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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 SW Top, 509m Mountain Cnoc na nAbhann (mullach thiar theas) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Nowen Hill., Cork County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Nowen Hill SW Top is the 544th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W12777 52052, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85
Place visited by: 53 members, recently by: dodser, Ansarlodge, DeirdreM, a3642278, CusackMargaret, johncusack, jackos, Wilderness, John.geary, mountainmike, Ulsterpooka, Superterence, davsheen, annem, osullivanm
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Longitude: -9.26305, Latitude: 51.714637, Easting: 112777, Northing: 52052, Prominence: 44m,  Isolation: 1.6km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 512723 552117
Bedrock type: Green-grey sandstone & purple siltstone, (Gun Point Formation)
Notes on name: Previously Derreenacrinnig East in MV.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: NwnHlS, 10 char: NwnHlSWTp

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Summary for Nowen Hill SW Top (Cnoc na nAbhann (mullach thiar theas)): West is best
Summary created by jackill, thomas_g 2012-07-15 08:31:15
            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill SW Top (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann (mullach thiar theas)</em>)
Picture: From Nowen Far West
While it's possible to get here from Nowen Hill, it's probably preferable to approach from the west. Park at Nowen W (W10378 51710) a gated track entrance, room for 2 cars (just) and follow the track up the hill, keeping right at a fork. This track will lead to a small gate at A (W11081 51903) which allows access to open mountain. Head for Nowen Hill SW keep to the high ground along the ridge. The long grass can make for slow going and it's a bit boggy in the dip between Nowen Far west and Nowen SW, but fine otherwise.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/437/comment/5196/
Member Comments for Nowen Hill SW Top (Cnoc na nAbhann (mullach thiar theas))

            MountainViews.ie picture about Nowen Hill SW Top (<em>Cnoc na nAbhann (mullach thiar theas)</em>)
Picture: Looking accross from Shehy More at Nowen Hill & Derreenacrinnig East
john_desmond on Nowen Hill SW Top
by john_desmond 22 Apr 2006
This summit is located about 1.5 kms SW of Nowen Hill in West Cork. It can be accessed from the road that runs up to Nowen Hill although you do need to negotiate your way through some trees, fences and some boggy ground. It is probably not the nicest or best way to approach this summit. There are some access issues with the road that runs up to Nowen and the way through the forest on the way is boring as the views are blocked. If I was going to do this summit again, I'd probably look into approaching it from the road that runs 2 kms to the West and take in Derreenacrinnig West along the way. At least with this route, you will have constant views of West Cork. The summit itself is marked by a trig point which has seen better days. The view from here is really nice as you can see Bantry Bay and the Beara peninsula to the South-West. Looking North-West, you can see the peaks around Knockboy, the highest in County Cork. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/437/comment/2292/
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Sometimes the pain is worth the gain.
by chelman7 25 Sep 2020
It’s not the most pleasant hike from Nowen Hill to here but it’s a small price to pay for a great view. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/437/comment/20902/
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Picture: Nowen SW Top (Nowen in background)
Colin Murphy on Nowen Hill SW Top
by Colin Murphy 20 May 2008
After taking the coniferous track up to Nowen and having viewed its summit's charming pylons and masts, we set off south west along the edge of the woods - experiencing similar conditions to John Desmond - extremely boggy going - we eventually reached Nowen SW Top after about 45 minutes. Its summit is marked by a rapidly decaying trig pillar. Nice if not spectacular views from top and at least it didn't reverberate with the hum of electricity like its bigger brother. Rather than retrace our steps we headed in a north easterly direction and eventually found a way back on to the Nowen track through the horrible conifers. Total round trip 2 hours 45 minutes, slowed considerably by bogginess and trees. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/437/comment/3113/
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Picture: The Trig looking worse for wear
Gravel path ensures a handy hike from the West
by DeirdreM 31 Mar 2024
Following Jackill's directions from 2012 you can still park at A, but when you follow the fork to the right there's no longer a gate but a continuation of the gravel path all the way up to the saddle between Nowen Hill Far West Top and Nowen Hill SW Top. A very short walk over minimally boggy ground and one fence will bring you to the slope and an easy walk up 160m approx from here.
As a note the gravel path sweeps around the other side of Nowen Far West top and joins the road on route to Castledonovan further south. I wouldn't recommend this as you'll encounter an extremely high gate with plentiful rolls of barbed wire on either side. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/437/comment/24163/
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