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Mourne Mountains Area , S: Rostrevor Subarea
Feature count in area: 58, all in Down, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY
Highest Place: Slieve Donard 849m

Starting Places (33) in area Mourne Mountains:
Alex Steddom Tree, Aughrim Airstrip, Ben Crom Dam, Bloody Bridge Car Park, Carlingford Greenway, Carrick Little, Crocknafeola Wood, Crotlieve Mountain, Donard Car Park Newcastle, Drummanmore Picnic, Fofanny Reservoir, Forest Office CP, Gamekeepers Lodge CP, Happy Valley Trassey Rd, Hen Mountain CP, Leitrim Lodge CP, Mayo Road Corner, Meelmore Lodge, Newcastle Harbour, Ott CP, Red Bog Road, Rourkes Park, Sandy Brae, Silent Valley Reservoir Head Rd, Slieve Donard Trail Head, Slieve Foye Viewing Point, Slievefoy Forest CP, Spelga Dam E, Spelga Dam N, Spelga Dam S, Trassey Car Park, Two Mile River CP, Yellow Water Park

Summits & other features in area Mourne Mountains:
Cen: Loughshannagh: Ben Crom 526m, Carn Mountain 585.2m, Carn Mountain North Top 553.7m, Doan 592.6m, Ott Mountain 526.8m, Slieve Loughshannagh 617m, Slieve Muck 670.4m, Slievenaglogh 445m
E: Binnian: Slieve Binnian 745.9m, Slieve Binnian East Top 639m, Slieve Binnian North Top 678m, Slieve Binnian North Tor 682.5m, Wee Binnian 460m
E: Donard: Chimney Rock Mountain 656m, Crossone 540m, Millstone Mountain 460m, Rocky Mountain 524m, Slieve Donard 849m
E: Lamagan: Cove Mountain 654.8m, Slieve Beg 595.9m, Slievelamagan 702.2m
N: Bearnagh: Slieve Bearnagh 739m, Slieve Bearnagh North Tor 680m, Slieve Meelbeg 701.9m, Slieve Meelmore 687m
N: Castlewellan: Slievenalargy 280m, Slievenaslat 272m
N: Commedagh: Slieve Commedagh 767m, Slieve Corragh 641.9m, Slievenaglogh 584.4m, Slievenaglogh East Top 571m
N: Croob: Cratlieve 429m, Slieve Croob 534m, Slievegarran 391m, Slievenisky 446m
N: Rathfriland: Knockiveagh 235m
S: Kilkeel: Knockchree 306m
S: Rostrevor: Crenville 460m, Finlieve 578m, Slievemartin 485m, Slievemeel 420m, Slievemeen 472m
W: Hilltown: Gruggandoo 382m, Slieveacarnane 296m
W: Slievemoughanmore: Crotlieve Mountain 347m, Eagle Mountain 638m, Rocky Mountain 404m, Shanlieve 626m, Slievemoughanmore 560m, Tievedockaragh 473m, Wee Slievemoughan 428m
W: Spelga: Butter Mountain 500m, Cock Mountain 504m, Cock Mountain South-West Top 505m, Hen Mountain 354m, Pigeon Rock Mountain 534m, Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top 530m, Slievenamiskan 444m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crenville, 460m Hill
Place Rating ..
, Down County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Crenville is the 694th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference J20704 18672, OS 1:50k mapsheet 29
Place visited by: 75 members, recently by: MickM45, Wes, cmcv10, Dee68, dodser, finkey86, dregish, Wilderness, Andy1287, Carolyn105, atlantic73, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, briankelly, PPruzina
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.155498, Latitude: 54.102987, Easting: 320704, Northing: 318672, Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 720627 818674
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnvl, 10 char: Crenville

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Summary for Crenville : Not easy for a small hill
Summary created by wicklore 2011-08-08 19:36:43
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Picture: Why leave a letter 'T'?!!
While Slievemeen and Slievemartin are easily accessed from the carpark at A (J196 174), Crenville requires more of an effort. Sitting to the north of Slievemartin, Crenville could be described as a hill more suited to peak baggers and serious enthusiasts. This is because this hill has difficult underfoot conditions that would wear out or dissuade those who come unprepared. Those who persevere are rewarded with a sense of isolation and some good views of surrounding hills such as Tievedockeragh to the north and Shanlieve to the east as well as views along Carlingford Lough.

Crenville can be reached from Slievemartin to the south. Slievemartin is very easily reached from the car park at A (J196 174) following the signposted ‘black arrow’ route. From Slievemartin head north across pleasant grassy slopes to reach a fence at B (J204 182). Another few hundred metres over tussocky heather with hidden holes and tiring long grass will bring you to the unmarked summit at C (J207 186). Alternatively, from the car park mentioned, forest tracks can be used to get to D (J203 192), from where it is a short (but typically tiring) haul up to the summit.
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Member Comments for Crenville

            MountainViews.ie picture about Crenville
Picture: Crenville from Slievemartin. It's tougher than it looks!
wicklore on Crenville
by wicklore 22 Sep 2009
csd and three5four0 are both on the nail when they say Crenville ‘requires much lifting of one’s legs’ and ‘an unusual amount of bog holes’. This is an unusual summit as it has all of the described bog holes, trenches, tussocks, deep grass and short heather. One footstep could place you onto firm turf and the next could be a 4 foot hole. The grass ranges from short and wiry to wide and long. The only explanation I can think of is that this was once fully forested and that after partial felling the scarred ground was conquered by an assortment of growth that hides the troubled ground below. On the plus side, I did find an intact and pristine dogs harness!

