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Colin Murphy: Track 4742 in area near Crockaneel, Antrim Hills (Ireland)
Crockaneel via Ballypatrick Forest
Length: 5.9km, Creator time taken: 1h34m, Ascent: 326m,
Descent: 526m

Places: Start at D19041 33791, Crockaneel, end at D19512 37000 3.2km N from Start
Logged as completed by 1

This route involves a long walk through the woods - almost 12km return trip. Start at the entrance to Ballypatrick Forest just off the A2 where there is a large parking area. This is occasionally driveable but the forest road seems to be closed more often than not, so plan for a long walk. Follow the forest track south along a stream - this is the most scenic part of the trip.
River glen at start/finish
The pretty river glen near the start/finish of route
The track turns SW under the A2. Proceed along this for about 500m where it meets a second forest track.
The ford beneath A2
Turn left for about 200m then right and continue SW for about 2.5km. The walk for much of this point is fairly monotonous - continuous conifers in all directions, although a couple of times there are patches of colour in the form of mosses and the occasional growth of heather.
The track deteriorates a bit and swings around to a SE direction, cuts up through the edge of the forest and eventually comes to an end on the open hillside about 500m from the highpoint. From then on it's a slog directly east through spongy heather, long grass and peat hags. The highpoint is difficult to define, and several spots vie for the title, all near to a fence that crosses the flattish summit. Allow 3 hours up and down.
The summit area
The uninspiring summit of Crockaneel

Uploaded on: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 (15:30:12)
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