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Wicklow Area   NE: Djouce Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 455mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 474mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mMullacor 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mLittle Sugar Loaf 342m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 523mKnocknacloghoge 534mLuggala 595mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mDuff Hill 720mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 531mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mKilmichael Hill 267mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 431mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 397m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 925mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Knockree Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in no lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 342m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O18516 15904
Place visited by 97 members. Recently by: thrifleganger, Djouce, groe, abcd, briankelly, Fjon, wohfnow, jgfitz, Colin Murphy, Grumbler, eugeneryan959, melohara, conormcbandon, csd, Wildrover
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Longitude: -6.228052, Latitude: 53.180549 , Easting: 318516, Northing: 215904 Prominence: 95m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 718440 715920,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc342, 10 char: Knockree
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Knockree is the 1071th highest place in Ireland. Knockree is the most northerly summit in the Wicklow area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockree in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Summit at Dusk with Djouce in Background
 
Wicklow Way Easy Access
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy, jackill, Trailtrekker  25 Jul 2019
The Wicklow Way passes over the western and southern flanks of this hill and can be used to provide access to the summit from either side. It is a pleasant walk, with good views when there is a break in the treeline.

There is limited parking O18095 15925 A from where you head south east along the forest track following the Wicklow Way. This is a gentle ascent to O18826 15270 B where you leave the way and make a hairpin left turn to continue following forest track up to a bench at a viewpoint O18367 15756 C where the forest track ends. From here it is a matter of following a narrow but well defined track to the unmarked but clear summit. (Make sure to go the whole way to the end of this narrow track!) (As of July 2019, the narrow track has become badly overgrown - see note below 'The Briar Path')

An alternative start point is at O190 150 D near the Glencree hostel. There is more ample parking at this point. This approach is shorter in distance, but starting from a lower height and has a steeper ascent. Again it is a matter of following the way to O18826 15270 B where you head for the summit as described above.

Note: Unlike what is shown on the maps, the entire top of this hill is forested! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/15344/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockree in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: That's the 'track' in front...
The Briar Path
by Colin Murphy  25 Jul 2019
As of July 2019, the path to the summit has all but vanished under a dense covering of gorse, briars and intruding conifers. As you approach the clearing with the bench, the path can be found in the far right hand corner - you will have to pass through a low, narrow tunnel of gorse for about 6-7 metres. Things don't get much better after that. At times the path disappears completely and you will frequently encounter head-high gorse or briars. This continues almost all the way to the summit and is very unpleasant. I seriously suggest that you do not wear short sleeves and bring a machete! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/20582/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockree in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Great Location
 
Model way to Navigation
by eamonoc  21 Mar 2014
Climbed this morning in fantastic weather, once again followed directions from previous comments started at 018095 E 15925. A lovely 15min walk along good forest tracks brought me to the bench overlooking Glencree and then 5mins along a narrow muddy track through some heather and gorse brought me to the top, this path is well defined. Nice views from summit. Headed back down hill saw a song thrush and thought to myself, that`s all I am going to meet today. A bit closer to the starting point there were a group of people on the path. They were either making a commercial or some form of navigation instructional short film. The very glam looking lady in all black with the ruck sac was issuing instructions about compass bearings and lining up maps, she would have come in handy last Friday on Keelogeyboy Mt as the weather in Sligo was a bit challenging! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/15936/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockree in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Start of forest track (point D)
Dont Knock it
by elarbee  11 Oct 2014
Made this walk from the Knockree youth hostel, head about 200m along the road from the hostel to find the entrance to he forest path at point D (pictured). Just keep following the path until you reach the clearing at point C, walk around the bench and follow the track up to the summit. This part of the track is narrow and has a number of thistles, so wouldn't advise taking this path wearing shorts. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/17722/
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Rough gorse track to summit
by Fergalh  1 Feb 2014
Turn off glencree road where the wicklow way trail heads south. Park at Knockree forest entrance (O18095 15925 A), than follow track all the way to bench, it loops back again shortly after where the wicklow way goes downhill. At the bench follow rough track through gorse to the summit Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/15805/
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