Crockalougha 407m hill, Sperrin Mountains Ireland at
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Crockalougha Hill Cnoc an Locha A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc an Locha [PDT], 'hill of the lake') Derry County, in Carn List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 407m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C71553 01141
Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Wilderness, Fergalh, pearnett, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, madfrankie, eflanaga, Ulsterpooka, sandman, Derry_Danderer, Peter Walker, Garmin, AntrimRambler, cerosti
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Longitude: -6.886763, Latitude: 54.8529 , Easting: 271553, Northing: 401141 Prominence: 73m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 671486 901129,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crcklg, 10 char: Crcklgh
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

Crockalougha is the 908th highest place in Ireland.

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Crockalougha .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Crockalougha)
As the OS map suggests, this mountain is covered .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Crockalougha) Picture about mountain Crockalougha in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Crockalougha summit, with Mullaghmore left and Slieve Gallion beyond, right
dr_banuska on Crockalougha, 2010
by dr_banuska  30 Mar 2010
PART 1: I'd already climbed most of the higher surrounding hills so rather than do a trip just for this one, I made it more interesting by including it in a lengthy circuit of the huge expanse of Banagher Forest, taking in the well-known dam and Altnaheglish Reservoir.

Unlike thisbliss, I approached from the south. Travelling from Draperstown/Moneyneany, I took the B40 towards Feeny and shortly after reaching the crest of the hill, turned into a large cleared area on the left which had some rubbish dumped in it. There was a good deal of broken glass in one part but I steered clear and didn't have any problems. It's literally just across the road from the good track that runs up Crockalougha, at 726997 G. I crossed the road and headed uphill via the track. Just before this petered out, I veered off and headed onto open hillside. This started off very easygoing but got more tussocky and uneven as I approached the summit. As thisbliss says, the summit area is largely surrounded by the forest, limiting views. However, I could see Mullaghmore to the E, Slieve Gallion to the SE and between them, Lough Neagh and the Belfast Hills beyond, plus part of the main Sperrins chain to the S. There was a L'derry Corporation boundary stone close to the summit, which I had also seen on some of those neighbouring hills.

I then headed downhill a little, crossed the fence and entered the forest at an obvious firebreak I'd spotted just a few mins earlier on the way up. I have the 1:25 Activity map which very helpfully shows all the lines of clearing in the forest, and using this I was able to navigate N towards the Altnaheglish River. I emerged from the forest, quite unexpectedly, on a height overlooking the reservoir with Altahullion Windfarm far beyond - quite a sight. I carefully made my way downhill towards the river and the track which runs along its far side, crossing the tiny river and reaching the track about 714024 H. I then followed the track W along the river, ignoring another track going off to the left, and followed it around as it hugged the eastern side of the reservoir. You gain in height so there are fantastic views across the reservoir, which is much larger than you might think. Finally I came to Banagher Dam and had a look around before having a quick lunch. Continued below. Linkback:
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PART 2: I then continued W along the track throug .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Crockalougha)
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