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Knocknagowan Mountain Cnoc na nGamhann A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na nGamhann [OSNB], 'hill of the calves') Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 574m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 79 Grid Reference: W18607 85020 This summit has been logged as climbed by 35 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, mountainmike, ciarraioch, tommccarthy, Wildrover, eamonoc, melohara, Onzy, muddyboots, Fergalh, simoburn, chalky, Cobhclimber, ahendroff, osullivanm
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Longitude: -9.186153, Latitude: 52.011752 , Easting: 118607, Northing: 85020 Prominence: 37m,   Isolation: 2km
ITM: 518574 585079,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc574, 10 char: Knckngwn
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

This southern outlier of Caherbarnagh overlooks the upper reaches of the Clydagh Valley.   Knocknagowan is the 352nd highest summit in Ireland.

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Do it once cause it scares you
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  27 Dec 2012
Start at the track to Shrone at W145 840 A where there is room to park 4-5 cars. Follow the track for approx 600 mtrs and turn off it onto a track that is not marked on the map , it looks like the farmer has constructed it in the last few years. This track allows you to gain some height (100 mtrs approx.) before you strike out across open mountain(or should that be bog). The summit of Knocknabro East is gained by a hard slog over rutted ground with very wet conditions underfoot. From the summit head for Knocknagowan.This is a 3km trudge across bog, full of holes, covered in knee-high heather and energy sapping long coarse grasses.
Descend to the track to the south which you can follow back to the start. This track may also be a slightly easier way to reach this summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/5080/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagowan in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: The view to the west
 
jackill on Knocknagowan, 2005
by jackill  3 Oct 2005
I reached Knocknagowan after a tough walk across the very bog described by SDillmore from Knocknabro. This summit is rather flat and featureless again with no summit cairn and nothing to build one from. There are great views to the west with Mangerton hulking behind the Paps, Stoompa and Crohane. To the east there is a windfarm in the Clydagh valley and Mullaghanish and its masts dominates.I headed down from this summit to meet the road at W175 839 B. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/1982/
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SDillmore on Knocknagowan, 2005
by SDillmore  27 Feb 2005
Climbed this on the way to Caherbranagh. It makes a nice stop, and affords gorgeous views of Mullaghanish (forgetting the garish TV tower) and the seemingly endless rolling Cahas to the south. We hiked in late February, and had nice views of the snow-topped Paps and Mangerton to the west. Parked at the beginning of a timber trail at 173 839 C, and followed the road east for 600 meters. We climbed a fence, and headed straight for the top of Knocknagowan. Even with recent dry and cold weather, the ground was marshy and boggy. I would imagine it's worse in the summer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/1502/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagowan in area Paps/Derrynasaggart, Ireland
Picture: Too 4x4 by far?
Boggy even in fine weather
by thomas_g  1 Apr 2012
Parked at W17988 83662 D, room for one car (just) in what looks like an old shed. If you've got more than one car (not that I'm suggesting that you can drive more than one at a time) there is room for about 6 cars at a forestry entrance at W17252 83903 E.
I headed a few hundred metres further down the valley to a gate, went through and headed straight up for the summit along the line of a fence.
Despite nearly 2 weeks of dry weather and record temperatures in March, it's still a boggy slog with alternating tussocky grass and bog holes, I can't imagine what it's like in the depths of winter.
I was disappointed to see some 4x4 damage between Knocknagowan and Caherbaragh, I will admit I did enjoy the few minutes respite gained by following the tracks though.
Nice views over the Clydagh valley (if you like wind turbines) and the Paps looked well in the distance today. I continued straight on to Caherbarnagh (see my comments there).
On the return I decided to contour around Knocknagowan, wouldn't advise it, it's easier just to go straight over the top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/comment/6743/
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