Scarr 641m mountain, Dublin/Wicklow Wicklow Mountains Ireland at
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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

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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
Place visited by 675 members. Recently by: gerlo, Aglaisio, David-Guenot, padraigtipp123, JoHeaney, Hadleigh, dunnejohn, PeakPaul, Jimmy600leavey, JeanM, arderincorbett, ogrek, TommyV, mcdonna3, therealcrow
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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 214th 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!!! Trackback:
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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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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. Trackback:
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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. Trackback:
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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 A. From here follow the road West until you reach a gate at O14832 01892 B. 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. Trackback:
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brenno on Scarr, 2009
by brenno  7 Sep 2009
Did the Lough Dan-Kanturk-Scarr-Old Bridge circuit on Sunday in the howling gales and heavy rain and discovered that my goretex pants really need to be traded in for a new model. Despite the conditions, however, this is a fabulous circuit - about 13k and 560m of ascent. Ideally use two cars to prevent about a mile of road walk at the end. Leave one car at the layby near Old Bridge, leave the second in the layby about a mile further on just beyond the Scouts centre. Walk on to the end of Lough Dan and then just after the road swings sharply around to the left go through a style on the right and follow the marked path laid by the National Park which swings around the end of Lough Dan until it eventually comes out onto the open mountain. Navigation is pretty easy, there is a well-marked if occasionally very soggy track westwards across to Kanturk which then weaves through the various outcrops before it swings south and then a short steep stretch up to the top of Scarr. From Scarr, it's an easy descent off the eastern side of the mountain down a long ridge which eventually you brings back to Old Bridge and one of the cars.

One point of navigation for anybody doing this route in reverse - i.e. first Scarr and then Kanturk. After Kanturk and when you're heading eastwards towards Lough Dan, after about a 1.5k the track divides about 100 metres before a very distinctive pointy pyramid-shaped boulder. Take the left fork as this leads directly to the marked path the National Park has put down - complete with steps down the steepest stretch of the descent towards Lough Dan. I haven't taken the right fork which goes by the pyramid-shaped boulder, but it looks as if it leads directly towards some pretty heavy fenced-off forestry. Trackback:
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