Croaghan 417m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at
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Croaghan Hill Cruachán A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cruachán [PDT], 'little stack') Antrim County, in Carn List, Argyll Group; Psammitic & pelitic schist, marble, Bedrock

Height: 417m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D11800 30800
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: whoRya, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, jlbrooke, JKelly, chalky, conorc57, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, kierongribbon, Wilderness, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, Welder
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Longitude: -6.24886, Latitude: 55.111829 , Easting: 311800, Northing: 430800 Prominence: 112m,  Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 711724 930782,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crg422, 10 char: Croaghan
Bedrock type: Argyll Group; Psammitic & pelitic schist, marble,, (Torr Head Limestown Formation)

Croaghan is the 859th highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Croaghan, with a friend, on 26 Jan 2010. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Croaghan)
I had never climbed Croaghan before today and was .. by slemish   (Show all for Croaghan)
Took a evening stroll round the longer Breen Fore .. by kdsb23   (Show all for Croaghan) Picture about mountain Croaghan in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: trail through heather to top
gerrym on Croaghan, 2008
by gerrym  19 May 2008
This walk came to my attention through ' ' - a 50 page booklet with brief walk descriptions throughout N. Ireland is available free from thier site. The start is approached from the A44 to Ballycastle, following the sign for the Orra Beg scenic route towards the line of the Antrim Hills. This road rises to over 1000ft and the carpark at Altarichard (123293 A). A packed information board details the Breen Forest walk, as well as local flora and fauna.

Take to the road and walk downhill following the markers which are excellent throughout the walk. Cross the Cornashesk Burn and start up the hillside, over wet ground and then a narrow trail through mature heather. The ground was tinder dry after the recent dry spell and as i was wearing shorts my legs took a pasting from the heather. The going is relatively easy and a stile brings a grassy final slope to the long broad top. I had cracking views W to the Sperrins, N to Knocklayd and the eastern half of Rathlin island beyond, E and S to the sharp drops of high ground as the Glens dropped down to the sea. Croaghan is sandwiched between its bigger neighbours of Knocklayd and Slieveanorra and they do tend to dominate views.

A long gentle drop to the N, past a pool of water and some persistently wet ground, brings the forest and a nice walk through the trees to a forest road. This road has been seriously upgraded with a near snooker table finish. There now follows a long walk through the woods, which joins the Moyle Way for a time, and then curves back along the side of the mountain in a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs - not everyones cup of tea perhaps. On the way a large area of clearfell took on the sight of a battle field, with the sun shining strongly on the tree stumps making them appear as headstones for those who had fallen (how strong was that sun?). Primroses and even nettles held my attention on the way.

The guide says 5.5 miles and 2.5 hours - my GPS says 6.2 miles and 2.25 hours and i am sure someone else will say something else. Not a bad walk in the great weather, with good views on the open section. Trackback:
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A Nicky McBride Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghan)
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