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Caha Mountains Area , E: Glengarriff Subarea
Feature count in area: 57, by county: Cork: 32, Kerry: 36, of which 11 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84, 85, 88
Highest Place: Hungry Hill 682m

Starting Places (51) in area Caha Mountains:
Ardgroom, Barley Lake North, Bere Island Pier, Caha Pass, Canshanavoe South, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Castletownbere Lifeboat Harbour, Clashduff River Farm, Coolieragh Harbour Road, Coomadayallig Lake Road N, Coomadayallig Lake Road S, Cooryeen Lane, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreenataggart Stone Circle Road, Dromoghty Lough North, Dunboy Wood, Esk Boreen, Eyeries, Fehanah Lane, Garinish Island Pier, Glantrasna Bridge, Glenbeg Lough N, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gleninchaquin Waterfall, Gowlaun Lough, Healy Pass, Healy Pass Hairpin, Ilnacullin Car Park, Kenmare Bridge, Knockacullin Lane, Leahill Bog, Leitrim Beg Standing Stone, Lough Inchiquin SE, Magannagan Stream, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nora's Cottage, Old Lansdowne School, Owgarriff River Lane, Peg's Shop, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Red Trout Lake, Reenroe Bridge, River Drimminboy Track, Rossmackowen Bridge, Rossmackowen Cemetery, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Toberbanaha, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area Caha Mountains:
Cen: Hungry Hill: Coombane 510m, Derryclancy 554m, Hungry Hill 682m
Cen: Knockowen: Cushnaficulla 594m, Glenkeel Top 417m, Knockastumpa 398m, Knockeirky 577m, Knockeirky South Top 523m, Knockowen 658m, Stookeennalackareha 412m
E: Glengarriff: Derrynafulla SW 375m, Gowlbeg Mountain 362m, Nareera 530m, Nareera North Top 503m, Nareera South-West Top 505m, Shrone Hill 283m, Sugarloaf Mountain 574m, Sugarloaf Mountain Far West Top 560m, Sugarloaf Mountain West Top 565m
N: Coomnadiha: Baurearagh Mountain 489m, Caha Far SE Top 555m, Caha SE Top 585m, Coomnadiha 644m, Coomnalack Top 435m, Cummeenbaun 510m, Droppa 522m, Killane Mountain 537m, Killane Mountain South-West Top 533m, Knockagarrane 414m, Knockreagh 500m
N: Knockeirka: Barraduff Mountain 400m, Killaha Mountain 400m, Knockeirka 426m
N: Knocknagorraveela: Derrysallagh 410m, Feorus East 474m, Knocknagorraveela 507m, Knocknagorraveela NE Top 464m
N: Lauragh: Knockanoughanish 386m, Knockatee 330m
S: Castletownbere: Disert 205m, Knockanallig (Bear Island) 267m
W: Ardgroom: Derryvour Hill 160m
W: Eskatarriff: Coomacloghane 599m, Eskatarriff 600.5m, Eskatarriff East Top 532.7m, Knocknaveacal North Top 509.1m, Knocknaveacal South Top 507.2m, Lackabane 603m, Tooreenbaha 408.7m, Tooreennamna 524m, Tooth Mountain 592m
W: Knocknagree: Knocknagree 586m, Knocknagree East Top 461m, Knocknagree SE Top 442m, Lackawee 572m, Maulin 621m, Maulin North Top 579m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Gowlbeg Mountain, 362m Hill
Place Rating ..
, Cork County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Gowlbeg Mountain is the 1036th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V89033 52798, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 14 members, recently by: maoris, Superterence, John.geary, 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
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: GwlbMn, 10 char: GwlbgMntn

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/
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Summary for Gowlbeg Mountain : Nice views for a small mountain
Summary created by thomas_g 2014-12-15 11:38:28
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: 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: 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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1091/comment/23186/
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