Criffel

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Criffel
Criffel.jpg
Criffel from Crosby, Cumbria
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Prominence 488 m (1,601 ft)
Listing Marilyn
Location
Location Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK
Range Southern Uplands
OS grid NX957618
Topo map OS Landranger 84

Criffel is a hill in southern Galloway, Scotland. It is 570 metres high but appears higher because of its great isolation and high relative height — it is the eighth most prominent hill in Southern Scotland. It is a prominent feature in many of the views from the northern Lake District on a clear day. It is surrounded by a host of satellites, including Long Fell, Maidenpap and Bainloch Hill. The slopes of Criffel are inhabited by skylarks and you may well hear their flight song as they hover high above the upland vegetation of heather, bog cotton and blueberry. There is a Loch at the bottom called Loch Kindar.

Trig point and Douglas's Cairn, Criffel

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Coordinates: 54°56′24″N 3°37′47″W / 54.93992°N 3.62961°W / 54.93992; -3.62961