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Wicklow Area   NW: Blessington 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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Sorrel Hill Mountain Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 599.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O04221 11887
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Longitude: -6.443084, Latitude: 53.147589 , Easting: 304222, Northing: 211888 Prominence: 154.46m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 704147 711918,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SrlHl, 10 char: Sorel Hil
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Sorrel Hill is the 290th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Sorrel Hill Northwest Face
 
An easy walk
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer, Dessie1, wicklore  23 Jun 2013
Sorrel Hill is easily approached along the well defined track starting at the small car park at O04387 10862 A. The road leading up to the car park can be somewhat potholed on the higher section. Another word of caution – Ballysmuttan Bridge at O05650 14812 B has been closed for a lengthy period of time. (October 2010).(You will be glad to know that there is a shiny new bridge erected over the Liffey now!) This is a common route to the Black Hill/Sorrel Hill car park, and it is an awkward and lengthy detour to the car park if you first arrive at the closed bridge. Better to approach from Blessington/Lacken to the west along the N81.

It is just over 1km to the top of Sorrel Hill with an ascent of about 150 metres. The main track to the summit is muddy at times. [See track-1596 which uses an alternative and less boggy route that lies slightly to the east]. As you climb views emerge of the Blessington Lakes to the west, and the plains beyond. The bulk of the Mullaghcleevaun group of hills is directly to the south, while the Seefin – Seahan circuit of hills is to the north. Kippure holds court off to the east.

An alternative route to Sorrel Hill is from Ballynatona to the north. There's space to park a car at the entrance to the forest track at O055 138 C, which you can follow to within several hundred metres of the summit.

The summit of Sorrel Hill has a megalithic cairn. It is an easy walk, especially for children or beginners. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/5040/
 
cloud and wind.
by hillwalkerliam  9 Jun 2010
I put a rock on the cairn. i fell around 3 times. the walk was cool. sweets are energy.the cloud was touching the ground. it went for a few seconds and then came back again. this was my sixth mountain and i am six. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/5864/
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Picture: Sorrel Hill as viewed from Lugnagun, with Kippure to the west
darrenf on Sorrel Hill, 2010
by darrenf  18 Mar 2010
There is ample carparking available at O045108 D. From here one can clearly see the track snaking up toward black hill. Fine views over Blessington and the reservoir are available. Directly behind you there is another clear track leading up toward Sorrel hill which will take you directly to the summit. Once on the summit you will note the huge cairn which marks the top.

From the car to the summit of Sorrel Hill is just over 1.1km and could be reached within 20mins. An easy bag by any accounts. To extend the walk a little I decided to head for Lugnagun. Refer to same for rest of route. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/4519/
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Picture: No sorrel in sight
 
padodes on Sorrel Hill, 2009
by padodes  3 Feb 2009
In Irish, I have seen this hill referred to as ‘Cor tSamhaidh’, the Round Hill of the Sorrel. The sorrel in question is obviously the plant of that name, called ‘samhadh’ in Irish (‘Rumex acetosa’ in botany). It is the long-leaved common sorrel that often ends up in our salads. One would therefore expect an abundance of the plant here, if it did give its name to the hill, yet I have so far never found a specimen. Then again, I have never gone out avidly looking for one, either.

Leaving this botanical conundrum aside, the most notable feature on Sorrel is the megalithic cairn on its summit, which has a diameter of about 20m. (Enterprising modern hands have added a further small cairn to the original beneath.) In the photo, just to the left of the mound, can be seen in the distance the cluster of Seefin, Seefingan and Seahan, equally crowned with megaliths. These hills lie between 6 and 8kms away, across the valley of the Liffey.

There are other remnants of the past in the immediate vicinity, too, though they are difficult to find. On the broad saddle between Sorrel and Lugnagun there are, reportedly, traces of several Stone Age enclosures (detectable in aerial photography) and another cairn about 10m in diameter, but I have looked for them in vain in this very broken terrain. A little further on, inside the forest fence, there is a small megalithic tomb (marked, this time, on the OSI map), but now so hemmed in by forest that it is in danger of being totally engulfed (Coillte protecting our heritage!).

One thing our megalithic forebears did not see from the top of Sorrel is, of course, the 11 kilometre long Pollaphuca Reservoir to the west. Although we know today that there was, in fact, a lake there between 15,000 and 10,000 years ago, fed by meltwater from a glacier, it had long disappeared before the builders of the megaliths ever came upon the scene. The dam that forms the present lake, dating from 1940, has given us a view of the past that makes even Stone Age man a recent blow-in by comparison. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/3561/
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Picture: Cairn on summit of Sorrel Hill
sharkey on Sorrel Hill, 2009
by sharkey  4 Jul 2009
Took a wee walk up Sorrel Hill a few weeks ago. Nice little walk, not too tough and lovely views + the Cairn on top always makes it worth while. Just nice to connect with that energy that seems to eminate from these old stones. Had a fleeting glimpse of a small herd of deer as I neared the summit too which was nice. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/3903/
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Picture: Where am I going!
 
Misty sorrel.
by Dessie1  23 Jun 2013
Climbed Sorrel hill starting from carpark at O04387 10862 A.40 min round trip.Weather was closing in so scrambled up the very wet and boggy slope to the summit in a hurry.Note:Ballysmuttan bridge is now reopened.The cairn is an impressive sight for such a small hill. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/280/comment/6249/
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