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Knockboy Mountain An Cnoc Buí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Buí [OSI], 'yellow/golden hill') County Highpoint of Cork, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 706m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W00480 62060 This place has been logged as visited by 242 members. Recently by: PaulNolan, Dee68, MountainBoy, oakesave, sarahryanowen, robcon54, Mike32chp, DeltaP, maryt, msammon, shaygo, odonovansf, peterturner, k_mcdermott, Dean
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Longitude: -9.443414, Latitude: 51.802466 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500453 562118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckby, 10 char: Knockboy
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Knockboy is the highest point in Co. Cork, although its summit is shared with Co. Kerry. It is less spectacular than some of the hills further west, such as Hungry Hill. It is perhaps a surprise that Cork's highest point is lower than Mount Leinster on the boundary between Carlow and Wexford, two counties which are hardly known for their mountains. All of this goes to show that ruggedness and height do not always go hand in hand.   Knockboy is the highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 106th highest in Ireland. Knockboy is the highest point in county Cork.

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Picture: Knockboy - Borders between Cork and Kerry are important! Check the fence going through the lake
 
The start of a CHP Challenge
by paddyobpc  23 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 26 Jun 2015. It was during a search for mountains to climb while on a break in the Schull area that I learned that Knockboy was the highest point in Cork. My daughter Rachel and son Dillon(dillonkdy) joined me for the walk. We started near the famous “Priests Leap” and although it was misty with poor visibility we managed to follow the fence, following the twists and turns explained by others on here to the Trig at the top. We had no visibility at the top but there were some views on the way down again. We went slightly astray on the way down at one of the fence crossings but spotted it in time thank God. In total we walked 9Km rising over 350m in about 3 hours. The road up to the Priests Leap is very unique to say the least and well worth the visit but it definitely is not for the faint hearted. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18802/
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A good test of you and footwear .. by Huggiebear1981   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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The Top of Cork at 40! .. by Geo   (Show all for Knockboy)
 
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