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Dublin/Wicklow Area   Wicklow Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 130, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 49, 50, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 925m
Maximum height for area: 925 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Dublin/Wicklow:
Ballinacorbeg 336mBallinastraw 284mBallycurry 301mBallyguile Hill 188mBallyhook Hill 288mBray Head Hill 240mCarrickgollogan 276mCarrigeen Hill 298mCarrigoona Commons East 242mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mCupidstown Hill 378.6mDowns Hill 372mDunranhill 342mEagle Hill 296mKilleagh 249mKilliney Hill 153.5mKilmichael Hill 267mKilnamanagh Hill 217mKnockannavea 400.8mKnockree 342mMount Kennedy 365.9mSlieveroe 332mWestaston Hill 270m
Dublin Mountains:   Corrig Mountain 617.1mGlendoo Mountain 586mKippure 757mKnocknagun 555mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 555mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 467mTwo Rock Mountain 536m
Wicklow Mountains:   Annagh Hill 454mBallinacor Mountain 531mBallinafunshoge 480mBallineddan Mountain 652mBallycumber Hill 431mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mBaltinglass Hill 382mBarranisky 280mBenleagh 689mBlack Hill 602.2mBrockagh Mountain 557mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 548mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 470mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mCamaderry South East Top 677.3mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCarrick Mountain 381mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigleitrim 408mCarriglineen Mountain 455mCarrignagunneen 561mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682mChurch Mountain 544mCloghernagh 800mCollon Hill 238mConavalla 734mCorriebracks 531mCorrigasleggaun 794mCroaghanmoira 664mCroaghanmoira North Top 575mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mCullentragh Mountain 510mCushbawn 400mDerrybawn Mountain 474mDjouce 725.5mDuff Hill 720mFair Mountain 571.2mFananierin 426mGravale 718mGreat Sugar Loaf 501mKanturk 523mKeadeen Mountain 653mKirikee Mountain 474mKnocknacloghoge 534mLakeen 357mLittle Sugar Loaf 342mLobawn 636mLugduff 652mLugduff SE Top 637mLuggala 595mLugnagun 446.2mLugnaquilla 925mMaulin 570mMoanbane 703mMoneyteige North 427mMullacor 657mMullaghcleevaun 849mMullaghcleevaun East Top 795mMuskeagh Hill 397mPreban Hill 389mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 641mScarr North-West Top 561mSeskin 344mSilsean 698mSleamaine 430mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1mSlievecorragh 418mSlievefoore 414mSlievemaan 759mSorrel Hill 599.5mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mStoney Top 714mStookeen 420mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563mTinoran Hill 312mTomaneena 682.4mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mTonelagee 817mTonelagee NE Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 546mTrooperstown Hill 430mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Knocknacloghoge Mountain Cnoc na Clochóige A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Cnoc na Clochóige [PDT], 'hill of the stony land') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin List, Granite with microcline phenocrysts Bedrock

Height: 534m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O14356 05442
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Longitude: -6.294026, Latitude: 53.087614 , Easting: 314356, Northing: 205442 Prominence: 129m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 714277 705473,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knc534, 10 char: Kncknclghg
Bedrock type: Granite with microcline phenocrysts, (Type 2p microcline porphyritic)

Possibly identical with the hill named as The Dalty or Foolya by Price [PNCW].   Knocknacloghoge is the 457th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Knocknacloghoge central from the NE.
Good access and views from this useful intermediary summit.
Short Summary created by simon3  6 Nov 2011
This summit has famous views particularly towards the lakes in view such as Lough Tay and Lough Dan. and forms part of a number of circuits such as routes from Scarr and Luggala. An attractive way of reaching it is from the Sallygap to Roundwood road (R759) at one of a number of carparks such as one at O169073 A. (Note: on a good day these can often fill up by 10:30am.) Walk to the Pier Gates or entrance to the Luggala Estate which kindly allows walkers to descend into the valley of the Cloghoge River. Walk south on this over a bridge and heading west uphill from around O1580 0593 B. Return trip around 2h20m.
Two other places to start are from the Military Road R115 parking at around O113 074 C and walking nearly 3km SW to the summit or from the south perhaps after visiting Scarr/ Kanturk via around O136046 D. This last route requires you to cross the Inchavore river which isn't possible after heavy rain. Linkback: Picture about mountain Knocknacloghoge in area Dublin/Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: After the rain...
A hidden gem
by kernowclimber  23 Aug 2010
After descending the track below Kanturk (O13223 04310 E) through a shadowy, dank conifer forest it was a delight to find oneself at a copse of old oak trees. Beneath their leafy boughs the sunshine filtered through the leaves stirred constantly by the wind to trace lacy patterns on the ground. With the nearby Inchavore River tumbling melodically over granite boulders and swirling through deep pools of water, it would not be hard to imagine this magical place as the abode of water nymphs and fairies. It is a fine place to rough camp and we were impressed that those who had done so had left no rubbish behind.

