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Caha Mountains Area   E: Glengarriff Subarea
Place count in area: 57, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88 
Highest place:
Hungry Hill, 682m
Maximum height for area: 682 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 400 metres,

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Gowlbeg Mountain Hill Cork County in Munster Province, in Binnion List, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 362m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: V89033 52798
Place visited by 11 members. Recently by: JohnFinn, Taisce, chelman7, eamonoc, Fergalh, markwallace, jcincork, thomas_g, simoburn, chalky, dusted
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Longitude: -9.606366, Latitude: 51.717158 , Easting: 89033, Northing: 52798 Prominence: 135m,  Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 489007 552864,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GwlbMn, 10 char: GwlbgMntn
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Gowlbeg Mountain is the 1032th highest place in Ireland.

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Nice views for a small mountain
Short Summary created by thomas_g  15 Dec 2014
Access is possibly easiest from the west from the col between Gowlbeg and Sugarloaf. This can be accessed via the old Beara way from the North, do not attempt from the south are there are serious access issues. The ridge to the east looks like a reasonable route. I don't recommend the route to the north as the terrain is horrible.
Views towards the sea are really nice for a 300m mountain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/comment/15335/
 
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Picture: Sugarloaf & Bantry Bay
 
Scowlbeg
by thomas_g  2 Jan 2015
While it's possible to walk on a bearing from where the Beara Way enters the trees near the lakes in the valley to the north, the ground varies from knee high to waist high grass with lots of hidden rocks and hole, so it's only for total masochists. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/comment/17758/
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Picture: A view of Sugarloaf from the summit of Gowlbeg
Great Views on a good Day
by JohnFinn  20 Feb 2022
We parked at one of the laybys on the main R572 road, walked west along it for a short distance and then began our ascent from the south. Gowlbeg is only 362 metres but it took a bit more effort than we anticipated to reach the summit. It was well worth it though. There are superb views in all directions - the majestic Bantry Bay and Sugarloaf in particular. The latter, an iconic peak that, when one approaches from the east, looks exactly like what a child's drawing of a mountain would look like. From the summit we descended to the col just below Sugarloaf and then walked in a north-east direction through woodland and completed the circuit via another shortish stretch on the R572. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/comment/23416/
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Picture: View north towards Glengarriff
 
The Gowler! not as bad as it looks
by eamonoc  20 Feb 2022
Climbed Gowlbeg from the south, terrain typical of the area but the going was never really too bad. Many rocky areas to be circumnavigated to reach the top, again great views in all direction from the top. best kept for a dry day if you have the inclination!. See track 4515 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/comment/23186/
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