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Inishowen Area , NW: Urris Subarea
Feature count in area: 27, by county: Donegal: 27, Derry: 1, of which 1 is in both Derry and Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Highest Place: Slieve Snaght 614.6m

Starting Places (43) in area Inishowen:
Adderville Upper, Barnes Bend, Bunacrick, Butlers Bridge, Carnaghan Presbyterian Church, Castruse Upper, Craignacoolagh, Craignamuck, Croaghglengad West, Crockavishane South, Diarmuid and Gráinne's Bed, Doherty's Dún, Dunree Bay Carpark, EEl Hole, Effishmore Upper, Evishbreedy Bridge, Five Fingers Strand, Gap of Mamore Grotto, Gap of Mamore Road, Gap of Mamore Viewpoint, Glack, Glasmullan, Golan Bridge Track, Goorey Hill, Grania's Gap, Gransha Árd, Green Hill, Leamacrossan Hill East, Lisfannon Beach, Lough Shivnagh, Lough Turk North, Magilligan Point View, Meenabroagh, Meenyollan River, Moor House, Mullagh, Pincher's Corner, Rashenny, Roosky Upper, Rowantree Hill, St Michael's Church, Stroove Beach, Tullagh Beach

Summits & other features in area Inishowen:
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Damph 420m, Slieve Main 514m, Slieve Snaght 614.6m
N: Malin: Croaghglengad 259m, Crockalough 282m, Soldiers hill 174m
NE: North East Inishowen: Crockavishane 322m, Crocknasmug 327.5m, Grinlieve 371m
NW: Urris: Binnion 250m, Bulbin 494m, Coolcross Hill 291m, Croaghcarragh 400m, Crockmain 460m, Dunaff Hill 230m, Mamore Hill 423m, Raghtin More 502m, Slievekeeragh 389m, Urris Hills 417m
S: Iskaheen: Crockglass 397m, Eskaheen Mountain 418m, Greenan Mountain 241m, Holywell Hill 260m, Inch Top 222m, Leamacrossan Hill 392m, Mouldy Hill 312m, Scalp Mountain 484m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Coolcross Hill, 291m Hill
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, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Coolcross Hill is the 1183th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference C40400 47000, OS 1:50k mapsheet 3
Place visited by: 20 members, recently by: Jim_Brady, eamonoc, Claybird007, markmjcampion, Fergalh, eejaymm, scottwalker, sperrinlad, chalky, mark-rdc, jmcg, Garmin, Hilltop-Harrier, AntrimRambler, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.36526, Latitude: 55.268274, Easting: 240400, Northing: 447000, Prominence: 164m,  Isolation: 4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 640340 946978
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)
Notes on name: Overlooks Trawbreaga Bay and Doagh Island
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: ClcrHl, 10 char: ClcrsHil

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/964/
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Glashedy007 on Coolcross Hill
by Glashedy007 28 Jun 2009
This is my local hill, right on the back of my house.Grid ref A (C404 470) I would climb this hill on the north side. Park on layby at rashenny ( main rd between Ballyliffin and Carndonagh) Follow country road up the hill until you reach the forestry land begins. The fun thing about this hill is that there is no set path. Once you cut through the forest march your way through long heather filled with purple flowers.There is actually a group of 4 mountains here together. Once you get to the top the views are breath taking, Malin head and Glashedy islandto the north, Slieve snacht to the south, Culdaff and Scotland to the north east.But the best thing that attracts me to the hill at least twice a week is the wildlife. Nesting buzzards, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs , partridges and pheasants. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/964/comment/3890/
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Lizards on Coolcross
by three5four0 28 Jun 2010
There is just enough space for one car to park off road, at around Bun'crk (C410 477), on the minor road to north east of Coolcross Hill. From the lay-by walk a short distance to an abandon cottage, at B (C411 476), go through the gate and round the back of the cottage and cross a low fence. Then cross a hidden stream in this steep sided re entrant. Turn a small crag on the right and then walk up hill to a minor top before a short descent into a minor col. Continue over a second top, a short descent into yet another col and final ascent to the summit and trig point of Coolcross Hill.

Being apart from the other hills makes this summit a fine view point, but then again, is there any other type in Inishowen? On our descent, we contoured round the two minor tops (on their south east slopes), rejoining our route of ascent at C (C410 473). It was here we spotted the lizards in the title. Since our easter trip to the Bluestacks, we have seen at least a couple of dozen Lizards on the various hill ranges where we have been walking, 2010 must be a good year for them. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/964/comment/5907/
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Picture: View SW to Bulbin, Slievekeeragh, Mamore Hill and Raghtin More
A quick up and down route
by Harry Goodman 17 Aug 2011
Climbed this hill on Fri 5 Aug 2011. As a route had already been described by three5four0 for climbing it from the NE I thought I would see if an alternative might be possible from the S of the hill. I parked with permission, off road, in front of a bungalow at D&G Bed (C40715 46496) and walked a few metres SW along the road to a lane on the right D&G Bed (C40679 46479) which led up to a large conctete water storage tank D (C40714 46697). Once there I made directly up the hillside over short heather and grass and more steeply near the top. The high point is marked by a trig pillar at E (C40410 46974). I had fine views S to Slieve Snaght and Slieve Main and SW to the prominent cone of Bulbin, Slievekeeragh, Raghtin More and Mamore Head. Directly N was Malin Head Ireland's most northerly point and Croughalough our most northerly hill, visited by me on the previous evening. This short walk can easily be completed in 30 minutes (even allowing for a stop to take in the views) and is 1.58km. It also has the advantage that it is close by to Binnion for anyone wishing to bag a number of tops in the area. I am also pleased to record the very positive reaction I got from the local landowner to my request to park in front of his house. When I came down he even asked if I would like a cup of tea an offer I declined, with thanks, as I headed off in search of my next hill, Binnion. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/964/comment/6483/
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