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Wicklow Area   S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 501.2mLittle 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 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 925mSlievemaan 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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Ballyteige Hill Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 447m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T06173 84420
Place visited by 54 members. Recently by: loftyobrien, ewen, eugeneryan959, Grumbler, briankelly, abcd, Barry28213, PaulNolan, mickhanney, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Harry Goodman, mountainmike, crankechick, garrettd
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Longitude: -6.422354, Latitude: 52.900679 , Easting: 306173, Northing: 184420 Prominence: 84m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 706138 684479,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Blytg, 10 char: Ballyteige
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Ballyteige is the 742nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Gentle green mossy summit, as was.
 
Easy summit in forested area.
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  21 Jan 2013
The simplest approach to Ballyteige is to find where the Wicklow Way leaves the minor road at T071 836 A. This is a Coillte entrance and the barrier may be open to park cars out of sight off the road. The tracks are not entirely accurate as shown on the map, but it is possible to reach a point on the map at approximately T064 841 B. From here it is a straightforward ramble up through the forestry to the summit. Beware of some soft ground on the forest floor.

Ballyteige’s summit used to be buried in forestry meaning that there was a peculiar green hue all around caused by abundant moss on the forest floor and on every tree surface. However at some point, probably early 2011, the trees at the top were cut down. There is now some view of the surrounding summits. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/5389/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Not so mossy green Summit
Where is the moss?
by eamonoc  17 Mar 2011
16/3/2011, followed directions as advised by wicklore, was anticipating seeing the unusual green hue of the mossy forest floor at top of mountain, but was treated to a scene of devastation. All trees surrounding the summit have been felled and the final slopes to the top are rutted with heavy machinery tracks, this made the last 100mts to the top very difficult to ascend. See photograph Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/6279/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Roots of a fallen tree cloaked in moss.
 
colin Murphy on Ballyteige, 2009
by colin Murphy  13 Jul 2009
Started at a forest track entrance at T074 840 C believing it would be a brief jaunt of just over a kilometre to the summit. However as Wicklore has pointed out the forest tracks on the OS map are somewhat inaccurate and the track indicated that cuts directly north to the top at T065 839 D simply doesn't exist. It was then necessary to continue along the track west and then swing back north east (adding two kilometres to the trip) until the forest thinned sufficiently to allow me to make the final 500m or so tramp to the top. While quite tricky underfoot, this mature wood proved fascinating, the lower branches of the trees dripping with moss, the floor of the wood carpeted with lush green moss and fungi. In parts it reminded me of the planet Yoda lives on in Star Wars! The 'summit' was equally interesting, an ancient cairn coated green entirely surrounded by trees, some fallen, and everything about cloaked in lush green growth. Interesting top, an hour and a half up and down, the hardest bit the occasional struggle through prickly branches, but definitely worth a look. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/3936/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Grassy greeny mossy view from top of Ballyteige.
simon3 on Ballyteige, 2009
by simon3  24 Nov 2009
As others have reported, not so hard to get to the top. What a remarkable place. Other wooded summit areas have lots of moss however because the trees (Sitka Spruce) have been thinned so much here a lot of light reaches the carpet floor which then becomes bright green. Other members have mentioned the damage to the area which has been cut by tracked vehicles with huge gouges, half a metre deep and wide. However these gouges now mostly have a mixture of grass or sphagnum moss growing in them which makes them easier on the eye and underfoot.
Catch it while you can - I bet someone's project plan has marked this out for felling in the next few years. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/4277/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ballyteige  in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: In the foreground the summit marker covered in moss is visible.
 
wicklore on Ballyteige, 2008
by wicklore  21 Oct 2008
Just like csd I also used the forest tracks to reach a point just a couple of hundred metres south of the summit. I started at the point where the Wicklow Way leaves the road on the map at T071 836 A. The tracks on the map are not entirely accurate but using simple navigation it was possible to reach a point on the map at approximately T064 841 B. I did not find the track on the map that heads to the summit area. The trees are widely spaced and I left the track and headed uphill through them. The ground underfoot though was rough and churned up in places, by the Forest Machine Construction Derby referred to by csd. It was quite wet and the combination of buried trees, soft ground and pools of water meant more than a little care was required. Even in the trees I found the summit easy to find as I just followed my nose to the highest point. This is marked by an old summit cairn. My photo shows the cairn covered in moss and looking very old-I wonder how long since it was built and people could see out from the summit? As it is, the summit is now buried in the forest with no views. However I liked this summit-there was a lovely green hue all around caused by the abundant moss in the rain. There were plenty of pheasants and deer on the forests tracks and overall it was a very enjoyable walk. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/3398/
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Picture: The summit of Ballyteige
csd on Ballyteige, 2008
by csd  9 Mar 2008
Parking at T074 839 E, I used the forest tracks to get near enough to the summit, heading into the trees at T05988 84081 F. The area near the summit looks like it has been used for Forest Machinery Destruction Derby, such is the amount of tracks evident. The summit itself is a small clearing, but as Val Jones says, no views to be had. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/630/comment/2994/
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