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Sperrin Mountains Area , NE Cen: Glenelly North East Subarea
Feature count in area: 64, by county: Derry: 34, Tyrone: 39, of which 9 are in both Derry and Tyrone, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8
Highest Place: Sawel 678m

Starting Places (21) in area Sperrin Mountains:
Altinure Road, Banagher Glen Nature Reserve, Barnes Gap Car Park, Crocknakin, Drumnaspar Picnic CP, Glenchiel Road, Glenedra Bridge, Glenelly Road, Parkreagh, Goles Road, Lough Ouske, Moneyneany Village, Moydamlaght Forest, Moydamlaght Road, Mullaghmore, Mullaghbane, Spaltindoagh, Sperrin Hamlet, Sperrin Heritage Centre, Sperrin Heritage Centre W, Sperrin Road, Barnes Top, Sperrin Road, Glashagh Bridge, Sperrin Road, Sperrin

Summits & other features in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills: Crockdooish 321m, Curradrolan Hill 270m, Eglish 277m, Letterlogher 249m, Mullaghmeash Hill 244m, Slieveboy 259m, Straid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East: Barnes Top 456m, Craigagh Hill 460m, Crockbrack 526.1m, Knockanbane Mountain 441m, Meenard Mountain 620m, Meenard Mtn W Top 480m, Mullaghaneany 627m, Mullaghash 480m, Mullaghsallagh 485m, Oughtmore 569m, Spelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North: Benbradagh 465m, Boviel Top 454m, Carn Hill 448m, Carntogher 464m, Moneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South: Bohilbreaga 478m, Coolnasillagh Mountain 423m, Corick Mountain 430m, Crockalougha 407m, Mullaghmore 550m, White Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West: Dart Mountain 619m, Dart Mountain North-West Top 525m, Learmount Mountain 489m, Learmount Mountain South Top 492m, Mullaghasturrakeen 581m, Mullaghcarbatagh 517m, Mullaghclogha 635m, Mullaghclogher 572m, Mullaghdoo 568m, Sawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills: Clondermot Hill 220m, Gortmonly Hill 218m, Slievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East: Carnanelly 562m, Carnanelly West Top 503.4m, Mullaghbane 467m, Mullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills: Cregganconroe 300m, Fir Mountain 362m, Oughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West: Clogherny Top 408m, Craignamaddy 385m, Crocknamoghil 335m, Mullaghbolig 442m, Spaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn: Curraghchosaly Mountain 416m, Mullaghcarn 542m, Mullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills: Bessy Bell 420m, Mullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane: Balix Hill 403m, Knockavoe 296m, Owenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crockbrack, 526.1m Mountain Cnoc Breac A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc Breac [PNNI], 'speckled hill') Rock Hill an extra name in English, Derry County in Ulster province, in Arderin Lists, Crockbrack is the 486th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference H71694 95756, OS 1:50k mapsheet 13
Place visited by: 89 members, recently by: mountainmike, wintersmick, Tricia-Mulligan, No1Grumbler, headspace, Paddym99, Sperrinwalker, garybuz, Cecil1976, pdtempan, ElaineM76, Carolyn105, AlanReid, annem, srr45
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.885888, Latitude: 54.804522, Easting: 271695, Northing: 395757, Prominence: 151m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 671628 895746
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Glenelly Formation)
Notes on name: Also Rock Hill
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crckbr, 10 char: Crockbrack

Gallery for Crockbrack (Cnoc Breac) and surrounds
Summary for Crockbrack (Cnoc Breac): Southeastern outlier of High Sperrins
Summary created by simon3, Onzy 2021-08-22 08:01:08
   picture about Crockbrack (<em>Cnoc Breac</em>)
Picture: View from the SW
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 Lough Ouske (H705 944). 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 A (H69553 94018)

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

There is a substantial fence junction at D (H71714 95747). 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.
Member Comments for Crockbrack (Cnoc Breac)

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 E (H743 986)). 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 (F (H697 962)). 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 (G (H677 964)) 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 (H (H738 984)) 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
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 (I (H741 969)), 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, J (H727 955)). 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
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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