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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 49 members. Recently by: eamonoc, whoRya, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, jlbrooke, JKelly, chalky, conorc57, Fergalh, johnstna, Onzy, kierongribbon, Wilderness, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker
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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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Picture: Looking N to Knocklayd from the top of Croaghan
 
Harry Goodman on Croaghan, 2010
by Harry Goodman  27 Jan 2010
Climbed Croaghan, with a friend, on 26 Jan 2010. We started at Altarichard Car Park D123293 A and turned left along the road until we reached a waymarker with red and blue arrows pointing the way to the hill D120297 B. The route we followed was the 6.5 miles Breen Forest Trail (red arrows). At present the waymarking will safely guide the walker around this loop walk but for added security, should the waymarkers not always remain in place, I have included a number of map references around the route. This has been influenced by gerrym's comment (May 2008) that the car park contained a packed information board detailing the Breen Walk and other information. Sadly the car park is now clearly a shadow of its former self! The decorative entrance wall is crumbling fast either due to weather erosion or vandalisim and the notice board refered too by gerrym is no longer there! While there is adequate parking on a good surface there is also evidence that it is being used as a tip for rubbish. However, back to the walk! Once at the highpoint of the waymarked path the unmarked summit lies a few metres to the left (W) on the other side of the fence D118308 C. This said the top while a little bumpy is really quite flat. A short distance S of the top is a small cairn of stones which clearly does not mark the top as it is on the downslope. For anyone simply wishing to bag the top, up and down could be achieved in a leisurely 50 minutes. As the views from the top are well described in other comments I will not add to these, suffice to say that to-day the view of the Sperrins rising out of the low level mist was magnificent. From the top we went N down to the forest at D117316 D where we joined a soft green grassy forest ride, but beware! in places it is very soft so much so that I went down some distance over my knees and was glad I had my colleague to help pull me out. This grassy ride later becomes a stone forest track and continues on to a T-junction at D1250033150 E. Turn right and stay with the forest track right to it's end at D126307 F. Turn right along a rough track and follow it out to the open hillside before turning left along the forest edge. Watch for a stile up to your left , go over it and then descend left again to a forest track at D1282730598 G. Follow it to a T-junction D132297 H, turn right and follow out to the road where a right turn leads back to the car park. While I enjoyed the walk I feel I could not have justified a round trip of over 100 miles simply to bag this top. Without doubt the best part of the walk is in the first 30 minutes climbing up to Croghan summit. The waymarking at present is excellent and although much of the remainder of the walk is in the forest there are many cleared areas with expansive views. For anyone looking for a shorter loop the blue waymarkers take a shorter looped return roue back to the start. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/748/comment/4375/
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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)
 
This walk came to my attention through 'walkni.co .. by gerrym   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
A Nicky McBride Film .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Croaghan)
 
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