Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions

Lake District: Extended Kentmere Round

Lake District: Fairfield Horseshoe

Aughinish: Clare Island

Croagh Patrick

Near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)

Ballyhoura 3 Tops

Binn Mhairg: A well worthwhile but neglected scramble

Moanlaur Ridge

Scanlan's Island: Clare Island

Lackabane: NE Spur

Mount Brandon S Ridge from Conor Pass

Munnia Top: Coastal Hill

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Mourne Mountains Area   Slieve Croob Subarea
Rating graphic.
Slieve Croob Mountain Sliabh Crúibe A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Crúibe [DUPN], 'mountain of the hoof') Down County, in Arderin List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 20 Grid Reference: J31847 45378
Place visited by 175 members. Recently by: Xiom5724, m0jla, Reeks2011, LorraineG60, guestuser, LorraineG, melohara, mgtrose, MichaelG55, stevebullers, daftgrandad, ckilm, susanc, PPruz, eamonoc
I have visited this place: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -5.973564, Latitude: 54.340068 , Easting: 331847, Northing: 345378 Prominence: 439m,  Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 731767 845379,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SlvCrb, 10 char: SlvCrob
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

The River Lagan rises on the northern slopes of Slieve Croob. The three parishes of Magherahamlet, Kilmegan and Drumgooland converge on the summit, which has excellent panoramic views, including a particularly fine view of the northern peaks in the Mourne Mountains. Until the mid-20th century, there was a tradition of climbing the mountain on Blaeberry Sunday at the end of July or beginning of August. This is clearly a survival of a Lughnasa tradition [see MacNeill, 155-56]. The summit cairn is locally known as the Twelve Cairns, but this seems to be a relatively modern name arising from damage causing the break-up of a single cairn into several smaller heaps.   Slieve Croob is the 462nd highest place in Ireland. Slieve Croob is the most northerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/?PHPSESSID=0u6nmoiun5qt0861vre145fvf0
COMMENTS for Slieve Croob << Prev page 1 2 3
I took my 4 year old daughter via the Drumkerragh .. by WillHoey   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Just came back from climbing Slieve Croob, was ho .. by Townsman2004   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
An early morning view of Slieve Croob 'floating' .. by mneary34   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
Had intended to take the (reputedly) more interes .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Croob in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Slieve Croob, 2004
by simon3  4 Jan 2004
Slieve Croob is a northern outlier of older “Newry” granite, quite distinct in origin from the main Mournes. This picture shows its southern side on a wintery December day.

It appears that there may well be a relatively small wind farm built on the side or top of Slieve Croob so this view may not stay this way.

If you are interested in visiting the summit there is good access from the east side. You can use the 1:25k map of the area, available from the OSNI. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/388/comment/792/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
For the best panoramic view in the North climb Sl .. by janerobbie   (Show all for Slieve Croob)
 
COMMENTS for Slieve Croob << Prev page 1 2 3
(End of comment section for Slieve Croob.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.