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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 47 members. Recently by: Onzy, IainT, PeakPaul, Wilderness, trekker, markmjcampion, muddyboots, Cobhclimber, David-Guenot, peter1, Colin Murphy, melohara, chalky, omurchu, ciarraioch
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.819713, Latitude: 52.195487 , Easting: 75620, Northing: 106360 Prominence: 35m,   Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 475598 606416,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Castle Hill in area Slieve Mish, Ireland
Picture: From Baurtregaum
Commanding castellated place with sea views.
Short Summary created by simon3, jackill,  11 Sep 2012
The most direct route is from one of the roads to the south, such as from around Q7588 0413 A. Ascend more or less north along the rocky southern spur of the Castle Hill. There are a series of outcrops on this ridge which, with imagination, look like fortifications. As of 2012 the heather here is relatively low and probably has been burnt within the last few years. Allow around 2.5 hours for the round trip which is of around 7km.

A route from the east is to start at Quarry Hill car park Q83642 07816 B with room for many cars. Walk uphill and west on a track initially. After passing the deflector station the track runs out. Walk the long, but easy, ridge with a drop to the south at its end for Castle hill.

Attractions of the summit include views over Castlemaine Harbour (the inner recess of Dingle Bay) and on the other side the fields, coast and hedgerows just NW of Killorglin. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/276/comment/5036/
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)
Going the extra mile... .. by peter1   (Show all for Castle Hill)
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