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Bolaght Mountain Loop (Includes Roads)

Bolaght Mountain: Making a Loop

Knocknasheega: Heather-covered, rounded summit surrounded by trees.

Corran: Pleasant forest track stroll

Oval route turned into a cracked egg shape by circumstance.

Knocknanask: Approach from adjoining hill.

Knocksculloge: Track on stream

The rocky rocky road to the big hill.

Knocksculloge: Ease on down the road

Broemountain: Good views from so-so top

Short walk to a small island.

Knocknasheega: The rub of the green

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Wicklow Area   NW: Mullaghcleevaun Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 474mKirikee 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 240mCarrigoona 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 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 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 800mCorrigasleggaun 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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