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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,   Summits in area: 111,   Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, Extent1 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 379mDunranhill 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 395mSeahan 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 SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroghan Kinsella 606mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mScarr 641mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 701.7mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Black Hill Mountain Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 602.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O04135 09034 This summit has been logged as climbed by 433 members. Recently by: Oughterard74, BigBear, sev, Wilderness, teahook, kevinmbyrne1, crankechick, paddyman, eoghancarton, maike, mrw, jillsteer, Joshua3, Sarkuns, calfburner
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Longitude: -6.445302, Latitude: 53.121981 , Easting: 304135, Northing: 209035 Prominence: 67.25m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 704061 709066,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blc602, 10 char: Black H602
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Black Hill is the 270th highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: A curious sign to welcome you to the summit!
A Gateway Hill
Short Summary created by march-fixer, Dessie1, wicklore,  6 Nov 2012
Black Hill is easily approached either from the well defined track starting at the car park at O04387 10862 A or from the start of Lodge Lane O01999 10104 B. Depending on your approach, the road leading up from Ballysmuttan Bridge to the Sorrel Hill car park can be potholed. This is a common route to the Sorrel Hill car park. A better approach is from Blessington to the west along the N81.

From the car-park, it is less than 2kms to the top of Black Hill with an ascent of about 150 metres. There is some open bog to cross as the track does not quite reach the summit. As you climb views emerge of the Blessington Lakes below Black Hill to the west. Strangely enough, as you arrive at the summit you are met with a sign telling you that you are leaving the Wicklow Mountains National Park! (The boundaries of the Park are curious, and have to do with private ownership of some hills).

The longer route starts from the the bottom of Lodge Lane and follows the route up The Green Lane onto the summit, however, this is a 2 car linear walk. Along this route there is the standing stone monument to the WWII air-crew that crashed O03334 08965 C.

Black Hill is an obvious route to Mullaghcleevaun which lies just a few kms to the SE. Black Hill is also a common starting point for a Mullaghcleevaun – Carrigvore circuit. Moanbane and Silsean are easily reached from Black Hill. The summit of Black Hill is a typical Wicklow job – fairly featureless flat bog with a few stones at the ‘summit’ Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/5030/
hillwalkerliam on Black Hill, 2010
by hillwalkerliam  23 Mar 2010
Only 5+3quarters but climbed black hill today with my daddy I thought it would be hard but was a bit easy this was my 5th hill i like hillwalking and cant wait for my 6th. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/4529/
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josvanderlinden on Black Hill, 2008
by josvanderlinden  4 Jun 2008
I took a nice panorama photo on the 31th of May of the following mountains (from right to left): Black Hill, Mullaghcleevaun, Mullaghcleevaun East Top, Duff Hill, Gravale, Carrigvore, Tonduff North and Kippure. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/3143/
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Approaching summit from the west
by hibby  5 Mar 2011
A geocaching route brought us (me, wife and 2 dogs) in a circular walk from the car park, west down into the valley, then up a green road (where we saw a group of around 15 female deer) on the western slope of the hill to a memorial to 4 British aircrew who died in a crash in 1941. From there, the path became increasingly poorly defined and the last 100 metres of ascent to the summit was a bit of a steep slog over the heather. The summit is rounded and remarkably undramatic for a hill of over 600m, its main redeeming quality being the views over the lake and the surrounding hills. A neat mini-cairn at the top (near the National Park signpost) is somewhat whimsical as there are no stones nearby, so they must have been carried up. Two plaques to deceased members of the Dublin and District Motorcycle club are on the lower slopes to the north. An access route from the north ("Pound Lane agreed access point") is marked out with black and white poles, replacing a former more direct route from the road. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/6264/
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madfrankie on Black Hill, 2005
by madfrankie  7 Feb 2005
With its expansive views Black Hill certainly isn't the dullest hill in Wicklow. And it's great for short outings (eg. introducing the novice / unenthusiastic to the great outdoors). That's Sorrell Hill in the background. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/1464/
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csd on Black Hill, 2003
by csd  1 Jun 2003
Although today (June 1st) was allegedly a summer's day, the mist and rain were down. Absent the views, there isn't much remarkable about Black Hill - it's a typical "grassy dome" summit. Even in the mist navigation to the summit is easy. There's a track from the car park most of the way up, and after that peters out, you simply continue heading up the slope. Photo shows the rather forlorn cairn at the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/525/
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