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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE Cen: Glenelly North East Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 503.4mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crockbrack Mountain Cnoc Breac A name in Irish, also Rock Hill an extra name in English (Ir. Cnoc Breac [PNNI], 'speckled hill') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 526.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H71694 95756
Place visited by 87 members. Recently by: Tricia-Mulligan, No1Grumbler, headspace, Paddym99, Sperrinwalker, garybuz, Cecil1976, pdtempan, ElaineM76, Carolyn105, AlanReid, annem, srr45, osullivanm, simon3
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Longitude: -6.885888, Latitude: 54.804522 , Easting: 271695, Northing: 395757 Prominence: 151m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 671628 895746,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crckbr, 10 char: Crockbrack
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Glenelly Formation)

Also Rock Hill   Crockbrack is the 485th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Crockbrack (<i>Cnoc Breac</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from the SW
Southeastern outlier of High Sperrins
Short Summary created by simon3, Onzy  22 Aug 2021
Crockbrack is situated in the southeast corner of the network of roads which cordon off the high Sperrins. As such, it is easily reached either from the B47 to the south or the B40 to the east. Given its position there are substantial views, particularly to the south and east.

From the south, one approach is from a gated track at H705 944 starA. After 200m the track forks; the right track heading towards the hill until it peters out at around 370m. There is a fence on the left which leads all the way to the top. It is possible to park at the bridge H69553 94018 starB

From the B40 to the east, a number of starting points are possible including making use of tracks leaving the B40 at either H749 974 starC or H754 967 starD.

There is a substantial fence junction at H71714 95747 starE. The actual summit is 100-150m along the fence heading west from this point.

Be aware that should you attempt to walk straight to Mullaghsallagh which is to the west, you may be stopped for farming reasons. Linkback:
Second Time Lucky!
by dino  3 Feb 2013
I have the same set of cards as dr_banuska and have also had this walk on my planner for quite some time. Finally got around to climbing it today having had an aborted attempt last weekend due to ferociously strong winds and driving hail/snow at Crockmore. Today was much milder although the stretch from Crockmore to Crockbrack and then on to Craigbane was very exposed with strong winds.

I followed the entire card route and descended from Craigbane along the track marked on the OS map and back into Moneyneany making a 12.3km circular route.

This is an easy to moderate route with easy navigation. The only non-tracked section is from the summit of Crockbrack to Craigbane but the suggested route follows the fenceline exactly.

I found the summit to be approx 145m from the summit waypoint in the Emerald Isle maps and will upload my reading here as it matches the OS map summit. Linkback:
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It's Good but can be better....
by gerrym  23 Jan 2014
Climbed Feb 04 fom Moydamlaght Forest (grid 743986 starF). Followed the well signposted Ulster Way to B42 through Moneyeanny village for 1.5 miles. Turned onto a narrow lane climbing slopes of Crockmore (478m).

As the lane winds up the hill houses and farm buildings are left behind, with ever widening views. From the summit of Crockmore turn right to follow the fence to Crockbrack. The summit is marked only by the joining of fences. Views were crystal clear E and S to the Antrim Hills, Lough Neagh (mostly masked by Slieve Gallion) and the Mournes in the distance. To the W and N the Sperrins were laid out along the Genelly Valley. The walk to the summit took 2 hours but this was with 4-5 " snow with drifts up to 3 feet.

Follow fence W as drops down into Finglen. Cross burn and up other side to high ground between Mullaghsallagh and Oughtmore (697962 starG). Drop into next glen along Golamuck Burn to Goles River and the isolated settlement of Goles. Had to follow the river upstream to find a suitable crossing point.

Follow fence (677964 starH) onto southern flank of Meenard. A good climb before views open out W to Sawel and Dart. The ground was snow covered with big drifts filling in between the peat hags so going wasn't too quick. Fence continues right along mountain top - there is a little cairn of sorts off in the peat hags.

The Sperrins are all about views which to my mind are unsurpassed in the north of Ireland. I was able to see the Donegal Hills to W, with Muckish very distinct, N to Inishowen and Lough Foyle and E to Knocklayd in Antrim. I could even see the Scottish islands further N. S the line of the Mournes stretched out to Slieve Gullion. Of course the immediate scenery of the Sperrins was thrown too.

From Meenard follow the ever present fence and drop down 300ft before the short climb to the summit of Mullaghaneany, through peat hags. Summit is marked by the joining of fences (again!) and the views as outlined were perfect with clear air from the north. Taking in Oughtmore would have been a natural finish to the circuit but as was nearly dark i decided to follow fence NE to the B40 running through Banagher Forest.

