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West Cork Mountains Area , S Cen: Nowen Subarea
Feature count in area: 62, by county: Cork: 45, Kerry: 24, of which 7 are in both Cork and Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 85, 86, 88, 89
Highest Place: Knockboy 704.8m

Starting Places (47) in area West Cork Mountains:
Barley Lake North, Barrboy, Caha Pass, Carranmore, Carrigacappeen, Carriganass Castle, Castle Donovan Car Park, Clearagh House, Coolkellure House, Coomhola Bridge, Corrigatirra, Cousane Gap, Cummer Lough East Road, Derreencollig Wood, Esk Boreen, Fuhiry Wood, Garinish Island Pier, Glasagarav River Bridge, Glasnacummeen Stream, Glengarriff, Glengarriff Nature Reserve CP, Gorteeniher Drimoleague Heritage Walk CP, Gortloughra River Road, Gougane Barra Oratory, Gougane Barra Park CP, Grousemount Wind Farm, Kealkill Village, Knockanuha, Knockbrack South, Lough Atooreen N, Lough Nambrackderg North, Lough Nambrackderg Wood, Lough Nambreacdearg, Mealagh Bridge, Molly Gallivan's Visitor Centre, Nowen Hill West Road, Owvane River Bridge, Pookeen North Top Road, Pooleen Wood Car Park, Priests Leap, Reenroe Bridge, River Roughty, Shandrum Concrete Silo, Sillahertane Stream, Slaheny River Horseshoe, Top of Coom, Turner's Rock Tunnel

Summits & other features in area West Cork Mountains:
Cen: Maughanaclea: Maughanaclea Hills East Top 470m, Maughanaclea Hills West Top 452m
Cen: Shehy More: Shehy More 545.6m, Shehy More SW Top 446m
E: Clearagh: Clearagh Hill 287m
E: Currane: Currane Hill 228m
N Cen: Douce: Douce Mountain 476m, Doughill Mountain 471m
N: Carran: Barnastooka 497m, Bealick 537m, Carran 604m, Carran Far NE Top 561m, Carran Far North Top 506m, Carran NE Top 555m, Carran South Top 567m, Knockantooreen 450m
N: Conigar: Conigar 566m, Conigar SW Top 566m, Foilastookeen 540m
N: Coomataggart: Carrigalougha 423m, Coomataggart 530m, Coomataggart SW Top 509m, Derrineanig 304m, Lackabaun 472m, Mweelin 487m
NE Cen: Carrigarierk: Carrigarierk 343m
NW: Barraboy: Barraboy Mountain 460m, Barraboy Mountain Far East Top 456m, Barraboy Mountain SE Top 409m, Derroograne 468m, Turners Rock 420m
NW: Knockboy: Caoinkeen 692.8m, Caoinkeen South-East Top 553.5m, Coomhola Mountain 472m, Knockboy 704.8m, Knockboy North Top 651.2m, Knockboy South Top 533.3m, The Priest's Leap 519m
NW: Knocknamanagh: Bird Hill 412m, Coomclogherane Top 449m, Gullaba Hill 603m, Knockbrack 440m, Knockbrack South Top 458m, Knocknamanagh 637m, Knocknamanagh NE Top 625m
S Cen: Dunmanway Hills: Cashloura 296.8m, Coolsnaghtig 295.8m, Inchanadreen 310m
S Cen: Nowen: Milane Hill 354.4m, Mullaghmesha 494.3m, Nowen Hill 535.2m, Nowen Hill Far West Top 405.2m, Nowen Hill SW Top 509m, Pookeen North Top 319m
S: Leap Hills: Carrigfadda 311.7m, Killeigh Hill 229m, Knockarudane Hill 169m, Knockscagh 195m
S: Skibbereen: Barryroe Hill 156m, Lick Hill 158m
W Cen: Knockbreteen: Knockbreteen 239m
W: Bantry: Knocknaveagh 282m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Nowen Hill, 535.2m Mountain Cnoc na nAbhann A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Cnoc na nAbhann [OSI], 'hill of the rivers'), Cork County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Nowen Hill is the 459th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W14067 52901, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 84 members, recently by: dodser, Ansarlodge, Lucy.boland, DeirdreM, a3642278, CusackMargaret, johncusack, jackos, Wilderness, amgall, John.geary, mountainmike, Ulsterpooka, annem, osullivanm
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.244257, Latitude: 51.722478, Easting: 114068, Northing: 52901, Prominence: 300.2m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 514036 552967
Bedrock type: Purple & green sandstone & siltstone, (Caha Mountain Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: NwnHl, 10 char: Nowen Hill

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/384/
Gallery for Nowen Hill (Cnoc na nAbhann) and surrounds
Summary for Nowen Hill (Cnoc na nAbhann): Nowen home.
Summary created by jackill 2012-05-24 20:44:09
            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann</em>)
Picture: As seen from Mullaghmesha
Park at the forestry entrance Barrboy (W13673 54386), room for 2-3 cars. Walk uphill on a generally good forest road to the summit. As mentioned by thomas_g there are " you are on a farm signs" a little way along this track but they seem to point both ways , I took them to possibly refer to an access track between them , a distance of less than 100 meters. Also there is a standard Coillte rules of access sign at the start of this track so access should be fine.
the summit is a mess of bulldozed ground, portacabins and aerials.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/5143/
Member Comments for Nowen Hill (Cnoc na nAbhann)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann</em>)
Picture: View towards Drimoleague
Masts over the Mealagh
by thomas_g 10 Feb 2012
The Mealagh valley sign marks where I parked at Barrboy (W137 544) (room for 6 cars), it's like the valley that time forgot and feels very isolated. There is a forest road all the way to the summit, which starts out level and gets steep at the end. The ascent doesn't offer much in the way of views, but the views to the south must be stunning on a clear day, if you can forget all the masts.
I'm wary about the access, I noticed some of the standard "you are on a farm, no un-authorised entry" signs about 1/3 the way from the car. They appear to point in both directions, so I'm a bit unsure where you can't enter, but there are possible access problems via this route.
I had intended to bag another Arderin by walking the 1.5km to Nowen SW, but the terrain looked truly horrible, tussocky grass with bog between the tussocks, I'll keep that treat for a drier day.
With this route, 5km, you'll up and down in an hour. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/6679/
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mart on Nowen Hill
by mart 5 May 2004
There is a road leading up to the summit, which is crowned with 3 masts. The views can be very good, down to a lake just below the hill and out towards the coast of West Cork and the chain of the Caha mountains trailing off into the sunset. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/959/
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TrebleRed on Nowen Hill
by TrebleRed 3 Jan 2006
I have walked up the track a few times now. The views are spectacular if you go on a clear day, the walk only takes about an hour and fifteen minutes allowing for a few minutes on the summit enjoying the views. I would be interested in knowing of any cross country routes to the summit if anyone knows of one. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/2113/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann</em>)
Picture: Under the tree to get to the top.
Straight forward bag.
by TommyV 5 Jul 2019
Straight forward out and back route on a Coilte track to the masts at the top. Make sure to take the track to the left at A (W13586 53096) as this is the one that leads to the summit but if you weren't aware it does look like continuing straight on is the way as the correct track had a felled tree. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/20177/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann</em>)
Picture: Nowen Hill Summit
fionn on Nowen Hill
by fionn 5 Aug 2005
Photo of summit taken from track up to hill Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/384/comment/1854/
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