Crockauns 463m hill, Dartry Mountains Castlegal Hills Ireland at
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Crockauns Hill Na Cnocáin A name in Irish
Leitrim County, in Carn List, Mudbank limestone Bedrock

Height: 463m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G75942 41043
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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 679th highest place in Ireland.

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Muscle straining! .. by group   (Show all for Crockauns)
It's surprising that the group of hills that Croc .. by simon3   (Show all for Crockauns) Picture about mountain Crockauns in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View across Glencar to Truskmore from Crockauns summit
A fine view point.
by Harry Goodman  28 May 2012
I climbed Crockauns on 5 May 2012 as part of a round of other tops in the Castlegal group of hills. (For previous part of the route see my comments on Hangman's Hill.) Having descended N from Hangman's Hill, to the broad grassy valley below, we headed W making for a distinctive gap between two twin eastern outliers of Crockauns (Pt.374 and an unmarked top of 380m) where we picked up a narrow intermittent rough track which led us up to G7697640481 C where we crossed a fence and followed an old raised stone ditch WNW (keeping it on our right side.). At G765407 D we had the option of following a wall/ditch which branched off NW and could have been followed to another junction at G764410 E before turning left and walking WSW to the top. This may have an advantage that it may present views across Glencar as it follows the line of the N escarpment of the hill. However we opted to continue W along the ditch, keeping it to our right, and up to G762407 F before heading NW up the heathery hillside to the top, the cairn for which we could soon see ahead G7596540997 G, and which at 483m was the highest point on our round. From the top here was a fine view across N to the high Dartry escarpment capped by Truskmore, while to the S we could see Lough Gill and nearer to hand the three Keelogyboy Tops and Hangman's Hill. NW we could see Cope's Mt., our next and final hill of the round, beckoning to us some 1.6k further on. Had we wished to finish at this point we could have returned to our start point for the day G7626940300 H by retracing our steps back to the valley floor and then by going W around Pt.374 or we could have followed madfrankies shorter but steep route down along a fence to the start. Trackback:
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