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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough South Subarea
Place count in area: 115, 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 501mLittle 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 357mSeskin 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

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Trooperstown Hill Hill Maoilín A name in Irish
(Ir. Maoilín [OSI], 'little round hill') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 430m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T16620 95200
Place visited by 222 members. Recently by: march-fixer, tsheehy, thrifleganger, abptraining, oreills8, jm78, StephenGray, declantb, simoburn, JoHeaney, Fjon, Hallamshire, Bissboy, Prendo, pinchy
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Longitude: -6.264062, Latitude: 52.995401 , Easting: 316620, Northing: 195200 Prominence: 251m,  Isolation: 4.7km
ITM: 716532 695262,   GPS IDs, 6 char: TrprHl, 10 char: TrprstwHil
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

Trooperstown Hill is the 803rd highest place in Ireland.

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A good place to view the Wicklow Mountains
Short Summary created by mcrtchly  17 Jan 2011
Trooperstown Hill is one of the westerly outposts of the Wicklow Mountains and as such it gives good views of much of the surrounding hills to the west, north and south. On clear days the Wicklow coast can be seen to the east and maybe the Welsh Mountains beyond.

There are two principal points of access. The first option is to take the Military road (R755) south from Laragh and take a left turn before Bookey Bridge and another left turn up an unsurfaced road after about 1km. Parking at a junction at T15589540 A about 800m along the unsurfaced road. From here a rough track/path on the right heads SE to the junction after about 1km at the southern end of the hill (T165947 B) where you turn left and head to the summit which is reached after a further 500m. The time to the top and back is about 1.5hrs. The second option is either to continue along the unsurfaced road and park on the right just before the obvious phone mast at T163961 C. This point can also be reached from the north on minor roads from the R763. From this point a short steep track/path leads to the summit which is reached in about 20-25mins. Either walk is not too boggy but the paths have been churned up in places by quad bikes.

A third option would be to park at the car park near the Parks HQ at T159969 D and take the path across the Avonmore River then turn left and follow the path up through the forest until reaching the road near to the phone mast. Turn right here and follow second route to the summit. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/5448/
 
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padodes on Trooperstown Hill, 2008
by padodes  24 Mar 2008
Unlike all too many of the 400m hills in Wicklow, small outliers plagued with dense forest, Trooperstown (Maolín) is well worth the short climb. Any glance at the map shows why. It is like the centre of a fan, with the long ribs of the eastern mountains descending towards it, their colourful valleys in between, especially Glenmacnass, Glendasan and the entrance to Glendalough (visible in the photo). A whole array of well-known peaks are distinguishable, from the white triangle of the Great Sugar Loaf in the north to the equally recognisable triangle of Croaghanmoira in the south, peeping over the shoulder of Kirikee. In between, there are splendid views of Scarr, Tonelagee,Camaderry, Derrybawn, to name but a few. Even the summit of distant Lugnaquillia is within range. It’s easy to get to Trooperstown Hill. Just south of Laragh, take a left turn before Bookey Bridge and about a kilometre on take a left turn up an unsurfaced road (with care, if you don’t want to risk an axle!). Parking at T 1558 9540 A, you’ll see a rutted track to the right, that winds up towards the top at T 1664 9527 E. The obvious place to go from here is to the connected 396m top at T 1774 9462 F and then on to the 340m top just south, if you contour around the back of the forest. It’s a nice walk down to Clara from here, if you can arrange a second car to meet you. If not, there are so many tracks across these tops that you can follow all kinds of permutations and combinations to get you back to the start without having to retrace your steps. Unfortunately, the terrible quads have also discovered the all-too-accessible beauty of this area and many of the tracks are theirs. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/3015/
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An Overgrowth of Furze at Clarabeg
by jgfitz  27 Mar 2019
On 21/4/19, our group hiked Trooperstown Hill, followed the uploaded track #868. This was an excellent hike until we reached T1842 9268 G, the point at which the track turns due west. Unfortunately, what had obviously been a track when this was recorded in 2008 is now a very thick growth of furze, and impassable. We were forced to enter the wood, but we progressed with difficulty through the wood for about 300 m. until we reached the clearing. From there, we proceeded without any further difficulty onto the nearby public road, from where we again picked up the track.

On reflection, there seemed to be an alternative option of proceeding straight ahead (southwards) at T1842 9268 G, which led directly to the public road (with a left and then a right just before the end). I must caution that we didn't explore this option on this occasion, but the part of this track that was visible to us appeared to be clear. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/20474/
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Picture: Mists and trees.
Vale of Glendasan View.
by simon3  20 Dec 2010
The cold mists coiling around the trees and slopes of Glendasan provides the midground for this view of Trooperstown from the North West. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/6175/
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Trooping to the WAI Winter Talks
by Bleck Cra  23 Dec 2010
Simon - fabulous pic - as always. I hope all mountainviewers coming to to the WAI Winter Talks do at Bewleys Leopardstown on Feb 25th will see this and much more like it. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/6177/
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Picture: glistening green and earthy brown
 
Reuniting with an old friend
by wicklore  4 Jul 2011
A live post from Trooperstown Hill.

I'm sitting here at the summit of Trooperstown Hill admiring the views. I can't really add anything new that others haven't already said, I took the track at T163961 C and rambled up in about 25 minutes. The north slope of the hill I walked up is a mixture of bright green ferns and brown heather. The angle of the sun was making the green of the ferns shimmer in a remarkable way that contrasted sharply but beautifully with the surrounding dark heather. These earthy colours are at their best in todays sunshine, and as I look at all the hills and mountains to the south, west and north I see these brown and green colours reflected on every summit far and wide.

The views include distant Tara Hill to the south in Wexford all the way to Kippure in the north west on the Dublin/ Wicklow border. I can identify 35 or so summits, and amongst these I can identify 9 of the top 10 highest mountains in the Dublin/Wicklow range. (I can't see Slievemaan as it is on the other side of Lugnaquillia)

Being a peak bagger too long could make one a stranger to old mountain friends. As I reach the point where unclimbed summits recede to the western and northern fringes of the island I have been turning once again to my own backyard - these Dublin & Wicklow hills. I am delighting in rediscovering these old friends, some of whom I haven't visited in 10 years. But they have remained true and Trooperstown Hill here is one excellent example of a small summit with outstanding views. I'll ensure it's not another 10 years before I am back.  Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/689/comment/6395/
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