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Donegal NW Area   Loughsalt Hills 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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Crockmore Hill An Cnoc Mór A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. An Cnoc Mór [PDT], 'the big hill') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite Bedrock

Height: 349m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 2 Grid Reference: C10129 25914
Place visited by 20 members. Recently by: cody1, Fergalh, IndyMan, AntrimRambler, jackill, chalky, David-Guenot, mark-rdc, Garmin, jmcg, slemish, hgboyle, three5four0, bellanascadden, ahendroff
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Longitude: -7.842198, Latitude: 55.080424 , Easting: 210129, Northing: 425914 Prominence: 173m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 610076 925897,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crckmr, 10 char: Crockmore
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)

Located in the townland of An Bearnas Uachtarach / Barnes Upper (par. Kilmacrenan), this peak lies to west of Loughsalt Mountain on the other side of Lough Salt and Lough Greenan.   An Cnoc Mór is the 1051th highest place in Ireland.

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This summit can add to a the rather short day tha .. by simon3   (Show all for Crockmore (An Cnoc Mór)) Picture about mountain Crockmore (<i>An Cnoc Mór</i>) in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View north to the high Derryveaghs from Crockmore summit
'the big hill' with the small cairn
by slemish  8 Nov 2011
Crockmore is another of the hills in this part of Donegal that I had been meaning to climb for a very long time, having spent many summers in the area since 1978. Once again I lucked out with the weather - a fine and sunny November morning and an almost cloudless sky. I followed the minor road from the N56 (signposted Min Larach) for about 2km. There is space for several vehicles to park on a little patch of gravel beside the road (106254 C).

From here there is an obvious col to head for between the main summit to the left and the lower hill to the right. The going is tough enough up to the lower hill summit, fairly steep and through dense heather, energy-sapping grass and slippery granite. After all the recent rain some parts were like walking through treacle and I found that I had to use my hands on several occasions to get myself up steep and slippy sections. The heather is a useful aid to grab on to. Near the top of this section, two large hares leapt out of a burrow in the ground in front of me and ran off.

Crockmore is one of those frustrating hills where you have to go down to continue going up. The main summit lay directly ahead but I had to descend again down more slippery rocks to the col to reach it. I was already feeling the strain at this point but managed to haul myself up the last section to the 349m summit where I encountered the smallest cairn I have ever seen - literally about half a dozen stones in a little pile.

My reward was to drink in the fantastic views - the rest of the Derryveagh Mountains looked splendid in the sunshine, particularly the ridge from Dooish past Errigal and the Aghlas to mighty Muckish. Loughsalt Mountain blocks much of the view out to Inishowen but the hills of Fanad, Rosguill and Horn Head were on full display - I counted eight other tops I had previously climbed. Through the haze out to sea I could just make out Tory Island.

The excellent views and warm weather kept me on the summit for some time but eventually I had to retreat. Having reached the col again I headed SE directly back towards the car across the eastern face of Crockmore. Took longer than expected - just over an hour up and down - but well worth it on a day like this. Linkback:
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A short hill walk in Donegal .. by three5four0   (Show all for Crockmore (An Cnoc Mór))
Crockmore can be easily approached from the carpa .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockmore (An Cnoc Mór))
On the way up Crockmore there are fine views NW s .. by simon3   (Show all for Crockmore (An Cnoc Mór))
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