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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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/938/
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Loads of Fun - No Furze .. by Trailtrekker   (Show all for Gibbet Hill)
 
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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gibbet Hill in area North Wexford, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Gibbet Hill with Blackstairs beyond
 
wicklore on Gibbet Hill, 2009
by wicklore  17 May 2009
Exploring the minor roads that circle Gibbet Hill I found a track that branches off in a southerly direction at S939 591. Just up this track there is a gate on the left. The gate seems to be a Coillte access point, and it was possible to park there. Through the gate I turned left on a track. The hill slopes up to the right and is covered in furze. After a few minutes on the track I came to a line of beech trees heading up the hill. Using the trees as a corridor I took a shortcut up the hill and followed them up until I rejoined the track above. Beneath the copse of beech trees was a delightful bed of bluebells that stretched up the hill. After reaching the upper track at S941 588 D I left it to head directly uphill again. This time there were no trees to provide a protective corridor and some pain was experienced negotiating the furze. I soon reached another upper track, and continued directly uphill through more rough ground. I eventually reached a fence at S944 589 E and turned left to follow it. If anyone is repeating this route I would suggest you cross the fence here and follow it to the summit keeping the fence on your left. This is because the ground on the side of the fence I was on became dense with thorny furze and I couldn’t find anywhere to cross the fence to the clearer ground on the other side. I had to endure another 15 minutes of painful walking as I followed the fence to the summit. The summit area (S946 591 F) is a grassy field mixed with (surprise surprise!) more furze. There are two little masts at the summit, and one appears to be a weather station. There is a trig pillar, and finally there is a large white cross on a concrete base. Views are expansive to the east, south and west. The best views are of the Blackstairs Mountains. Their entire span is visible from north to south. Leaving the summit I headed back down to the track. On reaching it I turned right and followed it along until I found what appeared to be a quad bike track heading directly steeply downhill. I followed this all the way down to the track near the car, startling a hare (and myself) along the way. Gibbet Hill was a nice walk that took just over an hour. I would go back just to see the carpet of bluebells, thriving quietly away beneath the beech trees. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/938/comment/3765/
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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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