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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area , N: Reeks North Subarea
Feature count in area: 29, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R
Highest Place: Carrauntoohil 1038.6m

Starting Places (19) in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Ballaghbeama Gap, Bridia Valley End, Cronins Yard, Gap of Dunloe Head of, Gap of Dunloe Kate K, Glashaknockbrassel Stream, Glasheenoultagh Stream, Hydro Road CP, Knocknsallagh Bridge, Lisleibane Trail Head, Lough Acoose North, Lough Acoose West, Lough Cappanlea OEC, Lough Caragh SW, Lough Fada N, Lough Reagh N, Maghanlawaun Bridia Valley, Shamrock Farmhouse B&B, Tomies Lough Leane NW

Summits & other features in area MacGillycuddy's Reeks:
Cen: Reeks West: Beenkeragh 1008.2m, Caher 1000m, Caher West Top 973.4m, Carrauntoohil 1038.6m, Cnoc Íochtair 746.3m, Hag's Tooth 662m, Knockbrinnea East Top 845.4m, Knockbrinnea West Top 852.2m, The Bones Peak 956.5m, Skregmore 847.7m, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann 852.1m
E: Cnoc an Bhráca: Cnoc an Bhráca 728m, Cnoc na dTarbh 655m, Strickeen 440m
N: Reeks North: Knockbrack 425m, Knocknabrone Hill 353m, Skregbeg 573m
NW: Gortnagan: Gortnagan Beg 298m
SE: Reeks East: Brassel Mountain 575m, Cnoc an Chuillinn 954.6m, Cnoc an Chuillinn East Top 922.9m, Knocknapeasta 985.1m, Cnoc na Toinne 844.1m, Cruach Mhór 930.8m, Maolán Buí 968.9m, The Big Gun 939.9m
SW: Bridia: Beann Bhán 459.5m, Beendarrig 449.7m, Beann Dubh 450.5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Skregbeg, 573m Mountain Screig Bheag A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Screig Bheag [OSI], 'little rocky outcrop'), Sugarloaf, Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Skregbeg is the 355th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference V78722 87420, OS 1:50k mapsheet 78
Place visited by: 124 members, recently by: hannahlk, simon4, Ansarlodge, jackos, Deise-Man, PrzemekPanczyk, John.geary, chelman7, allan, eoghancarton, annem, muddyboots, Fergalh, upper, abcd
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Longitude: -9.76764, Latitude: 52.025941, Easting: 78722, Northing: 87420, Prominence: 78m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 478698 587468
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: Ir. screig is a variant of creag/creig, 'a crag' (Ó Donaill, Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla).
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Skrgbg, 10 char: Skregbeg

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Summary for Skregbeg (Screig Bheag): Reeks outlier easily accessible from the road.
Summary created by simon3 2012-04-03 16:23:44
   picture about Skregbeg (<em>Screig Bheag</em>)
Picture: Skregbeg with the Dingle Peninsula behind.
The obvious way up Skregbeg is to start at the "Hydro road" at around A (V7719 8706). As of spring 2012 a new car park is under construction here.
Ascend this steep concreted road in an easterly direction until it turns abruptly southwards at B (V7774 8690). From here head 1km at around 60 degress (Grid) towards Skregbeg. This takes you over an unusual ridge of perhaps 15m height, probably some type of moraine. Ascend straight up Skregbeg which as of 2012 had mostly burnt vegetation. This ascent should take about an hour.
The top of Skregbeg has great views of the eastern end of the Reeks and other parts of the Iveragh peninsula such as the Glenbeigh Horseshoe.
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   picture about Skregbeg (<em>Screig Bheag</em>)
Picture: Caragh Lake, Dingle Bay and Tonn Tóime's Enchanted Wave
Vantage Point for the Plains of Magunihy
by ciarraioch 26 Nov 2011
From most vantage points in East and Mid Kerry, this minor summit delineates the western edge of the Reeks, being visible all the way to the county bounds. Inspired by madfrankie's instructions below, and being assured by the BBC weather projection of a gap in the weather, we struck off up the Hydro Road at 11.10 on 31st October 2011. We veered off to the left at the point that the hydro road turns right at C (V777 868), heading diagonally or north east up fairly rough and rocky ground. After a short haul, we reached the top of the first ridge, an excellent example of a moraine. Between this and the saddle connecting Skregbeg to her taller cousins, lies a very wet and swampy area, with care being needed in fording the swollen streams. No sooner were we onto solid ground than we were drenched by the last cold and gusty shower of the morning. Having gained the saddle, we headed left and dripping wet towards the rocky summit. A cairn lies at the top, partially overgrown with grass, possibly indicating a prehistoric origin. The views are excellent out to Dingle Bay and across the Plains of Magh O gCoinchinn (latterday barony of Magunihy), the ancient 'tuath' that stretched from the source of the Blackwater to Castlemaine harbour. Overall around two hours and twenty minutes. Linkback:
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Picture: Skregbeg from the saddle to Skregmore
madfrankie on Skregbeg
by madfrankie 27 Apr 2006
Dwarfed by it's more frequented neighbours, this is nevertheless a tempting diversion if you're doing the Coumloughra Circuit.
When the steep Hydro Road swings right, continue NE. There's a small loss of height before making the steepish ascent to the summit, with it's small cairn. From here you can descend to a saddle and the steep ascent to big brother Skregmore. Linkback:
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milo on Skregbeg
by milo 29 Jul 2002
Lots harder than its modest height suggests.
Can make an alternative circuit with Skregmore and Cnoc Iochtair on short or difficult days in the L.Acoose area Linkback:
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jackill on Skregbeg
by jackill 18 Jul 2005
On the Coumloughra Horseshoe I took this photo from the summit of Skregmore looking down to the speckled back of Skregbeg. Linkback:
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