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Crocknasmug 327.5m,
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Crocknasmug Hill (Ir. Cnoc Álainn [OSI], 'beautiful hill') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammitic and pelitic schist with grit Bedrock

Height: 327.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3,4 Grid Reference: C65775 43948
Place visited by 31 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, LorraineG60, trostanite, scottwalker, Fergalh, pearnett, eejaymm, sabnoel, Wilderness, chalky, sir_boba_fett, doopa, cody1, Lucky1, David-Guenot
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Longitude: -6.966844, Latitude: 55.238144 , Easting: 265776, Northing: 443949 Prominence: 213m,  Isolation: 9.9km
ITM: 665710 943927,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc328, 10 char: Crcknsmg
Bedrock type: Psammitic and pelitic schist with grit, (Inishowen Head Grits and Phyllites)

Crocknasmug is the 1098th highest place in Ireland. Crocknasmug is the most easterly summit in the Inishowen area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Crocknasmug in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Marker "cairn" on Crocknasmug summit.
Inishowen list of hills now definitely completed !
by Harry Goodman  24 Jul 2013
There was I thinking I had done and dusted all of the MV's listed Inishowen hills last year only to find that the accuracy and detail we have come to expect from MV's has removed unworthy Crockaulin from the list of tops and replaced it with Crocknasmug a slightly higher neighbour. This change has the distinct advantage that this new hill, unlike Crockaulin, does require at least some effort to climb it. While I agree with jackill and others that the hill can be accessed from the Inishowen Head Looped Walk I would suggest, unless the walker wants to complete the full loop as part of the walk to Crocknasmug, that s/he drives to C673 426 A and turns up NW along the Carrowtrasna Road for about 400m to park off road on the left near some bungalows at C6714242825 B. This has the advantage of cutting out 4km of road walking ( 2km each way) if one parks at the Stroove Lighthouse Car Park. On the day I was there (4 June 2013) a local man confirmed that parking where I did was quite in order. The tarred road ends a couple of hundred metres further along and is replaced by a stone and fine gravel track. This makes for easy walking and can be followed up for a further 1.4km to it's high point where it crosses the the E shoulder of Crocknasmug at C6618044014 C. Leave the main track and take a rough muddy track left and follow it WSW to gain the high point of the hill some 600 metres further along and clearly marked by it's distinctive tall slender "cairn" built of concrete blocks, all be it somewhat precariously balanced just like a child's set of building blocks. I wonder how long it will last and indeed why anyone built it in the first place! This route up and down covers some 4.4km and can be easily walked in about 1hr 15mins. Linkback:
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The winding road .. by Welder   (Show all for Crocknasmug)
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