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Twelve Bens Area , E: Glencorbet Subarea
Feature count in area: 34, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 44, EW-CON, MSW
Highest Place: Benbaun 729m

Starting Places (47) in area Twelve Bens:
Angler's Return, Barr na nÓran Road, Ben Lettery Hostel, Bogville Road, Bridge St Clifden, Bundorragha Estuary Cross, Bunnageeha, Cannaclossaun, Connemara Mountain Hostel, Connemara National Park Visitor Centre, Dernasliggaun, Doire na bhFlann North, Doughruagh CP, Emlaghdauroe Bridge, Emlaghdauroe South, Fee Lough SW, Glasbeg Stream, Glashmore Bridge, Glencoaghan River Bridge, Glencraff Road End, Gleninagh River, Illaunroe North, Illaunroe South, Inaghbeg Path, Kylemore Abbey Exit, Kylemore River, Letterfrack Lodge, Lettergesh Beach, Lough Anivan Bend, Lough Auna S, Lough Fee East, Lough Nacarrigeen S, Lough Tanny, Muck Lough NW, Nambrackkeagh Lough, Owen na Baunoge River, Owengar Bridge, Owenglin River, Owenwee River, Pollacappul Lough E, Pollacappul Lough W, Shanvally, Skeaghatimull, Ten Bens Cottage, Tooreennacoona River, Western Way Cnoc na hUilleann, Western Way Inagh Cottages

Summits & other features in area Twelve Bens:
Cen: Lough Auna Hills: Cregg 297m, Townaloughra East Top 216m
Cen: Polladirk: Bencullagh 632m, Maumonght SW Top 454m, Diamond Hill 442m, Knockbrack 442m, Maumonght 602m
E: Glencorbet: Benbaun 729m, Benbrack 582m, Benbaun 477m, Knockpasheemore 412m, Benfree 638m, Muckanaght 654m
N: Doughruagh: Altnagaighera 549m, Benchoona 581m, Benchoona East Top 585m, Currywongaun 273m, Doughruagh 526m, Doughruagh South Top 525m, Garraun 598m, Garraun South Top 556m, Letterettrin 333m
SE: Glencoaghan Loop: Bencollaghduff 696m, Benglenisky 516m, Benlettery 577m, Bencorr 711m, Bencorr North Top 690m, Bencorrbeg 577m, Binn an tSaighdiúra 653m, Benbreen 691m, Benbreen Central Top 680m, Benbreen North Top 674m, Derryclare 677m, Bengower 664m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockpasheemore, 412m Hill Binn Charrach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Binn Charrach [TR], 'rocky peak'), Galway County in Connacht province, in no lists, Binn Charrach is the 891st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference L80691 55741, OS 1:50k mapsheet 37
Place visited by: 95 members, recently by: Krumel, AntrimRambler, elizauna, mrmikelennon, david bourke, gerrym, peter1, Lauranna, padstowe, obrien116, seanwhowalks, sandilandsn, Wilderness, Haulie, TommyMc
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.800305, Latitude: 53.53825, Easting: 80691, Northing: 255741, Prominence: 17m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 480668 755764,   Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckps, 10 char: Knckpshmr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)
Notes on name: Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes including Knockpasheemore around the Gleann Carbad (Glencorbet) Horseshoe (168-73) and Gleann Eidhneach (Gleninagh) Horseshoe (174-78).
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Summary for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach): NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Summary created by simon3, scapania, wicklore 2019-05-21 12:28:33
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockpasheemore (<em>Binn Charrach</em>)
Picture: View of Knockpasheemore from Benbaun slopes
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversion on the way to Benbaun. While it can be approached, across blanket bog and up steep grassy slopes, from the Glencorbet Valley to the north (ample parking just after the bridge at KylmorRv (L799 574)) that route is most often used to head up Benbaun, bypassing the Knockpasheemore summit in the process. The most direct route to Knockpasheemore is to start from the east at Glshmor Br (L81226 56960). As of 2019 the layby near there may not be available so may need to go further. The owners of the land in the Gleninagh valley DO NOT want you to park on their access road though they are happy to allow hillwalking. A sturdy fence can be overcome by following it to the NW for a few minutes where it ends.

The views are truly astounding, ranging from the distant Mweelrea and Sheeffry groups, to the nearer Maumturks and some of the main Twelve Bens, with many other hills and mountains visible in all directions. The most spectacular view is perhaps of the Bens just across the Gleninangh Valley to the south.
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Member Comments for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockpasheemore (<em>Binn Charrach</em>)
Picture: View of Maam Turk.
simon3 on Knockpasheemore
by simon3 13 Apr 2009
This summit is something of an outlier to the NE of the Bens and, like so many outliers, it has excellent views both of its parent group the Bens and also of the Maumturks, the Bens north of Kylemore Lough and further afield.

