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Wicklow Area   SE: Wicklow South East 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

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Ballinastraw Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in no lists, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 284m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T20397 91774
Place visited by 39 members. Recently by: nupat, NualaB, hibby, moggy40, davsheen, michaelseaver, childminder05, Beti13, srr45, loftyobrien, annem, Pepe, davidhorkan, briankelly, abcd
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Longitude: -6.208944, Latitude: 52.963202 , Easting: 320397, Northing: 191774 Prominence: 96m,  Isolation: 3.7km
ITM: 720321 691771,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blnstr, 10 char: Blnstrw
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

Ballinastraw is the 1195th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Ballinastraw from the west.
 
Start with scent, finish via good tracks at a stoney summit with restricted view
Short Summary created by simon3  25 Jan 2015
Start at T2108 9183 starA where there is parking for 3 or 4 cars. Unusually near this point there is an area planted with eucalyptus trees. Not only do they have the extremely distinctive straight boled shape with colourful peeling bark, you will also be able to smell their distinctive odour. Follow various tracks as shown on the maps here or the OS 1:50,000 to the top. There are a group of telecoms masts ( 2 in 2015) which you will come to, some 100m NE of the top.

This is a relatively mature forest as of 2015 and Coillte have planned substantial felling over the next few years. Views of the top are somewhat obscured by trees, which are are growing, though it is possible to see Cushbawn and some other southern Wicklow uplands. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1164/comment/15408/
 
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Picture: Carrick Mt from Ballinastraw
The Last straw
by eamonoc  22 Feb 2014
Climbed on 21/2/2014. From Rathdrum on the R752 take the road L2120 sign posted Moneystown. after approx 500mts the road forks take the righthand fork and proceed to point T20235 90905 starB, there is a newly built bungalow here, parking for maybe two or three cars here. Follow path behind forest barrier mossy and damp to start but after 500mts it meets a more substantial path follow this uphill gaining height all the time until it reaches a fork at a large turning area take the left fork here and after about 300mts at the path`s highest point approx 1.54km form the start there is a path uphill to the right to a communications mast. Summit area is up behind mast in a mature wodded area, plenty of fallen trees hereabouts. Fine views towards Carrick Mt. Total time taken car to car 36mins and a distance of 3.41km Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1164/comment/15870/
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Picture: 80 year old eucalyptus trees adorn the entrance.
 
Up a gum tree.
by simon3  25 Jan 2015
Near parking for the eastern approach to this summit at T2108 9183 starA there is an area of planting of Eucaplyptus trees. Most probably these are the remnants of experimental planting described in an article here:
http://www.societyofirishforesters.ie/pdf/Journals/1960_VOL17_NO1.pdf
This mentions a plot in "Glenealy Forest" though is gloriously vague as to the exact location. Apparently several different types of Eucalyptus were planted in 1934, not all of which proved to be frost resistant. They mention that the elevation above sea level is 560 ft which would be approximately equivalent to the forest entrance mentioned making it more likely that this is the plot mentioned. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1164/comment/17815/
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Picture: At the summit of Ballinastraw
Undemanding stroll to the summit
by hibby  24 Feb 2024
Why are we here? Because it's on the list!

We were blessed with lovely bright weather for the ascent of Ballinastraw. Parking at the recommended spot T2108 9183 starA, we followed the forest roads as far as the communication masts. A path (marked by bicycle tyres) led us through the trees to what appears to be the high point at T20450 91849 starC.

Views are limited by trees at the summit itself and at the nearby communication masts, but on the way up there are some nice views of nearby hills such as Carrick Mountain.

On the way down we took a short cut, leaving the main track at T20587 91982 starD and rejoiining at T20919 92000 starE. This is a well-established path and is recommended as the shortest route up and down. Ground conditions mostly firm and dry underfoot, with some muddy patches on the short cut route. No obstacles or challenging terrain encountered.

Return journey approx 35 minutes/2.5 km. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1164/comment/24139/
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