Crockalough 402m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at
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Crockalough Hill Cnoc an Locha A name in Irish
Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 402m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D20779 23423
Place visited by 30 members. Recently by: eamonoc, whoRya, Bernieor, madfrankie, Wilderness, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, Miranda, JKelly, Fergalh, Peter Walker, Garmin, sandman, Cweed101, AntrimRambler
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Longitude: -6.111363, Latitude: 55.0435 , Easting: 320779, Northing: 423423 Prominence: 77m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 720701 923406,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc402, 10 char: Crcklgh402
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Lower Basalt Formation)

Crockalough is the 933rd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Crockalough in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: Looking east from Crockalough summit into Glenarriff
slemish on Crockalough, 2009
by slemish  12 May 2009
In glorious weather like today there's only one place I want to be and that's out on the hills. Today Crockalough was the hill of choice. I parked at the layby beside the Essathohan bridge (191217 A). This is also a good parking spot if climbing neighbouring Trostan. Follow the road towards Cushendall from here for about half a mile until you are past the forest. Veer off the road here, keeping the fence to your right as you ascend. The summit of Crockalough can be seen straight ahead. Not too steep a climb but boggy and tussocky just like the rest of the hills in this part of Antrim. Take care as there are many small burns hidden amongst the deep heather. Crockalough is quite flat on top with the small summit area sticking out. The 402m summit as shown on the OS map is unmarked on the ground. I wasn't convinced this was the actual highest point as an area about 200m to the north looked slightly higher. Plenty of peat hags and small pools of standing water to negotiate on top as well. Fine views however on a clear day like this, especially east into the vast glacial valley that is Glenarriff. Across the North Channel, Kintyre, Arran and Ailsa Craig were all clearly visible. Trostan and Slievenanee dominate the view to the west but Tievebulliagh, Slieveanorra and Knocklayd can also be seen. To the south a ridge of 400m+ summits marks the horizon - Collin Top, Mid Hill and Carncormick. The adventurous hiker might want to continue the route north-west to Lurigethan but not me as I was ready to head back to the car. I descended by the same route. Total trip about 1.5 hours. Trackback:
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Crockalough is the highest point of the majestic .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockalough)
2nd Jan 2010 .. by Daithi2004   (Show all for Crockalough)
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