The photo shows the pass of Mam Turk of the eponymously named Maumturks. Many weary travellers following the Maamturk walk will remember the hard pull up out of this pass all too well.

Beyond is first the darkish horizontal stripe formed by the area of Mám na Lí (SE ridge off Leenane Hill) and then Bunnacunneen in the Joyce Country.

On a good day, tarry a while on this summit to pick out several other interesting features. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3714/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockpasheemore (<em>Binn Charrach</em>)
Picture: Carrot Ridge (left), Binn an tSaighdiúra and Binn Chorr seen from Binn Charrach's plateau
ahendroff on Knockpasheemore
by ahendroff 24 Jun 2009
Binn Charrach is a peach of a 400m+ hill for glorious all-round views of Gleninagh, the Bens, Maumturks and hills farther away in Connemara. Easily summitted from KylmorRv (L800 575), there are spaces for a few cars after the bridge. An interesting horseshoe is also possible, taking in Binn Bhan, Log an Tairbh, Muckanaght (note steep ground descending off it), Binn Bhreac, Binn Bhan and Loughermore. I spent a few hours on Binn Charrach's plateau practicing micro-navigation and walked into the darkness for some night navigation on a glorious midsummer's evening that rewarded me with fantastic light and photo opportunities. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3884/
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Picture: Knockpasheemore Ridge
A worthy climb
by wicklore 8 Jun 2010
I parked at a lay-by with enough room for three or four cars at Glshmor Br (L81226 56960) on the R334 Recess to Kylemore Lough road. I headed across the road to the fence at the base of Knockpasheemore referred to by murphysw in his comment on Benbaun. I followed the fence a couple of hundred metres to the right until the fence ceased at a stream, which gave an opportunity to get around the fence. I then headed back SSE for about 1km, which gave me a chance to warm up while gaining gradual height. The walk from the fence was dry enough, but there was evidence in places of how difficult and boggy it could be after a spell of bad weather. At about A (L81282 56261) I turned W for a direct 200 metre haul up to the summit cairn at B (L80691 55737).

Besides the mountains visible as mentioned by Simon3 and ahendroff, there were great views all the way over to the Mweelrea’s, the Sheeffry’s, the Ben Gorms and Maumtrasna. However while heading for Benbaun along the Knockpasheemore ridge, the best views are directly across the Gleninagh valley to Bencorrbeg, Binn an tSaighdiùra, Carrot Ridge and Bencollaghduff. Their sheer grey cliffs and massive drops to the valley below left me in awe.

The Knockpasheemore ridge stretches for about 2 kms from Knockpasheemore at the NE end to the start of the climb up to Benbaun at the SW end. The ridge is mostly heathery and boggy, and I saw one place where presumably a sheep farmer had fenced off a nasty looking area of marsh. However with the recent good weather the ridge was quite dry and very little avoiding of wet ground was needed. There are stone cairns at intervals along the centre of the ridge which would be useful navigation aides in poor weather. However the ridge is wide (100 metres at the narrowest) so staying away from the edges shouldn’t be hard). It was interesting to see how suddenly the terrain changed from heather to rock at the start of the climb up to Benbaun. The ground changes literally over the space of about 30 metres, and then it’s a haul of 270 metres ascent over mostly boulders and scree up to Benbaun.

The only other thing I can add for Knockpasheemore is that a local man told me that there is a line of standing stones on the southern side of the ridge, but I didn’t see them on my route.
My photo shows the long Knockpasheemore Ridge, with Knockpasheemore on the right leading to Benbaun on the left Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/5859/
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Picture: Knockpasheemore summit cairn and view across Connemara bog to Mweelrea (peak left of centre) and the
The peat-hag capital of Connemara
by markwallace 4 Jan 2017
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and crossed by innumerable peat hags, making straight progress impossible. There are also a number of small summits along the ridge, all of which the anxious peak-bagger will feel compelled to visit lest they suddenly morph into MV-listed peaks at some point in the future. Nice views indeed from Knockpasheemore summit, but they're the same ones you'll have seen from Benbaun.

If descending from Knockpasheemore to the R344, note that a stile has been erected over the fence at around C (L809 571). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/18793/
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Picture: Valley Floor from Bin Bhan showing Binn Charrach on left
aburden on Knockpasheemore
by aburden 12 Jan 2009
Taken 8th Jan 2009 Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3524/
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