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Wicklow Area   S: Aughrim Hills Subarea
Place count in area: 116, 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 501.2mLittle 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 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 925mSlievemaan 759m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

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Preban Hill Hill Cnoc an Phreabáin A name in Irish prob. Ir. Cnoc an Phreabáin [PDT], ‘hill of An Preabán or the parcel
of land’
Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 389m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 62 Grid Reference: T08602 79156
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: ewen, loftyobrien, simoburn, JoHeaney, eugeneryan959, Barry28213, PaulNolan, feralkittyn, chalky, garrettd, jlk, nkenealy, turfymccloud, wwwalker, mountainmike
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Longitude: -6.388481, Latitude: 52.852703 , Easting: 308602, Northing: 179156 Prominence: 183m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 708537 679192,   GPS IDs, 6 char: PrbnHl, 10 char: Preban Hil
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)

Preban is a townland in the parish of the same name. Has been called Ballymanus Hill.   Preban Hill is the 979th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Preban Hill (<i>Cnoc an Phreabáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: Looking SW from Preban to Croughan Kinsella.
 
Plain Preban
Short Summary created by simon3, wicklore  28 May 2010
It is possible to start to the north at T09186 80205 A while a more interesting approach can be made across fields and bog from the west starting at T071 806 B. For the former route the OS sheet 62 is reasonably accurate as regards tracks. The latter route crosses farmland so it is courteous to check with local farmers, who have granted access previously.
Preban Hill is forested, and the summit area consists of a junction of forest tracks. The highest point appears to be nothing more than a grassy ridge alongside the junction. A Trig Pillar indicated on the map does not appear to be present on the ground.
Approaching from the west there are good views southwest to Ballycumber Hill, and north to Carrickashane Mountain, Croghan Moira, Ballinacor Mountain and Ballycurragh Hill. From near the summit there are views towards Croughan Kinsella. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/5613/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Preban Hill (<i>Cnoc an Phreabáin</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: View of Preban Hill from the bog to the west.
wicklore on Preban Hill, 2008
by wicklore  20 Oct 2008
Scouting along the minor roads surrounding Preban Hill I stopped to talk to a farmer at a gate at approx T071 806 B. I asked him about access to Preban Hill. He said there were no public paths or access up from this side. He then asked if I was from “The Department”. I explained that I was just a hillwalker. I showed him my rucksack, compass and map. Seeming satisfied he immediately said I could park in his gateway and head up from there with a request that I close all gates. Pondering the mysterious “Department” I headed SE, first across his field and then over fences up into a gorse field. 20 minutes from the car had me up onto the heathery slopes. I came across a small stone cairn, but had to head further east to the slightly higher ground at the 377m spot height at T077 795 C. (For the purpose of this post I will call this Preban West Top) A smaller cairn marked this spot. There were great views back NW to Ballycurragh Hill, and SW to Ballycumber Hill. Looking further north I was presented with new views of Carrickashane Mountain, Croghan Moira and Ballinacor Mountain. I could see the main summit of Preban Hill nearly 1km further east. (T086 792 D) While Preban West Top was a treeless bog, I could see that Preban Hill main top was half covered in forest. I made my way east over the bog, down into the col and reached the trees. I handrailed the trees along a track up to the main summit. Up to now I had felt a relative isolation and enjoyed the quiet bog. Now I was disappointed to find that the main summit area consisted of a crossroad junction of forest tracks. I judged the summit to literally be a grassy lump at the crossroads. The trees obscured views in all directions except to the W and SW. While Preban Hill may be covered in forest, it should be no problem to navigate to the summit from the N, E or S using the good quality forest tracks. However I was more than satisfied with my approach from the west across the bog and had a guilt factor of nil. I retraced my route back to the relatively unspoiled West Top, and then back down to my car. I would strongly advise calling to any local farm for permission to head up from the west side as this involves crossing farmland. Otherwise a route up Preban through its forested sides should be easily managed. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3396/
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Picture: Summit area of Preban Hill
 
wicklore on Preban Hill, 2008
by wicklore  21 Oct 2008
At the summit of Preban Hill you can take your pick as to where exactly the highest point is. I chose the grassy ridge at the SE corner of the crossroads . The grassy ridge is visible in the background of the photo. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3397/
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Picture: Views from Preban
simon3 on Preban Hill, 2009
by simon3  8 Dec 2009
As Wicklore says, the summit of Preban is a crossroads. It has trees on three out of four sides. Nevertheless, from the general area of the summit there are some interesting views such as this one of Croghan Kinsella to the south. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/4282/
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rewarding views
by mickhanney  29 Jan 2011
I wasn't aware this hill had a name. The name I had given to it in my own head was Annacurra hill as its the hill which sits behind my little village. Its a hill I know well from walking, running and biking. I usually enter it from Roddenagh wood across the road via a break in the fence and a single track which leads to the main forest track to the top. At the top you can extend your walk by a few k by heading straight on but this trail ends in a cul de sac and back tracking is required. There are 3 separate trail entrances on the road that goes between Roddenagh and Kiladuff, which gives route options. Coillte are felling trees here at the moment but this hill is generally quiet and peaceful and gives lovely views over towards Lug to the rear and Croaghan Kinsella out east. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/6225/
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