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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 128,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW For all tops   Highest summit: Lugnaquilla, 925m

Summits in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 561mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 550mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m
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Preban Hill Hill Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 389m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T08602 79156 This summit has been logged as climbed by 40 members. Recently by: feralkittyn, chalky, garrettd, jlk, nkenealy, turfymccloud, wwwalker, mountainmike, Fergalh, Onzy, eamonoc, Ben-Ban, ablighe, pompeii, blessobilly
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.388481, Latitude: 52.852703 , Easting: 308602, Northing: 179156 Prominence: 183m,   Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 708537 679192,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PrbnHl, 10 char: Preban Hil
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Has been called Ballymanus Hill.   Preban Hill is the 973rd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Preban Hill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking SW from Preban to Croughan Kinsella.
Plain Preban
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore,  28 May 2010
It is possible to start to the north at T09186 80205 A while a more interesting approach can be made across fields and bog from the west starting at T071 806 B. For the former route the OS sheet 62 is reasonably accurate as regards tracks. The latter route crosses farmland so it is courteous to check with local farmers, who have granted access previously.
Preban Hill is forested, and the summit area consists of a junction of forest tracks. The highest point appears to be nothing more than a grassy ridge alongside the junction. A Trig Pillar indicated on the map does not appear to be present on the ground.
Approaching from the west there are good views southwest to Ballycumber Hill, and north to Carrickashane Mountain, Croghan Moira, Ballinacor Mountain and Ballycurragh Hill. From near the summit there are views towards Croughan Kinsella. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/5613/
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Picture: View of Preban Hill from the bog to the west.
wicklore on Preban Hill, 2008
by wicklore  20 Oct 2008
Scouting along the minor roads surrounding Preban Hill I stopped to talk to a farmer at a gate at approx T071 806. I asked him about access to Preban Hill. He said there were no public paths or access up from this side. He then asked if I was from “The Department”. I explained that I was just a hillwalker. I showed him my rucksack, compass and map. Seeming satisfied he immediately said I could park in his gateway and head up from there with a request that I close all gates. Pondering the mysterious “Department” I headed SE, first across his field and then over fences up into a gorse field. 20 minutes from the car had me up onto the heathery slopes. I came across a small stone cairn, but had to head further east to the slightly higher ground at the 377m spot height at T077 795 C. (For the purpose of this post I will call this Preban West Top) A smaller cairn marked this spot. There were great views back NW to Ballycurragh Hill, and SW to Ballycumber Hill. Looking further north I was presented with new views of Carrickashane Mountain, Croghan Moira and Ballinacor Mountain. I could see the main summit of Preban Hill nearly 1km further east. (T086 792 D) While Preban West Top was a treeless bog, I could see that Preban Hill main top was half covered in forest. I made my way east over the bog, down into the col and reached the trees. I handrailed the trees along a track up to the main summit. Up to now I had felt a relative isolation and enjoyed the quiet bog. Now I was disappointed to find that the main summit area consisted of a crossroad junction of forest tracks. I judged the summit to literally be a grassy lump at the crossroads. The trees obscured views in all directions except to the W and SW. While Preban Hill may be covered in forest, it should be no problem to navigate to the summit from the N, E or S using the good quality forest tracks. However I was more than satisfied with my approach from the west across the bog and had a guilt factor of nil. I retraced my route back to the relatively unspoiled West Top, and then back down to my car. I would strongly advise calling to any local farm for permission to head up from the west side as this involves crossing farmland. Otherwise a route up Preban through its forested sides should be easily managed. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3396/
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Picture: Summit area of Preban Hill
wicklore on Preban Hill, 2008
by wicklore  21 Oct 2008
At the summit of Preban Hill you can take your pick as to where exactly the highest point is. I chose the grassy ridge at the SE corner of the crossroads . The grassy ridge is visible in the background of the photo. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3397/
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Picture: Views from Preban
simon3 on Preban Hill, 2009
by simon3  8 Dec 2009
As Wicklore says, the summit of Preban is a crossroads. It has trees on three out of four sides. Nevertheless, from the general area of the summit there are some interesting views such as this one of Croghan Kinsella to the south. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/4282/
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by mickhanney  29 Jan 2011
I wasn't aware this hill had a name. The name I had given to it in my own head was Annacurra hill as its the hill which sits behind my little village. Its a hill I know well from walking, running and biking. I usually enter it from Roddenagh wood across the road via a break in the fence and a single track which leads to the main forest track to the top. At the top you can extend your walk by a few k by heading straight on but this trail ends in a cul de sac and back tracking is required. There are 3 separate trail entrances on the road that goes between Roddenagh and Kiladuff, which gives route options. Coillte are felling trees here at the moment but this hill is generally quiet and peaceful and gives lovely views over towards Lug to the rear and Croaghan Kinsella out east. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/6225/
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