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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 496m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 528m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526mKnockanbane 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 505mMullaghbane 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 16 members. Recently by: dregish, eamonoc, killyman1, Fergalh, eejaymm, NICKY, dr_banuska, Glanman2, Harry Goodman, BigFly, AntrimRambler, Ulsterpooka, Garmin, sandman, Peter Walker
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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 1168th highest place in Ireland. Knockavoe is the second most westerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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Short walk to the trig pillar .. by group   (Show all for Knockavoe )
 
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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Great Viewing Platform .. by Aidy   (Show all for Knockavoe )
 
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