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Dartry Mountains Area   SW: Castlegal Hills Subarea
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Crockauns Hill Na Cnocáin A name in Irish Leitrim County in Connacht Province, in Carn List, Mudbank limestone Bedrock

Height: 463m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75942 41043
Place visited by 59 members. Recently by: melohara, noucamp, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, magnumpig, 40Shades, Sao, Wildrover, conormcbandon, AdrianneB, aidand, TommyV, bryanmccabe, Hilldweller, scapania
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Longitude: -8.370809, Latitude: 54.317983 , Easting: 175942, Northing: 341043 Prominence: 388m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 575874 841091,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc463, 10 char: Crockauns
Bedrock type: Mudbank limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

Previously Crockaune in MV.   Crockauns is the 683rd highest place in Ireland.

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Muscle straining! .. by group   (Show all for Crockauns (Na Cnocáin)) Picture about mountain Crockauns (<i>Na Cnocáin</i>) in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Crockauns south side with distinctive cliff and scree slope.
simon3 on Crockauns, 2009
by simon3  19 Dec 2009
It's surprising that the group of hills that Crockauns is in has had so few comments since it is a magnificent wild place, with very little sign of recreational use though there is some active sheep farming. In 2005 the area including Cope's Mtn, Crockauns, Hangman's Hill and Keelogyboy was declared a Natural Heritage Area with restrictions on many types of activity including commercial recreational. There is a report of a sign opposing hillwalking (see ) however we saw no such signs on our visit.
One place to park is at around G75674001 B on the public road. Note that the various sheep pens made of both concrete and wire fence are in use so do not block them or impede vehicles towing trailers. Crockauns is just 1km nearly north of this vicinity however it is possible to walk further into the valley (east) and then find some rough tracks that lead up the SE shoulder of the hill. It is then possible to walk the irregular 1.4km ridge to Crockauns.
The photo is looking west and shows the distinctive weathering pattern of the limestone resulting in the bluffs to the right and then the shadow-covered Knocknarea beyond the buildings of Sligo. On the skyline towards the left is Knocknalongy in the Ox Mountains. Faint and on the central skyline is Slieve Car in the Nephin Begs, an amazing 89km away. Linkback:
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A fine view point. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Crockauns (Na Cnocáin))
Blessed Views of Sligo .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockauns (Na Cnocáin))
Crockauns is mentioned in Mountaineering in Irela .. by simon3   (Show all for Crockauns (Na Cnocáin))
A slight alternative to Simon's approach would be .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Crockauns (Na Cnocáin))
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