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Inishowen Area   Malin Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 615m
Maximum height for area: 615 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Crockalough Hill Cnoc an Locha A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc an Locha [PDT], 'hill of the lough') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 282m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C46100 56800
Place visited by 25 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Aidy, scottwalker, Fergalh, Hilltop-Harrier, trostanite, eejaymm, sograinne, chalky, David-Guenot, sandman, mark-rdc, Garmin, jmcg, AntrimRambler
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Longitude: -7.273995, Latitude: 55.355791 , Easting: 246100, Northing: 456800 Prominence: 267m,  Isolation: 4.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 646039 956776,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc282, 10 char: Crcklgh282
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

The northernmost mainland peak in the current MV list, lying about 8km ESE of Malin Head. Has been called The Bens. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 146-47) for details of the festive assembly on Crockalough.   Crockalough is the 1189th highest place in Ireland. Crockalough is the most northerly summit in the Inishowen area. It's also the most northerly summit in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Crockalough (<i>Cnoc an Locha</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Crockalough from the start of the walk.
A walk on Ireland's most northerly hill
by Harry Goodman  17 Aug 2011
I went in search of this hill on 4 Aug 2011 as one of five remaining tops which I have yet to climb on Inishowen. What a surprise lay in store. As well as being the most northerly listed hill in the mv list it is a fine place for viewing the Inishowen peninsula and beyond. I parked at C4480957669 A (mentioned by gerrym in his comments) and from there opted for a more direct ascent. I continued E along the rough track passing through a couple of fence sections with secured openings. The track soon swung around to the S as it gently made its way up hill. At C4537457238 B some 800m along it became less distinct but could be followed up to the W shoulder of the hill some 200m further along C4525557056 C. From here I turned left (E) more steeply up the heather and stone covered slope and made directly for the top with the summit area and its hard to miss "golf ball dome" gradually coming into view. The trig pillar marking the high point is at C4605456740 D. As others have already affirmed this is a splendid viewpoint N out over Irelands most northerly point at Malin Head and then, in spite of the "dome", S and W to many of the high hills of the North of Ireland. Unfortunately for me the views were short lived as a thick mist rolled quickly in from the sea blanking out any visability. My original intention had been to follow gerrym's ascent route for my descent but the mist changed my plans and I simply retraced my route back to the car. However now that I have been there and encouraged by gerrym's informative write up, this small hill, unlike many others I have visited over the years, is one that I would, weather permitting, re-visit. In all a walk of 3.86km completed in 1hr. 15min. Given the size of the moorland covered by this hill and its knobbly surface I would commend the need for accurate route finding should mist intervene, as happened when I was there. Linkback:
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A small hill at the most northern reaches of the .. by gerrym   (Show all for Crockalough (Cnoc an Locha))
Another quick ascent. .. by three5four0   (Show all for Crockalough (Cnoc an Locha))
The views and the wildlife make this a must for a .. by cjdonaghey   (Show all for Crockalough (Cnoc an Locha))
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