Knocknascollop NW Top 244m hill, North Mayo Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Knocknascollop NW Top Hill Cnoc na Scolb A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc na Scolb [PDT], 'hill of the scollops') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites. Bedrock

Height: 244m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F80129 29787
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: TommyV, Fergalh, Garmin, harry66, sandman, chalky, IncaHoots, Big-Foot, fir-na-laighin
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Longitude: -9.837718, Latitude: 54.203005 , Easting: 80129, Northing: 329787 Prominence: 231m,  Isolation: 7.8km
ITM: 480105 829791,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc244, 10 char: KncknsNWTp
Bedrock type: Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites., (Bangor/Corslieve Formation)

This hill, which is the highest point on a ridge consisting of three peaks, is unnamed on OS maps. However, the name Knocknascollop is given for the SE peak on the Discovery map, and on William Bald's map of Co. Mayo (1830) the NW peak is marked Knock-na-Skalib (effectively the same name), showing that this name applies to the whole ridge. Scollops are looped sticks used to secure thatch on a roof. The name probably refers to the notched appearance of the ridge. Previously Carrowmore Hill in MV.   Knocknascollop NW Top is the 1286th highest place in Ireland.

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Big-Foot on Knocknascollop NW Top, 2009
by Big-Foot  6 Jun 2009
Decent views of Carrowmore Lake make this climb worth while. I parked at a clearing by the roadside at F 80897 26653 A and walking down a lane towards the hill at F 80927 26745 B. There is a concrete bridge at F 81402 26823 C to get across a stream. After this, there is no clear track to follow, so I just headed straight up for the summit cairn at F 82119 27540 D. This is not the true summit, as there is a higher point about 3km away 5m higher. I had no time to walk out to this point, as night was falling. I'll have to bag this point another time to truthfully have reached the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1006/comment/3813/
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Picture: Summit Area.
 
True Summit.
by sandman  5 May 2015
As mentioned in the previous comment the NW Top is 5m higher than Knocknascollop which has a large cairn on top.Easy access to this top is via a rough farm tract at F8089730646 E with parking 40m further on towards the lake on the same side. Although this tract runs out it will bring you close to the summit at F8012929787 F . Underfoot conditions good with lake and ocean views. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1006/comment/17973/
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Picture: Looking Down on Carrowmore Lake
The unofficial high point.
by TommyV  9 Sep 2019
This route actually takes in the cairn on Knocnascallop and not the NW top which is five metres higher. My plan was to take in the NW top but after driving around it seemed that parking and access for Knocknascallop proper was much easier. There is a carpark at Carrowmore Lake lake at F83035 28297 G. From here follow the road South for a couple of hundred metres until you see a good place to head out onto the open hillside. From here it's little over a kilometre climb to the cairn at the summit. If you have time you could make a ridge walk over to the NW top and drop down to the road following the lake back to the carpark. As I had climbed a few other hills in the area earlier that day, I did not have the will or the energy to do this. For the sake of five metres, I'm claiming this one. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1006/comment/20650/
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