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march-fixer: Track 2201 in area near Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Black Hill Linear Walk
Length: 5.4km, Creator time taken: 1h28m, Ascent: 457m,
Descent: 216m

Places: Start at O02000 10104, Black Hill, end at O04386 10845 2.5km E from Start
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The alternative approach to Black Hill. Normally the hill is approached from the Sorrel Hill gap car-park, but this makes for a short and un-adventurous track walk. Use two cars for this linear walk, leaving one at the gap car-park.

So, be brave and start from the T-junction of the Lake Drive Road with Lodge Lane and put some climb and a lot more sight-seeing into the day out.

There is parking space at the bottom of Lodge Lane for two to three cars. Head up Lodge Lane (have a look at Walk No. 133 for the Black Hill Circuit which gives a lot more interesting local detail) until you see the hill access sign board on your right-hand side. Use this alleyway to head up and through the gate.

From the gate you should see a plaque to a motorcyclist attached to a large stone slightly to the left side of the track. About 20m further on there is a another large stone lying nearly flat that could have been used as a Mass Rock, since it has an old cross inscription carved into the surface. Follow the black & white pole markers showing the way until you eventually reach the Green Lane.

Follow the Green Lane up until you see a large granite standing stone on your right, just 10m from the track. This is a monument to some air-crew that crashed into the mountain during WW2. The views out over west Wicklow and Kildare from here are beautiful. Continue along this track before swinging left and head straight up to the summit. It is looking very sad and boggy, plus there is ample evidence that trial bikers have been using the Green Lane and the general area.

From the summit you head N to join the Gap Road at the car-park. A wonderful walk with exceptional views all around, not to mention all the local history.

Uploaded on: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 (16:35:42)
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