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Wicklow Area   NW: Blessington 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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lugnagun Hill Log na gCon A name in Irish, also Blackamore Hill, also Black Moor Hill an extra EastWest name in English Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Basalt and gabbro Bedrock

Height: 446.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O01248 12478
Place visited by 205 members. Recently by: MickM45, Kaszmirek78, michaelseaver, John.geary, jimmytherabbit, marcellawalking, SenanFoley, Ansarlodge, grzywaczmarcin, loftyobrien, srr45, arthurdoylephoto, childminder05, Peter Walker, JoHeaney
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Longitude: -6.487318, Latitude: 53.153464 , Easting: 301248, Northing: 212478 Prominence: 43m,  Isolation: 3km
ITM: 701175 712508,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lgngn, 10 char: Lugnagun
Bedrock type: Basalt and gabbro, (Dolerite)

Lugnagun is the 747th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Lugnagun from the east.
Superb Blessington Lake Views
Short Summary created by simon3, march-fixer  23 Jun 2013
Though not a summit to write home about, it still provides a wonderful grandstand view south out over Blessington Lakes and west to the Hill of Allen. Until recently (2013) pine trees obscure these lovely views from the summit. Now that this area of the plantation has been harvested there is a 360 degree panorama available. Lugnagun is an ideal launching pad for an attack on Sorrel Hill. From Lugnagun summit there is a nice linear ditch feature running south-east and then a relatively good track all the way to the summit of Sorrel Hill. On the way to Sorrel Hill you may wish to visit the remains of a Megalithic Tomb at O02172 11919 starA, just inside the forest edge.

It is best to approach from the Blessington direction and head across the bridge towards Ballyknockan along the Lake Drive until N99270 12400 starB where you take a steep left-hand turn up Carrig. Continue up this road to the forest entrance at O00274 12314 starC where there is parking for about four cars (you may get more parking at the very end of this road). The forest track zig-zags up until you pick up a forest track at O 01123 12327 starD. Follow this rough track to close to the summit. Summit in this case is a subjective guess! Linkback: Picture about mountain Lugnagun (<i>Log na gCon</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
darrenf on Lugnagun, 2010
by darrenf  18 Mar 2010
From Sorrel Hill a clear and wide track will take you directly down to spot height 427. Views over the reservoir will stay wit you the whole way. From this angle the outline of Sorrel Hill looks more impressive. The track will lead you right accross the shoulder to Lugnagun. The forest will be on your left hand side for most of this ridge and provides excellent shelter from the cutting wind.

The top itself is elusive. There are no cairns, mounds, or markers of any shape. I reckon my photo below was taken in much the same location as wicklores and I would have to agree with him that this is the most probable location of the summit. As you can see from the photo there is now a stile over the forest fence at this location which after 70-80m drops you onto the main forestery tracks indicated on sheet 56. It should be noted that on numerous occassions along these forest trackes I encountered large fallen trees blocking the track. In most cases you can push your way through the fallen trees or skirt around. Following this track will eventually take you back to the road and from here its a straightforward slog back to the carpark. Total distance 8.6km over 1hr 50 min. Linkback:
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Picture: Lugnagun summit...ish!!
On the summit... I think!!
by Dessie1  24 Sep 2010
Climbed Lugnagun from small cul de sac road point O018 125 starE on 24-9-10. Relatively easy but boggy quick climb from car. Followed fencing to all the way to top.Quite confusing as to exact summit so celebrated the whole way along the ridge of trees! Not much else to comment on Lugnagun except for the fine views of Sorrel hill,mullaghcleevaun Kippure etc which dominate the horizon.Thank god this is off my list of to do's now! Linkback:
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Picture: Do these sticks mark the high point of Lugnagun?
wicklore on Lugnagun, 2008
by wicklore  14 Jul 2008
I just wanted to bag this hill as a part of a hill-bagging frenzy on Sunday. I found my way to O 018 125 starE and parked in one of the many small cut-outs designed to allow cars to pass on this narrow road. I was feeling unsure about setting off uphill across farmland so I waved down a passing man in a tractor. He said that he didn't see a problem as long as I didn't damage fences or block the lane. He pointed out that he didn't own those fields. I crossed a number of fences on the way up and they are well maintained with none of the usual damage or easy crossing points. These hills are small but tough hauls. When I reached the forestry at the top and turned right to cross another fence, someone had thoughtfully insulated the barbed wire with cloth and padding. As with csd and Kaybee I had to guess the summit. I chose what I considered to be the highest point (by several millimetres) on the earth bank alonside the forest. My photo shows the view towards Sorrell Hill with my sticks marking the imagined 'summit'. I agree with csd that Lugnagun could be easily incorporated into a Sorrell Hill walk. Or else you could just spend the afternoon with a theodolite finding the elusive high point! Linkback:
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Picture: View down to Pollaphuca from stile near summit
All is changed, changed utterly, a terrible beauty is born!
by Trailtrekker  19 Feb 2013
Well not quite and I'm sure that Yeats himself would think that quote itself is a bit misplaced. However, there has been one very significant change to this area since all previous comments and it does have a significant affect on the view, access and the summit! The forest to the south and south west of the summit area has been harvested. A number of the trees that have not been cleared lie across the fence protruding into field and making a dance along the summit ridge as Dessie has done, a lot more cumbersome! The harvesting has also meant that the approach to the summit through the forestry is now clear, with no obstructions along the route. Finally, you now have 360 degree views from summit, looking over the battered remains of the forestry you can see the beautiful views to the south. (OK, maybe there is one tenuous parallel between this hill and Easter 1916).

