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North Wexford Area
Maximum height for area: 420 metres,   Summits in area: 6,   Maximum prominence for area: 304 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 62, 68, 69 For all tops   Highest summit: Slieveboy, 420m
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Gibbet Hill Hill Cnoc na Croiche A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Cnoc na Croiche [PDT], 'hill of the gallows') Wexford County, in Binnion List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 315m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 68,69 Grid Reference: S94684 59126 This summit has been logged as climbed by 32 members. Recently by: molrally, chalky, jlk, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, eamonoc, Trailtrekker, Fergalh, wwwalker, Ben-Ban, pompeii, paddyhillsbagger, moggy40t, moggy40, anncarroll
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Longitude: -6.600939, Latitude: 52.675415 , Easting: 294684, Northing: 159126 Prominence: 212m,   Isolation: 6.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 694612 659168,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GbtHl, 10 char: Gibet Hil
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

The Irish form Cnoc na Croiche is not attested for this name. It has been borrowed from the townland of Gibbethill in Co. Waterford.   Gibbet Hill is the second highest hill in the North Wexford area and the 1113th highest in Ireland. Gibbet Hill is the most westerly summit and also the second most northerly in the North Wexford area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gibbet Hill in area North Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Dusk on the summit with Blackstairs in the distance
 
Loads of Fun - No Furze
by Trailtrekker  22 Dec 2013
Tackled this as the last of the four Wexford North hills, all done on the day of the winter solstice and this was the one that I enjoyed most. Travelling in the footsteps of previous commenter's I also started at S939591 A along the route that Wicklore had pioneered. I drove up to the the coillte gate that was firmly closed, being careful, my low slung old volvo made it up without incident, although I wouldn't recommend it. With the dusk drawing in I half considered blocking the aforementioned gate, something I would never do. I could hear shouting in the distance and feared this maybe some farmer seeing me from a lower field and this banished any thoughts of dodgy parking. I later discovered that it was a sheep farmer and his dog rounding up their flock. I parked further down at the road as Geansai had done also.

Once through the coillte gate/barrier you follow the track right, turning left at the first junction it is a simple case of following the track the whole way to the small gap identified by simon3 at S9478459331 B . This track is now pretty well worn and once you reach the end of it you are met with one of the turbines from the newly constructed wind farm. You can still follow the short track along the wall, it was well trodden and furze free on my visit. If you were bold you could cross the gate and follow the wind farm track up to the top field where the summit trig, mast and cross are now joined by another turbine!

By coincidence, on my way back down I also came across a hare, as well as two lonely looking hen pheasants (maybe having lost their partners since the shooting season opened). As I descended, the gloom lifted briefly and the last minutes of sunshine on the shortest day of the year lit up the Blackstairs in front of me, with the recent rain and the light the whole scene in front of me was a mix of vibrant colours and truly beautiful.

On completion of my walk I did some recon around the hill to find the access road to the wind farm. It is very easy to find at S 96072 60362 C on the R746, there is ample parking here, a coillte board carries a map of all the tracks on the hill and there are parrallel tracks heading off up the hill, one coillte and the other relating to the wind farm. Although slightly longer I would be pretty certain that the summit can be reached from here without ever having to leave a gravel track!

On a personal note, this brought me to 98 new summits for the year, on to Greenoge for 99, to leave just the Great Sugar Loaf to complete the tonne and my local 100 on New Year's Eve! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/938/comment/15287/
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One thing you may notice in a number of places on .. by simon3   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
Furze Free .. by Geansai   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
Exploring the minor roads that circle Gibbet Hill .. by wicklore   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
Building site at the top. .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
Reach for the Sky! .. by eamonoc   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
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