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Wicklow Area   NW: Mullaghcleevaun 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 637mMullacor 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 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 720.8mGravale 718mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 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 562.1mSlievefoore 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 783.2mCorrigasleggaun 794mLugnaquilla 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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Black Hill Mountain An Cnoc Dubh A name in Irish A name coined in English Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 602.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O04135 09034
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Longitude: -6.445302, Latitude: 53.121981 , Easting: 304135, Northing: 209035 Prominence: 67.25m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 704061 709066,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blc602, 10 char: Black H602
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Referred to as Blackmoor Hill or Blackamore Hill in 18th and 19th century sources. The form An Cnoc Dubh is provided here as a translation into Irish of "Black Hill". It is not to be understood as an attested historical form.   Black Hill is the 280th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Black Hill (<i>An Cnoc Dubh</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Black Hill from the car park to the north.
 
A Gateway Hill
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, Dessie1, wicklore  5 Jun 2021
Black Hill is easily approached either from the well defined track starting at the car park at O04387 10862 A or from the start of Lodge Lane O01999 10104 B. Depending on your approach, the road leading up from Ballysmuttan Bridge to the Sorrel Hill car park can be potholed. This is a common route to the Sorrel Hill car park. A better approach is from Blessington to the west along the N81.

From the car-park, it is less than 2kms to the top of Black Hill with an ascent of about 150 metres. There is some open bog to cross as the track does not quite reach the summit. As you climb views emerge of the Blessington Lakes below Black Hill to the west. Strangely enough, as you arrive at the summit you are met with a sign telling you that you are leaving the Wicklow Mountains National Park! (The boundaries of the Park are curious, and have to do with private ownership of some hills).

The longer route starts from the the bottom of Lodge Lane and follows the route up The Green Lane onto the summit, however, this is a 2 car linear walk. Along this route there is the standing stone monument to the WWII air-crew that crashed O03334 08965 C.

Black Hill is an obvious route to Mullaghcleevaun which lies just a few kms to the SE. Black Hill is also a common starting point for a Mullaghcleevaun – Carrigvore circuit. Moanbane and Silsean are easily reached from Black Hill. The summit of Black Hill is a typical Wicklow job – fairly featureless flat bog with a few stones at the ‘summit’ Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/5030/
 
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Picture: Hampden Bomber memorial Black Hill
New Comment: Hampden Bomber memorial Black Hill
by ceadeile  Mon 22 Nov
At O 03323 08968 D, on the side of Black Hill, a memorial - an upright Granite column (a recycled gatepost?) and a plaque, commemorate the 4 airmen who died nearby in the early hours of April 18th 1941 when their aircraft crashed onto the mountainside.
The upright column was placed there in April 1991, the 50th anniversary of the fatal crash and is inscribed with the names of the 4 young men. The plaque placed beneath it was added more recently and gives some additional information regarding the incident.
Colin Hill, the brother of the pilot, F.K. Hill, has extensively researched the incident and the results of his research can be accessed at http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/gravescj/foreword.html
The County Kildare Online Electronic History Journal gives an account of the incident at
https://www.kildare.ie/ehistory/index.php/blessington-war-time-air-crash/
The 4 young men who died were
Pilot Officer John Kenneth Hill (Ken) aged 23,
Sgt J.T. Lamb (Jack) Navigator, aged 20,
Sgt F. H. Erdwin (Fred), aged 21,
Sgt S. Wright (Stanley), aged 20.
The 4 airmen were buried together, with full military honours, in the northern corner of St. Mary’s Church Of Ireland cemetery in Blessington. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/23355/
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josvanderlinden on Black Hill, 2008
by josvanderlinden  4 Jun 2008
I took a nice panorama photo on the 31th of May of the following mountains (from right to left): Black Hill, Mullaghcleevaun, Mullaghcleevaun East Top, Duff Hill, Gravale, Carrigvore, Tonduff North and Kippure. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/3143/
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hillwalkerliam on Black Hill, 2010
by hillwalkerliam  23 Mar 2010
Only 5+3quarters but climbed black hill today with my daddy I thought it would be hard but was a bit easy this was my 5th hill i like hillwalking and cant wait for my 6th. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/4529/
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Approaching summit from the west
by hibby  5 Mar 2011
A geocaching route brought us (me, wife and 2 dogs) in a circular walk from the car park, west down into the valley, then up a green road (where we saw a group of around 15 female deer) on the western slope of the hill to a memorial to 4 British aircrew who died in a crash in 1941. From there, the path became increasingly poorly defined and the last 100 metres of ascent to the summit was a bit of a steep slog over the heather. The summit is rounded and remarkably undramatic for a hill of over 600m, its main redeeming quality being the views over the lake and the surrounding hills. A neat mini-cairn at the top (near the National Park signpost) is somewhat whimsical as there are no stones nearby, so they must have been carried up. Two plaques to deceased members of the Dublin and District Motorcycle club are on the lower slopes to the north. An access route from the north ("Pound Lane agreed access point") is marked out with black and white poles, replacing a former more direct route from the road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/6264/
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madfrankie on Black Hill, 2005
by madfrankie  7 Feb 2005
With its expansive views Black Hill certainly isn't the dullest hill in Wicklow. And it's great for short outings (eg. introducing the novice / unenthusiastic to the great outdoors). That's Sorrell Hill in the background. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/1464/
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