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Wicklow Area   SE: Wicklow South East Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Westaston Hill Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Diorite Bedrock

Height: 270m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T23720 87226
Place visited by 25 members. Recently by: Glanman2, mountainmike, conormcbandon, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, eugeneryan959, JoHeaney, simoburn, wtrs, Barry28213, shaunkelly, moggy40, Geansai, osullivanm, simon3
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Longitude: -6.161266, Latitude: 52.921943 , Easting: 323720, Northing: 187226 Prominence: 122m,  Isolation: 3.8km
ITM: 723641 687262,   GPS IDs, 6 char: WstsHl, 10 char: WststnHil
Bedrock type: Diorite, (Diorite)

Westaston Hill is the 1236th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Westaston Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View west from ascending track
 
Unremarkable top surmounted by tall comms tower
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  2 Jul 2019
Parking for a couple of cars at T23362 86056 A. Follow track for about 1km to T23477 86889 B where the track forks. Take the right track and continue along here for a about 200m to communications mast, which is as close as is feasibly possible to get to the highest point, given the dense tree and briar covering. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/15434/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Westaston Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View to the north east over arboretum.
Puzzles of the hill.
by simon3  3 Nov 2014
The first puzzle of this hill is "Where is the top". Given the current covering in Sitka Spruce with razor wire briers I can't see any onsite determination of this at present and I am not so sure even modern technology like photogrammetry or lidar would do any better. So I think that considering the top to be beside the communications tower is unlikely to be disputable until the trees are mature or cut.

A second puzzle are some of the trees nearby such as the one shown in the picture here. This and another are Chilean Pines, usually better known as Monkey Puzzles.

In fact Westaston Hill is the high end of an arboretum originally started by a line of Cromwellian settlers called Acton. This is now operated as Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens by the OPW. Here's what they have to say about the monkey-puzzles on Westaston Hill:

"Tom Acton had a rule of thumb to plant three of every important tree or shrub. One was planted where visiting plantsmen told him it would thrive, another where he thought it would survive, and the last where it would unquestionably not survive. Examples of the latter may be seen on the brow of Westaston Hill that overlooks the house and estate. To this day, a line of exotics, like Himalayan rhododendrons, mighty North American conifers and Chilean trees, all planted by Tom Acton’s gardeners, still grow on this wind swept site. Most are in ragged order and battered because of their exposed positions – except for two fine monkey puzzles. This tree inhabits the high Andes of Chile where it is exposed to the same raging winds. In this case, a tree planted in a situation where he was told it would positively not grow, did survive, indeed it thrived."

Take a look if you visit Westaston, these trees are magnificent.

More at http://www.botanicgardens.ie/kilmac/kilmhist.htm Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/17739/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Westaston Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Mastaston?
 
Another Mast
by eamonoc  22 Feb 2014
Climbed on 21/2/2014. Had a bit of difficulty navigating to the start point as there were some road closures hereabouts. Eventually made it to T23362 86056 A, followed main forest track to point T23477 86889 B took right fork here and followed track up to communications mast. Nice views east towards Brittas Bay. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/15872/
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The top?
by Barry  23 Sep 2017
I think the highest point is likely about 175 metres in a WSW direction from the mast. I'm judging this from aerial photography and DTM which shows a rocky outcrop in a small forest clearing. DTM gives a reading of about 270.5m on this outcrop with a figure of c.268m near mast. Could be some distortion in heights due to tree cover. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/19731/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Westaston Hill  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area
Sliced and Diced.
by sandman  8 May 2014
If you go out in the woods today be sure of a supprise when you reach the mast on this hill as the summit is app 65 meters opposite in the dense jungle so you have a choice wait till the trees are felled or prepair to be sliced and diced. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/16058/
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Picture: Foxglove trails
 
Foxglove heaven
by Colin Murphy  2 Jul 2019
One of this top's few redeeming features, were the masses of foxgloves lining the tracks on the way to the summit, which certainly enlivened an otherwise dreary walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1190/comment/20569/
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