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Near Mullacor, Wicklow (Ireland)

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Wicklow Area   W: Cen Lugnaquilla Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
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 East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 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 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 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 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Cloghernagh Mountain Clocharnach A name in Irish, also Leohard an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. Clocharnach [PNCW], 'stony place') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Fine-grained, muscovite-rich aplogranite Bedrock

Height: 800.0m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T05740 91896
Place visited by 648 members. Recently by: maoris, davidrenshaw, Prem, Carolineswalsh, NualaB, ToughSoles, muddypaws, FoxyxxxLoxy, SeanPurcell, Magic, GerryCarroll, Kaszmirek78, konrad, Krzysztof_K, Hjonna
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Longitude: -6.426952, Latitude: 52.967733 , Easting: 305740, Northing: 191897 Prominence: 17.01m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 705666 691932,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Clghrn, 10 char: Clghrngh
Bedrock type: Fine-grained, muscovite-rich aplogranite, (Barravore Aplogranite)

Cloghernagh is the 41st highest place in Ireland.

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Short Summary created by Trailtrekker, Dessie1  21 Apr 2014
The quickest and easiest way to add Cloghernagh to your summit list is to start at the (T0875592136 starA)Bridge which crosses the Avonbeg river at the base of the Zigzags(Go around the farmyard at the start and not through it!).A boggy easily identifiable track leads all the way to the 800m summit (Cairn at T058 918 starB).Breathtaking views of Benleagh and Fraughen Rock Glen can be seen from the steep face to the north.

It can also be taken on the descent or ascent of Lugnaquilla. From Lugnaquilla head north east taking a route near the south prison, before turning east and taking a gentle ascent on a clearly worn path to the summit.

The route from the Fraughan Rock Glen starts by fording the river near a track junction at T0585193923 starC, head 150 yards west to exit through a gate before doubling back to make the steepish and boggy ascent along a fence and forestry to reach Arts Lough. Continue along the boggy but distinct track until it rises up a ramp that leads over the top edge of the cliffs. At about point T0619592331 starD take a south westerly route to the summit. Linkback: Picture about mountain Cloghernagh (<i>Clocharnach</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Arts Lough with the track also clearly visible
Arts Lough Loop
by darrenf  7 Aug 2010
Parked up at the carpark next the footbridge at Baravore T066942 starE. Crossed the Avonbeg River via the footbridge. Contuined along the gravel track which leads up to the an oige youth hostel and shortly afterwards we took the track which bears left (contuining on the original track will take you further into the Glenmalur valley). Followed this forest track right around into Fraughan Glen where the views really open out in front of you. The entire track is not clearly identified on Sheet 56 but it will take you deep into the glen and only really peters out at the back wall of the glen - at this point another faint track can be picked up which stays to the right hand side of the benleagh river and continues up and over Fraughan Glen. Spectacular views back down the glen and across to Lugduff can be enjoyed.

Once on top of the glen you wil notice a fairly obvious and steep looking 'grassy ramp' to your left hand side at roughly T044928 starF. Taking a route directly up the ramp will being you to the ridge (marked as the Ballinaskea area on the map) which leads across to the cliffs overlooking Arts Lough. A well deserved lunch break can be enjoyed here while savourying the spectacular views before you. From this point a faint but easily identifed track emerges which will take you directly to the summit of Cloghernagh. From the summit if you take a route toward T061924 starG you will discover another track which will take you safely down to the shore of Arts Lough. Well worth taking another short break!! Further obvious tracks emerge which descend along the forest edge and take you back onto the gravel track leading into Fraughan Glen. Simply retrace your steps back to the car at Baravore. A very enjoyable walk. Linkback:
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Picture: Rippled summit.
simon3 on Cloghernagh, 2005
by simon3  25 Apr 2005
The summit of Clohernagh reflects in the gentle ripples of Kelly's Lough in this Spring photograph. Linkback:
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csd on Cloghernagh, 2003
by csd  6 Apr 2003
Cloghernagh from the other side! Park at Dromgoff barracks and follow the Wicklow Way signs into the forest on the right. Use the Healy Glendalough/Glenmalure map to head for Kelly's Lough. This makes a nice spot for lunch. You can then head up Cloghernagh and come down on the Glenmalure road, or else head east over Carrawaystick Mountain and follow the tracks back down to Drumgoff barracks. Picture shows Kelly's Lough, with the spur of Carrawaystick heading towards Lugnaquilla in the background. Linkback:
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Picture: Serrated Northern Side of Glenmalure
mneary34 on Cloghernagh, 2006
by mneary34  15 Jan 2006
On an early January morning I headed for Lug going via Clohernagh having parked the car at the main car park beside the river crossing near the An Oige Hostel in Glenmalure. My route was along forest tracks past the Hostel and then for the base of the Fraughan Rock Glen at a point T054 938 starH. From that point there's a route beside the forest edge with a climb of 200 metres to Art's Lough. Going past the lough on its northern side approximately 300 metres further south east there is a path which leads not too steeply in a southerly direction eventually towards the summit of Clohernagh which is 300 metres above Art's Lough. Any route directly up from the lough should be avoided as it will include very steep ground. I took GPS readings on the summit and while I agree exactly with the grid ref. given for Clohernagh at T057 919 starI the cairn is actually at T058 918 starB. On the way to the summit great views open to the north and the attached photo shows how the northern side of Glenmalure which looks so big from the valley floor reduces in scale from near the top of Clohernagh. To appreciate the scale of Glenmalure the green area in the foreground looks almost like grass but is forest. Linkback:
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No deer but...
by darrenf  7 Aug 2010
In Wicklow it would be uncommon not to spot a deer on almost every major mountain walk but I never came across a wild mountain hare until Cloghernagh. He might not be very clear in the photo but this little fella almost 'followed' me for some time and was by no means shy!! Linkback:
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