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Knocknadobar North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Knocknadobar. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 602m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V50088 85413 This summit has been logged as climbed by 65 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, madfrankie, mountainmike, IainT, aidand, owen, CaptainVertigo, tomodub, peter1, PeakPaul, melohara, trekker, fingalscave, ciarraioch, chalky
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Longitude: -10.18364, Latitude: 52.001013 , Easting: 50088, Northing: 85413 Prominence: 17m,   Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 450071 585472,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc602, 10 char: KnckndNrth
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

The northern flanks of this hill descend steeply to a stretch of rugged and isolated coastline.   Knocknadobar North Top is the 281st highest summit in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by thomas_g,  12 Apr 2014
The majority of people are going to approach from Knocknadobar via the col. While access is possible via the re-rentrant to the east, the going is tough and the spur further east above the lakes is preferable (although the traverse is a bit rocky). Views north to the Dingle peninsula are excellent. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/5027/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar North Top in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: The summit and a 100km/hour gale!
 
New Comment: Warning: An unpleasant encounter after a close shave.
by Colin Murphy  16 Nov 2016
Without going into details, two less experienced hillwalker friends lost us in the mist, high winds and pouring rain at the summit and we ended up having to descend Knocknadobar North Top ourselves, drive to the pier at Coonanna Harbour and direct them off the mountain as the darkness descended. Luckily they had head torches. It was quite scary for a good hour as we waited first to spot their torches and then watch their tortuously slow descent. We were very close to calling mountain rescue several times. Anyway, they finally made it safely down in the pitch dark and bucketing rain. And after all that, a local householder and landowner (he claimed) stopped them near the harbor as they crossed the ground beside his house. Instead of inquiring as to their safety, he became quite threatening and abusive and at first refused to let them pass his house. But so weary and emotionally worn out were they that they had to simply ignore him and cross his land. But beware, at least one resident of Coonanna Harbour will give you major grief if you even look in his direction. I would tend to avoid this route of descent altogether, in fact. Ireland of the welcomes! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/18709/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar North Top in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: Knocknadobar North Top. Viewed from sea level. Literally.
dbloke on Knocknadobar North Top, 2009
by dbloke  22 Feb 2009
Knocknadobar N is easyily reached from Knocknadobar. By my GPS it is only 19m ascent from the col. The descent down the western spur starts off easily enough; the usual steep, heather covered slope. About two thirds of the way down things start to get interesting. We came upon a wall with a newly erected fence atop. The sort that says, "Don't even think about crossing over onto my land...". Crossing it would have resulted in a labarinth of stone walls and fields to negotiate, only to end up in somebody's back garden. We were left with two choices. Follow the fence left and then down the creek, or follow it right and hope that it didn't disappear off a cliff. We went right. Good choice as there was a path down. Mostly a sheep track; they seemed to prefer this side of the fence too. When we got down to sea level there were more fun and games. Most of the path has been eroded and fallen into the sea. Lucky for us the tide was out enough for us to clamber over the rocks and get back to the car at Connanna Harbour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/3602/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknadobar North Top in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: View towards Coonanana Harbour from Knocknadober North Top.
 
osullivanm on Knocknadobar North Top, 2005
by osullivanm  14 Aug 2005
This top can easily be included in a circuit of Knocknadober starting from the coast road on the northern side of the Iveragh Peninsula. A valley walk to the glendalough lakes followed by a steep pull to the ridge to Knocknadober, then swinging north west to the top (602). The reward, so common in Kerry, is wonderful coastal views to the islands and mountains beyond. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/1886/
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