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Knocklayd Mountain Cnoc Leithid A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Leithid [DUPN], 'hill of the slope/expanse') Antrim County, in Arderin List, Columnar tholeiitic basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D11500 36400
Place visited by 96 members. Recently by: sandilandsn, Xiom5724, Shuby, m0jla, melohara, Ulsterpooka, hivisibility, ckilm, jmcg, susanc, jimbloomer, jimmyread, trostanite, CaptainVertigo, simoburn
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Longitude: -6.251362, Latitude: 55.162174 , Easting: 311500, Northing: 436400 Prominence: 389m,  Isolation: 5.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 711424 936380,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckly, 10 char: Knocklayd
Bedrock type: Columnar tholeiitic basalt lava, (Causeway Tholeiite Member)

With its characteristic conical shape, it can be recognised in many views from the northern part of County Antrim. The summit is surmounted by a cairn known as Carn an Truagh, interpreted in the Ordnance Survey Memoirs as 'cairn of the three', but the anglicised form is not compatible with this interpretation, and Fiachra Mac Gabhann described it as 'of unknown origin' in PNNI vol vii.   Knocklayd is the third highest mountain in the Antrim Hills area and the 523rd highest in Ireland. Knocklayd is the third highest point in county Antrim.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocklayd in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MoVqs--8lw
 
A Video from the Summit
by CaptainVertigo  13 Dec 2012
Dick Glasgow (possibly a member of MV since he gives this site a mention) has uploaded a short movie on YouTube showing the views from the summit of Knocklayd. Gives you a notion of what you might see up there. I haven't gone up yet but I'm looking forward to it.
Dick Glasgow says:
Shot on the top of Knocklayd, Co. Antrim, on a beautiful balmy day in late October 2010, showing the lovely views of Ballycastle, Rathlin Island, Islay, Jura, Argyll & Ailsa Craig.
My house is on the side of Knocklayd, so I'm lucky enough to be able to walk my dogs every day, on her lower slopes. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/428/comment/14892/
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