88718 starB. Either a) follow the new bulldozed track up to G93950 90442 starC and then swing steeply SE to reach Croaghgorm or b) head 1st for C Far SW top [it's a steep slog and it's less steep to start 1km SW of the farm]. It's a short down and up to the SW top and, from the next col, a steep pull up to C.

S. Park at G95353 86632 starD having navigated a rough road for 2km. Head NNE up an obvious spur to G95648 88215 starE and then over to G96278 88672 starF from where it's a steep slog up to C E top. Go N for about 100m and then roughly W for 1.5km to reach C.

Notable tracks incl. track/3801, track/3177 and track/3106. Linkback:
From Binnasruell summit (See fro previous part of .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Croaghgorm (An Chruach Ghorm))
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Extensive Mountain Not Fully Explored Yet. .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghgorm (An Chruach Ghorm))
Painful descent via Croachanard Lough .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Croaghgorm (An Chruach Ghorm))
Demands Repeated Visits To Fully Appreciate And E .. by Aidy   (Show all for Croaghgorm (An Chruach Ghorm))
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