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Ballyhoura Mountains Area   W: Carron Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 73, EW-G 
Highest place:
Seefin Mountain West Top, 528m
Maximum height for area: 528 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 383 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Little Carron Hill For origin of name, see Carron Mountain. Limerick County in Munster Province, in Carn List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 440.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 73 Grid Reference: R61539 17335
Place visited by 65 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, garrettd, TippHiker, JohnRea, nolanlyn, Mugg, chelman7, dillonkdy, maryblewitt, Stephblewitt, sarahryanowen, John.geary, cclair, wicklore, ahogan
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Longitude: -8.564598, Latitude: 52.30678 , Easting: 161539, Northing: 117335 Prominence: 34m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 561497 617387,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ltl440, 10 char: LtlCrn
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Little Carron is the 768th highest place in Ireland. Little Carron is the second most westerly summit in the Ballyhoura Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Little Carron  in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
 
Flattish summit, good tracks and telecom masts.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill  16 Jun 2013
An option from the east is to park at R66277 16805 starA , However there is barely room to park one car here at the roadside. A better option might be to park at R66494 16799 starB and walk to the start.
Follow the track up to Long mountain and Seefin and then down to join the Ballyhoura way.
Follow the generally good track over the bog to Little Carron.
From the west park at R58178 18377 starC which is forest car park reached over a rough forest road from the public road. There is parking for at least 10 cars here. The OS 1:50k accurately shows tracks which you can follow to reach Carron and Little Carron.
There is quite a large mast and buildings near the summit which has extensive bike damage. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/5421/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Little Carron  in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: looking back to Little Carron from Carron
jackill on Little Carron, 2007
by jackill  21 Aug 2007
The walk to Little Carron began for me at R66277 16805 starA
The is barely room to park one car here at the roadside. A better option might be to park at R66494 16799 starB and walk to the start.
I followed the track up to Long mountain and Seefin and the down to join the Ballyhoura way.
I then followed the generally good track over the bog to Little Carron.
There is quite a large mast and buildings near the summit and these certainly take from the little view that there is. The area is also very damaged by bikers. I met 2 different groups of bikers near the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/2802/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Little Carron  in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The approach to Little Carron from the mast
 
enoonan on Little Carron, 2008
by enoonan  18 Apr 2008
Starting at the Greenwood car park (R657 184 starD) I looped around the Blackrock to the west of Seefin where I met the Ballyhoura way. I followed this across the heather to Little Carron and then headed onto Carron Mountain. On the way to Little Carron you pass a large radio/telecommunications mast. The area around this was badly cut up by offroad activities. The weather was brilliant which made the walk all that better. As the weather was so good when standing on the top of Carron Mountain I could see all the way west to the MacGuillycuddy's Reeks. The return route took me back to the just after the radio mast and then I took to the forestry tracks on the way back to Seefin, passing the fitness trail, and then headed for Long mountain and down to the car park. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/3044/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Little Carron  in area Ballyhoura Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The summit raises its ugly head
Simple to reach from its sister summit.
by Colin Murphy  9 Jan 2023
This is usually bagged via the main Carron summit, from where it will take you approximately 15 minutes to walk along a good track. Unfortunately the top is crowned by some horrible masts and a building. The actual highpoint is a mound of heather about 50m to the NW just off the track. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/662/comment/23791/
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