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Wicklow Area , NE: Fancy Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Kanturk, 527.4m Mountain Brown Mountain A name in English,
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, Bracket Rocks, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin Beg Lists, Kanturk is the 481st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O12546 03336, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 227 members, recently by: MeabhTiernan, KateLeckie, davidrenshaw, Carolineswalsh, Alanjm, NualaB, muddypaws, maitiuocoimin, JohnHoare, Kaszmirek78, benjimann9, 500plusclub, quarryman, agakilbride, gneissadventures
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.321718, Latitude: 53.069099, Easting: 312546, Northing: 203337, Prominence: 26.6m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 712470 703369
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Kntrk, 10 char: Kanturk

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Summary for Kanturk (Brown Mountain): Lumpy heathery top.
Summary created by simon3 2018-02-03 09:11:47
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Picture: Kanturk with, from left, Duff, Gravale and Carrigvore.
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 GlMacnas (O11377 03005) or from the Oldbridge area such as around OldBge X (O1581 0197)
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.
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Picture: The view just where the track veers up the mountain.
The prettier path
by Colin Murphy 27 Sep 2021
Most approaches to this unremarkable hill are from the west, at Glenmacnass Car Park. However the experience can be enhanced greatly by taking the long way around and starting at OldBge X (O1581 0197), (Scout Centre) where there is space to park for about 6 cars (although this can be crammed at weekends and during fine weather. Continue along the road to OldBge X (O1581 0197) where you will see a small gate on the right leading to a track that hugs the western side of Lough Dan. The views along this track are tremendous. Follow this as far as A (O148 037) and go through another gate where you will see a track on your left leading up the hill. From here it is a relatively easy climb of about 2km all the way to the top. An unlovely summit, but the views over Lough Dan redeem it. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/23290/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/20835/
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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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/20830/
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Picture: Stone pillar with Kanturk's summits behind
Easy bag.
by paddyhillsbagger 18 Oct 2015
Started at the Glenmacnass car park at GlMacnas (O11377 03005). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1469/comment/18357/
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