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Wicklow Area   NE: Fancy Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
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 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 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 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 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 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
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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Scarr Mountain Scor A name in Irish (Ir. Sceir or Scor [PNCW], 'sharp rock') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 640.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O13263 01883
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Longitude: -6.311527, Latitude: 53.055894 , Easting: 313264, Northing: 201884 Prominence: 231m,  Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 713187 701916,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Scarr, 10 char: Scarr
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Formerly known as Knockree, according to Price.   Scarr is the 219th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Scarr from the SE.
 
Three ridges, many routes and good views.
Short Summary created by simon3  19 Nov 2018
Scarr has three useable ridges off it, to the north, south and east. The easiest perhaps is the Glenmacnass Waterfall carpark O11380 03009 A (notorious for break-ins). From here head for the north ridge that extends from Scarr to Kanturk (aka Brown Mountain). Round trip around 90-100 minutes.

Another starts from Oldbridge O1581 0197 B. From the east of the public road there is a well surfaced track that leads steadily uphill past farms and several new houses. Follow this until the point where it swings sharply left and leave it to head through a gateway straight ahead onto a grassy boreen that leads onto the lower slopes of Scarr.

From the south at T14021 97510 C there is a small carpark. (This is a useful also because there is a bridge allowing access to the Brockaghs area here) Head up via forest tracks and a path up the southern ridge of Scarr, marvelling that such a small summit can have so many false tops.

Other routes from the north come via Knocknacloghoge or the track around the north side of Lough Dan.

The top itself has a modest cairn. Notoriously Scarr can be extremely windy since its shape can catch a SW wind and funnel it towards the top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/4970/
 
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Picture: Arrowhead boulder on Kanturk
padodes on Scarr, 2008
by padodes  1 Jun 2008
A walk centred on Kanturk (close to Scarr) could begin at the forest entrance, O106 055 D. Following the forest track to the end and through a curtain of trees, you meet the Inchavore River and walk downstream. Just where the valley broadens out, there’s a small coppice of native trees – among them several specimens of oak – that probably gives a good idea of the local woodland in the past, before the pine plantations came. On the flanks of Kanturk, to the right, can soon be seen the livid scar of a blocked-off mine shaft, similar to those in Glendalough and Glendasan. Further on, the crumbling ruins, close to where the road out of the valley begins, were perhaps also related to this activity, although the name of the area, Bolenasaggart, seems to point in another direction. This isn’t a bad place (O139 042 E) to start climbing up to the right, the only climb of the walk and no more than 300m. It avoids a lot of the knee-high heather that is a feature of the gentler slopes further on. Among the knolls on top, there is a trodden path in places, but don’t count on keeping to it if the mist falls! At the western end, a track continues SW to the car park at Glenmacnass Waterfall, so at some point you will need to make your way NW, taking your bearings from Carrigshouk in the distance and aiming to meet the road around O103 044 F. You have to make your own track over this rolling but not unpleasant bogland, where turf cutting is still carried on in the traditional way. When you finally reach the Military Road, there remains a walk to the starting point, about one and a half kms away to the right. The circuit is no more than 11 kms. Kanturk may not be as airy as its close neighbour, Scarr, but it definitely has its own charms. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/3132/
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Picture: Cave entrance on Kanturk shoulder
 
aburden on Scarr, 2006
by aburden  5 Jan 2006
Great two car route for shaking off the cobwebs - meet at the finish which is commonly known as 'the piers' [O17200 06534 G]. Drop one car here and drive on to the Start at [O15786 01978 H]. The route goes via Scarr and Kanturk before dropping down into the Inchavore Valley. If you aim to hit the valley at the end of the track running north east along Lough Dan - you may discover a cave which appears to be a disused mine [O13717 04214 I]. The Copse in the vally makes an ideal lunch spot before crossing the river and an enjoyable walk along the lake. The last km or so is uphill on tarmac. Distance = 12.5km; time 5hr (incl. 30mins stops) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/2120/
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simon3 on Scarr, 2006
by simon3  20 Aug 2006
A popular route from Scarr is to head North-East towards Knocknacloghoge (534m) . In the way is the Inchavore River. You may have heard of a handy bridge crossing this. Don't believe it! On the occasion that I was there one Feb, it was extremely hard to cross the river, although we did manage near to the site of the bridge where there is a small island. It's at O 124 044 J. Another option would be to walk upstream until the river narrows. It may be a long way. That's the near wilderness for you.
Update about bridge summer 2006. Apparently there is a bridge somewhere around there in place again. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/341/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View from the eastern ridge
 
