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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
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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Carrigleitrim Hill Carraig Liatroma A name in Irish
(Ir. Carraig Liatroma [PNCW*], 'rock of Liatroim or the grey ridge') Wicklow County, in Carn List, Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite Bedrock

Height: 408m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O04783 13976 This summit has been logged as climbed by 61 members. Recently by: Garmin, eoindunlea, Glanman2, geohappy, Pepe, mountainmike, Oughterard74, TipsyDempy, majestic0110, simoburn, dmcdevitt, eannanilamhna, jlk, Fergalh, turfymccloud
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Longitude: -6.434061, Latitude: 53.166164 , Easting: 304783, Northing: 213976 Prominence: 53m,   Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 704706 713998,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Crgltr, 10 char: Crgltrm
Bedrock type: Pale grey fine to coarse-grained granite, (Type 2e equigranular)

Price has a good deal of information on this name: Pronounced Corrig·leitrim. The name of the hill which forms the northern spur of Sorrel Hill. It is quite well known, though it is not on the O. S. map. The old track which crossed the mountains between Douce Mountain and Gravale must have passed close to it... There is a cairn of stones on the hill [PNCW]. He also proposes this place as the identification for Liathdruim, mentioned in the 12th century Metrical Dindshenchas, suggesting it was of some importance. Previously Ballynatona in MV.   Carrigleitrim is the 904th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigleitrim in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Open summit area looking South to Sorrel
Go to the light!
Short Summary created by Geo, Dessie1,  3 Mar 2013
Starting from the car parking area at O045147 A pass the yellow and black barrier and continue on road/track for roughly 100m until it sweeps to the left. Don't follow the track but go uphill across newly clear-felled area. Head south for just over 500m until you reach a barbed wire fence.Literally a couple of feet over the other side of this fence the views open up and you will see a white post sticking up from a stone base which is the marker for the summit(O04781398 B ). Looking SW Carrigleitrim's nearest neighbour is Sorrel hill with its distinctive summit cairn visible.To the NE Seefingan with Kippure's mast dominating the East. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/5550/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigleitrim in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Grandstand view of Liffey Valley
padodes on Carrigleitrim, 2010
by padodes  16 Mar 2010
I used to know Carrigleitrim as Ballynatona in years gone by, but I rather like the name now favoured by MountainViews. Given the many granite boulders that lie strewn around this hill, the possible “grey ridge” etymology would be neatly descriptive.

I suggest starting from the little car park at O 043 108 C, above Lacken. Head north over Sorrel Hill and drop down to the shoulder between it and Carrigleitrim at O 044 129 D. Some years ago, there was a muddy track through this forest intersection that led straight to the summit, but you now have to circumnavigate a Maginot Line of straggly pines, water-filled trenches and barbed wire. Getting around that and crossing the fence to your left, you are finally standing on an open hillside, mercifully free of forestation. There is an excellent view back towards the long-drawn-out hump of Lugnagun and the little dome of Woodend Hill, with the snaking Pollaphuca coiled around its feet. At the top of the slight incline, the way is blocked by a wall of forest, but if you cross back over the fence to the right you have a splendid view of the Liffey Valley to the east, from the Sand Pits to Coronation Plantation, with a few silvery meanders of the Liffey thrown in for good measure. The summit – a rather pretentious word here – is marked by a post at O 0478 1398. Surprisingly, there seems to be no vestige of our megalithic past on this hill, even though it is overshadowed by nearby Sorrel and Seefin.

If your retrace your steps to the shoulder, it is possible to give a bit of circularity to your walk by taking the track that leads into the forest to your right. Branch off at the first broad forest ride you meet on your left and you emerge onto the NW slope of Sorrel, from where you can easily contour over to Lugnagun and complete the circuit back to your starting point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/4511/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigleitrim in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View of Sorrel from the summit marker post with forest edge to right.
Overshadowed little gem
by march-fixer  14 May 2012
A nice hidden summit. I had visited Sorrel Hill many times and driven the road close by Carrigleitrim without ever realising its existence. Though the area is known locally as Ballynatona, I agree with others that Carrigleitrim is a fitting name. For a nice sheltered quick walk this summit is ideal.

