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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 555.3mMountpelier Hill 383mPrince William's Seat 553.5mSaggart Hill 396.9mSeahan 647.3mSeefin 620.6mSeefingan 722.9mTibradden Mountain 466.2mTwo 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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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 53 members. Recently by: ewen, eugeneryan959, Grumbler, briankelly, abcd, Barry28213, PaulNolan, mickhanney, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, Harry Goodman, mountainmike, crankechick, garrettd, nioclas
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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 739th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/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: Picture about mountain Ballyteige in area Dublin/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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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