Small cairn, big views
by kernowclimber  31 Aug 2010
Leaving one car at Pier Gates, we drove to Oldbridge parking on a grassy verge (O15823 01944 K). Just ahead on the left is a well surfaced track that leads steadily uphill past farms and several new houses. Follow this until the point where it swings sharply left and leave it to head through a gateway straight ahead onto a grassy boreen that leads onto the lower slopes of Scarr. Just past an NPWS sign, follow a discernable track through the bracken on the far right close to the trees, at the top of which bear west over low gorse, heather and bilberry to meet with a ridge path up to Scarr.

Dramatic vistas reward the walker from the ridge: Knocknacloghoge, the tumbled down rocks on its slope gleaming white in the sun, interspersed with beautiful swathes of golden gorse and purple heather mingling with the greens of bracken and conifer; in the valley below, Lough Dan, the wind creating continually changing mazy patterns over its inky blue surface, and on the skyline the gleaming quartzite peak of Great Sugar Loaf. The heightening wind sent clouds hurrying across the sky casting immense brooding shadows over the land whipping the ragged white heads of the nearby bog cotton into a frenzy.

A steady climb over ground that is occasionally boggy and rocky in places brings one onto the grassy summit of Scarr with its small cairn and big views. Moorland undulates east towards the coast merging with deep green swathes of forestry and a colourful late summer patchwork quilt of fields, beyond which is the sea. And all around, wave upon wave of purple tainted mountains fade away into indigo, blue and smoky grey.

Descending in a NW direction provides fine views over Tonelagee, its slopes sweeping down to the Glenmacnass River flowing like quicksilver below. Close to the Old Military Road it cascades chaotically down over rocks to the glen below, its harsh cadence periodically audible before being snatched by the wind.

Our route over the heath to Kanturk offered exceptionally fine walking, passing by a phallic shaped rock at O12505 02798 L, bog pools and several glacial erratics like giants’ marbles accidentally dropped in a game eons ago. Grand views of Scarr lay behind us, rising skyward like a shark’s fin, and as we descended NE over short wiry heather, Lough Dan again came into view. On its NW shore is a sickle-shaped beach of golden sand deposited by the Inchavore River that meanders in serpentine fashion down the valley to empty into the lake close to a thin ribbon of trees.

Caution was needed as we made our descent over steep ground towards the Inchavore River; the heather and bracken is waist high in places and obscured rocks beneath. We soon came to a rocky pathway bounding forestry leading towards Lough Dan. A small cairn and a pile of stones on a rock outcrop on the path direct the walker down through the trees by a mossy wall (O13223 04310 M) to gain a copse of oaks beside the river. Our next objective: Knocknacloghoge. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/6040/
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davekav on Scarr, 2003
by davekav  16 Jun 2003
From Scarr and along the ridge of Kanturk Hill is an excellant walk for introducing people to hill walking. When approaching from Roundwood, veer right at Oldbridge and park along the left hand side. Theres a small lane way on the left before the campsite. Take this to begin the ascent to Scarr itself. The ascent offers a slight challange, enough to give people the feel for hill walking. From the summit there are fine panoramic views, particularly of Glenmacnass, Tonelagee and back over towards Fancy and Djouce. You can then follow the ridge over Kanturk Mountain. As you follow this path you can see down into Glenmacnass Waterfall and as you begin the descent of Kanturk the views of Lough Dan are excellant. The final stage of the walk takes you along the road along the shore of the lake itself. All in all a not too taxing walk with excellant views that can be accomplished in around three and a half hours with time for lunch. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/549/
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