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Wexford Area , N: Bunclody Subarea
Feature count in area: 14, all in Wexford, OSI/LPS Maps: 61, 62, 68, 69, 76, 77, EW-B, EW-B
Highest Place: Slieveboy 420m

Starting Places (16) in area Wexford:
Askamore Cemetery, Ballymore Wood, Clone Strand, Clonegal, Coolmelagh Forest CP, Cummer Wood South, Gibbet Hill West, Mary Neal's Spout, Mount St Benedict's School, R746 Half Way House, Scroughmore Cross W, Slieveboy NE, Slieveboy SE, St John's Church, Tarahill House, Vinegar Hill

Summits & other features in area Wexford:
N: Bunclody: Kilmichael Hill 269.3m
N: Bunclody : Gibbet Hill 315m, Kilcullen Hill 218m, Slieveboy 420m
N: Enniscorthy  : Oulart Hill 179m, Vinegar Hill 116.6m
NE: Wexford East : Carrigroe Hill 232m, Tara Hill 253m
S: Wexford South: Bree Hill 179m, Camaross Hill 181m, Forth Mountain 237m
SW: New Ross Hills : Carrickbyrne Hill 233m, Lacken Hill 193m, Slievecoiltia 268.5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kilmichael Hill, 269.3m Hill
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, Wexford County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Kilmichael Hill is the third highest hill in the Wexford area and the 1238th highest in Ireland. Kilmichael Hill is the most northerly summit and also the second most easterly in the Wexford area.
Grid Reference T09812 63200, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 20 members, recently by: MartaD, Jonesykid, moggy40, simon3, Barry28213, simoburn, JoHeaney, loftyobrien, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, conormcbandon, Geansai, eamonoc, chalky, jlk
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.376014, Latitude: 52.709164, Easting: 309812, Northing: 163201, Prominence: 105m,  Isolation: 4.8km
ITM: 709737 663242
Bedrock type: Green & grey slate with thin siltstone, (Ballylane Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: KlmcHl, 10 char: KlmchlHil

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/
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Summary for Kilmichael Hill : Uninspiring summit, but pleasant walk in the woods.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2020-03-09 15:03:33
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Picture: Woodland trail
There is parking to be had on the roadside outside Hollyfort Church. Walk west for about 100m to A (T11060 64189) where you'll see a narrow gap in the hedge on the left and a track leading into some woods. Follow this until it emerges on to a wide, drivable track.Turn right here and follow until it forks, and where you'll see a bench. Take the left here and follow to the summit, which is topped by a large mast, views restricted by forestry.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/comment/15441/
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Picture: Spring has sprung...
Small is beautiful
by kernowclimber 24 May 2014
I groaned when I realised that due to the change in the local 100 list, I now had to climb almost double the number of mountains than those I had yet to complete on the old list if I wanted to get certified by MV! However, Wicklore’s words have come back to me time and again over the last fortnight, for it was he who let me in on a secret: some of the finest views in Wicklow and Wexford are from the smaller and less frequented hills. How right he is! The new local 100 list includes some real gems, and I think Kilmichael Hill is charming.

There is parking for one vehicle if you tuck in close to the hedge at A (T11060 64189) right at the start of the walk. Pass through the gap in the hedge and follow the informal pathway that meanders gradually upwards through an established deciduous forest of beech and hazel. This walk is at its absolute best during spring; delicate new leaves quiver on the boughs, the ground is misty with thousands of fragrant bluebells and the air alive with birdsong. After around 15 minutes, the pathway passes out of the deciduous forest and abruptly enters a dark, tunnel-like route through a young conifer plantation. Before long it meets a service trackway, the juncture incongruously marked by a traffic cone and makeshift arrows! Bearing right, most of the obvious ascent is now over, and after taking the next left, the track undulates its way gently upwards towards a mast, past hedgerows bursting with golden gorse and broom. Several deep potholes in the little used track team with tadpoles. Colourful patches of Common Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Lousewort and Common Milkwort carpet the thickly vegetated centre of the track, while the heady perfume of rowan blossom hangs thickly in the air.

The summit area is pretty ordinary, the views of the rolling Wexford farmland snatched away by the maturing trees. MV has the summit to the NW of the mast in the conifer plantation, but the ground appears to be lower in that direction. The made up ground closest to the mast appears to be higher and the summit is therefore at B (T09794 63203) or thereabouts. Return via the same route. The traffic cone certainly comes in handy, as it could be easy to miss the pathway into the conifer plantation, now on your left. An easy hill to summit, taking around an hour up and back. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/comment/16072/
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Picture: Homemade Direction.
A Local Amenity.
by sandman 14 Mar 2016
Ever since the inclusion of the new summits on Mountain Views it is nice to arrive at summits where permission for access is not required and at Kilmichael this is due to the endevour of the local community in developing a forestry walk. Parking at the church above Hollyfort continue uphill to the fifth house on right and opposite its gate is an open gap into a narrow but mature forest (C (T11074 64179)) where you will find a well defined track leading to the plantation forest.
(Do not take gated field entrance) On arrival at a vehicle track turn right taking the next left arriving at a mast where you will locate the summit behind the structure but be aware the highest point is caused by the site construction spoil. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/comment/16055/
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Over the Treetops
by Geansai 13 Mar 2016
Views of Slieveboy to the south from the summit area. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/comment/18457/
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Southernmost hill in Wicklow
by Fergalh 1 Mar 2014
Parked just beside Blue house just past church a little up hill from Hollyfort (D (T11045 64180)). Follow track into field, than walk up through field to top corner than follow low wall separating trees from field, crossing a few gaps in fences until you get to top.

Always ask landowner permission to cross land, never ever damage fences and beware of livestock. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1197/comment/15878/
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