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Sperrin Mountains Area   W: Strabane Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 503.4mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockavoe Hill Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 296m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H37295 97591
Place visited by 21 members. Recently by: dino, Hoverla, trostanite, pmeldrum, wintersmick, dregish, eamonoc, killyman1, Fergalh, eejaymm, NICKY, dr_banuska, Glanman2, Harry Goodman, BigFly
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Longitude: -7.420545, Latitude: 54.824731 , Easting: 237295, Northing: 397591 Prominence: 60m,  Isolation: 4.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 637236 897580,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckv, 10 char: Knockavoe


Site of a Battle in 1522 between the O'Neills and the O'Donnells   Knockavoe is the 1170th highest place in Ireland. Knockavoe is the second most westerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockavoe  in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The trig pillar with added cross
 
Short walk to the trig pillar
Short Summary created by Aidy  4 Oct 2015
The top can be easily accessed from the Evish Road on the southern slopes from H 37403 97064 A. I sought and was given permission to cross the fields at the nearby house. The summit is around H 37297 97597 B and is marked by a trig pillar which has had a metal cross cemented on top. Only 5 minutes from the road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1498/comment/18346/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockavoe  in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking down on Strabane with the Bluestack Mtns beyond
How not to approach
by dr_banuska  10 Jul 2017
This is more of a 'you could do it this way but I wouldn't advise it' comment. Knockavoe is a wee hill I'd wanted to bag for years, often seeing photos of its metallic cross-topped trig pillar online. I got the chance recently when returning from Donegal. Out of a few different options for approaching it, I started from the NW, using a good track leaving the Curlyhill Road at H368984 C, and parking downhill a little to the west. This track started off promising, with excellent views northwest across the wide and winding River Foyle to Donegal, but it eventually reaches a dead end at a low hedge. Reaching the summit was thereafter cumbersome, with a few awkward fences to navigate (being a few inches taller would've helped) and it didn't feel like a route that's walked much or encouraged.

I finally reached a gate leading into a field with the trig pillar and the views didn't disappoint, though they were largely familiar from bagging nearby hills such as Owenreagh. Strabane was spread out below, with its twin town of Lifford across Foyle Bridge. The Bluestacks were prominent beyond, with the Derryveaghs visible northwest. The high Sperrins aren't best appreciated from this angle, appearing as a jumble of rounded hills. It was easier to pick out more outlying peaks such as Bessy Bell to the south. Strabane Transmitting Station, apparently Ireland's tallest structure, could be seen a short distance away to the SE on Koram Hill (I stopped there on my way home via Plumbridge and an info panel gives some history). I descended via the obvious track leading SW towards Evish Road, which would seem to be the most direct route up the hill. However, when the track split, I stayed right and followed the longer track which eventually comes out on the narrow north-south road to the west of Knockavoe, closer to my start point, at H360974 D. This passes close to the back of a house at the very bottom but I didn't have any issues.

So in short, don't go up the way I did. My descent was much easier, if you can find parking on the narrow road, but the easiest route seemingly is via the short track from the Evish Road. This is next to a house though so it might be worth asking there in advance. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1498/comment/19600/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockavoe  in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
 
Shorter than Normal
by dino  6 Oct 2021
This is a hill I'm very familiar with and have climbed a few times. It's one of the nearest 50 to me so I've decided to climb them all of them even if I've done them before. I'd planned to combine it today with Owenreagh Hill and Ballix Hill.

Normally I park on the Evish Road, walk to Point D and follow the lane to the top. I couldn't park on the way up the hill and curiosity got the better of me so I drove on up the road before turning and parking at a lane SW of the summit. This joins the other lane before turning for the summit. The lane is fenced off from the fields but I couldn't help feeling that I was on private property.

The summit was reached within 10min and a 700m walk. The final approach to the trigpoint involves climbing a gate. The metal cross has been removed since my last visit and despite missing the spider and ID plate the pillar looks much better for its removal.

Views from the top were excellent in advance of the incoming rain and the descent is really enjoyable with fantastic views over Strabane and Donegal.

If you want a loop you could start at D and return via the lane I used and finish by descending on Evish Road to where you parked the car.

Video of the summit view: https://youtu.be/CUxwiCHRz-0
Blog post of my visit: https://idlecyclist.wordpress.com/2021/10/06/talking-and-hiking/ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1498/comment/23299/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockavoe  in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking east to the Sperrins.
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by Aidy  4 Oct 2015
I went to the top of this hill on the same day as several others, as from the Evish Road on its southern slopes, it is only 500 metres or so to the top across easy ground. There is a trig pillar at the top with a hole in the side where the flush bracket has been removed, and the top bracket has probably been removed too. In its place a metal cross has been cemented into position. Views from the top are expansive. Immediately below on the west, you have a birds eye view down over Strabane. North there are views along the Foyle and the rolling countryside on its banks. South and east are the rest of the Sperrins. Well worth the visit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1498/comment/18347/
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