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Wicklow Area   NE: Djouce 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Tonduff Mountain Tóin Dubh A name in Irish, also Dougan's Hill an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Tóin Dubh [OSI*], 'black bottom') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 642m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O15944 13685
Place visited by 655 members. Recently by: Sarahjb, yacoob, TommyMc, rhw, MichaelButler, KateLeckie, Courin, MeabhTiernan, orlaithfitz, maoris, davidrenshaw, Prem, Carolineswalsh, Shaina, ToughSoles
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Longitude: -6.267332, Latitude: 53.161294 , Easting: 315944, Northing: 213685 Prominence: 117m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 715866 713713,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Tonduf, 10 char: Tonduff
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

The marking of Tonduff North and Tonduff South as separate hill-names on the Discovery map does not seem justified, as there is only a single peak.   Tonduff is the 211th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Tonduff (<i>Tóin Dubh</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Tonduff
Flat, graceless top positioned for various routes.
Short Summary created by simon3  28 Feb 2011
While Tonduff is a flat boggy summit it is useful because it can be incorporated into various longer walks. It's east side and the east extending ridge it has towards Maulin are steep when facing north in places.
Two obvious approaches to Tonduff are from the east and the west respectively. From the west park in the Crone Wood carpark O1920 1417 starA and walk on forest tracks to O 181 141from then up a shoulder SW to the summit.
From the west, start from the nearby R115 for example from Liffey Head Bridge at O137137 starB from which it is around 2km over rough ground to the east. Linkback: Picture about mountain Tonduff (<i>Tóin Dubh</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Moonrise over Tonduff.
Moonlight visit!
by Dessie1  18 Oct 2011
Parked car at Access road at base of Kippure O1413914164 starC (Room for 4-5 cars here).Took a direct course bearing 106 deg toward summit across very wet,boggy and knee high heather filled terrrain(1.9Km). Reached open flat summit (O1594413686 starD) after approx 45 mins which was marked by a mere gathering of stones atop some raised bog.Excellent views in all directions of War Hill,Djouce and Maulin to the South and Kippures mast to the NorthWest.Retraced steps back to car in a round trip of approx 1 and a half hrs. Linkback:
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Out in the Big Wide Open
by march-fixer  27 Feb 2012
Lovely lonely spot. Easily accessed from a number of directions. Not too many visitors. Most access seems to be by way of Maulin judging by the track erosion. Quite a bit of weather erosion at the summit. There is plenty shelter available.

The actual summit is in danger of collapsing ... eventually, whereupon it will need to be re-sited and re-calibrated! So if you are feeling energetic bring a rock with you and bolster this remaining bastion of summitness by building a retaining wall. One would end up with a possibly unique mountain feature of a peat summit. Linkback:
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Cormac_L on Tonduff, 2008
by Cormac_L  7 Jul 2008
Word of warning to those using the wall route, along the northern side of the Raven's Glen, to climb Tonduff. As you haul up by the path along the wall, about ten minutes up at a point where there's trees on both sides of the wall, a large, very nasty and very rusty piece of barbed wire has been draped over the wall itself. No big deal usually, except that this is a section where the path runs directly alongside the wall, and only gloves saved me from injuring my hand on it as I went up in wet conditions today.
Tried to pull the wire up and out but failed, next time I'm taking a small cutters. Linkback:
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padodes on Tonduff, 2008
by padodes  5 Jul 2008
Tonduff is usually described as a dull, unexciting top, but a good approach can make amends for that, and the rugged Ravens’ Glen offers at least three of them. (Ravens’ Glen is the name given in the Harvey Map, though not in the OSI, to the little valley that some glacier chewed out of the eastern side of Tonduff. It lies within the square kilometre that has O 170 130 starE as its lower left-hand corner.)

The first and easiest route starts just beyond where the forest track from Crone car park (Glencree) passes over the stream issuing from the glen. Crossing the stile to the left (O 181 141 starF), one has only to follow the narrow track along the granite wall on the north side of the valley up to the shoulder at O 175 142 starG, before striking out slightly south-westwards, firstly over sharply rising ground and then over bogland, to nearby Tonduff.

Calling for a bit more exertion, a second approach begins on the south side of the glen, across a wet hollow that is accessed from the forest track at O 180 136 starH. At the head of the valley here, a clearly visible ramp and gully, usually with a negligible flow of water, leads upwards. Where it narrows at the top, the high vegetation closes in and tends to hamper but not prevent progress.

The third approach is the more challenging. Again, starting at the above-mentioned stile, one follows the ferny meanders of the stream that flows from the Glen, right up to the steep headwall. The photo shows this upper section, with its double waterfall. It is possible to push one’s way up onto the next level through the vegetation on the left-hand side, but just out of the picture, further to the right, the steep, smooth granite shelves down to within a manageable 6 ft of the ground. If you have a companion with you, a leg-up will get you started. If you haven’t, I found that throwing my rucksack onto the rock above, with my wallet inside, gave me all the incentive I needed to get over the obstacle. Once above, the climb continues over very broken ground, with rocky outcrops and thick vegetation but otherwise no insurmountable barrier. From the rim, the remainder of the way to Tonduff, directly west, is a 1 km walk over gently rising heathery ground. I don’t suppose this third approach to Tonduff, and maybe not even the second, will fall within every walker’s comfort zone, but if you’re in search of interesting alternatives and don’t mind roughing it a bit you won’t be disappointed. Linkback:
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simon3 on Tonduff, 2002
by simon3  23 Dec 2002
Tonduff is described on the OSI sheet 56 as being in two parts, Tonduff North and Tonduff South. Both have little visual appeal to the walker, though they are parts of various popular routes. The original name of Tonduff (black backside) adds little allure either. Geographically Tonduff is interesting because the sources of three East coast rivers start on the southern flanks of the mountain: the Liffey, Dargle and Avonmore.
The composite photo was taken during a circuit of the Glencree Valley in December and shows an unusual, carved rock to the east and south of the summit. Linkback:
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