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Crenville Hill Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J20704 18672
Place visited by 65 members. Recently by: atlantic73, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, briankelly, PPruzina, Colin Murphy, abcd, arderincorbett, C-dog, truescot, jlk, bryanjbarry, trostanite, stevebullers, martyk90
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Longitude: -6.155498, Latitude: 54.102987 , Easting: 320704, Northing: 318672 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 720627 818674,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crnvl, 10 char: Crenville
Bedrock type: Mudstone, greywacke & conglomerate, (Deep marine turbidite sequence)

Crenville is the 690th highest place in Ireland.

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Not easy for a small hill .. by group   (Show all for Crenville)
csd and three5four0 are both on the nail when the .. by wicklore   (Show all for Crenville)
After the traverse of all the rough & boggy groun .. by three5four0   (Show all for Crenville)
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:
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