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Craigagh Hill Hill Creigeach A name in Irish
Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 460m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H71712 98784
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: pmeldrum, IndyMan, dregish, wicklore, ilenia, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, eamonoc, Fergalh, Aidy, Wilderness, trostanite, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, scottwalker
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Longitude: -6.884951, Latitude: 54.831674 , Easting: 271712, Northing: 398784 Prominence: 35m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 671640 898769,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg460, 10 char: CrgghHil
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Glenelly Formation)

Name explained as rocky hill in OSRNB   Craigagh Hill is the 691st highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craigagh Hill in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking north from the summit of Craigagh Hill to Crockalougha
 
hidden among higher summits
by slemish  24 Aug 2012
It is very rare these days to come across a summit on MV that has no comments, particularly in such an accessible area as the Sperrins. However such is the case with Craigagh Hill. The hill is somewhat hidden from view as it is surrounded by higher mountains on three sides. Indeed one could almost argue that Craigagh Hill is merely a subsidiary top of Oughtmore with only a shallow col separating the two. I parked off-road at the entrance to a stony track which leads up the hillside (718997 A). The track forks almost immediately and you should take the right branch which leads directly to the summit. Someone has been busy cutting turf sods and much of the hillside was festooned with little piles of them. I don't think I've ever seen so much turf in one place before - unfortunately they weren't drying well due to the wet summer we've had.

The track reaches up towards the 460m summit which is covered in large peat hags, many of which have been cut. It was just a case of finding the highest peat hag and standing on it. Excellent views to Mullaghmore, Crockalougha, Benbradagh and to Slieve Gallion. There was some mist in the air which blocked longer views across Lough Neagh. The hill drops steeply on its eastern side and this is probably the reason why it is popular with local hang-gliders. Soon enough I headed back to the car by the same route - a very easy 30 minutes up and down if you want to tick it off, although I would advise visiting on a better day. Climb it before the turf-cutters reduce its height any further. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/586/comment/14772/
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