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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 129, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain North-West Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 661mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 790mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonlagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 686mWhite Hill 630.9m

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
(Ir. Tóin Dubh [OSI*], 'black bottom') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 642m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O15944 13685
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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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padodes on Tonduff, 2010
by padodes  23 Feb 2010
Tonduff wasn’t living up to its dark name last weekend. It was dazzling white under a cloak of hoarfrost and could more aptly have been called Tonbawn or Tonbane.

It’s no easy task to determine a grid reference for the summit point on this broad, flat top. Several peat hags are crowned with cairns and all could equally claim the honour. My own vote, for what it’s worth, goes to O 1594 1368 A (see photo).

The peat hags give an idea of the thickness of blanket bog that once covered this top. It has now disappeared to a great extent, but the process of erosion is not a recent one. Although we often blame quads, bikes and stomping boots for precipitating erosion, that isn’t always the case. Quite frequently we seem to be looking at an extended natural process that has as much to do with patterns of climate change as with human incursions. Perhaps, indeed, in years to come many of our green/brown mountain domes will have a bald pate and will have no need of frost or snow to dazzle us with their brightness. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/206/comment/4434/
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Picture: Moonscape of Tonduff North
Aderon on Tonduff, 2009
by Aderon  30 Mar 2009
It's March 28, 2009 and the weather is...well, Irish. I know many have been up to Tonduff from the Crone carpark, following the rock wall directly up to to bluff before setting off to Tonduff proper. My mate clambered up the rocks on the left side while I tried the fallen-tree strewn path on the right, and both were good fun. Since there is little cover on the trees still, the view is better down onto Raven's Glen if you're on the left-hand side. Both routes are still rough on the knees, but you're up to the moonscape proceeding to Tonduff before you know it. There is a lot of heather and gorse once you break treeline and begin heading up and across the bluff, so be carefull and allow some extra time for that.

For this time of the year, the Saturday hike was a good hike all around. The wind is still quite fierce and very cold if you're directly in it, which you are the bulk of the walk. In a good hiding spot it's relatively balmy, so look for one behind a peat hag for your first tea break. They're plentiful around Tonduff North's small rock carin, which is perched on a peat hag in what resembles the crater of a volcano. With that said, a couple was up there and one of them had no gloves on. If you have rather poor circulation in the finger tips like I do, I would recommend good gloves for at least another month. That was one tough lady I tell ya. Might as well gear up with good insulation and a solid windbreaker as well! It's not summer yet!

From there we headed towards Maulin via Tonduff South (never saw the rock with the indention to signify the South) and it turned quite rough underneath. Looking back from Maulin to the saddle between Tonduff South and Maulin was a clear trail, but I'd be darned if we saw it at the time. There's a good section on the saddle that's all tussocky, with a lot of hidden holes that wear at the ankles. It was well wet up there and the quicksand-like bog needs to be considered before you decide to run it. Somehow I coated the inside of my legs with bog (even with gaiters on) but not the outside...it looked like I road a peat hag from Tonduff instead of walking it :D.

At least 3 sets of people were on the Tonduffs-to-Maulin circuit, so head out if you can now. Less crowds that way but still enough people that if you find yourself stuck up to your neck in a bog hole (excusing the pun) you should get rescued fairly lively ;). I recommend a good flask of hot tea and some pasta too!

In the end, I think this route is the best of the range because after Maulin, you get a really nice walk down the Wicklow Way, passing great views of Powerscourt.. It is a perfect way to end a good weekend leg stretch in March. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/206/comment/3689/
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Mick Harkin on Tonduff, 2003
by Mick Harkin  9 Dec 2003
Grouse House
Sunday 19 November:
From Tonduff North - in perfect visibility - to my surprise and mounting apprehension,
I failed to see that well known landmark on the horizon, the pillar denoting the location of Grouse House on spot height 570.
I hurried over to site of the ruins of Grouse House to find that the pillar had been totally demolished and its stones scattered about the place. This devastation was not due to natural causes, such as high winds; even the foundation stones of the pillar had been pulled out of the ground.
Grouse House was a friendly beacon that could be seen from Tonduff, War Hill, and as far away as Luggala. It was also a useful navigational aid, especially in heavy mist, in what is a fairly featureless area.
I wonder at the perverted mind sets of the those responsible for this particular act of vandalism that has removed a long appreciated token of pleasure from many hillwalkers.
Mick Harkin
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davema on Tonduff, 2007
by davema  8 Jan 2007
The usual Trio set off from Crone Car park about 10.30am, following the wicklow way markers through the forest, past the magnificent views of Powerscourt Waterfall and through the deforested area to a single lone tree beside an old wall. At this point, we turned north-ish, following the very eroded track to the top of Maulin. Maulin was windswept but busy, having met numerous walkers on the way up.
Decided to press on to try and get as much of the open hillside covered before the inevitable rain set in. Crossed the bog to the unnamed 593 spot height on the Harveys map, and then onwards and upwards to the Tonduffs. At the point, the rain started to spill, so the heavy rain gear came out, and stayed on for the rest of the trip.
The summit of Tonduff is a desolate place indeed, beautiful in it's own bizarre way (see photo). However, as the cloud was falling fast, it was mainly desolate on this particular occasion. We stuck a kisu over our heads and had lunch in relative luxury, then made a quick pace off the top, heading northwest for the stonecutters glen. The descent into the glen was very tiring due to the waist/chest high heather, probably avoided by heading to join the glen at a higher point than we did. However, we did see numerous Sika deer in their grey winter coat - in fact, we saw so many we were afraid of literly stepping on one in the undergrowth!!
Eventually, we reached the steam in the glen, and going was easier over dead bracken. We looked for a path back into the forest, but ended up just following the river all the way down to the tarmac road and following it back to the carpark. All in all, we were out for about 4.5 hours - a good walk, with nice views until the cloud descended Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/206/comment/2580/
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Mick Harkin on Tonduff, 2003
by Mick Harkin  10 Dec 2003
Grouse House - the way it used to be! Photo - Mick Harkin Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/206/comment/774/
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csd on Tonduff, 2003
by csd  17 Mar 2003
Got slightly off-track while approaching Tonduff from Raven's Glen today, but got to the top in the end. While Tonduff itself hasn't much appeal (attached pic is of the summit area), it does offer some fine views - everything from Three Rock to Tonlagee and beyond on a clear day. The track to Maulin from Tonduff is starting to get a bit eroded, especially towards the Maulin side. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/206/comment/381/
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