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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
An Cnoc Mór 349mAn Mhaoil Mhór (Owey Island) 102mBallystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCnoc Colbha 363mCnoc na Naomh 155.9mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mTroscshliabh 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (mullach thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   An Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Fada 529mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir thuaidh) 502mAn Cnoc Fada (mullach thoir) 454mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Dubhais 651.5mAn Dubhais (mullach thoir theas) 553.9mAn Eachla Bheag 563.9mAn Eachla Bheag (mullach theas) 602.3mAn Eachla Mhór 581.2mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Earagail 751mAn Grogán Mór 457mAn Mhucais 667.1mArd Loch na mBreac Beadaí 472.5mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na bhFaircheach 517mCnoc na bhFaircheach (mullach thoir theas) 470mCnoc na Searrach 495mCnoc Uí Mhaolruanaidh 430mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mMac Uchta 555mMám an Leaca 480mNa Beanna Gorma 578mNa Leargacha 470.6mSagart na Dubhaise 506.4mSaggartnadooish East Top 478.9mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí 596mSliabh Sneachta 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   An Dubhais (mullach thiar theas) 528mSliabh Dhroim na Luifearnaí (mullach thoir thuaidh) 585m
Fanad:   Cashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mCnoc na dTeannála 152mDroim an Bhothaigh 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCionn Bheatha 384mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mLeahanmore 442mMaol na nDamh 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crockfadda Mountain An Cnoc Fada A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Fada [OSI], 'the long hill') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 529m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B90990 13637
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Longitude: -8.141517, Latitude: 54.970077 , Easting: 190990, Northing: 413637 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 590938 913613,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crckfd, 10 char: Crockfadda
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Note that there is another hill of this name between Slieve Snaght and Dooish.   An Cnoc Fada is the 474th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Cnoc Fada in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking back to Crockfadda (centre) from Crocknasharragh, with Slieve Snaght (back right)
 
Ever met a million rural midges?
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman, simon3, jackill  17 Aug 2012
Approach from Glenveagh along the R254. Park in the small slipway carpark at B92918 12363 A, room for 5-6 cars. Walk northeast along the road for 1km, to a bridge. Go left and follow the Sruhancrolee stream northwest over marshy ground before ascending steeply next to a small waterfall. As the ground becomes less steep, around B920137 B, leave the stream and go W across a boggy kilometre to the small summit cairn on an otherwise featureless grass covered plateau. Return by way of ascent. If you climb here in summer months bring midge repellant. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/5155/
 
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Picture: Lough Agannive with Lough Atirrive partly visible above & Crockglass rising behind from northern slo
eflanaga on An Cnoc Fada, 2006
by eflanaga  20 Apr 2006
(Climbed April 17th – see Crockfadda North-East Top for previous stage in walk). Leaving Crockfadda North-East Top I started to make my weary way south-west towards my final target. While this straight as the crow flies route was not particularly steep, my knee was beginning to act up again making the 60m descent to a narrow col followed by an 87m climb to Crockfadda’s summit a little more difficult than it should have been. Nevertheless, I reached the top in reasonable time. After taking a few photographs of Crocknafarragh, Crockglass and Lough Atirrive to the north-west, Errigal to the north and Slieve Snaght to the north-east I was ready to make for home. I had only walked about 200m when I was greeted by the start of the heaviest drizzle of the day. This was to make the last leg of the walk somewhat miserable. I decided to follow a route along the course of the Devlin River back to Dunlewey. About ten minutes after leaving Crockfadda’s summit Lough Agannive came into view down below me. I had initially taken a bearing, which would bring me east of Agannive, crossing the stream that feeds the Devlin River from the lough. However, I took a little detour to explore one of the small sandy beaches at the lough’s edge. After crossing the stream I decided to keep to the higher ground west of the river as the going along the riverbank was extremely difficult. I maintained a height of about 300 metres for 1K dropping gradually to a height of approximately 220m before reaching the final descent back down to Dunlewey Old Church. The terrain all along this route is rough and uneven bog. The heavy drizzle and recent heavy rainfall had left the ground extremely wet. This final leg of the walk - from Crockfadda to the Old Church ruins seeming twice as long as the 5.7K it actually was. Cold and tired I reached the height overlooking the church and dropped of the final slope crossing the Devlin River and a small stream by way of stepping stones to rejoin the track and little bridge I had crossed earlier in the day. A short walk brought me back to the car where a litre of water and 500mls of energy drinks was greedily consumed. After all that a two and a half hour drive home left me exhausted but delighted about what had proved to be a fairly challenging but largely enjoyable 14K horseshoe walk in my favourite part of the country. I would thoroughly recommend it – but if possible pick a drier and sunnier day if you can! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/2288/
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zeaphod on An Cnoc Fada, 2004
by zeaphod  29 Feb 2004
Fairly easy walk up from the Owencarrow valley road, although the long grass (chest height in places when I last walked here) and uneven ground make it seem much harder. Once onto the tops, the going is much easier, with large slabs of rock, interspersed with bog/water. You have a good chance of spotting herds of deer up here. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/865/
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Picture: West Donegal revealed.
 
simon3 on An Cnoc Fada, 2005
by simon3  17 Sep 2005
Crockfadda will reward you with a great view of the West Donegal coast on a good day. The picture is a SW view, though further north you should be able to see Aran Island. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/1946/
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Picture: View NE from Crockfadda to Crockfadda NE Top (middle foreground) and Slieve Snaght (right)
Just another top.
by Harry Goodman  11 Aug 2012
I came to Crockfadda on 26 July 2012 as the fifth in a round of six tops in the Derryveagh Mts. (For previous part of the route see my comments on Crockfadda NE Top.) From the saddle below Crockfadda NE Top B913140 C I continued up and along SW for some 500m to the top, marked by a small pile of stones, on yet another flat topped featureless grass covered plateau not uncommon in these hills. The views were similar to those I had seen from Crockfadda NE Top except that Crocknasharragh the final hill in my round was now in view some 1.6k further SW. I therefore pressed on by continuing down to the saddle with Crocknasharragh B906133 D. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/14746/
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Picture: The boulder strewn summit area.
 
Boggy Top
by Aidy  10 Apr 2016
Reached from Crockfadda NE Top, which was a short walk, but over difficult ground in places. Very boggy with a lot of tussocky grass. To get back down to the R254 I headed east to near point B from previous comments, made the steep descent beside the waterfall, and had an easy walk from there to the road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/396/comment/18489/
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