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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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Scarr Mountain Scor A name in Irish
(Ir. Sceir or Scor [PNCW], 'sharp rock') Wicklow County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 641m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O13268 01828
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Longitude: -6.311412, Latitude: 53.055277 , Easting: 313268, Northing: 201828 Prominence: 231m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 713197 701848,   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 215th highest place in Ireland.

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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/4970/
 
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Picture: Evoking memories
Echoes of the Past
by wicklore  2 Mar 2015
Many years ago I worked with a group of young siblings. They were troubled children, and life had dealt them a very poor start in life. Low self-esteem , challenging behaviour & conflict threatened to mar their ability to reach their potential in life. I had the opportunity to take them for frequent walks and hikes in the mountains, and we visited many of Wicklow’s summits over the course of three years.

Scarr Mountain was one such summit. We had attempted to climb it twice but had been turned back by poor weather. It became our mission to conquer it and we eagerly prepared, watching the weather and planning our route. Learning from previous attempts, we ensured we had adequate clothing. With renewed resolve we set out early on New Years Day 1999. The four siblings, aged from 8- 13 years, energetically bounded along the track up the steep, snow-clad, hillside. Battling the biting wind we eventually emerged onto the fine summit ridge and then onto the rocky summit prominence. The boys revelled in their accomplishment, running back and forth along the ridge, chasing each other, throwing snowballs and picking out the surrounding hills and mountains we had previously climbed. One of the boys proudly proclaimed something along the lines of ‘it took us three times Scarr, and you thought you could beat us, but we conquered you!’

Yesterday, for the first time in 16 years, I found myself on the summit of Scarr. The conditions were similar to my last foray in 1999 –snow and buffeting, freezing wind. I wasn’t particularly surprised when the memories came flooding back, as this has happened on several summits I have revisited over the years. However I was surprised at the clarity of the memories. I could visualise the boys running along the ridge, their laughter carried on the wind, their eyes gleaming with delight on their cold-reddened faces. I recalled the brief conversation we had with a Dutch walker who stopped to congratulate the boys. I recalled sitting down out of the wind to unwrap our tinfoil-covered sandwiches. I recalled one of the boys ruefully holding out his broken hiking stick which Santa had only given him a week before. I recalled one of the boys, who had subsequently passed away at the age of 15, pointing excitedly to Ballinacorbeg outside Roundwood to the east saying ‘we climbed that! We climbed that!’ We had indeed climbed it and many others before and after.

As I reached the summit yesterday, and all those memories flooded back, I was struck by a thought. While mountains and hills have all sorts of historical connections and events, we also make our own new memories and events, to be recalled at a future time. My last visit to Scarr had been a very happy one, and that, in turn, made this visit even more special. My reverie was broken by the sound of real laughter as a man and two children approached the summit, making their own memories. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/17869/
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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. Trackback: 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) Trackback: 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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/341/
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csd on Scarr, 2003
by csd  1 Mar 2003
There's a lovely walk in Joss Lynam's "Best Walks of Ireland". Start at Oldbridge and head up to Scarr. The start is uninspiring, but as you descend Scarr and head for Kanturk, the vista of Tonlagee and Glenmacnass to your left and Knocknacloghoge and Djouce to your right is quite breathtaking. Lunch is at the copse by the NW shore of Lough Dan, followed by the quick trot up Knocknacloghoge for some more fantastic views. We had originally planned to cross the Cloghoge river by the stepping stones and cut straight up to Ballinafunshoge, but there's a "No Dogs" sign and it is lambing season. Instead we headed towards Lough Tay and up to the Pier Gates, returning to Oldbridge via the Wicklow Way. In all, 7.5 hours at a fairly easy pace. The picture shows the summit of Scarr taken from Kanturk. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/354/
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