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Derryveagh Mountains Area   Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
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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
Place visited by 88 members. Recently by: Claybird007, jellybean, Nomad691, Krumel, Carolineswalsh, NualaB, nupat, Seamy13, TessDws, Cecil1976, annem, srr45, pcoleman, DNicholson, AlanReid
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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 479th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Crockfadda (<i>An Cnoc Fada</i>) in area Derryveagh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Lough Agannive with Lough Atirrive partly visible above & Crockglass rising behind from northern slo
 
eflanaga on Crockfadda, 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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