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Gortnagan Beg Hill Kerry County, in Binnion List, Purple sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 298m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V72100 88500
Place visited by 9 members. Recently by: omurchu, markmjcampion, ciarraioch, thomas_g, trekker, frankmc04, spoodle58, chalky, dbloke
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Longitude: -9.864469, Latitude: 52.034246 , Easting: 72100, Northing: 88500 Prominence: 122m,  Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 472078 588558,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtnBg, 10 char: GrtngnBeg
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)

Gortnagan Beg is the 1052th highest place in Ireland. Gortnagan Beg is the most westerly summit and also the second most northerly in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks area.

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Small hill with great views
Short Summary created by thomas_g  29 May 2017
Gortnagan Beg might be diminutive in stature but has fine views and some steep ground.
The best approach is from the NE where there is a stile on the roadside. Parking is scarce so the best option is to park outside Cappanalea and walk up the road.
There are access issues with respect to the land around Loughancummeen, so while it's tempting to go west from Gortnagan Beg and circuit the lake, this should be avoided, a descent route that skirts the west side of Lough Cappananlea is best. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1145/comment/15389/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gortnagan Beg in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: View towards Cappanalea
 
A worthy 500
by thomas_g  29 May 2017
Gortnagan Beg turned out to be my 500th peak. The bog was dryish, the rain threatened but waited until I got back to the car and the midges had other targets; what more could you ask for.
The peak proper seems to be further E than indicated on the OSI map. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1145/comment/19530/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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