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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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pplsgod on Scarr, 2009
by pplsgod  5 Oct 2009
Began this walk on a very mild Sunday (4th October 2009) at Oldbridge Grid Ref: O 158 019 A where there is room for about 10 cars to park. Headed south along an unnamed road which forms part of the Wicklow Way

Around 2km down the road the Wicklow Way turns west and then south, following this route until you come out approximately at Laragh East, shown clearly on OS Map No. 56 at Grid Ref: T 149 909 B

From here headed straight for the summit of Scarr. The ground has quite a noticeable track right up to the top of Scarr at Grid Ref: O 134 018 C Due to the shape of Scarr it is naturally exposed to the winds and can be extremely cold. From Scarr moved onto Kanturk, also known as Brown mountain via a highpoint ridge between Scarr and Kanturk at O 126 025 D. Kanturk summit is listed as O 125 035 E but there are several mounds making Kanturk one of the more unusual summits in Wicklow

From here the ground falls away steeply towards the Inchavore river, we took a path approximately north-east to a small clearing in the forestry, you can see this on the OS map but accurate Grid Ref is difficult to give, you will just have to judge for yourself where is best to cross the forestry

The walk back to the car at Oldbridge was relatively straightforward as we picked up the track that skirts along the edge of Lough Dan until you come to the main road again, this road will bring you past the scouts base and all the way back to your parking place. Walk took 4.5 hours approx but allow another hour or two if the weather is wet Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/4188/
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Picture: Ronnie Petrie Memorial
 
Ronnie Petrie
by grzywaczmarcin  31 Aug 2010
Descending from Scarr and Kanturk I met Ronnie Petrie memorial. I tried to find some information about him in the network but all I found is that he was involved in process of opening lands around Lough Dan. Do you know any place I can get more information about him? Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/6075/
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Picture: Illuminated slopes
A handy walk from Glenmacnass
by paulocon  1 Oct 2013
Scarr is a straightforward walk when tackled from Glenmacnass side. I've also tackled it from the other side as part of an IMRA race and this is definitely a more interesting route along a well-defined track. One benefit of tackling it from Glenmacnass is to see it's western slopes lit up by the sun setting over mighty Tonelagee. As with so many mountains in the area, there are expansive views from the top taking in the surrounding landscape pouring out to the Irish sea. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/15205/
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Laragh to Glenmacnass Waterfall
by gringottsgoblin  9 Sep 2014
From McCoys in Laragh follow the Wicklow Way across the Glenmacnass River up the slope of Paddock Hill hop the stile, and continue along the track untill you reach the woods on the left. After about 500m take a small track to the left and proceed across the flat slope until you reach aother path and then turn left. Jump the stile at this gate and just proceed along the generally dry ridge path up the ridge the leads up to Scarr. Scarr is just over 640m and the views from there are excellent. As one descends keep following the well marked ridge track. After descending the summit of Scarr continue along the path until you mount one more rise. On this rise you will see a small standing stone about 100m on veer left along the less well trodden track. This will bring you down the the carpark at Glenmacnass Waterfall. The distance of this section is around 9.3km and covers a total ascent of just under 500m. At a reasonable pace this will take between 2 hours15 and 2 hours 30 min Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/17672/
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Super view towards the East
by tmsr  6 Apr 2015
We enoyed our walk up Scarr - we aprked above Glenmacnass Waterfall and diverted to the summit of Kanturk or Brown Mountain before continuing on towards Laragh and exited below Paddock Hill at the Wicklow Way Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/17910/
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Picture: Camping near summit of Scarr
 
Deer fencing Oldbridge
by Unsell  18 Jan 2016
First time up Scarr, and found access from Oldbridge hampered by heavy duty fencing which looks like it is protecting a new plantation from browsing deer. That grassy boreen people are talking about, which lies at the end of the road with several houses on it, is firmly fenced off. I would just say we were there in darkness and it is likely that the gate can be opened, we didn't check that, we thought we had the wrong gate!! Apart from that little difficulty, the ascent was straight forward although fairly steep on that approach.

The walk from Scarr across to Kanturk is really nice, there is a surprising sense of remoteness. The boulders and rocky outcrops of Kanturk make for a type of garden scene. Some of the heather gives the illusion that it was very carefully planted.

Another slight difficulty is how you drop down to the Inchavore river from Kanturk. There is no path and you are just wading through heather on a steep slope. We aimed to cross the river at a point well into the conifers which are very densely planted. We could see a fire break at a distance as a slight gap in the trees, but it was hard to make out as the trees on the outside were growing into the gap. But the fire break was there and offered a pleasant descent to the river, although at the end it led us to birch trees in a very marshy place which was not very nice but at least the river was easy to cross at this point. This point is well upriver from the oak trees where apparently there is a more popular crossing point. Anyway, I would look for another way to get down to the river if doing it again! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/210/comment/18423/
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