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simon3: Track 4540 in area near Knockboy South Top, West Cork Mountains (Ireland)
Priest's Leap to Lough Nambreacdearg parking.
Length: 12.4km, Creator time taken: 6h40m, Ascent: 474m,
Descent: 569m

Places: Start at V98582 61082, Knockboy South Top, Knockboy, Knockboy North Top, Caoinkeen, Caoinkeen South-East Top, end at W03920 64906 6.6km NE from Start
Logged as completed by 1

Reaching the Priest's Leap col is an adventure in itself particularly from the south because the single track road twists in every way possible and provides little in the way of safe passing places at times.
Going to Knockboy South top is fairly straightforward as is ascending to Knockboy, which has been described previously.
Knockboy from near its col with Knockboy South.

From the top of Knockboy take a look at the minor top of Knockboy North. We surveyed this to determine if its prominence is over 15m which would make it a Vandeleur-Lynam.
The summit of Knockboy North.

The main treats of this walk are the two corrie lakes near Caoinkeen (Akinkeen on old maps). Pictured below is the most northerly Lough Ahinkeen.
Lough Ahinkeen, well over 300m down to this from Caoinkeen.

We visited Caoinkeen S on this occasion. Viewed from afar this is a striking summit surrounded by steep descents and/or cliffs on three sides, but from the top it is mundane rough land from which the cliffs cannot be seen.
There is a final descent to the road using the route to the NE. There may be other possible routes for example around the side of Lough Nambreacdearg .. research widely there are serious cliffs around here.

Uploaded on: Sat, 3 Jul 2021 (18:37:02)
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Comment created by simon3 2021-Aug-04
Subsequently we found that Knockboy North IS a Vandeleur-Lynam.

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British summit data courtesy:
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