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Wicklow Area   NE: Djouce Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knockree Hill , also Cnoc Rígh, also Knockbawn an extra EastWest name in English Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in no lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 342.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O18513 15917
Place visited by 128 members. Recently by: hibby, KateLeckie, nupat, NualaB, Tommer504, muddypaws, johncusack, Kaszmirek78, michaelseaver, maitiuocoimin, Ansarlodge, megk971, Dee68, arthurdoylephoto, grzywaczmarcin
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Longitude: -6.2281, Latitude: 53.180796 , Easting: 318513, Northing: 215917 Prominence: 94.98m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 718436 715947,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc342, 10 char: Knockree
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Knockree is the 1072th 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: Knockree from the North West
 
Wicklow Way Easy Access
Short Summary created by simon3, Colin Murphy, jackill, Trailtrekker  11 Jun 2021
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 starA from where you head south east along the forest track following the Wicklow Way. This is a gentle ascent to O18826 15270 starB 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 starC 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 starD 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 starB 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: View from the higher bench
New Comment: Reasonably clear path to summit
by hibby  Sun 14 Apr
Knockree is notable for the way it stands alone in the middle of the valley, overlooked by taller hills. If it weren't forested, there would be remarkable views from the summit. As it is, there are only intermittent views on the way up.

The first bench is starting to fall apart but someone has put a log under it to provide support. There are no longer any views from this point due to tree growth. The second bench O18369 15751 starE still offers views across towards Maulin, the Tonduffs and Kippure.

The last time I was here was in 2017, and at that time the path from the clearing to the summit had become very overgrown. Today, however, it was mostly clear and very manageable.

The summit itself is in a small clearing in the forest and is marked by a small granite outcrop. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/24179/
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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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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 starF 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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Picture: Soft day from the summit
 
Soft day
by Wallymee  12 Jul 2021
Visited this on a "soft day" one Sunday afternoon.

I started at point A and there was lots of space to park there.

The walk was very uneventful though the mist was around me.

The final part from the bench to the summit was easy enough.

It is overgrown and the track though barely visible once on it it is well defined.

Most of the way up (and it's not too far) I was bent over getting soaked from the trees and gorse.

It was worth it though as this is in in my opinion one of the most beautiful parts of Wicklow. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1100/comment/23207/
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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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