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Iveragh NW Area , N: Knocknadobar Subarea
Feature count in area: 18, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84
Highest Place: Knocknadobar 690m

Starting Places (15) in area Iveragh NW:
Cahernaman, Cahersiveen, Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrims Path, Coonanna Harbour, Cooncrome Harbour, Coosatemple Cove, Coulagh Bridge Road, unuseableCúm an Easpaig, Ducalla, Killurly SW, Kimego Forest E, Puffin Island, Roads Lough, Tetrapod CP, Villa Nuovo

Summits & other features in area Iveragh NW:
Cen: Cahirsiveen: Beenduff 479m, Beentee 376m, Foilclogh 497m
N: Castlequin: Castlequin 361m
N: Killelan: Killelan Mountain 275m
N: Knocknadobar: Kells Mountain 633m, Kells Mountain East Top 612m, Knocknadobar 690m, Knocknadobar North Top 602m
SW: Ballinskelligs: Bolus 410m, Killurly 331m
SW: Portmagee: Formaoil 206m, Knocknaskereighta 395m, Puffin Island 159m
SW: Skelligs: Skellig Rock Little 131m, Skellig Michael 217m
SW: Valentia: Bray Head 239m, Geokaun (Valentia Island) 266m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknadobar North Top, 602m Mountain Cnoc na dTobar (mullach thuaidh) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Knocknadobar., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Knocknadobar North Top is the 282nd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V50090 85408, OS 1:50k mapsheet 83
Place visited by: 117 members, recently by: NualaB, nupat, Emiliamain, maoris, ToughSoles, jackos, mh400nt, Krzysztof_K, SmirkyQuill, mdehantschutter, Arcticaurora, Mario77, Oscar-mckinney, Carolyn105, Beti13
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Longitude: -10.183592, Latitude: 52.000933, Easting: 50090, Northing: 85408, Prominence: 17m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 450074 585463
Bedrock type: Purple sandstone & siltstone, (Ballinskelligs Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: The northern flanks of this hill descend steeply to a stretch of rugged and isolated coastline.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc602, 10 char: KnckndNrth

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Summary for Knocknadobar North Top (Cnoc na dTobar (mullach thuaidh)): Sea Views
Summary created by thomas_g 2014-04-12 07:01:46
The majority of people are going to approach from Knocknadobar via the col. While access is possible via the re-rentrant to the east, the going is tough and the spur further east above the lakes is preferable (although the traverse is a bit rocky). Views north to the Dingle peninsula are excellent.
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Picture: The summit and a 100km/hour gale!
Warning: An unpleasant encounter after a close shave.
by Colin Murphy 16 Nov 2016
Without going into details, two less experienced hillwalker friends lost us in the mist, high winds and pouring rain at the summit and we ended up having to descend Knocknadobar North Top ourselves, drive to the pier at Coonanna Harbour and direct them off the mountain as the darkness descended. Luckily they had head torches. It was quite scary for a good hour as we waited first to spot their torches and then watch their tortuously slow descent. We were very close to calling mountain rescue several times. Anyway, they finally made it safely down in the pitch dark and bucketing rain. And after all that, a local householder and landowner (he claimed) stopped them near the harbor as they crossed the ground beside his house. Instead of inquiring as to their safety, he became quite threatening and abusive and at first refused to let them pass his house. But so weary and emotionally worn out were they that they had to simply ignore him and cross his land. But beware, at least one resident of Coonanna Harbour will give you major grief if you even look in his direction. I would tend to avoid this route of descent altogether, in fact. Ireland of the welcomes! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/18709/
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Picture: Knocknadobar North Top. Viewed from sea level. Literally.
dbloke on Knocknadobar North Top
by dbloke 22 Feb 2009
Knocknadobar N is easyily reached from Knocknadobar. By my GPS it is only 19m ascent from the col. The descent down the western spur starts off easily enough; the usual steep, heather covered slope. About two thirds of the way down things start to get interesting. We came upon a wall with a newly erected fence atop. The sort that says, "Don't even think about crossing over onto my land...". Crossing it would have resulted in a labarinth of stone walls and fields to negotiate, only to end up in somebody's back garden. We were left with two choices. Follow the fence left and then down the creek, or follow it right and hope that it didn't disappear off a cliff. We went right. Good choice as there was a path down. Mostly a sheep track; they seemed to prefer this side of the fence too. When we got down to sea level there were more fun and games. Most of the path has been eroded and fallen into the sea. Lucky for us the tide was out enough for us to clamber over the rocks and get back to the car at Connanna Harbour. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/3602/
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Picture: View towards Coonanana Harbour from Knocknadober North Top.
osullivanm on Knocknadobar North Top
by osullivanm 14 Aug 2005
This top can easily be included in a circuit of Knocknadober starting from the coast road on the northern side of the Iveragh Peninsula. A valley walk to the glendalough lakes followed by a steep pull to the ridge to Knocknadober, then swinging north west to the top (602). The reward, so common in Kerry, is wonderful coastal views to the islands and mountains beyond. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/267/comment/1886/
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