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Dublin/Wicklow Area
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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Dunranhill Hill Wicklow County, in Binnion List, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 342m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O26198 02253 This summit has been logged as climbed by 13 members. Recently by: Garmin, mountainmike, Glanman2, paddyhillsbagger, madeleineblue, crankechick, chalky, muschi, sandman, shaunkelly, Fergalh, eamonoc, wicklore
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.118587, Latitude: 53.05632 , Easting: 326198, Northing: 202253 Prominence: 105m,   Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 726119 702286,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dnrnhl, 10 char: Dunranhill
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

Dunranhill is the 1062th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Dunranhill in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The Elusive Entrance.
 
Private Forest.
by sandman  30 May 2014
The summit of this hill is located in a private forest Dunranhill Forest not Coillte accessed (with permission) at its entrance located at O2587902887 A which allows a very easy accent over forest roads to within meters of the trig. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/16083/
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Picture: Dunran Trig Hard or easy you choose!
Resist the call to crawl
by eamonoc  16 Apr 2014
Having read the others comments about Dunran Hill, and the fact that on a previous occasion I also drove around looking for access to this Hill. I started at O 24609 00899 B was able to park car back in off road beside a farm entrance track. Across the road crossed a rusty gate and followed a short farm track into a very green fielld with some sheep grazing in the upper reaches went uphill to right hand corner of field and easily accessed the high ground beyond called Carrignamuck upper on OS sheet 56. Headed uphill to the corner of a forest at O 251 014 C. I followed tha edge of this forest away to the righthand corner then keeping the edge of the forest on my left went steeply uphill to O 255 018 D. Now on high heathery ground I headed in an easterly direction to Wicklores point O 26032 02021 E. There is a large stone wall here which I easily crossed at a suitable low point and onto a large well made forest track. Looking at the dense forest in front of me and not relishing the thought of a painful 100mt crawl through, I headed downhill to the left on this track after about 100mts I followed a track to the right uphill through the trees and came out at summit area with no scratches sore knees or the like, The trig point is just off to the right of the high point of this track among some low sized gorse bushes. Great views in all direction from here followd upward route back to car. I am not sure if summit area is private and on Dunran Demense land. There were no warning signs about access issues at the large stone wall. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/16012/
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Picture: The summit lies beyond the dense forest
 
Difficult access route
by wicklore  12 Apr 2014
When researching the new 100m prominence list for MountainViews in 2012 I eventually came to Dunrahill. Despite driving around it twice I couldn't find a public access route up. I ended up in a a small boreen road to the south where a passing local man pointed me to a farm gate he said I could use to head up at O 25908 01155 F. The gate was locked and there was a track beyond it. After about 300 metres I left the track and headed uphill to the left. I eventually reached a rocky plateau with a dense forest beyond. I entered the forest at O26032 02021 and I found it very difficult to get through. Dense prickly twigs poked at me and rough ground with a few rocky crags and drops had to be negotiated. There was some crawling and sliding under the densest areas of forest and wet ground and after a few hundred metres I emerged spluttering onto a forest track near the summit at 026022 G 02098. The summit area has a network of tracks and is clear of trees. I had to wonder where the entrance to these tracks began on the public road below as I couldn't find it. There is a trig pillar at the summit at O26200 02256 H. Fine views south to Wicklow Town and out to the Irish Sea and north to the two Sugarloafs, as well as to nearby Ballycurry. I returned by the same route generally, although I covered some new ground on the descent for variety Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/15988/
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Possible troublesome access
by Onzy  20 Apr 2014
Although I visited the area around this hill briefly about a month ago, driving right around it resulted in no immediately obvious route up. Not being particularly pushed on that occasion, I abandoned without even leaving the car and headed off somewhere else.

I have since been advised that any route to the hill appears to cross private land, even gardens, that there are a large number of security cameras in the area and that there is evidence of a commercial clay pigeon shooting operation on the hill. It seems visitors would be best advised to seek permission before attempting to climb this hill.

[Update: 20 April 2014 - issue seems resolved - we have now a number of successful routes up indicated on the page] Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/15897/
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Picture: Hard-to -reach trig
A difficult approach
by wicklore  12 Apr 2014
A view of the trig pillar looking north towards the Great Sugarloaf in the hazy distance. The immediate summit area of Dunrahill is forest-free, although my approach from the south involved negotiating several hundred metres of dense, difficult forest. I used my compass in the forest (crawling in several places) to keep in the right direction. I saw a substantial forest track near the summit but I didn't find any Coillte entrance gate anywhere around the hill. The forest -bashing exercise made this hill harder to summit than one might expect for a hill of its size. The GPS I uploaded onto MountainViews can be found here: http://mountainviews.ie/track/2459/ Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/15990/
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Picture: Highway to heaven
 
God sent path to Dunran
by eamonoc  16 Apr 2014
In case anyone shudders at the thought of a 100mt crawl through dense forest take the highway to heaven. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1101/comment/16013/
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