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MacGillycuddy's Reeks Area   N: Reeks North Subarea
Place count in area: 29, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, EW-KNP, EW-R 
Highest place:
Carrauntoohil, 1038.6m
Maximum height for area: 1038.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 1038.6 metres,

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Skregbeg Mountain Screig Bheag A name in Irish, also Sugarloaf an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Screig Bheag [OSI], 'little rocky outcrop') Kerry County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Well-bedded grey sandstone Bedrock

Height: 573m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 78 Grid Reference: V78722 87420
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,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Skrgbg, 10 char: Skregbeg
Bedrock type: Well-bedded grey sandstone, (Lough Acoose Sandstone Formation)

Ir. screig is a variant of creag/creig, 'a crag' (Ó Donaill, Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla).   Skregbeg is the 354th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Skregbeg (<i>Screig Bheag</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
Picture: Skregbeg with the Dingle Peninsula behind.
Reeks outlier easily accessible from the road.
Short Summary created by simon3  3 Apr 2012
The obvious way up Skregbeg is to start at the "Hydro road" at around V77198706 starA. 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 V7774 8690 starB. 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. Linkback: Picture about mountain Skregbeg (<i>Screig Bheag</i>) in area MacGillycuddy
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 V777 868 starC, 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, 2006
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, 2002
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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Picture: Skregbeg
jackill on Skregbeg, 2005
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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