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Iveragh NW Area , SW: Valentia Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84
Highest Place: Knocknadobar 690m

Starting Places (15) in area Iveragh NW:
Cahernaman, Cahersiveen, Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrims Path, Coonanna Harbour, Cooncrome Harbour, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, unuseableCúm an Easpaig, Ducalla, Killurly SW, Kimego Forest E, Puffin Island, Roads Lough, Tetrapod CP, Villa Nuovo

Summits & other features in area Iveragh NW:
Cen: Cahirsiveen: Beenduff 479m, Beentee 376m, Foilclogh 497m
N: Castlequin: Castlequin 361m
N: Killelan: Killelan Mountain 275m
N: Knocknadobar: Kells Mountain 633m, Kells Mountain East Top 612m, Knocknadobar 690m, Knocknadobar North Top 602m
SW: Ballinskelligs: Bolus 410m, Killurly 331m
SW: Portmagee: Formaoil 206m, Knocknaskereighta 395m, Puffin Island 159m
SW: Skelligs: Skellig Rock Little 131m, Skellig Michael 217m
SW: Valentia: Bray Head 239m, Geokaun (Valentia Island) 266m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bray Head, 239m Hill Ceann Bhreagha A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Ceann Bhreagha [logainm.ie], 'head(-land) of Breagha'), Kerry County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Bray Head is the 1307th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V33420 73715, OS 1:50k mapsheet 83
Place visited by: 84 members, recently by: Emiliamain, maoris, Wes, Aneta.jablonska, annem, Moses, Beti13, mdoc1969, marktrengove, Bissboy, Cobhclimber, Aongus, f.sokol, adam.mann, Jai-mckinney
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Longitude: -10.42046, Latitude: 51.89123, Easting: 33420, Northing: 73715, Prominence: 204m,  Isolation: 6km
ITM: 433406 573776
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone & siltstone, (Valentia Slate Formation)
Notes on name: The name is of the same origin as Bray and Bray Head in Co. Wicklow.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BryHd, 10 char: Bray Head

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Summary for Bray Head (Ceann Bhreagha): Coastal Cowtown
Summary created by Peter Walker 2012-06-13 12:55:07
Bray Head forms the western end of Valencia Island off the Iveragh coast, and in common with many other tops hereabouts has some excellent coastal views.

Start from A (B (V350 737)) where there is room for a number of cars. Walk WSW up an obvious track to reach a conspicuous signal tower directly over the ocean: from here turn right and follow the impressive cliff edge up to the summit. Descent can be either by the same route or by a more direct course heading ESE to regain the track.

It should be noted that there are generally a lot of cattle roaming loose in this area, which needs considering if you are uneasy in their company.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/5769/
Member Comments for Bray Head (Ceann Bhreagha)

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Picture: Looking back from near the summit
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by Peter Walker 17 Jul 2010
For those who prefer an alternative to the five euros and tourists associated with Geokaun, Bray Head (summit seemingly named Foiltagarriff on OSI Sheet 78) provides a jaunt equal in scenery but considerably superior in terms of quietness. Starting from Mr Bloke's point B the track leads easily and obviously up to the signal tower from where a right turn leads up an easy slope along the edge of the cliffs (assorted faint paths) to the top. No cows in-situ when I was there (plenty on the way up though, so I'd echo the point about comfort in the company of cattle being required) but nor was there mist: therefore I can confidently state that there's some excellent cliff scenery here.

It's easy enough to cut the corner back to the track on the return by heading ESE from the summit: the route of descent is arrayed before you. Easier to avoid the cows that way too. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/5954/
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Picture: Signal Tower at Bay Head
The cow marks the summit
by three5four0 28 Sep 2011
Parked at B (V350 737), as dbloke and followed the track out to the signal tower, then along the cliffs and back to the spot height. Lots of cattle just before the summit, so as dbloke says, not a walk for the bovine phobic! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/6543/
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Picture: The distant Skelligs
One of the best short hikes in Ireland.
by TommyV 12 Jun 2019
The route described by others is still the same and it's now way marked. Just to mention that there is now a car park which is a discovery point along the Wild Atlantic Way which is the start point and there is a two euro charge (Sorry Peter Walker) to park here but it is money well spent. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/20546/
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Picture: Cow summit
dbloke on Bray Head
by dbloke 27 Sep 2009
Parked the car at the Skellig Heritage centre (C (V371 734) immediately on the left after crossing the bridge from Portmagee) as recommended by Kevin Corcoran in his Kerry Walks book. We should know better. He likes a bit of road walking does Kevin, so cut out an hour of tarmac thudding and park at D (V350 738) like everyone else. Room for 8-10 cars to park here. Hop over the style and follow the track up the signal tower remains, then bear right and it's a gentle climb up to a flat, featureless summit. Some steep sea cliffs here, but as usual it was too misty to see anything of them. The top seems to be in the middle of some old bog works. Marked by a cow the day we were there. Not one for the bovine phobic this walk... Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1010/comment/4148/
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