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Kilmichael Hill 267m,
1974, 6km
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wicklore: Track 1974 in area near Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Kilmicheal Hill - a new place to roam
Length: 6.5km, Creator time taken: 1h40m, Ascent: 185m,
Descent: 180m

Places: Start at T11358 62872, Kilmichael Hill, end at Start
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This is a walk using forest tracks for all but a couple of hundred metres. Kilmicheal Hill is a low hill just to the south of Annagh Hill in South Wicklow. Access starts at a gate in a farmyard which leads to the Coillte tracks on the hill. Permission to park will be granted readily at the farm house, just ensure to park sensibly and close all gates. Also there are many electric fences, so use the insulated handle to open gates! The route I took follows the forest tracks and I took the various junctions to end up just to the NW of the summit. A brief bit of bashing through long wet grass and heather brought me to the ugly summit transmitter and fence. The summit is passed on this final approach, but is nothing more than a spot in the undergrowth. On the other side of the transmitter is a proper forest track that can be used to return to your starting point. The forest track apparently travels directly over an historical mound or ringfort, but this wasn't evident on the ground. This walk will guarantee peace and solitude with some good views in places of the surrounding countryside and nearby hills. The farmhouse at the start is also striking in its appearance as it appears old and full of character.

Uploaded on: Mon, 6 Aug 2012 (12:27:23)
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