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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 34 members. Recently by: mountainmike, ciarraioch, tommccarthy, Wildrover, eamonoc, melohara, Onzy, muddyboots, Fergalh, simoburn, chalky, Cobhclimber, ahendroff, osullivanm, Conor74
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/320/
COMMENTS for Knocknagowan 1 of 1
Do it once cause it scares you .. by group   (Show all for Knocknagowan)
I reached Knocknagowan after a tough walk across .. by jackill   (Show all for Knocknagowan)
Climbed this on the way to Caherbranagh. It make .. by SDillmore   (Show all for Knocknagowan)
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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