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West Cork Mountains Area , N: Carran 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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Carran Far North Top, 506m Mountain An Carn (mullach i gcéin thuaidh) A name in Irish,
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For origin of name, see Carran., Kerry County in Munster province, in Arderin Lists, Carran Far North Top is the 555th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference W05584 70149, OS 1:50k mapsheet 79
Place visited by: 46 members, recently by: No1Grumbler, CusackMargaret, johncusack, a3642278, jackos, annem, hivisibility, Ulsterpooka, wicklore, chelman7, John.geary, eoghancarton, Fergalh, Grumbler, Wilderness
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.371655, Latitude: 51.876073, Easting: 105584, Northing: 70149, Prominence: 41m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 505556 570210
Bedrock type: Purple siltstone & fine sandstone, (Bird Hill Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crn631, 10 char: CrnFrNrthT

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/443/
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Summary for Carran Far North Top (An Carn (mullach i gcéin thuaidh)): Barbed ascent
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2011-05-17 10:55:08
            MountainViews.ie picture about Carran Far North Top (<em>An Carn (mullach i gcéin thuaidh)</em>)
Picture: Doesn't rise above the ordinary
There is room for one car to park at A (V036 698) (Point A), at the entrance to a short track up to a farmhouse. Almost directly across the road another track leads to the NE, although you will need to cross several gates as you go. After about 500m at point B (V038 702) (Point B) this forks. Take the track to the left which soon becomes a meandering forest trail. Continue up this gently rising track for 1km until the forest ends and the open hillside appears at C (V050 707) (Point C). Turn to the east for about 300m, following the forest line which then swings to the SSE - a track runs alongside the forest line but it is completely impassable in places so you are advised to walk alongside this through the heather. You will also need to cross several highly irritating barbed wire fences. You will reach the open hillside at D (V054 704) with Carran Far North rising ahead of you 400m to the SE. The climb becomes fairly steep over the final few hundred metres, but the going underfoot is mostly short grass or heather. The approach to the summit is marked by several large rocky outcrops and the top itself features a small pile of stones and an upright pole atop a small bump of rock and peat. Time to summit 1 hour 30 minutes.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/443/comment/5202/
Member Comments for Carran Far North Top (An Carn (mullach i gcéin thuaidh))
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Carran Far North Top (<em>An Carn (mullach i gcéin thuaidh)</em>)
Picture: View towards Carron
osullivanm on Carran Far North Top
by osullivanm 4 Apr 2006
Follow the R569 east of Kenmare for c. 10 km - a right turn brings you onto a twisting road wich eventually winds its way around to Knockanuha Mtn. The drive itself is delightful - a remote valley with lovely views of lesser peaks such as Bird Mtn. and Gullaba Hill. A good track continues from the road and allows a gentle climb to Carran Far North Top. While not spectacular, the top provides a good starting point for a "circuit of Carran" with a descent possible from the col between Carran and Knockantooreen. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/443/comment/2259/
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Follow the farm track
by thomas_g 23 Feb 2013
If you are approaching from the west (road south of Knockanuha) please do not park on the corner at E (W04199 68795) (junction of road and track), the farmer(who likes walkers) has told me that people park there and delivery trucks can't get up the road and on occasion he's had to follow walkers up the mountain to get the keys to move their car: please park in the farm yard of the first little cottage.
With the farmers permission, there is a good farm track most of the way to the top from the upper (bigger) farmhouse which would make for an easier start than the track at E (W04199 68795). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/443/comment/14935/
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Picture: Gullaba and part of Knocnamanagh
simon3 on Carran Far North Top
by simon3 2 Apr 2006
Carran Far North Top (CFNT) is the north most outlier of the seldom visited Carran group. To the north the Mangerton group is very visible. Mangertonbeg (388m) for example at 10k away, is beyond and directly in line with Kilgarvan the nearest town to CFNT.

The photo shows the great sweeping view of the remote and steep side of the north ridge leading eventually to Knockboy (not shown). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/443/comment/2256/
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