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Donegal NW Area   Derryveagh Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 73, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 10, 11, 12, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Errigal, 751m
Maximum height for area: 751 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres,

Places in area Donegal NW:
Ballystrang 292mBrown Mountain 224mCark Mountain 364mCraigcannon 357mCroaghegly 245mCroaghmore 278mCrockmore 349mCrocknaneeve 155.9mCulliagh SE Top 369mEdenacarnan 192mGregory Hill 336mKnockalla 363mKnockbrin 259mLoughaskerry 252mLoughsalt Mountain 469mMeenavally 219mMoyle Hill 148mMoylemore (Owey Island) 102mSliabh an tSratha Greadaithe 285mToome 175m
Aranmore:   Cnoc an Iolair (Mullach Thiar) (Aranmore) 227m
Derryveagh Mountains:   Aghla Beg 563.9mAghla Beg (South) 602.3mAghla More 581.2mAn Cnoc Fada 485mAn Cnoc Glas 489mAn Eadarna Mhór 416mAn Grogán Mór 457mArdloughnabrackbaddy 472.5mBingorms 578mCnoc Bhealach Gaoithe 480mCnoc na Searrach 495mCró an Locháin 486mCró Bheithe 315mCrockawama 238mCrockfadda 529mCrockfadda E Top 454mCrockfadda North-East Top 502mCrockmulroney 430mCrocknafarragh 517mCrocknafarragh SE Top 470mCruach Leac Chonaill 266mCruach na Sagart 480mDooish 651.5mDooish South-East Top 553.9mDrumnalifferny Mountain 596mErrigal 751mMackoght 555mMaumlack 480mMuckish 667.1mNa Leargacha 470.6mSaggartnadooish 506.4mSaggartnadooish E Top 478.9mSlieve Snaght 678m
Derryveagh Mtns:   Dooish South-West Top 528mDrumnalifferny North-East Top 585m
Fanad:   Ballynabrocky Hill 152mCashelmore 149mCnoc na Boirne 227mDrumavohy Hill 153m
Glendowan Mountains:   Binswilly 337mCnoc an Stualaire 418mFarscallop 420.6mGartan Mountain 357mKinnaveagh 384mLeahanmore 442mMoylenanav 539m
Gweedore:   Carn Traonach 425mCnoc Fola 314mTaobh an Leithid 429m
Horn Head:   Croaghnamaddy 252m
Rosguill:   Cnoc na Sleá 163mGáinne Mór 207m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Crovehy Hill Cró Bheithe A name in Irish
(Ir. Cró Bheithe [OSI], 'hollow of birch') Donegal County, in Binnion List, Coarse grained monzogranite to tonalite Bedrock

Height: 315m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B82800 11400
Place visited by 8 members. Recently by: Fergalh, AntrimRambler, chalky, Garmin, paddyhillsbagger, Harry Goodman, ahendroff, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.269215, Latitude: 54.949857 , Easting: 182800, Northing: 411400 Prominence: 180m,  Isolation: 5.8km
ITM: 582753 911386,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crvhy, 10 char: Crovehy
Bedrock type: Coarse grained monzogranite to tonalite, (Thorr Granite)

This is one of a number of Donegal hill names in which the element cró (which normally means 'a hollow' or 'a sheep-pen') has apparently become confused with cruach ('stack').   Cró Bheithe is the 1119th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Cró Bheithe in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: Looking SW. High point is small mound immediately left of the boulder.
A short scenic walk.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  3 Nov 2011
From Dunglow take the N56 S and then go left (E) on to the R252. At B812 091 A (opposite the west end of L. Sallagh), go left on to a minor road and follow along to B834 100 B. There is room to park near a metal gate with a sign on it advising of access to a walking route. Once through the gate follow the track N heading for a small col high up on the ridge straight ahead. Once the track ends continue up in the same direction over a couple of grass covered boggy areas to gain the col B83157 11307 C. A short distance along B83117 11475 D go left (NW) and follow along a short way to L. Doo B83072 11599 E. Go up steeply SW to the summit. The stone cairn is not the high point. The top is a peatty mound beside a large boulder B82791 11423 F. Return by way of ascent. Total distance 4.25k easily covered in under two hours. To shorten the route, at B 832 114 G go left (W) up the slope to the top. Linkback: Picture about mountain Cró Bheithe in area Donegal NW, Ireland
Picture: View north over L.Doo from Crovehy
Well worth a visit.
by Harry Goodman  3 Nov 2011
On Sun. 30 Oct 2011, I started my walk up to Cro Bheithe (Crovhey) at B 834 100 B. Access was through a metal gate with a sign for a waymarked route. This track is used to link two sections of the Sli Dhun na nGall looped walks (Sli na Finne and Sli na Rossan). The initial grass covered track which runs more or less due N, soon gave way to a much rougher, stoney one which continued along side a stream for about 1k. As I walked along I could clearly see straight ahead a small col high up on the hillside. Where I started to climb up towards the col the track disappeared into a grass covered boggy area which then shelved upwards a couple of times before reaching its high point at B83157 11307 C. Once there I found the ground somewhat firmer by keeping to the left edge of the col. A short distance further along where the ground started to drop away N, at B83117 11475 D, I swung left NW a short distance to Lough Doo B83072 11599 E, a small mountain tarn and an excellent spot at which to have a snack.. From the lough I turned up left (SW) for a steep but short climb to the top of the hill. Although there is a well made stone cairn it is not on the high point of the hill. This appears to me to be a small peaty mound a metre or so out from a large boulder 30/40m N of the cairn at B82791 11423 F. Views from the top were quite extensive with the long flattish ridge of the Slievetooey Massif clearly seen to the SW and the Bluestacks more or less due S. NE I could make out the long line of the Grogan More, Crocknafarragh, Adernymore ridge but unfortunately the tops were cloud covered. I returned by way of ascent. Clearly the top could be reached by going up directly NW from around B832 114 G but, unless the walker is in a hurry to get up and down, this has the disadvantage that L Doo would not be included. This is undoubedly a small hill well worth the visit. It can be climbed in less than two hours, with little effort, and is a total of 4.25k out and back. The fact that no one had commented on it and that only two mv members had climbed it made me curious to go and see for myself. I am very glad I did. Given the relaive short distance of the route it could easily be included with a walk on the same day to one or more of the other small hills in the area eg Croaghegly. Linkback:
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