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Wicklow Area   NE: Vartry 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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Dunranhill Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 342m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O26198 02253
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: Kaszmirek78, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, Ansarlodge, Dee68, monisr, Beti13, Grumbler, loftyobrien, emac, abcd, briankelly, eugeneryan959, conormcbandon, ahendroff
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Longitude: -6.118587, Latitude: 53.05632 , Easting: 326198, Northing: 202253 Prominence: 105m,  Isolation: 2.5km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 726119 702286,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Dnrnhl, 10 char: Dunranhill
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

Dunranhill is the 1073th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Summit area
A walk in the woods
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  24 Oct 2023
There have been access issues with this hill in the past, as it is a private forestry plantation, so if possible, if there is someone around associated with the forest, ask permission before ascending. One possible starting point is from O025552 starA 02674, where there is just room to park on a grassy verge by the side of the road. Head up a grass-covered track behind a house for a few hundred metres, cross a gate, and continue to two further gates. Cross the gate on the right into a small clearing, with a high wall of furze and brambles ahead. There is a narrow gap that allows access through this onto a good forest track. Turn right, and then right again at O 25800 02634 starB and follow the track around the hillside for about 1.5km, passing within 20m of the trig pillar, which is half-hidden among low shrubs, heather and some gorse. Extensive views of Wicklow coast. Linkback: Picture about mountain Dunranhill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The Elusive Entrance.
Private Forest.
by sandman  30 May 2014
The summit of this hill is located in a private forest Dunranhill Forest not Coillte accessed (with permission) at its entrance located at O2587902887 starC which allows a very easy accent over forest roads to within meters of the trig. Linkback:
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Picture: Dunran Trig Hard or easy you choose!
Resist the call to crawl
by eamonoc  16 Apr 2014
Having read the others comments about Dunran Hill, and the fact that on a previous occasion I also drove around looking for access to this Hill. I started at O 24609 00899 starD was able to park car back in off road beside a farm entrance track. Across the road crossed a rusty gate and followed a short farm track into a very green fielld with some sheep grazing in the upper reaches went uphill to right hand corner of field and easily accessed the high ground beyond called Carrignamuck upper on OS sheet 56. Headed uphill to the corner of a forest at O 251 014 starE. I followed tha edge of this forest away to the righthand corner then keeping the edge of the forest on my left went steeply uphill to O 255 018 starF. Now on high heathery ground I headed in an easterly direction to Wicklores point O 26032 02021 starG. There is a large stone wall here which I easily crossed at a suitable low point and onto a large well made forest track. Looking at the dense forest in front of me and not relishing the thought of a painful 100mt crawl through, I headed downhill to the left on this track after about 100mts I followed a track to the right uphill through the trees and came out at summit area with no scratches sore knees or the like, The trig point is just off to the right of the high point of this track among some low sized gorse bushes. Great views in all direction from here followd upward route back to car. I am not sure if summit area is private and on Dunran Demense land. There were no warning signs about access issues at the large stone wall. Linkback:
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Picture: The summit lies beyond the dense forest
Difficult access route
by wicklore  12 Apr 2014
When researching the new 100m prominence list for MountainViews in 2012 I eventually came to Dunrahill. Despite driving around it twice I couldn't find a public access route up. I ended up in a a small boreen road to the south where a passing local man pointed me to a farm gate he said I could use to head up at O 25908 01155 starH. The gate was locked and there was a track beyond it. After about 300 metres I left the track and headed uphill to the left. I eventually reached a rocky plateau with a dense forest beyond. I entered the forest at O26032 02021 starG and I found it very difficult to get through. Dense prickly twigs poked at me and rough ground with a few rocky crags and drops had to be negotiated. There was some crawling and sliding under the densest areas of forest and wet ground and after a few hundred metres I emerged spluttering onto a forest track near the summit at 026022 starI 02098. The summit area has a network of tracks and is clear of trees. I had to wonder where the entrance to these tracks began on the public road below as I couldn't find it. There is a trig pillar at the summit at O26200 02256 starJ. Fine views south to Wicklow Town and out to the Irish Sea and north to the two Sugarloafs, as well as to nearby Ballycurry. I returned by the same route generally, although I covered some new ground on the descent for variety Linkback:
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Picture: View towards Wicklow Harbour
Great views from a tough little hill
by srr45  5 Feb 2018
Tricky summit to reach. I found path all the way just short of the summit by approaching from the NW however this is private forest and permission should be granted before hand. All in all a 300m ascent from that end and 6km round trip from the public road. Linkback:
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Possible troublesome access
by Onzy  20 Apr 2014
Although I visited the area around this hill briefly about a month ago, driving right around it resulted in no immediately obvious route up. Not being particularly pushed on that occasion, I abandoned without even leaving the car and headed off somewhere else.

I have since been advised that any route to the hill appears to cross private land, even gardens, that there are a large number of security cameras in the area and that there is evidence of a commercial clay pigeon shooting operation on the hill. It seems visitors would be best advised to seek permission before attempting to climb this hill.

[Update: 20 April 2014 - issue seems resolved - we have now a number of successful routes up indicated on the page] Linkback:
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