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Mourne Mountains Area , S: Kilkeel Subarea
Feature count in area: 59, all in Down, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29, EW-CLY
Highest Place: Slieve Donard 849m

Starting Places (33) in area Mourne Mountains:
Alex Steddom Tree, Aughrim Airstrip, Ben Crom Dam, Bloody Bridge Car Park, Carlingford Greenway, Carrick Little, Crocknafeola Wood, Crotlieve Mountain, Donard Car Park Newcastle, Drummanmore Picnic, Fofanny Reservoir, Forest Office CP, Gamekeepers Lodge CP, Happy Valley Trassey Rd, Hen Mountain CP, Leitrim Lodge CP, Mayo Road Corner, Meelmore Lodge, Newcastle Harbour, Ott CP, Red Bog Road, Rourkes Park, Sandy Brae, Silent Valley Reservoir Head Rd, Slieve Donard Trail Head, Slieve Foye Viewing Point, Slievefoy Forest CP, Spelga Dam E, Spelga Dam N, Spelga Dam S, Trassey Car Park, Two Mile River CP, Yellow Water Park

Summits & other features in area Mourne Mountains:
Cen: Loughshannagh: Ben Crom 526m, Carn Mountain 585.2m, Carn Mountain North Top 553.7m, Doan 592.6m, Ott Mountain 526.8m, Slieve Loughshannagh 617m, Slieve Muck 670.4m, Slievenaglogh 445m
E: Binnian: Slieve Binnian 745.9m, Slieve Binnian East Top 639m, Slieve Binnian North Top 678m, Slieve Binnian North Tor 682.5m, Wee Binnian 460m
E: Donard: Chimney Rock Mountain 656m, Crossone 540m, Millstone Mountain 460m, Rocky Mountain 524m, Slieve Donard 849m
E: Lamagan: Cove Mountain 654.8m, Slieve Beg 595.9m, Slievelamagan 702.2m
N: Bearnagh: Slieve Bearnagh 739m, Slieve Bearnagh North Tor 680m, Slieve Meelbeg 701.9m, Slieve Meelmore 687m
N: Castlewellan: Slievenaboley 324m, Slievenalargy 280m, Slievenaslat 272m
N: Commedagh: Slieve Commedagh 767m, Slieve Corragh 641.9m, Slievenaglogh 584.4m, Slievenaglogh East Top 571m
N: Croob: Cratlieve 429m, Slieve Croob 534m, Slievegarran 391m, Slievenisky 446m
N: Rathfriland: Knockiveagh 235m
S: Kilkeel: Knockchree 306m
S: Rostrevor: Crenville 460m, Finlieve 578m, Slievemartin 485m, Slievemeel 420m, Slievemeen 472m
W: Hilltown: Gruggandoo 382m, Slieveacarnane 296m
W: Slievemoughanmore: Crotlieve Mountain 347m, Eagle Mountain 638m, Rocky Mountain 404m, Shanlieve 626m, Slievemoughanmore 560m, Tievedockaragh 473m, Wee Slievemoughan 428m
W: Spelga: Butter Mountain 500m, Cock Mountain 504m, Cock Mountain South-West Top 505m, Hen Mountain 354m, Pigeon Rock Mountain 534m, Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top 530m, Slievenamiskan 444m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockchree, 306m Hill Cnoc Croidh A name in Irish,
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(poss. Ir. Cnoc Croidh [MÓM], 'hill of the cattle'), Down County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Knockchree is the 1148th highest place in Ireland. Knockchree is the most southerly summit in the Mourne Mountains area.
Grid Reference J27107 17088, OS 1:50k mapsheet 29
Place visited by: 64 members, recently by: Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, cmcv10, Claybird007, phonohan, Andy1287, pcman, dregish, Carolyn105, Kirsty, pdtempan, briankelly, dstevenson15, Hoverla, trostanite
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.05808, Latitude: 54.087194, Easting: 327107, Northing: 317088, Prominence: 181m,  Isolation: 4.8km
ITM: 727046 817087
Bedrock type: Microgabbro, (Microgabbro)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckch, 10 char: Knockchree

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Gallery for Knockchree (Cnoc Croidh) and surrounds
Summary for Knockchree (Cnoc Croidh): Isolated hill offers fine views
Summary created by wicklore 2011-01-03 06:34:50
            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockchree (<em>Cnoc Croidh</em>)
Picture: Slieve Binnian from Knockchree
There is room for a couple of cars at Augh Airst (J278 182). From here follow a track past a farm into the forest. You can then follow the forest track to a gate at A (J273 172) 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.
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Member Comments for Knockchree (Cnoc Croidh)

three5four0 on Knockchree
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 Augh Airst (J278 182), 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 B (J275 181), at the end of the forestry track go through a gate at A (J273 172) 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 Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/4031/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockchree (<em>Cnoc Croidh</em>)
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! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/6149/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockchree (<em>Cnoc Croidh</em>)
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 Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/20486/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockchree (<em>Cnoc Croidh</em>)
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. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18649/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Knockchree (<em>Cnoc Croidh</em>)
Picture: View from Tullyframe
Knockcree. The Hillock in question.
by Biker 21 Oct 2016
The Hillock in question Itself, looking at the western side . Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/952/comment/18662/
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