Ballinastraw 284m hill, Dublin/Wicklow Ireland at
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Dublin/Wicklow Area
Place count in area: 129, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ballinastraw Hill Wicklow County, in no lists, Greywacke & quartzite Bedrock

Height: 284m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T20397 91774
Place visited by 17 members. Recently by: eugeneryan959, Bunsen7, osullivanm, owen, Garmin, Glanman2, simon3, crankechick, Onzy, jlk, muschi, sandman, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Fergalh
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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 1188th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Ballinastraw 1 of 1 Picture about mountain Ballinastraw in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
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 A 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. Trackback: Picture about mountain Ballinastraw in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
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 B, 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 Trackback:
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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 A there is an area of planting of Eucaplyptus trees. Most probably these are the remnants of experimental planting described in an article here:
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. Trackback:
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