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Knockboy Mountain An Cnoc Buí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Cnoc Buí [OSI], 'yellow/golden hill') County Highpoint of Cork, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 706m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W00480 62060
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Longitude: -9.443414, Latitude: 51.802466 , Easting: 100480, Northing: 62060 Prominence: 685m,  Isolation: 0.6km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 500453 562118,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckby, 10 char: Knockboy
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Knockboy is the highest point in Co. Cork, although its summit is shared with Co. Kerry. It is less spectacular than some of the hills further west, such as Hungry Hill. It is perhaps a surprise that Cork's highest point is lower than Mount Leinster on the boundary between Carlow and Wexford, two counties which are hardly known for their mountains. All of this goes to show that ruggedness and height do not always go hand in hand.   Knockboy is the highest mountain in the Shehy/Knockboy area and the 106th highest in Ireland. Knockboy is the highest point in county Cork.

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Picture: Fading light at the summit
 
Dash Up In The Dark
by Aidy  22 Aug 2016
On holiday in West Cork, I had taken one day out for hill walking, but after walking Hungry Hill, Coombane and Derryclancy, I reluctantly gave up on the idea of bagging Knockboy later in the day. I was absolutely drenched, and sitting in the car on the Priests Leap road, the pouring rain and cloud completely obscuring the views put me off. It had been so wet that water had even gotten in through my backpack and two heavy duty bin bags, and I was worried about damage to my camera gear. I was annoyed at not reaching Cork's highest point, and a couple of days later, a free evening and good weather saw me driving up the spectacular Priests Leap road again and dashing up to the summit in near darkness. I was glad I did, and it was worth the boggy conditions on my visit for the stunning views. It was fully dark as I made my way down so I had no time for the subsidiary tops nearby, but I'm happy to have a reason to re-visit. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18622/
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Picture: Knockboy - Borders between Cork and Kerry are important! Check the fence going through the lake
The start of a CHP Challenge
by paddyobpc  23 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 26 Jun 2015. It was during a search for mountains to climb while on a break in the Schull area that I learned that Knockboy was the highest point in Cork. My daughter Rachel and son Dillon(dillonkdy) joined me for the walk. We started near the famous “Priests Leap” and although it was misty with poor visibility we managed to follow the fence, following the twists and turns explained by others on here to the Trig at the top. We had no visibility at the top but there were some views on the way down again. We went slightly astray on the way down at one of the fence crossings but spotted it in time thank God. In total we walked 9Km rising over 350m in about 3 hours. The road up to the Priests Leap is very unique to say the least and well worth the visit but it definitely is not for the faint hearted. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/18802/
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A good test of you and footwear
by Huggiebear1981  12 Nov 2012
Climbed Knockboy on 11/11/12, group of three climbers. We started our climb before Priests Leap handrailing a boundary fence (one of many on this mountain) Started off boggy and wet and kept getting worse,even though the weather was fine. Have to say its not the hardest gradient climbed but still a great test mainly cos of the boggy ground. The views while climbing are well worth it and from the top you can see right across from Kerry to Bandon. On the way down we stuck to another boundary fence on the border line, we came out on to the road east of the Leap, had a 15min walk to the car but didn't mind cos we were back on solid ground. The biggest problem with Knockboy is the access, a maze of fences with no steps or any help to clear them on the way to the top is very off putting. Would like to see something done to help with access as not everyone is comfortable with climbing fences Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/14872/
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Picture: View of the Reeks from Knockboy
 
johnvbrennan on Knockboy, 2006
by johnvbrennan  9 Jan 2006
Very fortunate with the weather. 8 January brought a beautiful crisp day with sun and clear skies. While Knockboy itself is not very challenging it does offer fabulous views in all directions. I can only imagine the views in the summer time. From the top you are looking right down on Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. On the other side we could clearly see the Reeks which were snow capped. It was actually possible to identify the each peak just by following the snow line from left to right (Caher, Caher Ridge, Carrauntuohill, Beenkeragh and Eastern Reeks) I have attached a photo of this taken from Knockboy. Also views of Mangerton and we could just about see the Paps (it was foggy over towards the Rathmore direction).

Certainly one of the lesser climbed peaks and we didn't meet any other walkers during the 5 hours we were out. We also took in Caoinkeen cliffs, Gulllaba Hill and Barrerneen during the period we were there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/2136/
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Picture: Bantry Bay (Whiddy Is.) on left, Barley Lake just about visible on right
Great views on a fine day
by el_guapo  15 Jun 2014
Followed jackills route, headed for Loughboy and picked up a fence on the north side which goes all the way to the summit.

Great views out over Bantry bay and north to Kerry on a fine day. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/104/comment/17502/
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ibradley on Knockboy, 2004
by ibradley  24 Dec 2004
Can anyone advise the best starting point for a traverse of Knockboy and Ahinkeen?
Any suggestions would be most welcome!
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