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Knockmealdown Mountains Area   Cen: Central Knockmealdowns Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82, EW-K 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Knocknafallia Mountain Cnoc na Faille A name in Irish, also Knocknafalla an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Cnoc na Faille [LL], (?)'hill of the cliff') Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 666.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S09418 07495
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Longitude: -7.862922, Latitude: 52.219628 , Easting: 209419, Northing: 107496 Prominence: 153m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 609366 607550,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc667, 10 char: Kncknfl
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

‘Faill’ can be a cliff, but the map indicates no cliff nearby. It can also mean ‘negligence, omission.'   Knocknafallia is the third highest mountain in the Knockmealdown Mountains area and the 167th highest in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Knocknafallia (<i>Cnoc na Faille</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: From the Mellary to Newcastle road
Updated Summary:
Boggy, steep-sided flat-top with good views.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  14 May 2023
Knocknafallia is a boggy, heathery hill at the E end of the Knockmealdown mts Apart from its NW spur, it’s a v steep-sided mountain - great views of the Comeraghs and all the fine land down to the coast.
E. Park at S11261 08159 starA near an abandoned farmhouse - room for 5-6 cars. Take the right-hand of two tracks running parallel uphill and after 0.75 kms follow this track left and around the side of Knockmeal for about 1km to the col at S09793 07984 starB. Alternatively, head for the summit of KM and drop down to the same col. From the col slog v steeply uphill to gain the E-W plateau of KNF. 1hr 15m+
If you don’t fancy the steep ascent head W for approx. 1k to ascend via the easier NW spur.

S. Park at Mount Mellary Abbey S09825 03923 starC and follow forest tracks to S08266 05771 starD before heading N to pick up the NW spur of KNF as above. Alternatively, follow the edge of the forest to S08824 06310 starE to summit via the S spur. 2hrs+

SW. Park at S06473 05148 starF(room for 4 cars) Head for the top of Dyrick and descend E from here to pick up the previous Mellary route. 2hrs

N. Park at S07985 12121 starG and follow forest tracks W to the Vee, crossing the gully at S04773 12064 starH. Head over Sugarloaf, K’mealdown and K’nagnauv before climbing KNF via its NW spur. 4hrs 20m+ Continue via KN and Crohan W before entering the forest at S09611 10867 starI and taking forestry tracks back to the start. 7hrs+

Notable tracks incl. track/2206, track/3377, the linear track/3243 and the long, circular track/2917 Linkback:
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