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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 1157th 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/
 
A worthy 500 .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Gortnagan Beg)
 
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