Crockaneel 403m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at
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Crockaneel Hill Cnoc an Aoil A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Aoil [PNNI], hill of the lime') Antrim County, in Carn List, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 5 Grid Reference: D19100 33800
Place visited by 25 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Fergalh, killyman1, Ulsterpooka, Wilderness, stevebullers, trostanite, Peter Walker, Cweed101, Garmin, AntrimRambler, muschi, sandman, hillhound, mark-rdc
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Longitude: -6.133277, Latitude: 55.137065 , Easting: 319100, Northing: 433800 Prominence: 88m,  Isolation: 5.7km
ITM: 719023 933781,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc403, 10 char: Crockaneel
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Runabay Formation)

Also recorded as Glenmakeerin Top in an Ordnance Survey Revision Name Book, Glenmakeerin being the valley to the north which lead down towards Ballycastle.   Crockaneel is the 927th highest place in Ireland.

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Climbed Crockaneel on 10 December 2009 by the rou .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Crockaneel)
What a Crock! .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockaneel)
three5four0 on Crockaneel, 2009
by three5four0  22 Jan 2009
There is a parking area at the start of the Ballypatrick Forest Drive, just off the Cushendall Road (A2), at 195370 C. From the carpark you can either follow the forest drive road, which is closed to traffic in winter, or follow a marked trail above the road, both join again at the ford below Corratavey Bridge where you pass beneath the Cushendall Road. The Glens of Antrim Activity Map @ 1:25000 scale shows the forestry tracks here clearly & includes tracks not shown on the 1:50000 version (including the one we are taking onto the hill). On our visit, described below, we were lucky to have a dusting of snow, which made up for the previous days gales on Donalds Hill.

After crossing under the road we reached a track junction after 500 metres, turning left to stay on the forest drive and right at the next junction. We continued to follow the Forest Drive round to a junction at 183346 D, & continue straight ahead (now off the drive) to a bend in the track and another track junction at 180342 E. We turned left here and followed this track uphill in a south easterly direction, & after about 750 metres reached the open hillside.

Although walking through the forest in the snow was quite pleasant, walking across the hillside with the wind driving it into your face was not. Luckily the snow, like the first peat hags after the forest, didn't last for long, with the sky clearing to give superb views of Rathlin and the north coast with its dusting of snow. There is a fence that crosses the summit area, with a newly dug drainage ditch before it to negotiate as well. A kink in the fence at 190337 F could be a useful navigational aid in foul weather. After crossing both the ditch, fence and avoiding the several small ponds, the spot height marked on the map, certainly appears to be lower than the ground you have just crossed to get to it. Also, the ground to you left (looking back to the forest) now appears to be slightly higher than where you are now standing as well. After walking round in a wide circle, to cross all these points and take in the views, its safe to head for home by the way of ascent. In my case, that means a stop off at the Barbican pub in Glenarm, which serves one of the truly great pints of Guinness you will find in the Glens. Trackback:
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