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Wicklow Area   NE: Fancy Subarea
Place count in area: 115, 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 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474mLugduff 652mLugduff 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 718mMoanbane 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 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 794.6mLugnaquilla 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: 0.9km
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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A windy windy mountain
by brenno  1 Jun 2011
What is it about Scarr and gale force winds on the stretch running north-south from Kanturk up the summit of Scarr and down the ridge towards Paddock Hill and Laragh. I must have done this hike half a dozen times in the past few years and there's always been a gale at the top even though there's barely a puff of wind when starting off at Lough Dan or Glenmacnass. Same last Saturday, gentle breezes all the way to Kanturk and then an almighty gale all the way to the top of Scarr. Is it the orientation of this ridge between two deep valleys - Glenmacnass on one side and Lough Dan on the other - or is is just that the wind gods have been active on the days I've been up there. Spoke to some other hikers in the pub afterwards who'd walked Barnacullian ridge between Tonelagee and Mullacleevaun at the same time I did Kanturk-Scarr and they said they had only light winds - and they were only a few miles away as the crow flies That said, the walk from Lough Dan (park in the layby just beyond the Scouts centre - Kanturk - Scarr - Paddock Hill - Laragh is a grand walk with great views on (mostly) good ground. An easy 3-4 hours and can be cut short if needs be at the top of Scarr heading straight back down to Lough Dan. Maybe though think of doing it in reverse starting from Laragh and have the wind at your back rather than have to put the head down into the southwesterly Scarr gale!!! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/6365/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Sunset view of Croaghanmoira.
 
simon3 on Scarr, 2007
by simon3  10 Feb 2007

Sunset colours,
leaning fence,
browns and pinks,
conical top.

I could tell you that Croaghanmoira is 15km distant from the north end of Scarr where the picture was taken. I could tell you much more, but perhaps you would prefer to reflect on your own memories of views like this.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
padodes on Scarr, 2008
by padodes  29 May 2008
Although Kanturk (Brown Mountain) isn’t included in the MV list for Wicklow and seems to be treated in comments as an appendix to Scarr, I think walkers usually get a different impression ‘on the ground’. For one thing, Scarr runs N to S, whereas Kanturk runs broadly E to W. For another, Scarr is a narrow mica-schist ridge, whereas Kanturk is a broad sequence of scattered granite hummocks (the highest being 523m). This difference in terrain makes for a very different walking experience in each case. In dense fog and mist, for instance, you cannot wander far off track on Scarr without falling off the mountain, whereas on Kanturk, unless you’re crossing the craggy knolls as the bird flies, you can soon find yourself going around in circles as you try to weave between them. The view, too, is quite distinct in each case. Kanturk offers the best possible panorama of the beautiful Inchavore River valley, with the rugged cliffs of Knocknacloghog as a backdrop and the blue expanse of Lough Dan nearby. The photo, taken from the western end of Kanturk, shows, not a standing-stone in the archaeological sense, but a stone that just happens to be standing. It points northwards to Carrigshouk on the cloudy horizon. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/3130/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Scarr from Lough Dan
 
From Glenmacnass Waterfall
by Sarkuns  12 Jun 2013
My route was pretty simple. I left my car at Glenmacnass Waterfall car park and just took the direct route to Brown Mountain using animal and people paths to get to the summit.
From Kanturk there is a rocky and at some places boggy path straight to Scarr. I need to say that 360 degree view is breath taking. Lough Dan looks incredibly tempting and the Roundwood lakes as well.
When I was walking back I took a good long look on Glenmacnass Waterfall and made myself a cup of tea. I saw a few sika dears running around and of course sheep, a lot of sheep.
Bonus was an opportunity to help a Spanish tourist who lost his map in the wind and didn’t know which direction was the Wicklow way. A little bit strange but those are tourists and that’s all I have to say. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/15019/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Scarr (<i>Scor</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Stream running down Kanturk to Lough Dan.
A walk in the clouds.
by TommyV  17 Nov 2018
This route starts on an old forest road at Oldbridge, there is room for parking 5 or 6 cars near the top at O15162 01916 starA. From here follow the road West until you reach a gate at O14832 01892 starB. Go through here and then follow a rough track to another gate which will take you out onto the open mountain. The summit of Scarr is less than 2 kilometers West from here. To make a looped walk of this, head North West on a ridge walk of about 1.5 kilometers. Once you reach Kanturk, follow the spur East towards Lough Dan. You will join a track running South to a road which will take you back to Oldbridge and then a small walk uphill to get back to the car. The day we did this hike, the summits of both Scarr and Kanturk were enveloped in cloud and mist so I can't really comment on the views but I would imagine on a nice day you could see Glenmacnass Waterfall and extensive views of Lough Dan. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/20207/
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Picture: Beautiful views from summit
 
Wide open views
by march-fixer  3 Jun 2019
To visit Scarr Mountain we parked at the carpark above Brockagh Resource Centre T13981 96860 starC in Laragh rather than risking your vehicle at the more exposed spots. Your trail starts right at the eastern edge of the carpark and moves in an anti-clockwise circuit. This is a lovely track. Make your way north eastwards up onto Paddock Hill. From up here the good views begin, so be sure to constantly look over your shoulders. There is a distinct trail all the way north up onto Scarr. Be well prepared since there is absolutely no shelter up on Scarr Mountain.

Take plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the 360 degree views. There are several options for varying the route from here. We headed on down the far side towards Kanturk and at the saddle took the track down left to the Glenmacnass Waterfall. (It is not much extra effort to visit Kanturk before returning to this saddle). At the far side of the carpark the water runs smooth and slow and it is a perfect spot to languish for a while and enjoy a bite to eat. Head across the Glenmacnass River on the stepping stones (carefully) and up through the northern edge of the woods. It is quite steep in here so you will need to zig-zag up. Near the top there is a indistinct path out to the right onto open ground. Make your way up the shoulder of the hill.

From there a trail leads back along the border of the woods on to an extraction road. You can use this road to bring you straight back to the carpark or be more adventurous and veer further west to the right of Mall Hill to reach Brockagh Mountain and then head south east on to Brockagh Mountain SE Top. From there just follow the trail back down to the carpark. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/20530/
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