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Coumfea West Top Mountain Srón Chom Fia A name in Irish
(Ir. Srón Chom Fia [PND*], 'nose of the hollow of the deer') Waterford County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green thick-bedded conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 711m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 75 Grid Reference: S28112 09486
Place visited by 220 members. Recently by: Hjonna, jgfitz, Grumbler, TipsyDempy, Liamob, MountainHunter, srr45, High-King, GerSomers, finkey86, daveevangibbons, sharonburns, DNicholson, davsheen, jamesmforrest
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Longitude: -7.589219, Latitude: 52.236879 , Easting: 228112, Northing: 109486 Prominence: 16m,  Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 628057 609539,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmfWst, 10 char: CmfWstTp
Bedrock type: Green thick-bedded conglomerate, (Treanearla Formation)

Srón Chom Fhiaidh is the form given by Power. Other hills in the same townland (Lyre) are: Cnoc Bán, 'white hill', Cnoc a' Ghirrfhéidh, 'hill of the hare' and Cnoc a' Chrocaire, 'hill of the hangman' (PND).   Coumfea West Top is the 104th highest place in Ireland.

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First top climbed on the Comeragh Plateau .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Coumfea West Top)
As Simon noted, the summit itself consists of a v .. by csd   (Show all for Coumfea West Top) Picture about mountain Coumfea West Top in area Comeragh Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The mighty coums of Comeragh
A Feast of Coums
by gerrym  24 Oct 2013

Arrived in the Nire Valley on a stretched July evening in the company of a deep blue sky, allowing a dropping sun to create a beautiful panorama of light and shade along the huge coums eating into the western flanks of the Comeragh plateau.

A big information board shows the looped walks which would be fill enough for some but.... A farm track drops downhill to a beautifully located farmhouse whch is bypassed by a single track, with a rise before dropping down to the river. This is crossed by an impressive wooden bridge, though the river was not on top form after the dry weather.

Time to part company with the waymarked walk and head into an expanse of golden moorland towards the prominent spur to the summit of Coumfea West Top. Ground was pretty dry but it had its moments and there were a few rivers and streams to cross. A setting sun bathed the walls of the coums in light that would have had King Tut slobbering.

A rough track is picked up going ever further into the grand amphitheater until the shores of Coumalocha. A setting sun over the Galtees to the west was the curtaincall to set up a bivvy as comfortably as possible with the fear of the mighty midge. The saving grace was being able to look up at a star filled night sky with each wakening of discomfort.

Early morning brought clear blue skies again and an urge to be off, skirting the lough and heading directly for the steep spur to the summit of Coumfea West Top. This brought views over Lough Coumfea nestling perfectly in its baby coum and a view over where i had spent the night in the big daddy coum and its loughs. Wider views brought the Knockanaffrin Ridge and the Galtees and Knockmealdowns to the west. The summit is marked by a lump of white quartz.

From here the coum stretched out in a wide arc, inviting me to follow its edge - which i did with great pleasure. The walking here was super easy along the edge of the coum and as headed for Coumfea and Coumfea North Top. It was also super beautiful walking in an area that you just know is not all that visited - and i was certainly the only other person here today.

There is a drop down around the coum cradling Sgilloge Loughs, again a beauitful place. A rise up to the high point of the walk on the summit of Carrignagower, eaten away to the NE by the impressive coum holding Coum Larther Loughs, where a blustery wind swept up from below threatening to take my cap. A proper cairn here and followed a line of old fence posts to the steep steep drop to the Gap. Proper good views to Knockanaffrin here.

There was some welcome seating in the Gap and rejoined the waymarked way which seemed to take an age to return to the carpark.

A truly stunning walk in a truly stunning area! Linkback:
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Nire Valley Walk .. by davsheen   (Show all for Coumfea West Top)
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