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Wicklow Area   W: Baltinglass Subarea
Place count in area: 116, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW 
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 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 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 240mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
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 640mScarr 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 924.7mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Spinans Hill Hill Cnoc na Spíonán A name in Irish Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Carn List, Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule Bedrock

Height: 409m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 55 Grid Reference: S91944 91616
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Longitude: -6.632345, Latitude: 52.967723 , Easting: 291944, Northing: 191616 Prominence: 184m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 691870 691648,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SpnnHl, 10 char: SpnnsHil
Bedrock type: Dark slate-schist, quartzite & coticule, (Butter Mountain Formation)

Price relates the townland name Spinans to Ir. spíonán, 'a gooseberry bush' [PNCW].   Spinans Hill is the 903rd highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Spinans Hill (<i>Cnoc na Spíonán</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: West of the summit, a way along the ridge.
simon3 on Spinans Hill, 2010
by simon3  7 Feb 2010
One way of getting along the ridge between the two Spinans is to follow the route suggested by wicklore through the forest. This route is some 250m long and is easy to use, once you know it it there! From the Spinans Hill SE Top goto S92669 91082 A, a corner of the forest, shown below. Walk approx west along a fence through the trees and emerge right beside the "grey hut" at S92409 91095 B. Linkback:
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Picture: Spinans Hill from the north.
View from the north.
by simon3  17 Sep 2015
This is a view of Spinans Hill from the north. Linkback:
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Picture: The view south from the summit of Spinans Hill
csd on Spinans Hill, 2007
by csd  22 Jul 2007
Spinans Hill, only 409 metres above sea level. A forest track to take you most of the way to the summit. How hard could it be?
I parked at the bottom of the track shown on Sheet 56 at S92519 93199 C and followed the track south towards the summit. The track peters out as it passes through some grazing fields, but you can pick it up again as it enters the forest. However, any thoughts of it taking me almost all the way to the top with an easy push through some mature conifers towards the end were soon shattered. From the end of the forest track to the open ground near the summit it's a nasty half hour of crouching on all fours, pushing through gorse bushes, and getting covered in pine needles. Do not try approaching through the forest to the south! The summit itself is fairly nondescript: a fence bisecting a collection of rocks that probably once formed a wall. The views over to the western Wicklow Mountains are nice, however, and Blackstairs is visible to the south. Linkback:
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climbing spinnans hill
by hillwalkerliam  10 Jun 2012
I climbed spinnans hill on 9/6/12. It was pretty easy.When we were going down,we went to the forest. There were mysterious pink ribbons which we thought would lead to another hill. So we followed them. They lead nowhere.So we tried a different way.Then my dad got electrecuted. So we went home.I had a good hill walk. Linkback:
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Picture: Navigation required in bad weather
wicklore on Spinans Hill, 2008
by wicklore  10 Oct 2008
I climbed Spinian after Spinian SE Top. For those doing the same and following my route they would have arrived at a hut beside a forest. (see Spinian SE Top) To reach this hut directly without climbing SE Top simply park off the road at the gate and track at S924 907 D. Head through the gate and head north on the track. The track reaches a forest. Stay on the track and keep the forest on your right. After 10 minutes of hugging the forest you will reach the aforementioned hut and a fence blocking your path. (ignore an earlier roofed structure on the track with no sides) The forest turns west at the hut, so head west alongside the forest, with the trees on your right. A few minutes brought me to a gate at the end of the forest. I went through the gate and a few minutes north uphill along a track brought me over a fence to the broad summit area. In the poor visibility I continued north until I found the fence at the summit recorded by csd. From the car I would reckon it’s a 25 minute walk to the summit. I could see nothing whatsoever due to the weather but was happy to have found an easy route up. I can empathize with csd and all those who have been forced to crawl and eat pine needles in their quest to find routes up our hills. The compass brought me back through the cloud to the track and I followed the forest down to my car. Linkback:
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