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Wicklow Area , S: Croaghanmoira Subarea
Feature count in area: 115, by county: Wicklow: 108, Kildare: 4, Wexford: 2, Carlow: 3, of which 1 is in both Wexford and Wicklow, of which 1 is in both Carlow and Wicklow, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS
Highest Place: Lugnaquilla 924.7m

Starting Places (205) in area Wicklow:
1916 Memorial Car Park, Aghavannagh Ow Bridge, Aghowle Wood, Altidore Wood Entrance, Annacurra National School, Annalecka Bridge, Asbawn Brook L8350, Aughrim National School, Ballard Road, Ballinabarny Gap, Ballinagappoge Bridge Layby, Ballinagappoge Mountain Hairpin, Ballinagore, Ballinahinch Wood, Ballinastoe MBT CP, Ballinastraw South, Ballineddan Upr Fork, Ballinfoyle Upr Cross, Ballycoog, Ballycreen Brook Bridge, Ballycumber, Ballycumber Bridge, Ballycumber Lane, Ballycumber Wicklow Way, Ballylerane, Ballylow Bridge, Ballylusk Quarry, Ballymanus Lane, Ballymoyle Shooting Lodge, Ballynultagh Gap, Ballynultagh Lane, Ballyreagh Wood, Ballyross Forest, Ballysmuttan Long Stone, Baravore, Barnbawn South, Barranisky North, Barranisky West, Bohilla Land Roundabout, Bohilla Lane Mid, Boranaraltry Bridge, Bray Harbour, Brewel West, Brittas Bay North CP, Buckroney Sand Dunes CP, Bus Terminus, Camera Hill Track Cross, Castletimon Wood North, Clara Vale, Clone House Road, Clonegal, Cloon Wood Cp, Coate Bridge, Coolballintaggart Ledge, Coolbawn House Lane, Cransillagh Brook , Crone Wood CP, Crossbridge, Crossoona Rath, Cummer Wood South, Curtlestown Wood CP, Deputy's Pass CP, Derralossary Church, Derry River Bridge, Devil's Glen CP, Devil's Glen Wood, Djouce Wood Calary, Djouce Wood Lake, Djouce Wood Long Hill, Donard, Donnelly's Lane Car Sales, Drumgoff Forest, Dunranhill North, Dunranhill SE, Dunranhill South, Dwyer McAllister Cottage CP, Enniskerry, Fentons Pub, Fitzsimons Park GAA, unuseableFlemings Footbridge Glen Rd, Gap Pub, Gap Road, Glen Beach CP, Glen of the Downs CP, Glenbride Lane, Glenbride Lodge, Glencree Reconciliation, Glendalough, Glenealy GAA, Glenmacnass Tonelagee CP, Glenmalure Hostel, Glenmalure Lodge, Glenmalure Waterfall, Glenview Hotel, Gowle House, Great Sugar Loaf CP, Grove Bar, Heffernans Well Wood, Hill View, Hollywood Glen, JB Malone CP, Johnnie Fox Pub, Keadeen NE trail, Keadeen Trailhead, Kevins Way Footbridge, Kilbride Army Camp Entrance, Kilcandra South, Kilcommon View, Killalongford Wood, Kilmacrea Cross Roads, Kilranelagh House Gate, Kilruddery Car Park, Kilruddery Cottages, Kings River, Kippure Bridge, Kippure Estate, Kippure Transmitter Gate, Knickeen Cross, Knocknaboley Lane Leeraghs Bog, Knocknaboley Lane Stone Cottage, Knockrath Little, Knockree west, Kyle Loop North, Lackan Wood S, Lake Dr Fraughan Brook, Lake Drive, Lake Park Cross, Lake View Pub, Laragh Free Car Park, Laragh NSch, Lead Mines CP, Liffey Bridge, Liffey Head Bridge, Lough Bray Lower, Lough Bray Upper, Lough Tay North Viewing Point, Lough Tay Wicklow Way CP, Luglass Lane L97561, Lugnagun Track, Macreddin Village, Mangans Lane, Military Road Carrigshouk Hill, Military Road Inchavore River Nth, Military Road Inchavore River Sth, Military Road NW Lough Tay, Military Road Ballyboy Bridge, Military Road Cloghoge Brook, Military Road Croaghanmoira, Military Road Fananierin, Military Road LaraghWicklow Way, Military Road Slieve Maan, Monspolien Bridge, Moortown House, Mountain Rescue HQ, Muskeagh Little Wood, Nahanagan Lough NE, Novara Avenue, Bray, Oiltiagh Brook Knickeen, Old Bridge Cross, Old Bridge Scouts , Old Wicklow Way entrance, Paddock Hill SE, Pier Gates CP, Powerscourt Waterfall CP, Putland Road, Quintagh East, Raheen Park CP, Raheenleagh East, Railway Walk CP, Rathdrum Railway Station, Rednagh Wood, Rocky Valley, Roundwood, Sally Gap, Sally Gap N, Seefin Trailhead, Seskin SE, Shankill Tributary Bridge, Shay Elliott, Sheepshanks Bridge, Shillelagh, Slievecorragh Track, Slievefoore South, Sraghoe Brook, St John's Church, St Kevins Chair, St Kevins Church, St Kevins Way R756, Stone Circle Bridge, Stookeen South, Stranahely Wood, Stranakelly Cross Roads, Tallyho, Templeboden, Tithewer, Tomcoyle Lower, Tomriland Wood, Toor Brook, Trooperstown Hill Access, Turlough Hill CP, Upper Lake CP, Vallymount GAA CP, Vartry Reservoir Upper, Zellers Pub

