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Achill/Corraun Area   Corraun Subarea
Maximum height for area: 688 metres,   Summits in area: 16,   Maximum prominence for area: 688 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 30 For all tops   Highest summit: Croaghaun, 688m
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Cnoc Leitreach Hill Knockletragh A name in English
also Owenduff an extra name in English
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Leitreach [PDT], 'hill of the wet hillside') Mayo County, in Carn List, Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs Bedrock

Height: 452m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F78220 00458 This summit has been logged as climbed by 11 members. Recently by: MichaelE, jimbloomer, Oileanach, chalky, garrettd, eamonoc, turfymccloud, LiamFahy, Jamessheerin, Harry Goodman, simon3
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Longitude: -9.855174, Latitude: 53.939208 , Easting: 78220, Northing: 300458 Prominence: 309m,   Isolation: 4.4km
ITM: 478196 800469,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kncklt, 10 char: Knckltrgh
Bedrock type: Quartzites, schists, chloritic metatuffs, (Ashleam Head Formation)

This peak is unnamed on OS maps. On William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) it is named Knockletragh. Previously Owenduff Hill in MV.   Cnoc Leitreach is the 725th highest summit in Ireland. Cnoc Leitreach is the most easterly summit in the Achill/Corraun area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Leitreach in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: North and East of Owenduff Hill
 
simon3 on Cnoc Leitreach, 2008
by simon3  25 Mar 2008
Owenduff is like a giant comma, its head at the summit, its tail stretching and descending SW. Showing few signs of being visited it does however possess a large white cairn of the local quartzite stone.

One way of reaching the summit, via the tail, is as follows. Park at L80296 99725 A at a forestry entrance on the main road. (This is the same starting place as David Herman describes for a Corraun walk in Hill Walkers Connemara and Mayo.) Walk SW along the well made forestry road. When you reach another track leading NW ignore it. Continue W past a point where a waymarked way leaves the track. The track curves north at this point towards the tail of Owenduff. As of Mar 2008 it was possible to simply walk west across the recently cut forest to the forest edge starting from the track at L77546 98741 B. Climb onto the undulating tail and ascend Owenduff. There are some outcrops en-route. As you rise your view expands in all directions (a bit like the walk up Claggan). To the south are the corries of Corraun to the south west and west Achill. Further you can see some of the drowned drumlins of Clew bay. At the summit you can even see Croagh Patrick. Return by walking down the east side of Owenduff. This turned out to be difficult in wet conditions, though not taking so long. You can get to the road at F79978 00213 C beside the bridge and then walk back to your transport.

The photo shows the intricate coastline leading to Bellacragher Bay on the right. The skyline is dominated by the Nephin Begs. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/3020/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cnoc Leitreach in area Achill/Corraun, Ireland
Picture: The principal heights of Achill from Knockletragh
A super and significant hill
by Harry Goodman  2 Jun 2010
Knockletragh is the hill that the R319 skirts around on the way to Achill from Mulranny (Mallarany). From this drive it does not look to be a hill of any consequence and at 452m is significantly lower than its near neighbour Corraun Hill. Don't be deceived, this is a worthwhile climb that would put many 500+ summits in the shade. We climbed it on Wed. 26 May 2010 by more or less following simon3's excellent route, with two little mistakes en route!! We parked at L8029699725 (as noted by simon3) and took the well made forestry road SW. Having gone through two gates, the second with a stile we came to a fork in the track 1.6k into the walk at L7912998533 D and forked right in the direction of Knockletragh content that it would lead us to simon3's next point L7754698741 but no, first mistake, it led to a turning circle and end of the track in the midst of a large fell cleared area. Our second and thankfully last mistake was to take to the fell cleared area in search of L7754698741 across very difficult terrain rather than retrace our steps. However by chance we picked up a rough machine made track which had flattened the timber debris and made the going much easier. When we reached simon3's checkpoint L7754698741 it was frustrating to find that it lay on a very well constructed forest track which was in fact a continuation of the track we had taken at the start and would have followed if we had gone left instead of right when it had forked. We would then further along turned N to reach L7754698741. At this point, back on course, we crossed the clear felled area to a fence at L7705798855 E where, thankfully, normal hillwalking terrain resumed. We then crossed the hillside W to pick up a stone track at L7671998810 F which led us on to the tail of the hill where we turned right to follow the ridge NE for some 3k to the summit. As we climbed the full vista of Achill lay before us to the W while S we had sight of the corrie bound ridge of Corraun Hill with it's many small loughs spread out below us. Near the top of the ridge we passed a couple of rocky up crops with magnificent views down to and across Achill Sound. The summit is crowned by a stone cairn and, unexpectedly, becomes a large flatish, stoney barren area before dropping NE down a steep spur to the R319 and a bridge at F7997800213. Our going was over dry ground but as simon3 suggests this would be difficult when wet. From here it was a short walk along the road to the start point. A walk of 10k in just over three hours including our "off piste" sorties. Thank you simon3 for bringing this hill and a super walk to my attention. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/614/comment/5851/
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