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South Waterford Area , None Subarea
Feature count in area: 2, all in Waterford, OSI/LPS Maps: 75, 76
Highest Place: Clashabeema 137m

Starting Places (2) in area South Waterford:
Carrickavrantry Lake West, Carrickcluishagower

Summits & other features in area South Waterford:
None: Ballyscanlan Hill 132m, Clashabeema 137m

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Ballyscanlan Hill, 132m Hill
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, Waterford County in Munster province, in Local/Historical/Cultural Lists, Ballyscanlan Hill is the second highest hill in the South Waterford area and the 1490th highest in Ireland. Ballyscanlan Hill is the most southerly summit in the South Waterford area and also the most easterly.
Grid Reference S54629 02677, OS 1:50k mapsheet 76
Place visited by: 17 members, recently by: DeirdreM, Nailer1967, TippHiker, Barry28213, Noahq10, Roen, Fergalh, thomas_g, conormcbandon, geohappy, Glanman2, jackill, eamonoc, bbarry2015, bryanjbarry
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Longitude: -7.202234, Latitude: 52.173706, Easting: 254629, Northing: 102677, Prominence: 72m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 654566 602732

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BlysHl, 10 char: BlyscnlHil

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Picture: Clearing close to Summit.
The Copper Coast.
by sandman 2 Sep 2015
Parking beside forest entrance C'vrntry W (S54377 02608) walk in track keeping left at waterworks and after app 40m at A (S54596 02442) turn left uphill over a faint track which will bring you to the clearing shown in photo, the location of some late night raves. The summit is further on in the heavy foliage. I visited various spots just to be on the safe side, hopefully in the near future the experts with the proper equipment will verify same. Although this area has numerous walking trails the summit in its present state is not visitor friendly . Linkback:
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A pleasant road walk with one good view - and then no view at all
by Pepe 11 Jul 2015
Parked the car at the Fenor Bog carpark and walked up a quiet winding road to the lesser of the two Ballyscanlan Hills - the one with the cross on it which can be seen from miles around. Here the views are excellent. Access to the cross is over some agricultural land but there isn't any obvious door to knock on to ask permission. The walk from road to cross is short, perhaps five minutes. After that, we returned to the road and continued uphill, taking the right-hand fork up to the taller of the two hills (the left-hand route will take you down by Ballyscanlan Lake). Turn right at the waterworks. There is a path here that leads down to Carrickavantry Reservoir. The trick here is to turn left into the trees and make your way to the highest point, which is not difficult to get to. However there are zero views because of tree growth! Return downhill to Fenor - the entire walk comes to maybe four miles, most of it on roads though traffic is minimal - and treat yourself to refreshments in Mother McHugh's, the only pub in Fenor and one of the best in the south-east. Linkback:
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This hill had a haircut recently
by Pepe 8 Sep 2018
Much tree felling has taken place this summer on Ballyscanlon Hill. It now looks as if there might even be a new experience up there: ie a view from the top! Saw it from a few miles distant and unfortunately hadn't time to take a photo, but it looks totally different now and much of it is minus the surfeit of trees mentioned in the other two comments. Linkback:
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Picture: Carrigavantry reservoir with Ballyscanlan in the background
Easier than expected
by Barry28213 27 Oct 2021
Parked at Carrigavantry reservoir B (S5510 0251) where there's space for 3/4 cars near the small marina. We then followed the road back around and took the relatively well worn track on the north western corner of the lake (shown on the OS map) which passes a lovely copse of pine trees by the waters edge. From here the track starts to ascend to a large flat grassy area with a nice view point back over the reservoir. Here the views end however, as the path joins the main track traversing the hill, which is mostly in forestry. The track is rough enough and quite muddy in places as it seems to be regularly used by a local horse riding club. About twenty passed us as we arrived!
As the track turns around the southern side of the hill, there are a number of clear entry points into the forestry and it seems that any of these can be taken to reach the summit. It's easy going under the trees as the area now seems to have been taken over as a regular camp ground. We came across a fully constructed camping area complete with tarp, chair and even makeshift bins. As we could see no other sign of recent activity, we could only assume that this has been put together as a permanent wild camp site by it's regular user/s. From here we followed the upward slope and though somewhat overgrown by brambles and providing no views due to surrounding trees, the trig point was relatively quick and easy to reach. We did find a rocky area to the east just below the summit which provided glimpses of the reservoir and Tramore through the trees. Linkback:
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