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Knockbrack Hill An Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
Kerry County, in no lists, Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 440m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V98553 69855 This summit has been logged as climbed by 3 members. Recently by: simoburn, thomas_g, Conor74
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Longitude: -9.473655, Latitude: 51.872206 , Easting: 98553, Northing: 69855 Prominence: 25m,   Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 498525 569917,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc440, 10 char: Knockbr440
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & siltstone, (Slaheny Sandstone Formation)

Note that the south top of Knockbrack is higher than this point.   Knockbrack is the 766th highest summit in Ireland.

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Tea Fathers?
Short Summary created by thomas_g,  10 May 2013
A featureless top with wonderful 360 degree views.
Best access is to park in the farmyard at V987 692 A (thanks Conor74), with permission from the very friendly farmer. A quick walk back up the road, over the style and follow the track: 15 minutes and you'll be on top.
(Be warned, conversations with the granny who lives at the farm will result in a cup of tea whether you want it or not: old style Irish hospitality). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/comment/5414/
Only for the headstrong...
by Conor74  5 Sep 2011
A question I have wondered before – is there any summit in South Kerry that I would never ascend again or recommend to anyone? Well, I found two beside each other, Knockbrack and its South Top. Both previously untested by MVers, and now I’ve done them I can only think what a sensible lot you all are! Can’t comment on the approach, did this as part of leg shredding hike from Turner’s Rock across the Priest’s Leap to Knockboy, on to Gullaba, before circuiting back around Coomclogherane Lake. It seems to me that one could access them from the east where a road leads up to a house on its flank at V987 692, but I suspect permission should be sought from there on. The ascent from Coomclogherane Top was very easy, bordering on the boring, although with lovely views down the Kenmare Bay and back into the waterfall cascading from Knocknamanagh NE Top into the lake. The south top was unspectacular, the walk from there to Knockbrack is unchallenging, but goes past an area of cleared bog/bog burst which contains a few cars that have seen better days. Moved past them, the view from Knockbrack into the Roughty Valley stretching from Kilgarvan to Kenmare and across to the Mangertons is nice, but as with the south top nothing you can’t get from its neighbours. Descended from there due west, one of the hardest descents in this part of the world as I battled broken boulders hidden by heather and ferns, thickets of furze and briars, a maze of fences all sporting barbed wire etc. Incidentally, for anyone who read my review on Knocknagullion, I have also been to a couple of raves on the western flanks of this mountain in the Bonane area...this area in South Kerry has a great musical tradition! Bonane also contains a Heritage Park which is pretty neat, especially as the two main stones in the stone circle are aligned with a large boulder on the Turners Rock-Priest Leap traverse on the horizon, known as the Altar. For those interested in the names of mountains in the area it identifies a few around Knockboy by very different names to those used here...


I think the overall impression is that as mountains in Kerry go, these two give the least bang for your buck. If you make it to point A and access is not an issue, your eyes will inevitably be drawn to the spectacular circuit over Coomclogherane Lake to the south, which I would suggest is a much more appealing walk. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/655/comment/6508/
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