Criffel

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Criffel
Criffel.jpg
Criffel from Crosby, Cumbria
Highest point
Elevation570 m (1,870 ft)
Prominence488 m (1,601 ft)
ListingMarilyn
Geography
LocationDumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Parent rangeSouthern Uplands
OS gridNX957618
Topo mapOS Landranger 84

Criffel is a hill in the historical county of Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is 570 metres (1,870 feet) 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 feature the upland vegetation of heather, bog cotton and blueberry and are inhabited by skylarks. Loch Kindar sits at the foot of the hill.

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