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Wicklow Area   NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
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: 372.9m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O25307 10114
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: michaelseaver, NualaB, nupat, lauracardiff, Tommer504, Kaszmirek78, hak493r, Carolyn105, Dee68, megk971, Ansarlodge, arthurdoylephoto, childminder05, flynnke, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -6.128799, Latitude: 53.127131 , Easting: 325308, Northing: 210115 Prominence: 87m,  Isolation: 3.3km
ITM: 725229 710146,   GPS IDs, 6 char: DwnsHl, 10 char: Downs Hill

Downs Hill is the 1013th 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 starA 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 starB 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 starC 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 starD 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:
Gorse free (almost) ascent for Baggers
by nupat  30 Mar 2024
Good Friday, showery weather, "Let's do one of the remaining easy ones in Local 100 " we thought. Didn't quite work out like that!
We would suggest that the start at O 2600 1058 starA is no longer an option due to (understandable) parking signs / restrictions all along the lane. We started from the Grove Pub at O2655 0959 starB and strolled up the lane enjoying a sunny morning. Lovely views on the ascent forest track. As we reached the highest ground our thoughts turned to the summit. Initially we rounded the hill and descended slightly before trying to reach the summit from the south side. Problem! AVOID. We made 2 initial attempts to summit on "tracks" through gorse and failed. Our third was successful - luckily we were wearing our heaviest clothing and could push through bits of gorse. When we reached the summit we had a "so what" moment" with no views. Luckily we found a better descent track to the nearest forest track - and this is the section we have uploaded. We would advise using this section to ascend and descend the summit starting from O 25453 10188 starE. We have uploaded this section only as .gpx. We haven't uploaded the whole track since is is confusing due to our initial attempts and also because many of the tracks shown on EastWest have been disturbed by current harvesting of trees. Get out and do it before the gorse advances further. Linkback:
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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:
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On yer Bike
by Pepe  22 May 2021
There are plenty of bike trails on Downs Hill now, which makes it possible to leave good forestry paths and head straight up, more or less, following ascending bike trails - keep an eye out for mountain bikes obviously. I only encountered two of them on this visit, from Point A upwards. On my way to A I asked a friendly local man for directions. He advised me to park at the Grove pub and walk up. "You'll be lucky to find a place to park up there," he said, "there are no parking signs, cones and lengths of red and white tape everywhere to prevent people parking on verges."
He was right, there was so much red and white I thought Cork had won yet another All-Ireland. I did manage to find a spot adjacent to (but not blocking!) a commercial premises. This was my fourth local 100 top of the day and in the knackered state I was in no way was this pair of legs willing to walk up and down from the Grove (which would add approx 3 kilometres to the walk). Parking seems to be a big issue hereabouts, so if you have the time (and not involved in a top-bagging odyssey), then making a good roadwalk out of it, before you tackle the trails, might be in order. Linkback:
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Picture: Downs Hill viewed from Ballinastoe
Viewed from Ballinastoe
by ceadeile  29 Dec 2022
Downs Hill viewed from Ballinastoe Linkback:
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