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Knockbrack Mountain Cnoc Breac A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc Breac [PDT], 'speckled hill') Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Green sandstone & purple siltstone Bedrock

Height: 610m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V95396 77944
Place visited by 77 members. Recently by: ilenia, Lauranna, eflanaga, IainT, hivisibility, eryri, melohara, PeakPaul, Colin Murphy, crankechick, pcnovice, muddyboots, johnstna, Onzy, simoburn
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Longitude: -9.52193, Latitude: 51.944294 , Easting: 95396, Northing: 77944 Prominence: 45m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 495368 578004,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckbr, 10 char: Knockbrack
Bedrock type: Green sandstone & purple siltstone, (Glenflesk Chloritic Sandstone Formation)

The top is rather indistinct and difficult to find, which is characteristic of a a number of peaks on the plateau SW of Mangerton.   Knockbrack is the 265th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockbrack in area Mangerton, Ireland
Picture: Spot 654m
 
Wilderness Walk
by muddyboots  16 Dec 2014
Knockbrack was climbed as part of the ridge including Dromderalough and it's NE Top. Started from V974773 A which is the road just off the R569 Kilgarvan. Parked by a farm (one space) as large "no trespass " sign on the road. No one challenged me so I continued to the forestry entrance by foot.climb one gate then encountered another further on which says "please close". There is a Coillte notice and I wonder are the signs more to stop illegal deer hunting. While Paddy Dillons book says to ascend outside the forest boundary, the forest trial ascends for 3km. Keep right at any turn until high up when a bend is conveniently located by the forest edge and a fence is 50m from the track V957775 B. Climb over (no barb wire on this section) then over a gate and follow a wide cleared forest track north to Knockbrack. The forest is on your left. There is one newly barbed fence to get over. Car to Summit 1hr. There is a cairn which is not the OS 610m spot - this is an unmarked mound slightly NW. The terrain between knockbrack and dromderalough and spot 654 is difficult with numerous unmarked lakes and rocky ridges and outcrops. I did this in complete mist conditions and regular compass use and GPS is necessary. Return was by same route. 4.5 hrs total for 13km. Pity about the weather as the views will be magnificent and the walk is isolated. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/255/comment/17760/
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Lake views .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Knockbrack)
 
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