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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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Crockfadda Hill An Cnoc Fada A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Fada [OSI], 'the long hill') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 485m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B94982 16435
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Longitude: -8.079188, Latitude: 54.995356 , Easting: 194982, Northing: 416435 Prominence: 110m,  Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 594932 916420,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc485, 10 char: Crockfa485
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Note that there is another hill of this name between Slieve Snaght and Crocknasharragh.   An Cnoc Fada is the 605th highest place in Ireland.

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Exquisite Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for An Cnoc Fada)
The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for An Cnoc Fada)
Crockfadda is a hill that I have walked many, man .. by vikinghar   (Show all for An Cnoc Fada) Picture about mountain An Cnoc Fada in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Cnoc Fada is high ground to right before Errigal, as seen from Moylenanav
gerrym on An Cnoc Fada, 2010
by gerrym  27 Mar 2010
Cnoc Fada was the first stop on a cracking round from Dunlewy, also taking in Drumnaliffernn, Bingorms, Slieve Snaght and Crockfadda NE Top. Parking was at the side of the road just past the start of the track into the Poisoned Glen.

The track into the Glen is well worn and passes over a lovely arched stone bridge. At this point Errigal is still ahead with the X Factor but this changes as travel further into the ampitheatre. The ground does get pretty wet, but relativity is all - as i think of the walk into Lough Belshade in the Bluestacks! The grass is lush and green and the walls of rock tower skyward all around. I passed the gully access point to the right and veered left to follow the river dropping down from little Lough Beg. There was a bit of boulder hopping and walking along a surprisingly dry riverbed.

On reaching a deerfence i followed this steeply uphill to the right, along the flanks of Cnoc Fada. As i stopped to catch my breath the wind exhaled and whistled through the strands of wire beside me. A couple of merlins flew past furiously and noisily. Mackoght now deems to make an appearance alongside the presence of Errigal above the high ground of Maumlack. The whole of the Poison Glen was also laid out before me, back to the ruined church at Dunlewy (wow).

The toil uphill is steep and today was slippery. At the crest leave the fenceline and head to the right to reach the 485m of Cnoc Fada after a couple of hours walking. Big big views to the surrounding Derryveaghs - Dooish joining from the NW, Moylenanav to the S and Drumnaliffernn, Bingorms and S Snaght. The ground here is wonderfully rocky and gives a great sense of being in the wilds.

Options to extend the walk from here are numerous dependent upon time, energy, interest and experience. I took another 5 hours in the cold, mist and wet underfoot, getting back near dark and kipping in the car - and it was great! Linkback:
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