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Nagles Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 426.5 metres,   Summits in area: 9,   Maximum prominence for area: 293 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 80, 81 For all tops   Highest summit: Knocknaskagh, 426.5m
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Knocknaskagh Hill Cnoc na Sceach A name in Irish
Cork County, in Carn List, Purple mudstone and sandstone Bedrock

Height: 426.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 80 Grid Reference: W70337 95060 This summit has been logged as climbed by 40 members. Recently by: tommccarthy, revs, conormcbandon, caiomhin, eamonoc, Cobhclimber, nattyguest, Andy13460, Dbosonnet, chalky, raygreene, madfrankie, Bron, acorn, bohstom
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Longitude: -8.433654, Latitude: 52.107158 , Easting: 170338, Northing: 95060 Prominence: 293m,   Isolation: 1.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 570294 595117,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc427, 10 char: Kncknskgh
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and sandstone, (Ballytrasna Formation)

Knocknaskagh is the highest hill in the Nagles Mountains area and the 816th highest in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by jackill,  22 Oct 2010
Park at the Castleblagh forestry entrance W 70804 94284 A , room for 5 cars.Walk up the track and turn left onto the gently rising rocky track at junction W70974 94853 B. Follow this track(marked accurately on OSI 1:50000 map ) to the summit Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/5461/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknaskagh in area Nagles Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Panaorama from Knocknaskagh
 
jackill on Knocknaskagh, 2007
by jackill  3 Sep 2007
Knocknaskagh was the first stop on a long Sunday walk across the Nagles.
Starting at the Castleblagh forestry entrance W 70804 94284 we walked up the track and turned left onto the gently rising rocky track at junction W70974 94853 and followed this track(marked on map ) to the summit. Castleblagh wood is a bit special. It contains around 75 hectares of woodland which makes up the Ballyhooly intensive forest ecosystem monitoring plot . It was established in late 1988 as the first whole-ecosystem cycling study in Ireland. The forest consists of pure Norway spruce of German (Black Forest) origin, planted in 1939. In late 1995, an area of forest at Ballyhooly was clearfelled, cultivated and replanted with Douglas fir and oak . Monitoring of the site on the impacts of clearfelling and replanting on nutrient cycling, water quality and the sustainability of the forest as a resource is ongoing.
The photo was taken in from to the summit cairn with the nearby peak of Knocknaskagh North Top and in the distance the Ballyhouras , the Galtys and the Knockmealdowns. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/2811/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknaskagh in area Nagles Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Google Satelite Map Route
MatthewBranch on Knocknaskagh, 2008
by MatthewBranch  12 Aug 2008
No.2 of 400m+ summits for me since I starting walking in Ireland. I wasn't aware of the parking area SE of the summit and began my walk at 8am from the Bloomfield Crossroads. I intended to join the Blackwater Way at the start and then map my way in a Southerly direction to the summit. Unfortunately, I lost the path for the Blackwater after only 15min of walking - perhaps just a badly maintained section of the trail which had become overgrown with all the recent growth lately. So I resolved to take the forest tracks and then road to quickfoot it toward Castleblagh to begin a more trodden path to the top. I took a standard easterly approach up the forest tracks to the summit and was met by wonderful views the the N and NE. Although I prefer the views from Seefin peak on the Ballyhoura's, this was particularly nice for the colours of the plants all around. Purples and yellows, which when the sun DID decide to show its face, shone in a beautiful, contrasting medley of colours. The wind was quickly in though, and with the threat of rain I began the decent in the direction of Knocknaskagh N Top. Since this was a 407m peak, I thought I'd make it my no.3 as I made my way back to the car. Relatively uneventful, I made the fatal mistake of following a faint path northwards of that peak along the treeline in the hopes of joining up with a marked forest track. It soon petered out into nothing and I took the decision to turn NW toward the path I knew was there just beyond a line of forest. Big mistake. It took a good 30min of forcing my way through undergrowth and brambles to finally meet up with the trail and continue again north. There are no straight routes northward toward Bloomfield Crossroads from this point, however, and the next hour and a half was made up of a frustrating east and west cutbacking, in a painfully slow progress toward the car. Arrived at the car at 1:30, tired but happy. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/3267/
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Picture: View from the top
 
jel on Knocknaskagh, 2008
by jel  25 Feb 2008
This is my second hillwalk with Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, we did the Knocknaskagh Circuit, Nagle Mountains. It was a very enjoyable walk with great views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/2975/
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Deja Vu
by thomas_g  10 Aug 2012
You know that feeling when you pull up to the parking area and think, I've been here before and then arrive at Knocknaskagh summit and realise that you've been there before too. (At least I didn't have to hide behind the wall from the hail storm this time). Now thanks to MV, I'll at least know that I've been there before and not suffer the disappointment of a 50 minute drive to bag a peak I've already bagged. Although all this walk is on forest tracks, it is very rocky in places so don't be tempted to leave the boots at home. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/14750/
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Picture: Rubbish on Knocknaskagh
Bahh!!
by hivisibility  25 Nov 2013
Following a recent walk in the Nagles I came across this rubbish pile while descending Knocknaskagh back to the Castleblagh car park. Looks to be mostly asbestos tiles. they went fairly out of the way to dump this. Any advice as to who could be informed of this? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/702/comment/15268/
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