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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crocknasharragh Hill Cnoc na Searrach A name in Irish
Ir. Cnoc na Searrach [logainm.ie], 'hill of the foals’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 495m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B89760 12741
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Lucky1, trostanite, finkey86, melohara, shaunkelly, kmoore, r254donegal, simoburn, David-Guenot, Wilderness, Fergalh, turfymccloud, simon3, ahendroff
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Longitude: -8.160644, Latitude: 54.962094 , Easting: 189760, Northing: 412741 Prominence: 80m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 589711 912727,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crckns, 10 char: Crcknshrgh
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Named Crockatarrive on the 1st series of 6" maps.   Cnoc na Searrach is the 575th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Searrach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Walker making for Crocknasharragh from Crockfadda.
 
All a bit of a slog but well worth it!
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  16 Aug 2012
Park off road at B9331412721 A just S of a bridge over the Sruhancrolee stream . If conditions are clear look up SW to the sharp pointed knoll at the E end of the rocky escarpment rising above L Barra. Go NW up the grassy hillside and gradually swing W to gain the high ground B930128 B at the back (N) of the pointed knoll and some 500m along from the start. Go NW up the slope and then down to the saddle below Crocknasharragh B906133 C, some 2k in all. Change direction to SW and a further 1k up the slope arrive at the summit marked by a trig pillar and an adjacent cairn. Views fron this relatively small hill amidst the higher tops of Derryveigh are both exceptional and extensive. Return by way of ascent but note that the route can be used either as the start or finish in a round which would also include Crocfadda and Crockfadda NE Top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/472/comment/5231/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Searrach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: The view NE from the summit.
An engaging top.
by Harry Goodman  11 Aug 2012
I climbed this hill on 26 July 2012 as the final top in a round of six that had started with Bingorms on a climb up from the R254 near L Barra. (For previous part of route see my comments on Crockfadda.) The climb up from the saddle B906133 C below Crockfadda was about 1k, over grass and heather with some rocky patches, to the rock covered flat summit area. The top is marked by a trig pillar and an adjacent cairn near to a cluster of large granite boulders one of which sat up vertically like an ancient standing stone some two metres high. The views from the top of this hill, the lowest in my round, were both exceptional and extensive. To the NE was Errigal and the fine line of tops of the Glover Highlander stretching back to Muckish. To the W and S was an extensive panorama which included Aranmore Island, Slievetooey, Slieve League and the long ridge of the Bluestacks fronted by Scraigs and Agla Mt. From the top I descended back to the saddle below Crockfadda before heading SE (right) to gain the crest of the SE spur of Crockfadda and following it down some 2k to B930128 B near a small pointed knoll, high above L Barra. Then keeping the knoll on my right, to avoid the dangerous and precipitous rocky face falling down to the road, I went NE down and around a more gentle but energy sapping trackless short slope through tough long grass for some 500 metres to my parking place at B9331412721 A. The route of my descent could be used for an out and back climb of Crocknasharragh. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/472/comment/14747/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Searrach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Summit area
 
eflanaga on Cnoc na Searrach, 2008
by eflanaga  21 Jul 2008
Not so much a comment as a picture of the summit area. This taken off yours truly during ML assessment in March of this year. The mountains in the background are the Croaghgorms (Bluestacks). Easy ascent from Crockfadda over good ground. Rock/slab strewn summit with great views as is the case for most of the tops in this range. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/472/comment/3243/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc na Searrach in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: At the top!
View from Crocknasharragh
by r254donegal  21 Apr 2015
Errigal, top left. Snaght in the middle. Crockfadda in the middle foreground with the top of moylenanav in the far right Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/472/comment/17942/
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