I did Lugnagun very recently as part of a circuit that included Sorrell and the god forsaken Carrigleitrim. This meant that I was approaching Lugnagun from the forestry on the north east of Sorrell and heading for the 427M spot height in between the two summits. From here, as already mentioned, there is a clear and boggy track to Lugnagun. I did jump along the different humps of ground on the summit to make pretty sure that I had indeed stood on the highest point. From here I decided to follow the track on to the edge of the forest where I saw there was a cairn marked on the osi map. The cairn is the type that I have commonly found in this area, overgrown and unworthy of examination in it's own right, I could however see why it was located in this area, as it does provide probably the best view of any spot on this hill.

From here I retraced my steps to the stile near the summit and headed into the deforested area, as already mentioned by darrenf you will soon pick up a forest track at O 01123 12327 starD, turn left and follow it to a gate on the edge of the forestry at O 02472 11578 starF, from here it is straightforward farmers tracks down through the field to join the road at O 03012 11152 starG. For me it was just under 2km on this quiet road back to the car to complete my 14k walk for the day. Linkback:
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Picture: Art or litter?
A dash of colour on a dull day
by wicklore  22 Dec 2014
Not being able to be at Newgrange (having never applied for a ticket in my life) I decided to celebrate the winter solstice by watching the sun rise from a Wicklow hill. I planned to welcome the sun and speak encouraging words to it and let it know that from here on in it got easier for the next 6 months until the summer solstice in 2015. told me sunrise would be at 8:38am. I got up early and made my way to the car park between Black and Sorrel Hills in the Wicklow Mountains. A slow start meant that sunrise found me high on Sorrel Hill, and not Lugnagun as planned. At 8:38am the glorious first rays of the sun peeping over the eastern Wicklow hills were completely denied to me by a persistent and typical blanket of cloud that soaked me and prevented me seeing more than 50 feet in any direction. Instead of warm and friendly sunlight I was surrounded by a dull, grey cloud that sneaked beneath my layers and chilled me. There was no moment of sunrise – just a slight lightening of the dreary enveloping cloud. I trudged on nonetheless as I expected something interesting to happen as so often does on my forays into the hills.

The route up Sorrel is a well-worn scar of exposed black bog which is wet and slippy and ever expanding by the trample of endless feet. On the road at the start of the track someone has spray painted arrows and information for the participants of some ‘pro race’ or other, pointing the hordes up Sorrell Hill. But that was another time and this early in the morning only the cold wind made any sound to accompany my heavy breathing and sucking footsteps. The summit carn of jumbled rock and stones loomed through the cloud and after a brief, chilly stop I descended westwards to find the ridge to Lugnagun.

According to the date on a summit comment I had previously written, it was 6 years since I had visited Lugnagun. I was quite taken aback by this – it felt like only recently that I had clambered up the short slope from the road below. 6 years? As I walked along my reverie was broken by something white on the ground. On closer inspection it turned out to be a small Christmas teddy bear- the type that hangs on a Christmas tree. Then I found another one. And another one. They were scattered around the heather. There was tinsel too, and baubles. Lots of baubles. Perplexed I looked around and there it was! A Christmas tree! Someone had decorated a tree just where the forest stopped and deforestation started near the summit. But the deforestation meant that a steady wind blew through the area and had stripped most of the decorations off the tree. They were scattered about the nearby hillside. I rescued 4 teddy bears and 4 Santas in total and decided to give them a safe and permanent home back in Dublin. They now occupy a warm and wind-free place high up on an indoor tree! Something interesting usually happens when I get out on the hills, and today was no different! Linkback:
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