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Wicklow Area , S: Aughrim Hills 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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Preban Hill, 389m Hill Cnoc an Phreabáin A name in Irish,
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prob. Ir. Cnoc an Phreabáin [PDT], ‘hill of An Preabán or the
parcel of land’
, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Preban Hill is the 979th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T08602 79156, OS 1:50k mapsheet 62
Place visited by: 56 members, recently by: Colin Murphy, jimhoare, childminder05, moggy40, MartaD, SenanFoley, briankelly, abcd, srr45, ewen, loftyobrien, simoburn, JoHeaney, eugeneryan959, Barry28213
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.388481, Latitude: 52.852703, Easting: 308602, Northing: 179156, Prominence: 183m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 708537 679192
Bedrock type: Dark grey semi-pelitic, psammitic schist, (Ballybeg Member)
Notes on name: Preban is a townland in the parish of the same name. Has been called Ballymanus Hill.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: PrbnHl, 10 char: Preban Hil

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Gallery for Preban Hill (Cnoc an Phreabáin) and surrounds
Summary for Preban Hill (Cnoc an Phreabáin): Plain Preban
Summary created by simon3, wicklore 2010-05-28 10:43:37
            MountainViews.ie picture about Preban Hill (<em>Cnoc an Phreabáin</em>)
Picture: Looking SW from Preban to Croughan Kinsella.
It is possible to start to the north at HefWell Wd (T09186 80205) while a more interesting approach can be made across fields and bog from the west starting at A (T071 806). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/5613/
Member Comments for Preban Hill (Cnoc an Phreabáin)
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Preban Hill (<em>Cnoc an Phreabáin</em>)
Picture: This mound/rock marks highpoint.
New A walk in the Coillte woods
by Colin Murphy Fri 7 Jun
At the start of this walk, you are slightly over 1km from the top as the crow flies and yet the return trip amounts to almost 8km. There is parking for a couple of cars at the forest entrance at HefWell Wd (T09186 80205). Follow the winding trail and take the first right sharp turn after about 1.5km. Follow this for a further 1km through endless Coillte conifers. Luckily at the next bend there is some slight variation and you can leave the wide forest road, taking a narrow trail through the woods at B (T08591 79699). This route will also save you about 2.5km unnecessary walking and has decent views. The trail goes west then south and you will gain as much height on it as the previous 3km walking. Continue to C (T08113 79319) and turn SE for 500m to reach a crossroads. The highpoint is a small pile of rocks on a small rise on the SE corner of crossroads. Fine views of the Wicklow Mts to the north. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/24224/
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Picture: View of Preban Hill from the bog to the west.
wicklore on Preban Hill
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 A (T071 806). 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 D (T077 795). (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. (E (T086 792)) 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3396/
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Picture: Summit area of Preban Hill
wicklore on Preban Hill
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: mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/3397/
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Picture: Views from Preban
simon3 on Preban Hill
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: 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/854/comment/6225/
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