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Wicklow Area   W: Cen Lugnaquilla 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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Ballineddan Mountain Mountain Sliabh Bhuaile an Fheadáin A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Bhuaile an Fheadáin [OSI], 'mountain of Ballineddan') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 652.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T00256 90785
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Longitude: -6.508886, Latitude: 52.9588 , Easting: 300256, Northing: 190785 Prominence: 26.56m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 700183 690820,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlndMn, 10 char: BlndnMntn
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

Ballineddan Mountain is a townland. The name is derived from Buaile an Fheadáin meaning 'milking place of the stream'.   Ballineddan Mountain is the 196th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Ballineddan Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bhuaile an Fheadáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking SE to Ballineddan Mt
A simple stroll to the top with possibilities for greater things.
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman  21 May 2012
The direct route to the top starts at S9867690360 starA where a stile leads on to a track heading ENE. About 200m along is a gate with access out to the open hillside and a clearly defined track which can be followed up to a bend to the right (SE) some 250m further along. After a further 150m the grassy track swings NE and then E up to T001901 starB where it turns left to go NNE to the top. Up and down is some 3.6k. For a longer day, having checked that the Glen of Imaal Artilerery Range is not operating, it is worth considering continuing NE to the col with Slievemaan and then E to it's boggy top before going NE by a reasonably definable track to Lugnaquilla. From the summit retrace the route W back to T027917 starC and then go ESE down a short steep rocky section to reach a more grassy and gentle slope leading down across Upper Corrig and Camarahill S998924 starD. Continue down to pass through a wooden gate (S9890092750 starE). Once through follow the surfaced track down to the Camarra cross roads at S984929 starF where a left turn (S) leads out to a minor road about 1.3 k along (S985916 starG). Continue S on this road for 1.3k to the start point for Ballineddan Mt. a walk of about 15k. Linkback: Picture about mountain Ballineddan Mountain (<i>Sliabh Bhuaile an Fheadáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
simon3 on Ballineddan Mountain, 2003
by simon3  2 Jun 2003
You can reach Ballineddan from the road at Ballinfoyle, where there is a three way junction, parking at around S 986 903 starH. There is a prominent gap in the forest there which leads directly onto rough moorland below the mountain. There are other routes as mentioned in this note which was originally on the MCI website: "If you are walking on the northwest slope of Ballineddan Mountain please use the stile and gate provided at the bottom of the slope. Damage has been done to the fence and if this continues the farmer will deny access. The stile is at GR 994 910 starI and the gate at GR 997 914 starJ."

Starting up Ballineddan is one way of reaching Lugnaquillia as our photo from the summit shows. Lugnaquillia is the mountain on the left. You can go directly to it from Ballineddan or via Slievemaan, the mountain to the right. Linkback:
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csd on Ballineddan Mountain, 2004
by csd  9 Feb 2004
Similar shot to Simon's, on a slightly colder 08.02.2004. I thought it might be easy to follow the stream that marks the boundry of the artillery range down from the summit of Ballineddan -- how wrong I was. The boundry fence with the farmer's land crosses onto the range side of the stream, so it's not a matter of simply following it down to the road. Should have paid attention to simon and berber! Linkback:
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simon3 on Ballineddan Mountain, 2004
by simon3  24 Apr 2004
Near Ballinfoyle (S 986903 starH) there is a track leading up to Ballineddan. Here you will find this stout gate with chain. On this occasion we welcome the locked gate because it is intended to keep quads and scramblers out who are causing serious environmental damage. This damage is particularly bad near Slievemaan as you can see from earlier comments in Mountain Views. You can even see the start of the damage to the left of the photo.

We understand that the landowner is not opposed to hillwalkers using the path up Ballineddan. We would request that hillwalkers take special care to avoid damaging fences and adding to any path erosion. Linkback:
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Picture: Descending W from Ballineddan Mt. with view across to Keadeen Mt.
A pleasing end to a misty wind swept day.
by Harry Goodman  21 May 2012
I climbed Ballineddan Mt for the first time on 19 May 2012 as the final top in a round over Camarahill, Lugnaquilla and Slievemaan. We started and finished at Fenton's Pub in Seskin. Unfortunately low mist, strong winds and some rain made the walk less enjoyable than it might otherwise have been and views from the top of Lug were non existent. This was the first time I had approached Lugnaquilla from the Glen of Imaal and was pleasantly surprised at the gentleness and straight forwardness of the ascent route compared with past approaches I have made from Glenmalure and Glen Ow. Although straightforward in clear conditions the track junction for the route down to Slievemaan had to be found at T0270091700 starC but once identified was easy to follow. Once on Slievemaan we headed down W for approximately 800m to the col with Ballineddan Mt. before continuing up, in the same direction, to the top, a further 800m along and marked by a small stone cairn. Fortunately as we left the top the mist started to lift and gave us a very pleasing aspect W across the valley to Keadeen Mt. as we strolled down a wide and good grassy track to an access stile and the minor road at S9867690360 starA. From here we made our way N back for some 3.5k to the start of our circuit at Seskin. For anyone interested in climbing Ballineaddan Mt. as a single top I would recommend parking at the stile S9867690360 starA and following the good track up and down. At the time of writing a rough cleared area has been made beside the stile but access to it is denied by a padlocked gate. Perhaps plans are being made to make this an off road parking area at some time in the future. This would also be a good starting point for climbing Lugnaquilla at times when access over Camarahill is denied due to activities on the Artillery Range. Linkback:
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barryredmond on Ballineddan Mountain, 2009
by barryredmond  7 Sep 2009
I climbed this in July 2008 on a beautiful really sunny afternoon. I followed the directions given in Joss Lynams book about easy walks in Dublin/Wicklow.
From the road near Ballinabarney gap it took an hour to the top. I parked near the military warning sign which is on the southern base of the mountain.
I started through a locked gate and moved up in a firebreak gap in the wood. About 100m up, there is another gate (again locked) At this point you leave the edge of the forest and begin walking ENE up the hill. There is a track which I followed from here to within 100m of the top. Its a vehicle track but has not been used in a while (no evidence of the dreaded quadbikes).
Its an easy walk then to the top. There's a small stone cairn at the top and a good view of Lug (to the ENE) with many walkers on it (spotted through the binoculars). Slievemaan is close by - to the East.
I can see why this could be an access route up Lug.......maybe for another day.

I chose an alternative route down, heading SE, again following J Stones suggestion in the book. I found access to the road through the forest very difficult, hand and knees stuff in very wet and muddy underfoot. Either descend further to the East, or follow the original route back down. Either is straightforward Linkback:
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