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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 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 379mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 396mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 366mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 395mSeahan 647mSeefin 621mSeefingan 723mTibradden 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 602mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 573mCarrigvore 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 548mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 702mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Ballyteige Hill Wicklow County In Carn List

Height: 447m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T06173 84420 This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: nioclas, simoburn, jlk, ckilm, Moneenman, fpreid, wwwalker, Fergalh, turfymccloud, Ben-Ban, pompeii, Onzy, blessobilly, Geansai, muschi
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Longitude: -6.422354, Latitude: 52.900679 Prominence: 84m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 706138 684479,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blytg, 10 char: Ballyteige

Ballyteige is the 632nd highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Gentle green mossy summit, as was.
 
Easy summit in forested area.
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  21 Jan 2013 The simplest approach to Ballyteige is to find where the Wicklow Way leaves the minor road at T071 836 (Point A). This is a Coillte entrance and the barrier may be open to park cars out of sight off the road. The tracks are not entirely accurate as shown on the map, but it is possible to reach a point on the map at approximately T064 841 (Point B). From here it is a straightforward ramble up through the forestry to the summit. Beware of some soft ground on the forest floor.

Ballyteige’s summit used to be buried in forestry meaning that there was a peculiar green hue all around caused by abundant moss on the forest floor and on every tree surface. However at some point, probably early 2011, the trees at the top were cut down. There is now some view of the surrounding summits.
Point A: T071 836 Point B: T064 841

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: In the foreground the summit marker covered in moss is visible.
by wicklore  21 Oct 2008 Just like csd I also used the forest tracks to reach a point just a couple of hundred metres south of the summit. I started at the point where the Wicklow Way leaves the road on the map at T071 836. The tracks on the map are not entirely accurate but using simple navigation it was possible to reach a point on the map at approximately T064 841. I did not find the track on the map that heads to the summit area. The trees are widely spaced and I left the track and headed uphill through them. The ground underfoot though was rough and churned up in places, by the Forest Machine Construction Derby referred to by csd. It was quite wet and the combination of buried trees, soft ground and pools of water meant more than a little care was required. Even in the trees I found the summit easy to find as I just followed my nose to the highest point. This is marked by an old summit cairn. My photo shows the cairn covered in moss and looking very old-I wonder how long since it was built and people could see out from the summit? As it is, the summit is now buried in the forest with no views. However I liked this summit-there was a lovely green hue all around caused by the abundant moss in the rain. There were plenty of pheasants and deer on the forests tracks and overall it was a very enjoyable walk.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Roots of a fallen tree cloaked in moss.
 
by colin Murphy  13 Jul 2009 Started at a forest track entrance at T074 840 (Point C) believing it would be a brief jaunt of just over a kilometre to the summit. However as Wicklore has pointed out the forest tracks on the OS map are somewhat inaccurate and the track indicated that cuts directly north to the top at T065 839 (Point D) simply doesn't exist. It was then necessary to continue along the track west and then swing back north east (adding two kilometres to the trip) until the forest thinned sufficiently to allow me to make the final 500m or so tramp to the top. While quite tricky underfoot, this mature wood proved fascinating, the lower branches of the trees dripping with moss, the floor of the wood carpeted with lush green moss and fungi. In parts it reminded me of the planet Yoda lives on in Star Wars! The 'summit' was equally interesting, an ancient cairn coated green entirely surrounded by trees, some fallen, and everything about cloaked in lush green growth. Interesting top, an hour and a half up and down, the hardest bit the occasional struggle through prickly branches, but definitely worth a look.
Point C: T074 840 Point D: T065 839
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by dsc555  30 Jan 2010 This is a nice interesting walk starting near Ballyteigue. Start on the Wicklow Way at Ballyteigue Bridge travelling West. POI 1: Approx one km along the way on the right hand side is a memorial to a" Tom Phelan" who according to the plaque was the founding member of the "Fitzramblers". As an aside I would like to know a little background on this Man. Also, the discussion of yes or no to memorials on the Hills is not the subject of this contribution. Anyway, follow the way until it opens out with fantastic views all the way from Eagle Hill via Mount Leinster and Keadeen to Lug and the South Prison. Turn left up a fire break at approx T052 828 (Point E). Turn left at the top of fire break on to Forestry Road and follow as it winds its way to just below Spot Height 536 at T054 820 (Point F). Continue Down hill on track keeping fence on left hand side. Cross fence to a hard to see path just where track dips right into forest. Walk straight across heather to a stone dwelling ruins at T057 814 (Point G). There is still a good outline of this stone dwelling here, where in 1867, a family of 6 aged from 14 days to 32 years perished in an avalanche!. Yes, an avalanche in Ireland. There is a (another) commerative plaque here and also a poem composed by a local Man on behalf of a Local Walking Club. The fields below the Avalanche site are strictly private so rather than reversing the route, and to make a worthwhile walk, I suggest the following. Leave the avalanche site and walk NE up and across the heather slope to T062 820 (Point H). The only reason I suggest here is that it is easy to cross the fence on to a forestry road. Follow this (unmarked) track east and after 1 Km NE on another unmarked track to eventually find Tarmac at T075 824 (Point I). Turn left here and walk 1.35kms back to your Transport at Ballyteigue Bridge. About 11kms in total.
Point E: T052 828 Point F: T054 820 Point G: T057 814
Point H: T062 820 Point I: T075 824
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Picture: The summit of Ballyteige
 
by csd  9 Mar 2008 Parking at T074 839 (Point J), I used the forest tracks to get near enough to the summit, heading into the trees at T05988 84081 (Point K). The area near the summit looks like it has been used for Forest Machinery Destruction Derby, such is the amount of tracks evident. The summit itself is a small clearing, but as Val Jones says, no views to be had.
Point J: T074 839 Point K: T05988 84081
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Not so mossy green Summit
Where is the moss?
by eamonoc  17 Mar 2011 16/3/2011, followed directions as advised by wicklore, was anticipating seeing the unusual green hue of the mossy forest floor at top of mountain, but was treated to a scene of devastation. All trees surrounding the summit have been felled and the final slopes to the top are rutted with heavy machinery tracks, this made the last 100mts to the top very difficult to ascend. See photograph
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