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Knockchree Hill Cnoc Croidh A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. Cnoc Croidh [MÓM], 'hill of the cattle') Down County, in Binnion List, Microgabbro Bedrock

Height: 306m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J27107 17088
Place visited by 48 members. Recently by: Pepe, arderincorbett, chalky, truescot, LorraineG60, m0jla, MichaelG55, whoRya, David-Guenot, Wilderness, bryanjbarry, DelStewart, Ulsterpooka, jimmyread, rowanofravara
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Longitude: -6.05808, Latitude: 54.087194 , Easting: 327107, Northing: 317088 Prominence: 181m,  Isolation: 4.8km
ITM: 727046 817087,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckch, 10 char: Knockchree
Bedrock type: Microgabbro, (Microgabbro)

Knockchree is the 1140th highest place in Ireland. Knockchree is the most southerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockchree in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Slieve Binnian from Knockchree
 
Isolated hill offers fine views
Short Summary created by wicklore,  3 Jan 2011
There is room for a couple of cars at J278182 A. From here follow a track past a farm into the forest. You can then follow the forest track to a gate at J273172 B and take a grassy track up to the summit. Alternatively when you reach the forest track after the farm turn right and soon scramble up the slope on the left to pick your way across rough ground for a kilometer to the grassy summit. The summit is marked by a small metal pole sticking haphazardly out of the ground. Although only 308 metres high, it’s isolation means that Knockchree offers fine views all around. In particular there are great views south across Carlingford Lough to Slieve Foye, and north to Slieve Binnian, Eagle Mountain and Shanlieve. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/5711/
 
three5four0 on Knockchree, 2009
by three5four0  23 Aug 2009
Caught the the Mourne Rambler Bus from Newcastle to Attical, then followed the Tullyframe Road till the junction with the Ballymageough Road. Turned left and followed the Ballymageough to 278182 A, turned right here and follow a lane (passed an old farm house) through a gate into Mourne Wood. Continue straight ahead through a track junction, turning left at 275181 C, at the end of the forestry track go through a gate at 273172 B and follow a path up through the grass to the summit of Knockchree.

The view of the Mournes arcing round Knockchree is superb, more surprising is why there has been no photo of this view in any of the outdoor magazines. Return is by way of the ascent, though you can follow the forestry tracks down to the Newry road & Kilkeel, either via the Golf club or Huey's Bridge to the Ballymageough Road Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/4031/
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Picture: The panorama north from Knockchree
Stunning views for minimal effort
by csd  25 Oct 2010
Followed three5four0's directions to the summit, but went by car rather than bus. There's space for a few cars on the Ballymageough Road, and the summit is an easy trot up. The views are as good as promised, as the attached shows! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/6149/
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Picture: Sample of metallic detritus in the summit area
 
A nice forest trail takes you up
by Pepe  12 Apr 2019
Various scraps of metal litter the summit area: an old mast stay, plus various other bits and pieces. Perhaps they're the remnants of comms masts or maybe an old military watch station from back in the day. Knochchree is a pleasant walk up a forest trail if you have time - and energy - left on your way out of the Mournes Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/20486/
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Picture: view from top looking south toward Carlingford Lough, and the Cooley Mountains.
KNOCKCREE -No Place Like Home
by Biker  20 Oct 2016
Hi, I logged on to let you know the Spelling is wrong and it is starting to catch on in literature and this makes me sad.
There is not an "h" in the spelling . Correct spelling is KNOCKCREE and my understanding is that this has the meaning in Irish " HILLOCK of the HERBS" from very old documents. (there is also the name Knockcree in Dublin same spelling).
My ancestors and present generations were born in the valley of this hill within near touching distance of about 500yrds.. In fact the name of every family , living in close proximity in the area, appears in documentation dating back to at least 1778. Neither they, my ancestors nor we have ever used an "h" . Please remain true to its origins.
Thanks.
PS I have only climbed it 3 times in the past 52 years, but we do know how blessed we are with its beauty and views. Hope you do enjoy it too. Thanks

Also the American G'Is were stationed here in WW11. They did training and Manouvers on Knockcree and General Patton visited the troops here for a pep talk before D Day. My uncle then 8 years and his pals followed the soliders and as they could not get rid of them the leaders allowed them to stay and drill alongside them, using their little sticks, on the side of Knockcree. With the low-flying American planes passing overhead from nearby Cranfield Aerodrome, it was an an exciting and strange time for a child. My uncle recalls watching in horror as a plane spluttered over their home, a trail of smoke billowing from one engine and crashed near Binnian, killing two American Pilots. These accident were not reported in the press in an effort to prevent the enemy learning of the Manouvers in the area. Many farming families at Cranfield were displaced in order to build the Aerodrome. One respected local historian recalls having to cross the camp to get to School. Although out of bounds to the public he often got a lift across the wide expanse with the American GIs in their jeeps.
The Metal spike at the top is probably a remnant from the Military. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18649/
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Picture: View from Tullyframe
 
Knockcree. The Hillock in question.
by Biker  21 Oct 2016
The Hillock in question Itself, looking at the western side . Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18662/
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