The start can be approached via Ballysmuttan Bridge (soon to be renamed) off the Manor Kilbride / Wicklow Gap road or from the Blessington and Oldcourt direction.

There is handy parking available at O045 147 the entrance to the wood. As it is a mature wood, you can head straight up towards the summit along the numerous old tracks left during tree extraction. It can be a bit soft going in places with scattered branches, so watch your footing.

The mature wood is quite enclosed and only opens out right at the summit which is marked O0478 1398 by a post. The area around here is quite flat and boggy in places, however there are nice views south to Sorrel Hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/6799/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Carrigleitrim in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Post marking the top ! of the hill.
A top that should be left to peak baggers
by Harry Goodman  14 Jul 2012
I climbed this hill on 29 March 2012 parking at the forest entrance O 0439714743 E. I followed the track for about 100m to where it turned sharply left and turned off it to the right to follow along a cleared area between the trees to the boundary fence where I turned left uphill through the trees. As this is a mature forest progress was quite straightforward up to a point just beyond a small clearing, near some large rocks, where the trees became smaller and more dense making the way forward much more difficult. I therefore crossed the fence O 0468414051 F on to open ground and followed this up along the forest edge. Initially I climbed over some large rocks and then over heather, peat and stoney ground to another fence. Once across I followed the forest edge a short way to the top marked by a stout post atop a small raised stone ditch or cairn (see photo). While the view N was blocked by the trees there were views E to the high Dublin/Wicklow tops including Kippure Dublin's highest point. I returned by way of ascent except I did not re-enter the forest but continued down over the open ground to the road.. Although I had to cross a number of fences lower down this was greatly facilitated by stones to help the step overs. At first sight I had consided using this line for my ascent and not go into the forest but, viewed from the road the way ahead appeared to be blocked by thick yellow clumps of prickly whin bushes and I therefore changed my mind. In effect these were not a problem on the descent and a climb up from the road along the forest edge would have been quite feasible. In all a walk of 1.7k easily coverd in under an hour. In all honesty this is a hill for peak baggers and has little else to commend it especially as it has nearby the much more accessible, higher and finer viewing platform of Sorrell Hill. In my case it was the second of three isolated tops being sought out on that day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/14717/
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Picture: White stick at the summit
wicklore on Carrigleitrim, 2008
by wicklore  14 Jul 2008
I was tired and sunburnt when I parked at the forestry track and barrier at O 045 147 to bag the last of Sundays 6 Hill target list. I followed the track for a few mins before turning right and striking my way bravely into the Blair Witch forest. I calculated that I would reach the summit in 15 minutes. Despite the forest's best efforts I emerged scratched and gasping 25 minutes later. A lot of time was spent re-routing around clumped trees with wicked spear-like branches just waiting to rip and burst through walking gear and body parts. I was feeling negative when I finally burst through to the 'summit'. The photo shows this fine hilltop in all its glory marked by the white stick mentioned by walker_hollick and csd. Then I discovered the easy path back down through cleared land just to the west of the summit. Follow this down to the fence, turn back into the forest and straight down to reach the forest track in a few minutes. Any other route up this hill would be more straight forward I'm sure. But where's the adventure in that? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/3218/
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Update - Clear-fell in progress - Summit now while you can!
by Geo  3 Mar 2013
As of March '13 when Liz50 and I climbed this, most of the forest from the barrier to the last 100m from the summit has been cleared. This and the dry weather made progress quick and easy, if a little messy where the debris is thick on the ground! If this is cleared up and the area drained & planted it will be arduous going so get there now if you haven't done this! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/791/comment/14940/
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