Summits & other features in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North: Brockagh Mountain 556.9m, Brockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5m, Brockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7m, Camaderry East Top 677.3m, Camaderry Mountain 698.6m, Conavalla 734m, Tomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South: Carriglineen Mountain 456.6m, Cullentragh Mountain 510m, Derrybawn Mountain 476.1m, Kirikee Mountain 474.5m, Lugduff 653.2m, Lugduff SE Top 638m, Mullacor 660.7m, Trooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee: Carrignagunneen 561m, Fair Mountain 571.2m, Stoney Top 713.7m, Tonelagee 815.8m, Tonelagee E Top 668m, Tonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue: Bray Head Hill 238.9m, Carrigoona Commons East 242m, Downs Hill 372.9m, Great Sugar Loaf 501.2m, Little Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce: Djouce 725.5m, Knockree 342.1m, Maulin 570m, Tonduff 642m, Tonduff East Top 593m, War Hill 684.8m, White Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy: Ballinafunshoge 480m, Kanturk 527.4m, Knocknacloghoge 532.4m, Luggala 593.3m, Robber's Pass Hill 508.9m, Scarr 640m, Scarr North-West Top 559.8m, Sleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry: Ballinacorbeg 336m, Ballycurry 301m, Dunranhill 342m, Mount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington: Carrigleitrim 408m, Lugnagun 446.2m, Slieveroe 332m, Sorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun: Black Hill 602.2m, Carrigshouk 572.5m, Carrigvore 682.4m, Duff Hill 720.8m, Gravale 719m, Moanbane 703m, Mullaghcleevaun 846.7m, Mullaghcleevaun East Top 796m, Silsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills: Cushbawn 400m, Killeagh 249m, Moneyteige North 427m, Preban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira: Ballinacor Mountain 529.3m, Ballycurragh Hill 536m, Ballyteige 447m, Carrickashane Mountain 508m, Croaghanmoira 662.3m, Croaghanmoira North Top 579.5m, Fananierin 426m, Slieve Maan 547.8m, Slieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella: Annagh Hill 454m, Croghan Kinsella 606m, Croghan Kinsella East Top 562.1m, Slievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills: Lakeen 357m, Monaughrim 206m, Seskin 344m, Stookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills: Ballycumber Hill 429.7m, Eagle Hill 296m, Muskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East: Ballinastraw 284m, Ballyguile Hill 188m, Barranisky 280m, Carrick Mountain 381m, Collon Hill 238m, Kilnamanagh Hill 217m, Westaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass: Ballyhook Hill 288m, Baltinglass Hill 382m, Carrig Mountain 571m, Carrigeen Hill 298m, Cloghnagaune 385m, Corballis Hill 258m, Keadeen Mountain 653m, Spinans Hill 409m, Spinans Hill SE Top 400m, Tinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla: Ballineddan Mountain 652.3m, Benleagh 689m, Camenabologue 758m, Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Cloghernagh 800m, Corrigasleggaun 794.6m, Lugnaquilla 924.7m, Slievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard: Brewel Hill 222m, Church Mountain 544m, Corriebracks 531m, Lobawn 636m, Slievecorragh 418m, Sugarloaf 552m, Table Mountain 701.7m, Table Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Ballyteige, 447m Hill
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, Ballygobban, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Carn Lists, Ballyteige is the 744th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T06184 84420, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 64 members, recently by: Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Kirsty, Carolyn105, oreills8, childminder05, SenanFoley, srr45, Beti13, JoHeaney, loftyobrien, ewen, eugeneryan959, Grumbler, briankelly
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.422272, Latitude: 52.900489, Easting: 306184, Northing: 184420, Prominence: 84m,  Isolation: 2.2km
ITM: 706144 684458
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Blytg, 10 char: Ballyteige

Gallery for Ballyteige and surrounds
Summary for Ballyteige : Easy summit in forested area.
Summary created by simon3, wicklore 2013-01-21 18:06:06
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Picture: Gentle green mossy summit, as was.
The simplest approach to Ballyteige is to find where the Wicklow Way leaves the minor road at A (T071 836). 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 B (T064 841). 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.
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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
by colin Murphy 13 Jul 2009
Started at a forest track entrance at C (T074 840) 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 D (T065 839) 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
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
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 A (T071 836). 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 B (T064 841). 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
by csd 9 Mar 2008
Parking at E (T074 839), I used the forest tracks to get near enough to the summit, heading into the trees at F (T05988 84081). 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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