Suitably rested we crossed the river, stepping across the tops of boulders to the rough boggy ground opposite. Great caution must be exercised here for hidden rivulets are barely discernable amid long grass and tussocks. Following a fence uphill, avoiding boggy ground where possible, we headed NE towards the rocky summit. The Inchavore River with its swirls and curves of ancient oxbow lakes, faint outlines of former cottages and the gravelly finger of spoil heap spilling downhill from an old mine working on Kanturk’s slope, provide interesting views.

The brooding hulk of Tonelagee slipped steadily into view as we ascended, the clouds surrounding it turning an ominous battleship grey. Then its summit disappeared from view, lost in cloud. The wind increased and large drops of rain began to fall. We trudged onwards, the wind lashing the rain horizontally into our rear. Near the top the bracken and heather became denser and some light scrambling over granite boulders brought us eventually to the summit cairn. Even in rain, the majesty of these mountains is undimmed, the angry cloud rumbling and boiling over their summits.

Upon descending the wind suddenly dropped and we found ourselves in a rain shadow. All was absolutely still and silent apart from the croaky cries of ravens and the yelp of deer that we disturbed as we entered their realm, the wild and lonely Cloghoge Valley. Mesmerised by the beauty of this place, we watched as several herd of deer bounded effortlessly towards the brook, appearing to dance over the heather, while the cloud on the slopes of Luggala, Carrigvore and Gravale hung like smoke, the pungent smell of bracken and dank earth heightening our senses.

We then followed an old peat road down to the point where a bridge crosses the Cloghoge Brook and took the paved road towards the Pier Gates which gives fine views of the cliffs of Luggala and passes properties once connected to the surrounding estates. Near the top of the road the sun slipped below the cloud to bathe the Cloghoge Valley and Knocknacloghoge in a golden glow, igniting the heather on a nearby knoll, this epic scene completed by the silhouette of a gnarled may tree. The heavens erupted into a riot of colour as we stood spellbound, grateful for the fickleness of the weather that had made us feel truly alive that afternoon in the wilds of Wicklow. Linkback:
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GWPR on Knocknacloghoge, 2002
by GWPR  12 Dec 2002
Start at the Pier Gates above Lough Tay and descend tarmac road to second wooden bridge on way to Lough Dan. Cloghoge Brook flows under this second bridge so cross bridge and go through metal gate on your right and follow brook upwards on your right. The brook falls through miniature ravines with many impressive waterfalls and deep pools. The colour here in the Autumn is magnificent! At it’s upper reaches the brook levels out and it’s a tough slog through the heather to reach Knocknaclogoge on the left. The views from the summit down to Lough Dan are fabulous. I have descended from the cliffs south of the summit with difficulty by keeping to the right. However the views down to the Inchavore River and its entrance to Lough Dan at the ‘Oasis’ make it worthwhile. Here,an island of sand with trees in autumn colour make a beautiful scene. If descending to the Oasis follow track along the eastern lake shore to reach a white house and from here there is a distinct track back to the bridge at Cloghoge Brook. Linkback:
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Doug Lane on Knocknacloghoge, 2003
by Doug Lane  5 Aug 2003
Be wary of the track on the Eastern shore of Lough Dan. In David Herman's book, Hill Walkers Wicklow, he writes, "...a delightful path materialises along the shore of Lough Dan". The path is ANYTHING but delightful. It has become completely overgrown with gorse and ferns. Both of which hide eroded drop-offs and leave you scratched to bits. Do not attempt it if you are wearing shorts or a t-shirt, or waterproofs (unless you don't want them to remain waterproof).

It's really too bad because it's a sting in the tail of an otherwise enjoyable hike. Linkback:

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gdempsey on Knocknacloghoge, 2005
by gdempsey  28 Jul 2005
I would echo Doug Lane's comments about this mountain - quote a decent hike / nice view from top but the descent to Lough Dan is treacherous / heavy undergrowth / almost broke my ankle in 2004 at the height of the summer when the heather and gorse were very high. Would also like to meet David Herman who wrote that book on hikes in Wicklow, and ask him what's pleasant about the last stage back towards the starting point - that path along the lakeshore is not in good condition and the gorse will rip the skin off you if you're wearing shorts. But hey, that's the great outdoors for you! Linkback:
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skyehigh on Knocknacloghoge, 2005
by skyehigh  18 Jul 2005
While ascending Mullaghcleevaun (East Top), I was struck by the panorama to the east. Knocknacloghoge and Lough Dan feature, clouds showing the profile of the mountain to advantage. Linkback:
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