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Mizen/Sheeps Head Area , SW: Mizen SW Subarea
Feature count in area: 19, all in Cork, OSI/LPS Maps: 84, 85, 88, 89
Highest Place: Mount Gabriel 407m

Starting Places (14) in area Mizen/Sheeps Head:
Ahakista Pier, Brow Head Watch Tower, Cahergal, Carr Clós Dún Óir, Coosacuslaun Bay, Derrylahard East, Durrus Village, Kilcrohane, Letter Cillin CP, Mount Corrin Road, Mount Gabriel Road, Sheeps Head Turning Point, Sherkin Island Pier, Sui Finn Car Park

Summits & other features in area Mizen/Sheeps Head:
NE: Mizen NE: Derrylahard East 301m, Knockaughna 268m, Mount Corrin 284m, Mount Gabriel 407m, Mount Kid 296.1m
NW: Sheeps Head: Ballyroon Mountain 239m, Caher Mountain 338m, Fahane 233m, Gouladane 303m, Seefin 345m
S: Cape Clear: Cnoicín an tSeabhaic (Clear Island) 160m
S: Knockomagh: Knockomagh 197m
S: Sherkin: Slievemore (Sherkin Island) 101m
SW: Mizen SW: Brow Head 108m, Knockaphuca 237m, Knockatassonig 207m, Knocknamaddree 313m, Lackenakea 164m, Mizen Peak 232m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mizen Peak, 232m Hill
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, Cork County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Mizen Peak is the 1332th highest place in Ireland. Mizen Peak is the second most westerly summit in the Mizen/Sheeps Head area. It's also the 4th most southerly summit in Ireland.
Grid Reference V74547 24710, OS 1:50k mapsheet 88
Place visited by: 30 members, recently by: daitho9, chelman7, Wilderness, nickywood, roops, thomas_g, Fergalh, Deise-Man, ciarraioch, Lauranna, markmjcampion, KowaiBaz, eamonoc, Wildrover, GoldCircle
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Longitude: -9.80583, Latitude: 51.461789, Easting: 74547, Northing: 24710, Prominence: 177m,  Isolation: 2.8km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 474524 524782
Bedrock type: Cross-bedded sandstone & minor mudstone, (Toe Head Formation)
Notes on name: Mizen Head is Carn Uí Néid in Irish.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: MznPk, 10 char: Mizen Peak

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Picture: Looking across to Brow Head
Mizen has been Brow beaten
by jackill 3 Jun 2010
Contrary to popular belief, Mizen Head is not the most southerly point on the mainland of Ireland. Nearby Brow Head holds that title.
Located on the promontory are an old signalling station, a weather station, and a lighthouse. The signalling station, now a museum, is open to visitors. The "99 steps" are a long series of steps on the pathway across to the rocky outcrop upon which the station was built.
Access here could be tricky, I parked at the far end of the visitors centre carpark and made a quick uphill dash when no-one was looking, crossing farmed fields first then open bog. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1020/comment/5846/
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Stunning views
by garrettd 12 Aug 2014
Park in the public carpark and walk back the road to the first gate on the left hand side. Go through another gate on the immediate left and walk up the field to a gap in the top left corner. Get over the wall to the left of this beside a gate with metal spikes designed to impale anything that comes near it and head to the right, uphill towards a wall/rampart that is becoming overgrown with heather and gorse.From here, it is a straightforward push to the NE, through a wooden framed gap in the fence/wall near the skyline ridge and an easy climb onto the peak. The views over Dunlough Bay and the rest of the Mizen peninsula are extensive and beautiful. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1020/comment/17608/
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Picture: My wife and I on Mizen Peak
Lovely Peak
by paddyhillsbagger 9 Oct 2010
The visitors centre was closed for bridge works( as it was at the end of my Malin2Mizen cycle a couple of months earlier) so following jackill's route, made my way to the old Signal Tower at A (V740 239). A path heads NW from here to a wall running NE which meets another wall NW running up the ridge of Mizen Peak which comes approved by the wife (who doesn't normally accompany me and had me "grounded" for a period) as there is a path to a relatively short climb with no steep inclines with spectacular views on the sunny day we walked it. Lovely little peak. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1020/comment/6130/
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