With snow on the ground and a clear night sky there were even shadows on the ground, though with no torch I had to take it very easy and did find the going tricky. On reaching the road turn right (east) and follow as it drops down out of the hills, the road was covered in frozen snow and ice and again was difficult underfoot. With the clear night sky and isolation of walking along the road for 3 miles I had a fantastic experience with the parallel electricity pylons buzzing away to the side. At (738984 starI) turn left along the lane and left again to reach the carpark (9 hours and 14 miles). Linkback:
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Picture: Looking north towards Mullaghmore/Moydamlaght Forest from the lower slopes (camera died right after
dr_banuska on Crockbrack, 2009
by dr_banuska  14 Dec 2009
This is a peak I'd been planning to tackle for some time, as it's featured in a nice set of walking cards I have called Landscapes from Stone: Walk the Sperrins. I started in Moneyneany village, outside Draperstown. I parked in the large chapel car park at the top of the village (as the card recommends) and headed south, over the Douglas River and turned right up the Drumderg Road. The first part of the route is signed as part of Hudy's Way, a 10km walk developed in memory of a local man who once attempted flight using home-made wings, unsuccessfully leaping off the nearby Craignashoke cliffs! Follow the minor country road to Crockataggart townland (H 741 969 starJ), where the Ulster Way is currently signed left and Hudy's Way right. The UW signage is in fact obsolete as this route was recently redeveloped and diverted south here via lower lying country roads. Regardless, diverge from Hudy's Way and head left as the trail begins to climb more steeply uphill. This is a long and winding but very pleasant walk, with ever widening views: to the north was Mullaghmore/Moydamlaght Forest, then to the left the distinctive profiles of Benbradagh then Binevenagh appeared, and finally Inishowen. To the east/south east the view was quite hazy but Slieve Gallion dominated and I could just about make out Lough Neagh beyond (and the Antrim/Belfast hills beyond it). To the west the long ridge of Craigagh Hill, Spelhoagh and Oughtmore were clearly visible and took on a different appearance in the winter sun. You cross three cattlegrids in total, the last just west of the lower peak of Crockmore (478m, H 727 955 starK). I detoured quickly to check out this featureless summit, thinking it may one day appear on MV and I'd be kicking myself I didn't bag it when I had the chance! Returning to the path, after a short distance it forks again. Follow the right fork which makes its way towards the higher summit; or rather it runs parallel to a fence which reaches the summit. After a time, the path levels out and you see an old rusty gate ahead. Look to your right and a path continues the short distance to the summit. When you reach the fence straight ahead, turn left and the summit is marked by a meeting of fences in typical Sperrins fashion. By now the views had opened out to include the higher peaks of Sawel, Dart etc., Carnanelly & Goles Forest across the Glenelly Valley, and the region's various loughs, namely Loughs Fea and Ouske. There is a stile here where you can cross and begin the long descent north then east back to Moneyneany via Craigbane. After some deliberation I opted not to follow the suggested route, but rather to tackle the neighbouring summit of Mullaghsallagh (485m), to the west, for which I'll do a separate account. The suggested descent however would have been much simpler and shorter, and is quite easily discernible from OSNI map 13. If anyone would like to see the route card I would be happy to scan and email. Linkback:
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BILLNOR on Crockbrack, 2005
by BILLNOR  19 Oct 2005
Climbed on 16-10-2005. Started the walk with my wife at Derrynoyd lane just outside Moneyeanny village. The lane starts off as tarmac and then after about one mile a gravel path which was very wet and muddy. As we made our way up the slopes to the summit of Crockmore (478m) heavy cloud and mist rolled in from the south east and visibility reduced to at time less than twenty feet. We stopped for a wellcome cuppa before heading to the summit of Crockbrack . Visability became very poor so we turned back. We returned the way we came once or twice we wher e lucky to see through the cloud to see the Glenelly valley below. We intend to return another day when the weather and cloud is kinder as we believe the views are good from both these summits. Linkback:
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New way marking
by susanc  30 Aug 2015
Did the walk again today, had done it previously from the old card as mentioned by other walkers. The route is now thoroughly way marked as Crockbrack Way along with Ulster Way and Hudy's Way at various points. Also some new very vertical ladder stiles have been added. Couldn't get lost if you tried! Linkback:
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