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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE: Glenshane North 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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Carntogher Hill Carn Tóchair A name in Irish (Ir. Carn Tóchair [DUPN], 'cairn of the causeway') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 464m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C79643 06089
Place visited by 49 members. Recently by: pdtempan, Kilcoobin, mullanger, DavidHoy, LorraineG60, wicklore, mallymcd, eamonoc, Fergalh, trostanite, LorraineG, Wilderness, sperrinlad, MichaelG55, susanc
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Longitude: -6.759461, Latitude: 54.896098 , Easting: 279643, Northing: 406089 Prominence: 138m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 679575 906074,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crntgh, 10 char: Carntogher
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

The causeway referred to may be that mentioned in Táin Bó Cuailnge. Conchobar, King of Ulster, sends his son throughout the kingdom to rouse the warriors to battle. He passed across a causeway before arriving in the valley of Dungiven. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 148-49) for details of the festive assembly on Carntogher.   Carntogher is the 679th highest place in Ireland. Carntogher is the second most easterly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/
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On the first occasion I climbed this hill I did s .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Carntogher (Carn Tóchair))
 
Carntogher is litte more than a bump on the long .. by gerrym   (Show all for Carntogher (Carn Tóchair))
 
Sperrin outlier wth long views .. by slemish   (Show all for Carntogher (Carn Tóchair))
 
Carntogher punches much more than its weight in t .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Carntogher (Carn Tóchair))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carntogher (<i>Carn Tóchair</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Gob an Chairn / The Snout of the Cairn
 
Finally made it to Carntogher
by pdtempan  26 Sep 2021
Having commented in 2007 that I must get around to climbing Carntogher, I finally made it today. As I'm focussing on completing my local 100, it had to be done. I knew from reading that there was a pretty good network of paths on the hill, but I was expecting more desolate countryside. That came eventually when we continued on to Moneyoran Hill as our second peak of the day, but the walk started in quite lush farmland at Cotter's Row and Carntogher itself was easily and quickly climbed. With a whole range of ancient monuments on this hill, you get a real sense that many pairs of feet have trod these paths before. Oddly though, the burial cairn at the summit, which dates back to the Neolithic era and which gives the hill its name, is not marked on the OSNI Discoverer map, whereas the 19th century emigrants' cairn a little south of the summit is shown. Nor is it possible to pick out Gob an Chairn / The Snout of the Cairn on the map, the most noticeable landform visible during the ascent. The view from the summit was excellent on this windy autumn day and we could not only see Knocklayd but also Islay and the mountains of Arran beyond in Scotland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/567/comment/23288/
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In answer to your questions, Éamonn, Carn Mullaig .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Carntogher (Carn Tóchair))
 
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