Feature count in area: 12, all in Mayo,
OSI/LPS Maps: 30, 31, 37, 38, CBE, CBW, MSW
Highest Place: Croagh Patrick 764m
Starting Places (19) in area Croagh Patrick: Balloor, Ben Goram Road, Bracklagh, Carrowmore Hill South, Carrowrevagh Lough, Cregganbaun, Keelkill North, Kilgeever Wood, Killeennimat Burial Ground, Kinknock, Laghta Eighter, Laghta Eighter Hill NE, Murrisk Fishermans Monument, National Famine Memorial, Old Head, Paddy's Place, Prospect Lough Road, Sruhaunpollanoughty, St Patricks Church
Summits & other features in area Croagh Patrick: N: North Ridge: Ben Goram 559m, Boheh Hill 219m, Croagh Patrick 764m, Crott Mountain 500m, Lugnademon 510m, Teevenacroaghy 487m S: Owenmore: Carrowrevagh 210m, Knockakishaun 390m, Oughty Hill 333m W: Louisburgh Hills: Balloor Hill 147m, Carrowmore Hill 171m, Kinknock Hill 173m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Kinknock Hill, 173mHill
Place Rating ..
, Mayo County in Connacht province, in Binnion Lists, Kinknock Hill is the 1440th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference L84398 80670,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 30 Place visited by: 10members, recently by: markmjcampion, Niamhq, iashburner, bryanjbarry, Fergalh, eamonoc, Garmin, chalky, wicklore, sandman
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The wooden gate at K'geev Wd (L83636 81110) gives access onto an initially promising track that becomes tangled and overgrown in places. It eventually peters out at a dead end and there are some difficult briars and high heather to get through to reach the northern slope of Kinknock. This northern slope is difficult enough. The high heather intertwined with briars and new growth which all cover the remnants of previous deforestation make underfoot conditions tricky in places, and make the haul up this slope hard work. I found an old rusted metal rope buried in the heather that was anchored somewhere up above. It was probably used as a zipline for the deforestation, and I glady used it to gain some ground up the difficult slope!
The summit area is easy to manoeuvre around and gives expansive views east to Ben Goram and Croagh Patrick, south to the Sheeffrys, north to Clew Bay and the distant Nephin Beg's, and west across to the Atlantic and its islands. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1325/comment/17563/
Not so Famous
7 Jul 2014
Kinknock Hill may not be as well known as its famous neighbours but its location allows for some great views.You have a choice of numerous routes to the summit by parking at the wood entrance K'geev Wd (L83636 81110) you can reach the summit A (L84396 80672) with no access issues but be aware this is a slog in parts thru high heather.Alternatively thru private land crossing where the fence is damaged adjacent to a holiday home K'Knk (L84807 80805) ,parking is also scarce on this narrow lane. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1325/comment/17533/