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Nagles Mountains Area , NW: Knocknaskagh Subarea
Feature count in area: 9, by county: Waterford: 1, Cork: 8, OSI/LPS Maps: 80, 81
Highest Place: Knocknaskagh 426.5m

Starting Places (11) in area Nagles Mountains:
Ballinageehy Wood, Ballyclogh Cross, Butler's Bridge, Castlebalgh Forest, Corran East, Corrin Wood, Garrylaurence Wood, Glenabo Park, Kilbarry Wood, Powers Bridge, Tallow Sweep

Summits & other features in area Nagles Mountains:
E: Tallow: Knockroe 177m
N: Fermoy Hills: Ballydorgan 177m, Corrin 220m
NW: Knocknaskagh: Corran 407.5m, Knocknaskagh 426.5m, Knocknaskagh North Top 406.3m, Seefin 424m
S: Dungourney: Garrylaurence Hill 236m, Knockakeo 238m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknaskagh, 426.5m Hill Cnoc na Sceach A name in Irish,
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The hill of the white thorn bushes, Translation of Cnoc na Sceach, Cork County in Munster province, in Carn Lists, Knocknaskagh is the highest hill in the Nagles Mountains area and the 820th highest in Ireland.
Grid Reference W70337 95060, OS 1:50k mapsheet 80
Place visited by: 79 members, recently by: Superterence, Petecal423, childminder05, Colin Murphy, Leatra, Carolyn105, dregish, TippHiker, markmjcampion, Musheraman, MisterMoe, ConMack23, wicklore, mlmoroneybb, chelman7
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.433654, Latitude: 52.107158, Easting: 170338, Northing: 95060, Prominence: 293m,  Isolation: 1.1km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 570294 595117
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and sandstone, (Ballytrasna Formation)
Notes on name: Information derived from Irish Place Names by P.W Joyce, originally published in 1870
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc427, 10 char: Kncknskgh

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Summary for Knocknaskagh (Cnoc na Sceach): Spruce yourself up
Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill 2023-10-13 10:49:07
   picture about Knocknaskagh (<em>Cnoc na Sceach</em>)
Park at the Castleblagh forestry entrance Pwr Bge (W70804 94284) , room for 5 cars.Walk up the track and turn left onto the gently rising rocky track at junction A (W70974 94853). Follow this track(marked accurately on OSI 1:50000 map ) to the summit
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   picture about Knocknaskagh (<em>Cnoc na Sceach</em>)
Picture: Google Satelite Map Route
MatthewBranch on Knocknaskagh
by MatthewBranch 12 Aug 2008
No.2 of 400m+ summits for me since I starting walking in Ireland. I wasn't aware of the parking area SE of the summit and began my walk at 8am from the Bloomfield Crossroads. I intended to join the Blackwater Way at the start and then map my way in a Southerly direction to the summit. Unfortunately, I lost the path for the Blackwater after only 15min of walking - perhaps just a badly maintained section of the trail which had become overgrown with all the recent growth lately. So I resolved to take the forest tracks and then road to quickfoot it toward Castleblagh to begin a more trodden path to the top. I took a standard easterly approach up the forest tracks to the summit and was met by wonderful views the the N and NE. Although I prefer the views from Seefin peak on the Ballyhoura's, this was particularly nice for the colours of the plants all around. Purples and yellows, which when the sun DID decide to show its face, shone in a beautiful, contrasting medley of colours. The wind was quickly in though, and with the threat of rain I began the decent in the direction of Knocknaskagh N Top. Since this was a 407m peak, I thought I'd make it my no.3 as I made my way back to the car. Relatively uneventful, I made the fatal mistake of following a faint path northwards of that peak along the treeline in the hopes of joining up with a marked forest track. It soon petered out into nothing and I took the decision to turn NW toward the path I knew was there just beyond a line of forest. Big mistake. It took a good 30min of forcing my way through undergrowth and brambles to finally meet up with the trail and continue again north. There are no straight routes northward toward Bloomfield Crossroads from this point, however, and the next hour and a half was made up of a frustrating east and west cutbacking, in a painfully slow progress toward the car. Arrived at the car at 1:30, tired but happy. Linkback:
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Picture: Panaorama from Knocknaskagh
jackill on Knocknaskagh
by jackill 3 Sep 2007
Knocknaskagh was the first stop on a long Sunday walk across the Nagles.
Starting at the Castleblagh forestry entrance Pwr Bge (W70804 94284) we walked up the track and turned left onto the gently rising rocky track at junction A (W70974 94853) and followed this track(marked on map ) to the summit. Castleblagh wood is a bit special. It contains around 75 hectares of woodland which makes up the Ballyhooly intensive forest ecosystem monitoring plot . It was established in late 1988 as the first whole-ecosystem cycling study in Ireland. The forest consists of pure Norway spruce of German (Black Forest) origin, planted in 1939. In late 1995, an area of forest at Ballyhooly was clearfelled, cultivated and replanted with Douglas fir and oak . Monitoring of the site on the impacts of clearfelling and replanting on nutrient cycling, water quality and the sustainability of the forest as a resource is ongoing.
The photo was taken in from to the summit cairn with the nearby peak of Knocknaskagh North Top and in the distance the Ballyhouras , the Galtys and the Knockmealdowns. Linkback:
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Picture: Highest point of the Nagles
Start of a blitz of climbs for gribboneer-of-the-year
by paddyobpc 25 Jan 2017
In December of 2016 we heard about gribboneer-of-the-year and with a good few Gribbons already done as part of the The County High Point Challenge we decided to look at the 186 Gribbons ( and focus on some of the more local ones to try and be in with a chance in the competition. Knocknaskagh (#Knocknaskagh427m) was one not too far away from us and even though we had never climbed this one before we now set out to have it climbed 4 times (the maximum allowed for gribboneer-of-the-year) before the end of December. We followed the route described by Jackill on here. Please note the location labelled A on the map and referred to as“Castleblagh forestry entrance” does not have any markings or signs and shouldn’t be mixed up with the main forestry entrance just outside Ballyhooly. Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself went to the summit on Dec 9th, 16th, 24th and 30th. It is a short walk considering it is the highest point in the Nagles, just 3.5Km up and back our fastest time of the 4 was just under 45 mins with 144m height climbed. For more pictures and details check out Dillon’s website at Linkback:
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A Tale of Two Carparks
by Pepe 2 Mar 2019
Please note - as mentioned by Paddyobpc in another comment (on page 2) - the location labelled A and referred to as "Castleblagh Forestry Entrance" on the map indeed bears no relation to the main forestry entrance outside Ballyhooley. Uncannilly, both entrances referred to in the Knocknaskagh posts have room for about five cars each (as mentioned by others - for both) which only makes it more confusing. To cut a long story short I got there, eventually, but was too whacked battling through trees trying to find my way to even consider the north top - for another day hopefully. The venture was worth it though to see a red squirrel dart across the forest trail about ten yards in front of me. The most bushy-tailed, most gorgeous fiery red you could imagine. That made the day.
To compound the confusion regarding location, the official forestry entrance has a board map, but if you look at it closely you will see that the "You Are Here" arrow points, not to "here", but to "there"! This is because the arrow is pointing, not at the main entrance where you are but to a lesser entrance a kilometre or two back the road towards Ballyhooly - you couldn't make it up. You need your whits about you to tackle this one. Linkback:
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Picture: View from the top
jel on Knocknaskagh
by jel 25 Feb 2008
This is my second hillwalk with Bishopstown Hillwalking Club, we did the Knocknaskagh Circuit, Nagle Mountains. It was a very enjoyable walk with great views. Linkback:
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