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Wicklow Area   W: Donard Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry 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 657mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 714mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mLittle Sugar Loaf 342m
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 641mScarr 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 357mSeskin 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 925mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Lobawn Mountain Lúbán A name in Irish
(Ir. Lúbán [PNCW], 'little bend') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 636m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: S97781 97807
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Longitude: -6.54219, Latitude: 53.022995 , Easting: 297781, Northing: 197807 Prominence: 111m,  Isolation: 1.5km
ITM: 697800 697917,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lobawn, 10 char: Lobawn
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

Lobawn is also the name of a townland in the parish of Donaghmore. In 1839 John O'Donovan interpreted this name as Leomhach Bán, 'white leo or land abounding in marsh mallows'. Cf. Leoh townland and Leoh Mountain N of Lugnaquilla.   Lobawn is the 228th highest place in Ireland.

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simon3 on Lobawn, 2003
by simon3  17 Mar 2003
Lobawn has a flattish top. A series of ridges lead from it. The picture was taken from the broad, fairly flat ridge leading towards Donard to the west. The village of Donard is a convenient place to start from when walking in this area. The picture shows Sugarloaf (552m) in the mid-ground with Keadeen some 8k away on the skyline. Lobawn connects to Sugarloaf via a southerly ridge. This is to the left of the summit shown here. Between Keadeen and Sugarloaf lies the Glen of Imail, which includes an artillery range. As you can see from the foreground, Lobawn’s west ridge has a wet boggy surface. Unfortunately scramblers or dune-buggies have considerably damaged the surface of this ridge in places Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/379/
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csd on Lobawn, 2003
by csd  22 Jun 2003
The ridges up to Lobawn are beginning to succumb to the dreaded motorbike scramblers. It hasn't quite reached the levels of Slieve Maan yet, but I'm sure it's not far off. Picture shows the summit - anyone know what this pillar means? There's another one on the way over from Sugarloaf. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/566/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lobawn in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: http://www.pathsavers.org/Surveys/Lobawn%20Corriebracks.pdf
 
Save for Summer Days
by CaptainVertigo  1 Nov 2011
I recently completed a circuit of Church Mountain, Corriebracks, Lowbawn and Sugar Loaf. The route was about eleven miles in total and was executed on a warm wet afternoon in late October. The dank gloomy mushy Wicklow hills were rendered even more awful by the oppressive overbearing conifers. I feel perfectly safe on a dark open mountain but there is something ominous about high forest. I suspect it conjures up notions of wolves, ghouls et al. Anyway a couple of WARNINGS. You really need an up to date map as there are trees popping up all over the place. My old map seemed bereft of various groves that appeared in my path. Secondly do please look at some of the wonderful work of the Wicklow Mountain Path people. For example they are quite right to suggest that you keep to the high ground to the west of the "tree gap" as you make your way from Corriesbrack to Lobawn. See map,See http://www.pathsavers.org/Surveys/Lobawn%20Corriebracks.pdf I notice the David Herman indicates the same route in his slim but invaluable volume on the Wicklow hills Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/6605/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Lobawn in area Wicklow, Ireland
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Geo on Lobawn, 2009
by Geo  13 Sep 2009
Climbed this from Sugarloaf (which disappointingly isn't here on MV, one less to claim as bagged :-( ) There isn't a whole lot up there on the somewhat dull top, except the forlorn WD (War Department) Pillar awash in its watery peat. A beautiful Indian summer day, what a change from the washout summer days. Lovely views form up here, the mist over the midlands was punctuated by the summits peeping through of the nearby ranges of Blackstairs, etc.It's a gateway to the Northern ridge partly enclosing the Glen of Imaal. My 100th summit logged on MV... woohoo! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/4095/
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Magic Moment
by jlk  4 Mar 2012
Fabulous March Madness Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/6704/
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Picture: War Department Marker
Sweet spot all round
by march-fixer  7 May 2012
Located to the east of Donard in west Wicklow, it is nicely tucked away at the head of a number of lovely glens. Most walkers seem to approach from the south or west, whereas I think it is best approached from the north, either as part of a walk from Corriebracks or in its own right from the very scenic road leading into the glen and Lugglass Lower. This glen road in is reached either from the Hollywood or Wicklow Gap direction.

My reasoning is that the glen road in from the north is a visual treat on its own and brings you to a forest entrance. From here you may follow the forest track a good distance to the top. See track-1569 for directions. There is a little bit of rough ground from where you leave the track up to the edge of the forest.

While there is some erosion on the east-west track, there is no sign of damage by access from the north. It is a lovely view, from a rather flat top, should you be blessed with good weather.

There is a fair chance that you will not meet any other walkers on your travels up here. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/222/comment/6791/
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