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Wicklow Area   NE: Fancy Subarea
Place count in area: 115, 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 342m
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 641mScarr 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 357mSeskin 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

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Kanturk Mountain Brown Mountain A name in English
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin Beg List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 523m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O12500 03300
Place visited by 172 members. Recently by: adam.mann, sofearghail, chrismcgivney, Djouce, abptraining, JoHeaney, davidhorkan, oreills8, reidyden, declantb, morgan_os, therealcrow, Fjon, scapania, eoghancarton
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Longitude: -6.322417, Latitude: 53.068778 , Easting: 312500, Northing: 203300 Prominence: 15m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 712424 703332,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Kntrk, 10 char: Kanturk
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Kanturk is the 494th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kanturk (Brown Mountain) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Kanturk with, from left, Duff, Gravale and Carrigvore.
 
Lumpy heathery top.
Short Summary created by simon3  3 Feb 2018
This top of this summit is more a collection of knolls than a distinct place. It is easy to reach from the Glenmacnass Car Park at O11377 03005 A or from the Oldbridge area such as around O1581 0197 B
It is a place that you will generally visit while going somewhere else, though the top area would make an interesting resource for an orienteering competition. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/18097/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kanturk (Brown Mountain) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Signs on way to Lough Dan.
Pent up but unaware youth causing grief.
by simon3  30 Jul 2020
I contacted Mountaineering Ireland about the Kanturk situation and this is what they told me.

"The contributor doesn’t mention the background to the situation at Lough Dan – the huge problems that have been experienced over the last couple of months with irresponsible camping focused on the beach at the northwest end of Lough Dan. Sean Byrne and his family have been cleaning up repeatedly - removing waste food, clothing, tents, bottles, cans and more. The Byrnes take the rubbish to their house (Lough Dan House B&B) where the PURE Project truck collects it. With the agreement of their neighbours, and support from the local Rural Recreation Officer, access for camping has been closed. Knowing that signs alone will not work, members of the Byrne family are at the gate as much as they can (while it’s difficult to turn people back, and it’s a major time commitment, this is easier than cleaning up after people). As walkers and people who love the mountains I believe we should be very grateful to the Byrnes for what they’re doing to protect Lough Dan and the beauty of the Inchavore Valley. The Kanturk agreed Access Route remains open, however continued access, here as in other places, does rely on people being responsible.

I’ve attached a couple of photos of the signage at Lough Dan. The Private Property sign is in part necessitated by Googlemaps showing a Wicklow Mountains National Park label in the Inchavore Valley (despite this being privately-owned land). That said, the disgusting behaviour exhibited at Lough Dan over the last couple of months should not be acceptable in any location, whether State-owned or privately owned." Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/20835/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kanturk (Brown Mountain) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Tongalee viewed from Scarr
 
On the way to Scarr
by Kennyj  14 Mar 2016
Took in Kanturk on the way to Scarr today,parked at Glenmacnass car park above the falls and followed good track straight across the road heading East,this track crosses another wider track heading SE which will take you up onto Kanturk and on up to Scarr itself.Easy climb,not too wet underfoot with super views once you get up onto Scarr.Returned the way we came to thankfully find the car intact noting reports of regular break ins up here. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/18458/
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Oldbridge to Lough Dan - access issue
by jgfitz  28 Jul 2020
I am reliably informed that a large gate has been erected at the Oldbridge access to Lough Dan just beyond the bridge. A hiking friend tells me that he was on a club hillwalk from there to Kanturk on Sunday 26 July 2020, and that one of the local residents was preventing visitors from going beyond this gate. However, the hiking group was able to proceed to Kanturk.
I subsequently found a notice on wicklownews.net that "access to the lake at Lough Dan is currently closed due to ongoing anti-social behaviour, littering and unauthorised camping throughout the Covid crisis. Access to Kanturk remains open." (dated July 2020).
This is of concern in the context of the Pier Gates being locked currently, although I have heard that they might be re-opened in August. Something to keep under observation, I would think. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/20830/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Kanturk (Brown Mountain) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Stone pillar with Kanturk's summits behind
Easy bag.
by paddyhillsbagger  18 Oct 2015
Started at the Glenmacnass car park at O11377 03005 A. Headed due East taking in rough paths then went cross country for prominent stone pillar before reaching summit area. There are a number of rocky outcrops at the top so bagged a few as unsure which one is the actual summit. Easy bag before or after Scarr. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/18357/
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