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Castle Hill Mountain Kerry County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Quartz-pebble conglomerate Bedrock

Height: 600m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 71 Grid Reference: Q75620 06360 This summit has been logged as climbed by 48 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Onzy, IainT, PeakPaul, Wilderness, trekker, markmjcampion, muddyboots, Cobhclimber, David-Guenot, peter1, Colin Murphy, melohara, chalky, omurchu
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Longitude: -9.819727, Latitude: 52.195469 , Easting: 75620, Northing: 106360 Prominence: 35m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 475597 606414,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CstlHl, 10 char: Castle Hil
Bedrock type: Quartz-pebble conglomerate, (Lough Slat Conglomerate Formation)

As this peak is rather far from any castle (at Castledrum or Castlemaine), it may be simply named from its commanding position.   Castle Hill is the 287th highest summit in Ireland.

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Commanding castellated place with sea views. .. by group   (Show all for Castle Hill)
 
Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the other s .. by simon3   (Show all for Castle Hill)
 
The long easy ridge from Quarry Hill car park Q83 .. by jackill   (Show all for Castle Hill)
 
Rocky west side. .. by simon3   (Show all for Castle Hill)
 
Morning glory .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Castle Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Castle Hill in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: Looking south from the saddle below Castle Hill
 
Going the extra mile...
by peter1  29 Apr 2015
I included Castle Hill in a round of the four Baurtregaum tops as I thought that, once high, I might as well continue along the ridge to Castle Hill. Dropping my rucsac just below the summit of Baurtregaum, I got to the top of the Hill in around 20 minutes and the views were superb! Another 50 minutes or so and I was back at my rucsac, enjoying a coffee and chocolate log. It's around 3.2k out and back with a climb of around 340m. Although this adds a fair chunk of climb to the day, its still 'better value' than climbing Castle Hill on its own from the south! I would recommend to anyone who hasn't already climbed the Baurtregaums, to include Castle Hill in their day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/276/comment/17960/
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