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Wexford Area , SW: New Ross Hills  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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Lacken Hill, 193m Hill
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, Wexford County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Lacken Hill is the 1410th highest place in Ireland. Lacken Hill is the second most westerly summit in the Wexford area.
Grid Reference S75996 28157, OS 1:50k mapsheet 76
Place visited by: 30 members, recently by: benjimann9, DeirdreM, AptZeus, annem, andodenis, nickywood, Noahq10, Wildrover, Nakoz, TommyMc, marcellawalking, twilawalking, gerwalking, conormcbandon, Barry28213
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Longitude: -6.884234, Latitude: 52.400115, Easting: 275996, Northing: 128157, Prominence: 107m,  Isolation: 7.5km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 675928 628206
Bedrock type: Green & grey slate with thin siltstone, (Ballylane Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: LcknHl, 10 char: Lacken Hil

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/
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Picture: Memorial and view from hilltop
Forest Walk to Hilltop
by Gobbledygook 16 Jun 2014
Ease of access and parking is a plus. There are two signs at the entrance saying 'Forest of The Dunbrody' and 'Site of Rebel Camp June 1798'. I learned from another walker that part of the wood has trees growing which replace the trees used for building the Dunbrody Famine Ship. There is a forest road going up the hill in good condition - a moderate incline. Half way up the a little stream appears and disappears again into the wood. I crossed a gate and two stiles to proceed to the top. At the end of the forest road there is a clearance with a seat to to rest. I turned onto a narrow path with gorse on either side leading to the hilltop. There are fantastic panoramic views to South Wexford, KIlkenny and Carlow. I could see Brandon Hill, Mount Leinster, Slievenamon, the Comeraghs and more. An obvious choice for a camp site and battle ground in 1798 as it is a prominent hill close to and overlooking New Ross. There is a 1798 commemorative monument and a holy year cross on the top of the hill. Overall a beautiful hill and a very pleasant walk. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/comment/16022/
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Picture: Spruce Carpet moth.
Not alone.
by paddyhillsbagger 10 Jun 2014
On an early morning solo walk on Lacken Hill it wasn't only the lost souls of 1798 that accompanied me. I noticed small brownish moths flying in and about the forestry that spreads it's way around the slopes of this lovely little hill. Keeping a handy pot in my kit-bag I eventually captured one of them for a photo and ID. Turns out they were Spruce Carpet moths, common moths on the wing May to July and later September to November. Look out for them on a hill near you! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/comment/16102/
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Great views. Good spot.
by Corkonian 22 Apr 2017
Good spot and a good place to walk. Final part of the climb to the top is a bit of a challenge. Spectacular wide ranging views from the hill top. Also historical monuments on the hill top. Understandable why it was a campsite in 1798. The forest is planted with native deciduous and coniferous trees to replace trees cut down to build the Dunbrody Famine Ship. (Sign at the entrance explains). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/comment/18895/
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Great for family walk. Offers alot more.
by Nakoz 23 Jul 2018
I was surprised this place is so well maintained. All trials are visible roads are covered with chipping stones and its very clean. Almost like Tintern Abbey. Great place for family walk but if you want a challenge there is a trail straight up the fields along the forest and you can make it to the top in several minutes. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/comment/19981/
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Picture: Commemorative Stone .
1798 Rebel Camp.
by sandman 3 Jun 2014
After you enter the Forest of the Dunbrody keep left following handrail up hill to stiles mentioned by previous comment and after you enter adjacent wood follow trail to the summit cross,trig and stone. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1300/comment/16094/
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