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Peakeen Mountain West Top Mountain For origin of name, see Peakeen Mountain. Kerry County, in Arderin List, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 538.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V88958 76481 This summit has been logged as climbed by 45 members. Recently by: IainT, jackill, eoghancarton, ciarraioch, liz50, chalky, David-Guenot, Cobhclimber, Onzy, simoburn, omurchu, suiladoir, Geo, millsd1, thomas_g
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Longitude: -9.61503, Latitude: 51.929908 , Easting: 88959, Northing: 76481 Prominence: 93m,   Isolation: 0.2km
ITM: 488933 576542,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Pkn539, 10 char: PknMntnWst
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

Peakeen Mountain West Top is the 449th highest summit in Ireland. Peakeen Mountain West Top is the second most southerly summit in the Mangerton area.

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Fine views down Kenmare Bay
Short Summary created by thomas_g,  8 Nov 2013
Wonderful views down Kenmare bay on a fine day. Be aware the ground below the summit is very boggy and pools of water abound.
The best access is via the Kerry way from Gowlane (skirt Peakeen to the N). While access is possible from the Molls Gap road via the col between Peakeen W and spot height 525m: there are access issues to Derrygarriff to the west of Peakeen, so the western approach is probably best avoided. There is no real sense in approaching from N (unless you love bog). Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/5133/
 
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Picture: The summit of Peakeen W Top. Looking over Kenmare Bay with the Beara peninsula in the distance
 
john_desmond on Peakeen Mountain West Top, 2006
by john_desmond  26 Apr 2006
This summit can be approached from the Peakeen side. There are parking spaces for a few cars at V917 752 A, where the public road meets the start of a dirt track going Northwards. This is part of the Kerry Way and used to be the old road from Killarney to Kenmare in the 19th Century. As you pass between Peakeen and Knockanguish, stop at the highest point on the road and turn off left. Stay to the North of Peakeen to avoid the cliffs. After the ascent and as soon as the ground levels out, you will see the trig point high up on Peakeen to your left. Follow the spur Westwards and after navigating around some crags and several false summits, you will get to the summit which seems to take quiet a while to get to. There is nothing on the summit except grass. The views from here are really stunning with the turquoise Blue Kenmare Bay below, the mountains of the Beara peninsula and South Kerry in the distance and the Reeks to the North-West. I did this as part of a 3-4 hour walk taking in Peakeen W Top, Peakeen and Knockanaguish. If you are doing it, pick a nice clear sunny day or summer evening. The views are just too nice to waste on a cloudy day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/2301/
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Picture: Near summit of Peakeen West Top
madfrankie on Peakeen Mountain West Top, 2007
by madfrankie  19 Jun 2007
From the summit of Peakeen it became clear that its West Top was not the handy ‘over and back’ I was anticipating. In fact the terrain is somewhat more complex than the map suggests. We walked west, then dropped down to the north to avoid possible crags on Peakeen’s western slopes. Bypassed an eastern spur on the right before ascending to a rocky knoll followed by a short walk to the small grassy summit. This is a tremendous vantage point with great views in all directions, but especially towards Molls Gap.
If you descend to the south-west like we did, be prepared for new forestry, a lot of gorse, and more fences than the Grand National. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/2750/
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Picture: On the top of Peakeen Mountain W Top, with Kenmare Bay and Béara peninsula in the background.
 
Really worth a visit !!
by David-Guenot  14 Jun 2015
Celebrating my 100th summit of the VL-Arderin list on Peakeen Mountain W Top about one month ago (thank you for the hike and the pics, Conor74 !!). The area, despite being quite close to Kenmare and having the Kerry Way running along nearby, has remained unspoiled and offers a certain sensation of wilderness and remoteness, with some extensive views all around. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/374/comment/18119/
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