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Wicklow Area , NW: Mullaghcleevaun Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Black Hill, 602.2m Mountain An Cnoc Dubh A name in Irish,
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A name coined in English, Slieve Thoul, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Black Hill is the 281st highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O04135 09034, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 616 members, recently by: ccartwright, davidrenshaw, Hjonna, jackos, MeabhTiernan, Courin, andodenis, KateLeckie, Sarahjb, maoris, Carolineswalsh, miriam, Tommer504, Moirabourke, ToughSoles
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Longitude: -6.445302, Latitude: 53.121981, Easting: 304135, Northing: 209035, Prominence: 67.2m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 704061 709066
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Blc602, 10 char: Black H602

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Summary for Black Hill (An Cnoc Dubh): A Gateway Hill
Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, Dessie1, wicklore 2021-06-05 20:36:44
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Picture: Black Hill from the car park to the north.
Black Hill is easily approached either from the well defined track starting at the car park at BNulta Gp (O04387 10862) or from the start of Lodge Lane TempBod (O01999 10104). 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 A (O03334 08965).

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’
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Member Comments for Black Hill (An Cnoc Dubh)

            MountainViews.ie picture about Black Hill (<em>An Cnoc Dubh</em>)
Picture: Hampden Bomber memorial Black Hill
Hampden Bomber memorial Black Hill
by ceadeile 22 Nov 2021
At B (O03323 08968), 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/23355/
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hillwalkerliam on Black Hill
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/4529/
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josvanderlinden on Black Hill
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/3143/
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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: mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/6264/
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madfrankie on Black Hill
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/270/comment/1464/
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