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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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Cushbawn Hill Cuisleán A name in Irish
Wicklow County, in Carn List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 400m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T14090 83016 This summit has been logged as climbed by 55 members. Recently by: fitzsimj, trevorf, ckilm, crankechick, feralkittyn, danielb, chalky, scannerman, jlk, nkenealy, Geansai, wwwalker, Fergalh, eamonoc, turfymccloud
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.306125, Latitude: 52.88647 , Easting: 314090, Northing: 183016 Prominence: 160m,   Isolation: 4.2km
ITM: 713995 683076,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Cshbwn, 10 char: Cushbawn
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Maulin Formation)

Cushbawn is the 953rd highest summit in Ireland.

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Picture: Croghanmoira, skyline to the right, from Cushbawn
simon3 on Cushbawn, 2009
by simon3  9 Dec 2009
Having seen comments such as "exasperating afternoon", "challenge in navigating territory", "forestry far more extensive than depicted" etc. I was concerned to find an easier way. Here it is:

Park in the fake village of Macreddin at T12395 82350 A or nearby.

Go south about 200m on the road until you come to Macreddin Bridge (not fake and shown on the map). There is a track on the eastern side of the river there with what looks like a Coillte sign inviting you to walk. (The only drawback to this is the risk of being hit by a golf ball.) Go south around 1km on this coming to a junction at T12928 81178 B. There is a sign there for a walk for Sean Linehan (a former Garda in nearby Aughrim). Turn left (north) onto this track which has a narrow gate and is intended for walkers as opposed to a nearly parallel forest road.

Navigation to the summit is then easy. Just follow tracks heading NE and gaining height until you reach the summit.

Getting back is possible by simply reversing your steps or you can use a series of tracks to emerge from the forest at T128852 C, a route I may describe in more detail as a MV walk.

Note 1. Macreddin: Although comfortable as a place to stop it is fake because there is a pretend bar, shops etc with no locals and highish prices all managed by a golf hotel built somewhere around 2005-2006. I wonder will the recession of 2009 kill it off. [Update, later in 2009, the golf course appears to have had serious problems]

Note 2. The OS 1:50k map and OSI Trailmaster to hand in 2009 didn't show any of this golfing development which means that map derived routes to Cushbawn from its SW will be wrong. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/3686/
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Picture: A track leads steeply uphill to the summit from the north
wicklore on Cushbawn, 2009
by wicklore  16 Mar 2009
I decided to approach Cushbawn from the E and therefore parked at the forestry entrance at T154 841 D. There is another forestry track just W of this point which would appear to lead directly to the saddle below Cushbawn, but I chose the first track. Soon after starting out I took the right hand path when the track split. I followed the track for another 15 minutes until I reached a t-junction where I turned right. Following the track brought me to a mobile phone mast fully built and protected by security fencing-there was also a sign explaining that Retention Planning Permission was being sought for this. It is interesting how they built it first and are seeking permission later. Just after the mast the track ends so I turned right into the trees along a rough grassy track at T153 832 E. This brought me through the trees to a clear felled area. I headed W across this area to a fence that separates the forestry from grassy farmland. By heading right (N) along the sturdy fence I found a place where a large branch had fallen on it making it possible to cross the fence. I then headed NW downhill across the large meadow to a corner where two fences meet the forest at T149 833 F. A rough forest ride extends W from here, and I followed it for about 700 metres, passing a lookout platform similar to one I had seen on Tinoran Hill last year. The going is tough at times here but eventually I reached a forest track at T142 834 G. This track headed S steeply uphill to the summit area of Cushbawn at T141 830 H. The views were lovely and the good weather made the Blackstairs shimmer in the haze to the south. I decided to find an alternative route down and so I headed directly E from the summit across heather and downhill towards forestry. By following an old line of fence posts I reached the trees and followed a firebreak down to a forest track at T143 829 I. I turned left and followed it until I came to a point where the track bends and there is a curious little pond/puddle teeming with frogspawn. (T147 831 J). I walked directly into the trees here and using my compass I headed E for about 250 metres. This section was the usual bending, crawling and branches whipping my face. However I eventually reached the grassy farmland at T149 831 K, emerging from the forest at a rusted cylindrical tank. This was the same meadow reached earlier on the way up so I just retraced my route back to the car from here. The walk was about 2 hours in total. While not the most straightforward route, it provided plenty of challenge in negotiating terrain, navigating through forest and exploring new territory. Be careful using map 62 as it does not depict the forestry on this hill accurately. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/3645/
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madfrankie on Cushbawn, 2008
by madfrankie  5 Nov 2008
I can only echo what CSD has already said - forestry is far more extensive than depicted on the OS map, particularly on the eastern side and around the summit. We tried a straightforward approach, ascending along the edge of the forestry to the NW. Farmland is very much in evidence, as was deer hunting, with several groups of camouflage-wearing gun-toting predators. Passing the bizarre sight of a severed deer head lying on the ground, we walked up a muddy track to the summit. Our descent west to Macreddan was made more difficult by the difference between tracks indicated on the map and the reality on the ground. Eventually we emerged from forestry at a golf course as the light had almost faded. A half hour walk in the dark back to the car ended a somewhat exasperating afternoon. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/3427/
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Picture: View of Croaghanamoira from Cushbawn hill - new golf course under construction
mickhanney on Cushbawn, 2007
by mickhanney  8 Jul 2007
Overlooking Aughrim Co. Wicklow with good views over surrounding countryside and surrounding hills e.g. Croghan Kinsella to the south on the Wicklow / Wexford borded and Croaghanamoira to the north/east. Easily accessible from Aughrim following the Sean Lenihan walk and following forest track to a patchwork of tracks above Macreddin. I've run this hill many times and it provides a nice training loop. For walkers it could be part of a wider loop perhaps taking in Ballyteige & Croaghanamoira. Brook Lodge Macreddin is close at hand for refreshments. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/2765/
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Picture: Summit of Cushbawn, looking east.
csd on Cushbawn, 2008
by csd  27 Apr 2008
I attempted Cushbawn from the northwest, parking at the entrance to the forest at T 128853 L. My intention was to follow the track to the edge of the forest, turn left, and follow the wall marked on Sheet 62 southeast towards the summit. This is possible, but beware: the tree cover is much more extensive than shown on the map, and there are multiple tracks in and around the summit area. Just don't lose your nerve, follow your nose, and you'll get up to the summit in a reasonably straightforward manner. Nice views north to Ballincor and Croaghanmoira. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/3067/
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Picture: Cushbawn from the SE.
simon3 on Cushbawn, 2009
by simon3  8 Dec 2009
From Preban Hill there is this view of Cushbawn from the SE showing the ragged forest on that side. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/840/comment/4283/
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