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Knocknakilton Hill Kerry County, in Carn List, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 423m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q63869 06213 This summit has been logged as climbed by 17 members. Recently by: ciarraioch, madfrankie, grzywaczmarcin, conormcbandon, simoburn, omurchu, gallybander, PPruzina, Aongus, Cobhclimber, maxim, DenisMc, trekker, ahendroff, three5four0
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.991413, Latitude: 52.191375 , Easting: 63869, Northing: 106213 Prominence: 79m,   Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 463849 606267,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncknk, 10 char: Kncknkltn
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

This name is not mentioned by An Seabhac in TCCD. It is unclear what the second element is.   Knocknakilton is the 837th highest summit in Ireland. Knocknakilton is the most easterly summit in the Central Dingle area.

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COMMENTS for Knocknakilton 1 of 1
Dull hill requires zero effort.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy,  2 Mar 2015
This is simplicity itself as a badly deteriorating track leads almost to the summit and can be driven with care. From the car you merely trek about 100m west and you've on the top, which is totally nondescript and barely recognisable as a separate top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/723/comment/5482/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknakilton in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: The boggy top, middle and bottom of Knocknakilton
dbloke on Knocknakilton, 2008
by dbloke  4 Aug 2008
Whereas Cummeen is a small hill with a fantasitc view surrounded by bog, Knocknakilton (spelled with an extra 'n' on the OS map) is just bog. Recommended for peak baggers or peat boggers only. Could be included as part of a Cummeen-Knocknakilton-Dromavally horseshoe walk but it would never become a classic. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/723/comment/3256/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knocknakilton in area Central Dingle, Ireland
Picture: view from the top
view from the top
by lackmt  9 Aug 2012
So first thing to note about Knocknakilton is it is covered in a mist more times than not, I needed to walk it so I could figure out a route and it took a couple of attempts. I walked it by turning off at the crossroads on the N86 go up a small road to a crossroads (park up). Then take the right into the woods.

It is tricky to figure out which route. Here is what I suggest, follow the zig zag do not take the right into the woods. Take the next right. Follow that zig zag you come to a Y jct take the left. Then keep going straight up (the whole thing should not take more than an hour). If you hit the radio tower (I advise you not to get to close) you took the wrong turn.

If you keep going straight you will hit a gate that leads directly into the bog. Turn right (be careful of the ditch) and walk to the fense. Travel along that till you reach the peak. You will be surprised how quick it gets covered in a mist. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/723/comment/14748/
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