I headed to Crenville from Slievemartin which is just over 1 kilometre to the south. Slievemartin is very easily reached from the car park at A (J196 174) following the signposted ‘black arrow’ route. From Slievemartin I crossed pleasant grassy slopes to reach a fence at B (J204 182). After crossing the fence I entered the twilight zone of Crenville’s curious underfoot conditions. Although the summit is only a few hundred metres from the fence, it took a long time to cover the distance as I tested the ground before each footstep. Hidden holes and streams beneath the grass are the problem, as well as the effort of forging a path at times. I enjoyed the walk though and even found a small dog’s harness on the slope. I can’t imagine a small dog finding it too easy to run about here so I have no idea how it got there.

There is nothing to mark the summit and there is a feeling that Crenville is little visited. It has an isolated feel that will probably continue until the rest of the forestry is cleared. After Crenville I took a direct bearing to Slievemeel which involved more crazy underfoot challenges on the north slope of Crenville before navigating through some very interesting forestry further north. My photo shows a ‘T’ shaped growth of forestry on Crenville as seen from Slievemartin. Perhaps ‘T’ stands for tussocky, tricky, tiring and testing! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/4123/
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three5four0 on Crenville
by three5four0 20 Jul 2008
After the traverse of all the rough & boggy ground from Shanlieve to Slievemeel, the forestry track up to the Fallow came as light relief. The ground after the track was something else, csd has been to kind in his description. There appears to be some sort of drainage channels, perhaps for the trees, long gone peat cuttings or just an unusual amount of bog holes, which are now covered by various types of vegetation & lots of tussocks. These range from some knee deep to thigh deep. The summit itself appears to be on a slight spur of the summit ring contour. The Descent, unlike the film, did not have nocturnal flesh eating trolls running about the place, but there was plenty of bog holes for them to hide out in, in fact it was worse than the summit area. it was with relief i reached the firmer slopes of Slievemartin (after another fence). All in all, this summit is only suitable for the hard pressed DoE leader who has some disrespectful charges with him, where the smallest and rudest of them may disappear for ever here. So one for the fell runners as well then. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/3240/
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Maybe Nicer on a Dry Day.
by truescot 6 Aug 2017
I thought of adding this peak to my list of ones completed while I was in the area. The weather on the day was horrific. Down to about 20m visibility with driving rain. I just completed Slievemeen and wandered up to the right of Slieve Martin. The plan was to cut through the gap in the forest just south of Crenville. After hitting the gap and crossing over the fence I should have turned around. Initially sinking up to my thigh just beyond the fence, I plodded on. The ground very hummocky, but hidden with the long grass. Really really slow going. Checking my position I felt it may be better to head SE back toward the forest and walk NE till I got in line with the peak. It was pretty dark and there was little room for moving in it - walking through you were snapping off rotten branches all over the place. It was pretty marshy too. At this stage I was well wet, I had my SealSkinz on with trail shoes - I'd never have made it with normal boots - I really needed the grip with the shoes. Eventually got to the south and started wading through the long grass to get to the top. Really tough going, especially with the driving rail. Eventually got to the unassuming summit and after getting my strength back wandered north to try and cut through the forest to gain access to one of the tracks that run through the forest.

Wandering up through the forest I got disorientated with the direction, following what I thought was a small strip of land that led north, which it did for a while, but turned South West. Only after checking my compass after 10mins did I realise That I'd emerged south back out of the smaller forest. At this stage I really could not be bothered to head back north. I decided to cut my losses and headed South back to the forest, and with a lot of barging through forest and sinking in streams, eventually managed to break out of to the moorland. I then followed the fence back SW, but that's another story.

I can't imagine I'll be back to this area again - may be easier in the winter months when the grass dies back a bit. If I did do it, I'd probably come from the North most forest area , seems like there are a few trails up there. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/19630/
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Picture: Highway to Hell
Welcome to Cruelville
by madfrankie 7 Nov 2019
Some people might say that there's no such thing as a bad mountain or hill, but on a wet and gloomy November day it was hard not to think that Crenville is the exception to the rule.
Despite the weather, everything was grand from Slievemeen to Slievemartin, but once over the fence and into the 'Crenville Cul De Sac' the terrain deteriorated into high tussocky grass that sapped the energy and caused more than a few tumbles. The layout of the forestry didn't help, a labyrinth that isn't accurately reflected on maps or satellite imagery.
Our attempt to find a way through the trees to access a track to the west required some awkward tree bashing, and with the light fading it was a relief to finally hit the trail.
This is an area quite unlike the better known Mournes summits to the east and It goes without saying, for baggers (or the lost) only. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/20677/
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Picture: The view over to Shanlieve and Finlieve from the summit of Crenville
csd on Crenville
by csd 16 Feb 2008
I approached Crenville from the north, via the forest track that starts at the col between Crenville and Slievemeel, through the area shown as The Fallow on the Mournes map. This track doesn't venture as far south as shown on the map, but peters out into bogginess shortly after the two tracks reconverge. The forest planting is as random as shown on the map, so careful navigation is required. I cheated and used a GPS :) The views from the summit are very similar to those visible form Slievemeel, but pleasant nonetheless. The summit area itself is tough going, very tussocky underfoot, requiring much lifting of one's legs. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/582/comment/2962/
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