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Donegal NW Area   Fanad Subarea
Place count in area: 66, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

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Craigcannon Hill Creig Cheannann A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Creig Cheannann [PDT], 'white-topped crag') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammitic schist, some marble beds Bedrock

Height: 357m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C24424 30273
Place visited by 16 members. Recently by: Fergalh, hgboyle, sandman, chalky, kenmoore, osullivanm, simon3, mark-rdc, cerosti, AntrimRambler, Garmin, Hilltop-Harrier, Peter Walker, gerrym, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.618011, Latitude: 55.119081 , Easting: 224424, Northing: 430273 Prominence: 172m,  Isolation: 4.1km
ITM: 624368 930255,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgcnn, 10 char: Craigcanon
Bedrock type: Psammitic schist, some marble beds, (Lower Crana Quartzite Formation)

The name Craigcannon appears only on the 6 map. Binnacaghig and Binnacolla are slightly lower peaks nearby on the same mountain.   Craigcannon is the 1036th highest place in Ireland. Craigcannon is the most easterly summit in the Donegal NW area.

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A delightful ramble. .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Craigcannon)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Craigcannon in area Donegal NW, Ireland
 
Lost and Found
by gerrym  28 Oct 2011
I got a bit lost on the approach and came upon my starting point by accident on a small road cutting through the high ground at 276295 F. This was beside a large concrete water tank and looked down on a church below.

Cross fence and pass a small conifer plantation to open hillside, aiming for Croaghan Hill (305m). A significant area had been damaged by fire and blackened heather left Zorro like streaks on my trousers. Views were already superb over Lough Swilly, Inishowen and the Sperrins as i passed Lough Garnahalowen below.

A long undulating walk over several tops was laid out ahead with the target of a trig pillar and wind turbines beckoning. The piercing cry of a kestrel was repeated as it moved quickly and then hovered, like a seagull on speed. The next top stood at 327m and had turf cuttings, with little piles of turf looking like camp fire practice for a gang of lost scouts.

The massive blades of wind turbines dominate ahead and the souped up access road from the north. A rough track is joined at a line of telegraph poles and this is followed uphill to a lovely cairn with a makeshift flagpole on Crockanaffrin (344m). The trig pillar is a short distance away. The immediacy of the turbines is joined by those far off on Inishowen, all turning with a mesmerising effect.

Drop down to the turbines and take a track uphill past active turf cuttings to reach the top of Craigcannon. Views to the north coast and Horn Head, Urris and Dunaff and the ferry crossing Swilly. The mighty Muckish, Errigal, Bluestacks and Sligo Hills were all visible.

Dropped straight off the hill east to reach the access road. There was a newly erected memorial here to Fr Peter Hegarty who was killed in 1734 during Penal times. Continued east across some challenging ground in valley to Lough Garnahalowen - made up for with streams. waterfalls, lizards and bees. Then back uphill to start point.

I had found a great walk of 4 hours over remote hillside with stunning views in all aspects and a variety of wildlife. The new wind turbines do dominate the hill and there is a mixture of love and hate for thier presence. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/891/comment/6600/
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LurganBoy! .. by three5four0   (Show all for Craigcannon)
 
How Far Can You Drive. .. by sandman   (Show all for Craigcannon)
 
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