Feature count in area: 45, all in Donegal,
OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 6
Highest Place: Croaghgorm 674m
Starting Places (22) in area Bluestack Mountains: An Leathchruach, Barnsmore Gap, Bensons Hill, Caldragh CP, Clogher South peak, Cruach Mhín an Neanta, Doobin, Eanybeg Water Bridge, Edergole Farm, Gaugin Mountain, Glennacree CP, Hillhead, Lough Finn West, Lough Magrath Beg NE, Lough Muck North, Meenaguse Lough, Sand Lough Forest Picnic Area, Scoil Náisúnta an Choimín, Sheskinlubanagh, Sruell Gap Farm, Sruell River Road, St Columbkilles Well and Altar
Summits & other features in area Bluestack Mountains: Cen: Reelan Hills: Altnapaste 364m, Gaugin Mountain 565m, Lacroagh 403m, Boultypatrick 429m, Croveenananta 476m, Croaghubbrid 416m, Croaghugagh 410m N: Fintown Hills: Aghla Mountain South Top 589m, Aghla Mountain 593m, Scraigs 426m, Croaghleheen 385m NW: Glenties: Cloghercor South 301m, Derkbeg Hill 332m, Drumnalough Hill 282m S: Belshade: Croaghgorm 674m, Croaghgorm South-West Top 597m, Croaghgorm East Top 594m, Ardnageer 642m, Ardnageer SW Top 626m, Banagher Hill 392m, Croaghbane 641m, Croaghgorm Far South-West Top 561m, Cronamuck 444m, Croaghbarnes 498.8m, Glascarns Hill 578.3m, Meenanea 435m SE: Barnesmore: Brown's Hill 496.4m, Cloghervaddy 402m, Croaghagranagh 440m, Croaghanirwore 546.1m, Croaghbrack 401m, Croaghconnellagh 523m, Croaghnageer 569.1m, Croaghnageer East Top 543.5m, Croaghnageer North-East Top 521m, Croaghonagh 451m SW: Eany Beg Hills: Binbane 453m, Binbane NE Top 439m, Lavagh Beg 650m, Lavagh More 671m, Binnasruell 505m, Carnaween 521m, Cloghmeen Hill 429m, Silver Hill 600m, Cullaghacro 476m
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islands as such.
Croaghleheen, 385mHill Cruach Léithín A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cruach Léithín [JOK†], poss. 'stack of the grey cow'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Cruach Léithín is the 988th highest place in Ireland. Cruach Léithín is the most northerly summit in the Bluestack Mountains area.
Grid Reference B87900 03300,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 11 Place visited by: 9members, recently by: Carolyn105, eamonoc, melohara, Aidy, chalky, Fergalh, Garmin, Harry Goodman, hgboyle
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Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crghlh, 10 char: Crghlhn Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/859/
Gallery for Croaghleheen (Cruach Léithín) and surrounds
for Croaghleheen (Cruach Léithín):
A sure and direct way to the top.
Summary created by Harry Goodman
Park off road at A (B88932 02045). Walk NE along the road for about 100 metres to a gate on the left. Cross over and follow a fence, on the right side of the field, going steeply uphill and crossing over another fence on the way up.. At B (B88666 02379), where the fence turns sharply right, if conditions are clear, note a large prominent dome shaped raised ridge to the NW. The top of the hill lies on this 1.2km to along what is at first a relatively flat broad ridge of marshy ground but then rises more steeply over peat hags and some rocks to reach the top. The high point C (B87879 03263) lies amid a mixture of peat and rock with a small pond nearby. Croaghleheen is a twin topped hill with the second but lower top due N from the summit. Return by way of ascent, a 3.8km round trip.
As only two members had logged this hill as climbed and no comments had been made about it, I decided, on Wed 14 August 2013, to go and check it out. I took the R252 from Finntown up through the Carbat Gap to a minor road on the left at D (B904 036) which I then followed SW to A (B88932 02045) where I parked at a pull in place on the right side. I then walked back NE along the road for about 100 metres to a gate on the left where I gained access to the hill. Once over the gate I crossed the field to a fence on the right running steeply uphill and followed it up crossing another fence on the way. At B (B88666 02379) where the fence turned abruptly right I got my fist view of the top which lay some 1.2km further along NW on a prominent dome shaped ridge. Leaving the fence I then continued NW for some way across a broad almost level marshy area. As the ground began to steepen the marshy ground gave way to peat hags and rocks, going up in a series of small stepped rises to the top, set amidst a mix of peat and rock at C (B87879 03263) and near a small pond. Croaghleheen is a twinned top hill with the second but lower top due N of the summit. The views on the day were quite extensive with Agla Mt and Scraigs fronting the more distant Bluestacks ridge to the SE, while NE along the Finn Valley lay the Glendowan Mountains around Glenveigh. Although low in stature this is a hill of some substance calling for due care and attention to route finding in poor visability. In this regard Point B marking the top of the fence would be a useful checkpoint. I returned by way of ascent (3.8 km round trip) and climbed nearby Derkbeg Hill on the same day. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/859/comment/15084/