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Wicklow Area   NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue 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 501mLittle 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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Downs Hill Hill Altidore A name in English
Downs Hill: OSI, Altidore: OSM Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural List

Height: 372m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O25308 10122
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Longitude: -6.128789, Latitude: 53.127196 , Easting: 325308, Northing: 210122 Prominence: 87m,  Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 725229 710153,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DwnsHl, 10 char: Downs Hill


Downs Hill is the 1012th highest place in Ireland.

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Many ways up a low forested hill.
Short Summary created by simon3  29 Dec 2019
This a small hill great for a short walk and with some interesting views of coast and upland Wicklow.
One good starting point is O 2600 1058 A where a small path leaves the public road at a bend and heads into the woods. There is limited car parking here for 1 or at most 2 cars. Better parking can be found near the Grove Pub at around O2655 0959 B which is also a great place for food and drink, though this does entail a walk of around 2k on the "Old Downs Road" to the previously mentioned forest access.
A south start is at O24147 08288 C where there is very limited parking for at most 2 or 3 cars. It is not recommended to attempt to walk along the public road from the south start downhill to the east because it is a narrow dangerous public road. A west start is from O23425 09913 D along a road past some houses and eventually into the forest. This route can be extremely muddy.
The land to the SW of the summit has been used for military purposes including a disused firing range.
The summit of Downs Hill can be reached from the forest tracks over rough grounds There are occasional good views including of the Great Sugar Loaf. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1513/comment/20667/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Downs Hill in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Old Downs a prickly top
 
Oh Deer a blessing in disguise
by eamonoc  25 Nov 2019
Visited Old Downs Hill Sunday, following track 4058 along good path for approx 3km to second switchback on trail through forest, on the left here a partially cleared area of woodland gives a view upwards to the large ringfort wall surrounding the top of the hill, at this point it is a distance of 200m to the top, went easily through mature woodland to the wall, now 160m from the top, crossed the wall and followed a well trodden but very rough narrow Deer path through the furze and discovered a small pile of stones indicating the top. Views restricted at top, get there soon before furze grows
and bars way of ascent . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1513/comment/20683/
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