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Caha Mountains Area   Cen: Hungry Hill 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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Hungry Hill Mountain Cnoc Daod A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc Daod [OSI] or Daod [T6000], 'hill of the tooth/set of
Cork County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Purple & green sandstone & siltstone Bedrock

Height: 682m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 84 Grid Reference: V76088 49726
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Longitude: -9.792407, Latitude: 51.68698 , Easting: 76088, Northing: 49726 Prominence: 400m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 476071 549807,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HngrHl, 10 char: Hungry Hil
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

Hungry Hill is the title of a novel by Daphne du Maurier based on the story of the family of her friend, Christopher Puxley, whose family acquired Dunboy Castle and its lands after the defeat of Donal Cam O'Sullivan Beare. The copper mines located on the hill in the novel are in reality further west near Allihies. The second element of the Irish name, Cnoc Daod, has long been regarded as obscure, but it is probably simply a dialectal variant of déad meaning ‘tooth’, ‘jaw’ or ‘set of teeth’. A family living at the foot of the hill are known locally as the Bun Daods.   Hungry Hill is the highest mountain in the Caha Mountains area and the 142nd highest in Ireland. Hungry Hill is the third highest point in county Cork.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Hungry Hill (<i>Cnoc Daod</i>) in area Caha Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Hungry Hill from Coomadavallig Lake
Commanding rocky Beara highpoint on N-S ridge with eastern cliffs and lakes
Short Summary created by markmjcampion  14 Sep 2023
Hungry Hill in the Caha Mts is the highest peak in the Beara peninsula with commanding views of much of W Cork and S Kerry as well as Cape Clear and the Skelligs. It's topped by a boggy plateau with a lot of rocky and v dangerous ground above its eastern corries and fine ridges to the south and west. Be very careful in descending as there is very steep ground to the E and S, sea mist can roll in suddenly and it can get very windy at times.

S. From the S, park on the hard shoulder near V74545 47355 starA. There is also parking near the end of the obvious minor road but it's very narrow with few passing places. From end of minor road at V75012 48123 starB head into open country and options include :.
Tackle the steep but walkable SW ridge if the weather allows. There is nice scrambling here too. 2 hrs
Or take the Beara Way west to V74642 49344 starC then, following the stream, aim for approx. V75071 50364 starD before taking a marked track to the summit plateau. 2 hrs
Or take the BW east for about 1 km branching off to intersect the SE ridge close to V73643 49783 starE. Then pick your way up the layered, benched ridge either scrambling or dodging the abundant rock. Allow 2.5 hrs+

NE. From the NE it's possible to summit on relatively safe ground from the Healy Pass passing over two other peaks as you do. 2 hrs+ to the top

E. From the E start at V78663 49595 starF and follow track/3355 which entails a fine route around the two famed E coums. 2.5hrs+

Other tracks of note are track/3184 and track/1344. Linkback:
HUNGRY HILL - SOUTH WEST RIDGE SCRAMBLE. Grade 1. .. by lewvalton   (Show all for Hungry Hill (Cnoc Daod))
Not an easy route .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Hungry Hill (Cnoc Daod))
There and back .. by trekker   (Show all for Hungry Hill (Cnoc Daod))
This photo shows the bulky profile of Hungry Hill .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Hungry Hill (Cnoc Daod))
Hungry Hill via Coomarkane’s East Gully .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Hungry Hill (Cnoc Daod))
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