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Bolaght Mountain Loop (Includes Roads)

Bolaght Mountain: Making a Loop

Knocknasheega: Heather-covered, rounded summit surrounded by trees.

Corran: Pleasant forest track stroll

Oval route turned into a cracked egg shape by circumstance.

Knocknanask: Approach from adjoining hill.

Knocksculloge: Track on stream

The rocky rocky road to the big hill.

Knocksculloge: Ease on down the road

Broemountain: Good views from so-so top

Short walk to a small island.

Knocknasheega: The rub of the green

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West Cork Mountains Area   Cen: Shehy More Subarea
Place count in area: 62, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89 
Highest place:
Knockboy, 704.8m
Maximum height for area: 704.8 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 685 metres,

Places in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea:   Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470mMaughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More:   Shehy More 545.6mShehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh:   Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane:   Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce:   Douce Mountain 476mDoughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran:   Barnastooka 497mBealick 537mCarran 604mCarran Far NE Top 561mCarran Far North Top 506mCarran NE Top 555mCarran South Top 567mKnockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar:   Conigar 566mConigar SW Top 566mFoilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart:   Carrigalougha 423mCoomataggart 530mCoomataggart SW Top 509mDerrineanig 304mLackabaun 472mMweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk:   Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy:   Barraboy Mountain 460mBarraboy Mountain Far East Top 456mBarraboy Mountain SE Top 409mDerroograne 468mTurners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy:   Caoinkeen 692.8mCaoinkeen South-East Top 553.5mCoomhola Mountain 472mKnockboy 704.8mKnockboy North Top 651.2mKnockboy South Top 533.3mThe Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh:   Bird Hill 412mCoomclogherane Top 449mGullaba Hill 603mKnockbrack 440mKnockbrack South Top 458mKnocknamanagh 637mKnocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills:   Cashloura 296.8mCoolsnaghtig 295.8mInchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen:   Milane Hill 354.4mMullaghmesha 494.3mNowen Hill 535.2mNowen Hill Far West Top 405.2mNowen Hill SW Top 509mPookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills:   Carrigfadda 311.7mKilleigh Hill 229mKnockarudane Hill 169mKnockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen:   Barryroe Hill 156mLick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen:   Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry:   Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Shehy More Mountain An tSeithe Mhór A name in Irish (Ir. An tSeithe Mhór [OSI], poss. 'the big hide') Cork County in Munster Province, in Arderin List, Black mudstone & silt-lensed mudstone Bedrock

Height: 545.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W15173 60039
Place visited by 60 members. Recently by: John.geary, wicklore, ShayGlynn, eoghancarton, eamonoc, Fergalh, chelman7, MichaelE, Wildrover, Grumbler, conorb, David-Guenot, learykid, osullivanm, simon3
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Longitude: -9.229998, Latitude: 51.786783 , Easting: 115174, Northing: 60039 Prominence: 351m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 515142 560104,   GPS IDs, 6 char: ShhyMr, 10 char: Shehy More
Bedrock type: Black mudstone & silt-lensed mudstone, (Ardaturrish Member)

Previously Carrigmount in MV.   Shehy More is the 431st highest place in Ireland.

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Remote and wild, but surprisingly accessible. .. by group   (Show all for Shehy More (An tSeithe Mhór))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Shehy More (<i>An tSeithe Mhór</i>) in area West Cork Mountains, Ireland
Picture: In the wet and drab - a crab
 
Confusing Crustacean
by wicklore  1 Jun 2021
The idiom ‘Like a fish out of water’ describes someone who is out of their depth, or thrown in at the deep end. (Ironically both definitions refer to actually being in the water, not out of it!). I discovered a most apt example of a ‘fish out of water’ on Shehy More, both in its literal and figurative sense.

Mountainviews abounds with examples of oddities in the uplands – Peter Walker’s jet ski on Seefin (Boggeragh Mountains) in 2009, Simon3’s mysterious golden orb on Slievemore (Achill/Corraun) in 2008 (alas long gone but existing for eternity on the Slievemore page), or indeed the ‘No Parking’ sign carved into a summit rock on Tonduff in Wicklow - a place so bleak and boggy that no vehicle has ever driven up there!

These are the quirks that make a hike more interesting, memorable or thought-provoking. Peruse these pages long enough and you will find dozens, nay hundreds, of extraordinary observations from the Irish uplands - an eagle & a fox fighting, a concealed altar in a cliff face, previously unknown megalithic art on a boulder, the ethereal Brocken Spectre appearing in the mist…the list goes on. And so, with equal measures of gravitas and levity, I humbly present to you the latest contribution to this august body of the weird and wonderful!

On a damp evening last August I set out to hike around the two Shehy summits. At W13425 60459 B there is room for two cars and I followed a good track that meandered uphill alongside a stream. The track continued for 2km to W15041 60157 C at around 470m height. A short but steep haul on grass and heather brought me up to the flat summit area at 546m, which was wet, misty & boggy. Little dark pools interspersed the heather and grass. Some old posts loomed in the mist, their silhouette resembling giant ribs. Other posts lay scattered haphazardly about the ground. The air was damp and chilly, the silence broken only by the rhythmic squelching of my boots. As I reached the summit I abruptly stopped. For there, implausibly & astonishingly, lay a large crab. Yet I was 546 metres above, and at least 20kms from, sea level.

The deceased decapod was about 15 inches from elbow to elbow. In awe I turned it over to confirm it was real. It was perfectly intact, and looked like it had just fallen asleep. I was utterly perplexed, most likely echoing the poor creature’s own feelings when it had found itself on top of a mountain. What had astonished the arthropod more I wondered – being so far from the sea, or so close to the clouds?

Within the week I had spoken to both the Sea Eagle Project in Glengarrif and the folk at Birdwatch Ireland. ‘Very interesting, probably dropped by a sea eagle’ mused Birdwatch Ireland. ‘No I’ve never seen or heard of a sea eagle taking a crab’ stated the Glengarrif Project firmly. And that’s all I know folks. The rest is speculation. All I know for sure is that Shehy More is 20 kms from the sea as the crow flies, or the eagle….. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/365/comment/23163/
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Easy access but boggy from the north .. by thomas_g   (Show all for Shehy More (An tSeithe Mhór))
 
This mountain shows up for a long way as a conica .. by mart   (Show all for Shehy More (An tSeithe Mhór))
 
I assume that the correct name for this hill is ' .. by john_desmond   (Show all for Shehy More (An tSeithe Mhór))
 
Loop Walk taking 6.5 hrs including Douce and Doug .. by Cobhclimber   (Show all for Shehy More (An tSeithe Mhór))
 
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