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Caunoge Mountain Kerry County, in Arderin List, Purple mudstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 502m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 Grid Reference: V58262 79969 This summit has been logged as climbed by 19 members. Recently by: PeakPaul, David-Guenot, Onzy, chalky, simoburn, Colin Murphy, Cobhclimber, suiladoir, mountainmike, frankmc04, ahendroff, garrettd, trekker, sofearghail, madfrankie
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Longitude: -10.062455, Latitude: 51.954265 , Easting: 58262, Northing: 79969 Prominence: 127m,   Isolation: 3.8km
ITM: 458243 580029,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cng, 10 char: Caunoge
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)

This name is rather puzzling. Ir. cánóg means 'puffin', but there seems to be no other instances of its use as a generic in place-names.   Caunoge is the 561st highest summit in Ireland. Caunoge is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Glenbeigh Horseshoe area.

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Simple approach from the east.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  6 Aug 2014
One approach is via a farmyard at V607787 A, where the farmer has previously allowed access up a track. The track to the NW continues to within 300m of the summit, which is fairly nondescript, a grassy area with the high point marked by a pile of stones. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/5207/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caunoge in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Unremarkable top
 
The hillwalk from hell!!
by Colin Murphy  3 Aug 2014
It started with the midges...Arriving at forest entrance at V 574 778 B at about 8.30, was immediately attacked by a swarm, and bitten a hundred times by the time I'd gotten my boots on. Hastening up track as suggested by Simon3 to escape a horrible death, I arrived at the forest clearing to the north. Granted it is seven years since Simon's comment, but a lot had obviously changed. As the rain began to bucket down, I attempted to cross the clearing - bad mistake. It was a mixture of chest high reeds and thistles on very uneven ground. After 100m, and having fallen flat on my face several times, I could only have been wetter if I'd gone swimming with my clothes on. I sough shelter just inside the forest edge, which made for slightly better going, although I was poked in the face by branches several times. Eventually I cleared the woods, crossed an open field to to the north and began the ascent proper. After crossing several barbed wire fences, I hit the knee-high heather, which continues pretty much all the way to the top, and made for very hard going. The summit is a grassy, unremarkable affair, marked by a small pile of stones. I'm sure the views are great, but in the mist, I could barely see a thing. Then I had to retrace my steps through the early hell, falling at least five times along the way. A simple 4km walk, I had expected it to take a about 90 minutes. Two and a half miserable hours later I drove away and didn't look back. I have since learned of a much better approach via a farmyard to the east. If I get the details I'll post them - in the meantime, avoid this route at all costs! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/17589/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caunoge in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Caunoge shapes.
simon3 on Caunoge, 2007
by simon3  8 Oct 2007
One way up Caunoge is to start from the forest entrance at V 574 778.
Walk about 340m along the track and you come to a firebreak off to the north. Follow this and you will arrive at the edge of the forest. It's easy to see the way from here or you can go about 100m west and get to a ploughed forest edge which is easier walking.

Reaching the boggy ridge of this low top on a pretty murky day I expected little photographic interest. To the NE the "back" or smooth side of the Glenbeigh Horseshoe, to which Caunoge joins at Coomacarrea was in mist and probably isn't that interesting from this side anyway.

But Kerry so often surprises for views. Stretching south west from Caunoge is a series of photogenic features. The murk was just kind enough to let me get this shot, however I suspect that given the right conditions (perhaps low morning light cutting across the ridge) there is real classic to be had here.

Just for reference the black foreground is the ridge of Caunoge, immediately above this is a low (230-330m) ridge along which the Kerry Way goes. The sharp and pointy hill right of centre on the skyline is Beenduff and to its right Foilclogh 497m, a near miss to the MountainViews 500m list. In the distance on the left are those southern outposts of Ballinskelligs bay, Bolus at 410m with Canuig to its right. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/1861/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Caunoge in area Glenbeigh Horseshoe, Ireland
Picture: Skellig delight.
 
simon3 on Caunoge, 2006
by simon3  17 Sep 2006
If you drop off Caunoge by its southern spur, the smooth curves of the landscape are jarred by this jagged rock on the horizon. It's Scellig Michael framed by Aghatubride and Knocknaskereighta. A surprising keyhole view. Look out for it. If you can see Scellig Michael from Caunoge, you can see 38.6km. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/448/comment/1862/
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