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Knocknagorraveela Mountain Cnoc na gCorrmhíolta A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCorrmhíolta [OSI], 'hill of the midges') Kerry County, in Arderin List

Height: 507m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V87174 62520 This summit has been logged as climbed by 27 members. Recently by: chalky, dmc, suiladoir, thomas_g, sbender, bryanmccabe, Cobhclimber, glencree, pocarbuile, Conor74, Pazapas, three5four0, ahendroff, osullivanm, Colin Murphy
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Longitude: -9.636408, Latitude: 51.804127 Prominence: 152m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 487148 562584,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc507, 10 char: Knckngrvl

Alternatively this name may derive from Cnoc na Garbhghaile [T6000], 'hill of the rough wind'.   Knocknagorraveela is the 445th highest summit in .

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagorraveela in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Clonee Lough with Knockagarrane on the left
 
Access (from) all areas
Short Summary created by simon3, thomas_g  18 Nov 2013 From a summit baggers perspective, it's most likely you'll be approaching from the Beara Way via Derrysallagh and/or Knocknagorraveela NE. The approach from Knocknagorraveela NE is straightforward, but care needs to be taken if you are taking the direct route from Derrysallagh as the area around the river in the valley between the tops has some nasty hidden holes.
Another place to start is at the forest entrance at V846626 (Point A) in the Clonee Valley. This glacial valley is well worth a visit in its own right having dramatic sides and big lakes. Leave the road and head into the valley to the W of Knocknagorraveela. If you go through 854629 (Point B) your track should be on uncultivated ground west of any fields. The river can be crossed somewhere to the NW of the summit for example at 866632 (Point C).
Distant views from the summit (the location of which is somewhat unclear) are good, but the level nature of the summit area restricts the view somewhat.
Point A: V846 626 Point B: V854 629 Point C: V866 632

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagorraveela in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
by simon3  24 Nov 2006 Potentially there are a lot of access points for this summit. For example you can start from the Beara Way, marked on the OS 1:50k - it's around a 3k walk from the Beara Way via the NE spur from the summit marked 464 on the map. You could probably come at the summit from the Baurearagh valley or from near Knockduff to the NE.

Another place to start is at the forest entrance at V846626 in the Clonee Valley. This glacial valley is well worth a visit in its own right having dramatic sides and big lakes. Leave the road and head into the valley to the W of Knocknagorraveela. If you go through 854629 your track should be on uncultivated ground west of any fields. The river can be crossed somewhere to the NW of the summit for example at 866632.

The summit has great views down the Clonee Valley. The photo shows the summit from a point between Cummeenanimma (aka Eskana) and Coomnadiha. There is a spectacular waterfall W of the summit. The lake bottom right is Cummeenadillure Lough. The ridge on the skyline to the left heads NW towards Kenmare River over various bumps. Richard Mersey [The Hills of Cork and Kerry] describes this as "Boring Ridge". Maybe so, but this summit has many other interesting features.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagorraveela in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
 
by simon3  19 Nov 2006 There are only a few things that actually improve during wet weather on the hills. And one of them is this waterfall seen here during a rainy spell one November. The water falls around 120m at the head of the Clonee valley from a small lake at Cummeenaloughaun. The white foaming water on the black unvegetated rock makes this a particularly striking display. The green fields below are part of the Gleninchiquin park.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagorraveela in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
by simon3  20 Nov 2006 The ridge SW from this summit has very rough ground caused by big areas of exposed and very irregular slabs and also some 80cm high rushes. Coming towards the top it took around half an hour to complete just 1200m.

The photo looks along the ridge and away from the summit to the SW. The vague shapes in the mist to the right are the slabs of the NE of Coomnadiha. For all the apparent wildness of this scene in fact there is a road coming up from the Baurearagh Valley (beyond the left of this picture) which at its highest point reaches within 250m of the line of the ridge (around 90m of climbing).
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by milo  4 Jan 2008 No pictures, due to a dull 29th December. No eponymous midges either. With adjoining tops of Cummer, Derrysallagh and perhaps also Feorus an entertaining deviation from the Bunane to Killaha section of the Beara Way was achieved. Access is no problem by this route and it is worth going some 200m SW of the apparent summit for a sneaky peek down to the upper Inchquin valley with two hanging lakes and to the vivid fields of what Simon3 refers to as 'Inchquin Park': a pay-in facility which has been the subject of some controversy. The walk took about 4 1/2 easy hours car to car, well suited to a wintry day
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknagorraveela in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
 
by colin murphy  24 Aug 2009 The long, narrow summit of Knocknagorraveela offers several points as candidates for its highest point, but someone has decided that this one, marked by a pile of stones, is the winner. Interesting top, with lots of craggy rock outcroppings speckled with pools of water, though the views are a little limited.
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