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Knockbrack Mountain Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Breac [PDT], 'speckled hill') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 610m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95396 77944 This summit has been logged as climbed by 75 members. Recently by: eflanaga, IainT, hivisibility, eryri, melohara, PeakPaul, Colin Murphy, crankechick, pcnovice, muddyboots, johnstna, Onzy, simoburn, chalky, omurchu
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Longitude: -9.52193, Latitude: 51.944294 , Easting: 95396, Northing: 77944 Prominence: 45m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 495368 578004,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckbr, 10 char: Knockbrack
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The top is rather indistinct and difficult to find, which is characteristic of a a number of peaks on the plateau SW of Mangerton.   Knockbrack is the 266th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/255/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrack in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Summit market with small pool
 
Broad, rocky summit with fine views
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  24 Apr 2015
See Knockrower short summary for initial approach. From track at Point 925 775 A turn east and head directly up the valley between Coombane and Knockrower. There is a track visible in parts, apparently the result of a quad bike, but which if you happen upon it, it acts as a useful guide as it meanders for a couple of km up the valley. After 1km the ground becomes steeper and in clear weather, Knockbrack will be visible on your right. There is extensive forestry indicated on the OS map, but there is no evidence of a forest ever having been here. Continue another 1km past Lough Nambrackdarrig and the ascend to the SE, the slope quite steep in places. Two small, but quite beautiful loughs nestle in the northern slopes of the mountain. The summit is a broad, rocky/grassy area and a fairly substantial layered pile of stones on the south of this area marks a false high point - the true high point is indicated by a smaller pile of stone to the south of the summit area (pictured, with false high point inset). Allow 2 hours from car to top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/255/comment/5015/
 
Climbed Knockbrack and Dromderalough on 13/11/05 .. by ibradley   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Some mountains, like Errigal, are great because o .. by Grumbler#1   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Climbed Knockbrack on the 08/03/2009, from a diff .. by Conor74   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
Nondescript Summit with Expansive Views in Wild C .. by ciarraioch   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
As an interesting detour, and for a fun scramble .. by Conor74   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
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