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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 East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 379mDunranhill 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 395mSeahan 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 SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 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 547.8mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mTable Mountain 701.7mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 681mTonduff 642mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686m
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Gravale Mountain Droibhéal A name in Irish
(Ir. Droibhéal [PNCW], 'difficult passage') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 718m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O10490 09420 This summit has been logged as climbed by 371 members. Recently by: sev, crankechick, pcnovice, eoghancarton, maike, groe, Rory87, Wilderness, aidand, jillsteer, Bagger_Plz, GSheehy, edgard13, sepocon, chuckie
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Longitude: -6.350262, Latitude: 53.124064 , Easting: 310490, Northing: 209420 Prominence: 123m,   Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 710416 709440,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Grvl, 10 char: Gravale
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Eoin Mac Neill believed that the name Drobeóil, mentioned in the Metrical Dindshenchas and seemingly referring to a pass, had survived in the mountain name Gravale (JRSAI lxv, 14). On Nevill's map of 1760 the high ground W of Gravale is marked as Lavarna. Price says that this is pronounced Lavarnia and is derived from Leath-Bhearna. On the Downshire Estate map of 1806 Lavarna Gap is marked on the ridge above Lavarney Spout, between Gravale and Duff Hill. Price comments that this was a route from Lough Dan to Blessington.   Gravale is the 97th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gravale in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Gravale from the SE
Middle man of three boggy tops.
Short Summary created by simon3,  27 May 2013
This summit will probably be visited as part of walk along the Carrigvore - Gravale - Duff Hill - Mullaghcleevaun ridge. Access is straightforward if boggy at times from its neighbours. For a quick route up start at O120083 A on the road south out of the Sally Gap. Access is also possible by varous routes from the NE some over the Glenflugh Flats, one of the least interesting areas of Wicklow.
Although compartively high, Gravale lacks much excitement although views particularly to the south are as good as those from its neighbours. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/4857/
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Picture: Forelorn cairn with Kippure in background
On the way to ...
by march-fixer  22 May 2012
This hill looks as if its arms are supported by the two neighbours. It does not have a lot going for it other than really excellent views down the valley towards Laragh. The approaches from both Carrigvore and Duff Hill leave a lot to be desired, with soft boggy saddles which will test your nimbleness at avoiding bog hags and wet peat trenches.

The summit is subject to a fair bit of erosion which leaves the summit cairn looking sorry in a field if boulders. The best reason to be up here is that you are either ... coming or ... going! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/6814/
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sinbadw on Gravale, 2005
by sinbadw  17 Jan 2005
We made our way from the summit of Carrigvore down into the saddle and up the slope to gravale slowly and torturously. The peat trenches were so numerous that we gave up trying to find our way over and around them and instread experimented with the non-newtonian nature of the liquid peat found therein. sometimes the approach of walking quickly across it paid off, other times we were less lucky. I was delighted to finally reach the top, stop briefly at the cairn and take shelter for a quick snack before heading towards Duff Hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/1426/
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Geo on Gravale, 2009
by Geo  23 Mar 2009
Following on from my comment on Carrigvore. From Sally Gap via Carrigvore with good underfoot conditions but thick mist about an hour's walk from the Gap. I was anxious to top this hill as it was on the top 100 highest and I'm still trying to get these done! Not the most exciting place on earth in mist but thankfully later on the return journey we saw the views as they unfolded through the haze. Relatively easy to get to and a nice part of Wicklow for people beginning to walk as its relatively easy going as long as there hasnt been recent wet weather and there are no treacherous slopes nearby if mist should descend. Topped by a summit cairn which may take a little bit to find as the top is relatively flat and uses its peat hags to hide it! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/3671/
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GWPR on Gravale, 2003
by GWPR  20 Feb 2003
Summit Cairn, Gravale with Sorrel in the background. Dull itself but with nice views to Sorrel and
Mullagahcleevaun. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/334/
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nohoval_turrets on Gravale, 2002
by nohoval_turrets  21 Oct 2002
Really not much to recommend this apart from the fact that it can lead to Mullaghcleevaun. Carrigvore, Gravale and Duff are very much alike, and a walk with all three really lacks variety. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/97/comment/161/
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