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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,   Summits in area: 15,   Maximum prominence for area: 683 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 For all tops   Highest summit: Knockmealdown, 792.4m
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Knocknalougha Mountain Cnoc na Loiche A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na Loiche [LL], 'hill of the lake') Tipperary/ Waterford County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 629m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S01943 10019 This summit has been logged as climbed by 122 members. Recently by: pavelbodi, chalky, jasonmc, gerrym, hivisibility, mcrtchly, kernowclimber, melohara, peter1, ciarraioch, Fergalh, mountainmike, BleckCra, millsd1, simoburn
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Longitude: -7.972281, Latitude: 52.242386 Prominence: 84m,   Isolation: 2km
ITM: 601893 610073,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknl, 10 char: Kncknlgh

In the form Cnoc na Loiche provided in LL the word loch is feminine, 2nd declension. Presumably there is historical evidence for this variant rather than the usual masculine 1st declension form. Previously Knockaunabulloga in MV.   Knocknalougha is the 232nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knocknalougha on the left , Sugarloaf on the right
 
High above Beal Lough
Short Summary created by jackill  5 Mar 2011 Start at R 983 089 (Point A) where there is a decent carpark .
Cross the tarred road at the carpark entrance and you will see a muddy track leading east across the bog which leads you onto the main Avondhu way track after about 300 meters.
You can also turn north on the tarred road and walk 200 meters to where the Avondhu way crosses the road (just after a warning sign on dangers of fog etc.).
Once on this rocky way follow its twists uphill for approx 2 kms until you gain a plateau at 600 mtrs elevation.
The track at this point can be followed straight ahead or to the right(west).
Turn right and cross the plateau, the track starts to go downhill again at a waymarked way post.
Follow the boggy worn track down to the forest edge over a stile and east along a good track, , as the track comes to a right angle turn, climb the ditch and cross the bog to the summit.
the summit is at a fence turn, marked by a small gathering of stones.
Point A: R983 089

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
by simon3  20 Feb 2003 This is a picture of Bay Lough from the side of Sugarloaf Hill. The green vegetation above the lake is rhododendron which appears to be out of control. Rhododendron, an alien species that arrived from Turkey, is seen as a weed. In the words of Dr Ian Rotherham an expert on the subject "In favourable environments rhododendrons form dense, impenetrable thickets, and whilst the massed flowers in open locations are very popular with the public, it causes serious management problems for forestry and wildlife conservation." The lower slopes of Sugarloaf Hill have a number of places where the shrub has gained a foothold in forest rides.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
 
by simon3  20 Feb 2003 Knockaunabulloga has a flattish rounded summit which is particularly easy to reach from the west. Like many of the other summits to the east of it, it sits on the Co. Tipperary / Co. Waterford boundary. Bay Lough, the largest corrie lake in the Knockmealdowns is on the north-east side, near to the well known Vee. The Vee, a well known pass with a road through it is at around 330m. There are a number of car parks here, which provide access to Knockaunabulloga. As the photo shows, the summit “cairn” is not exciting.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View from Knocknalougha showing (left to right) Sugarloaf, Knockmoylay & Knockmealdown
by Colin Murphy  18 Jul 2008 There is a rough stone track about 200 metres south of The Gap Car Park which gives a slightly firmer footing than the approach directly up the mountain. Unfortunately the track ends at about 450m (and is very steep), after which you can cut directly north west across a terrain of light heather and grass, which isn't too treacherous. The semi-ruined cairn that marks the top doesn't appear to be quite the summit as I noticed about 30 metres away behind a fence that someone has recently erected a small upright stone, and my GPS confirmed this as a couple of metres higher than the cairn. The summit's a bit dull, but on a fine day the views of Sugarloaf & Knockmeal down are majestic. (see photo)

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: A cold and frosty morning
 
by jackill  5 Sep 2008 Knocknalougha is just to the left of centre as viewed coming down the east side of Knockshanahullion.Following the sheep fence (starts at point 551 mtrs approx) around which is easier going than taking the shortest route over the glen.The hill that the fence is running up in the distance has the Avondhu way from the Vee running along its base above the forestry heading for Araglin.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknalougha in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Knockaunabulloga from Sugarloaf.
by mneary34  11 Aug 2005 The climb out of the Vee gap up Knockaunabulloga for 390 metres is energy sapping at this stage of the trek. We followed zig zag paths and tracks up for half way but they then seemed to head away from the summit so it was necessary to cross the heather again. As Simon has commented already even on the slopes there are Rhododendron which are a rare sight on most mountains. The photo shows Knockaunabulloga in the foreground, Bay Lough to the right and Knockshanahullion in the background. See Knockshanahullion to continue the traverse.

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