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Wicklow Area , SE: Wicklow South East 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 L, 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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Carrick Mountain, 381m Hill
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, Carrig MacReilly, Carrigmareena, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Carrick Mountain is the 997th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference T23262 94066, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 110 members, recently by: KateLeckie, michaelseaver, nupat, NualaB, Ansarlodge, GerryCarroll, Geo, MartaD, arthurdoylephoto, tsheehy, childminder05, Beti13, nickywood, jgfitz, wohfnow
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.165502, Latitude: 52.983496, Easting: 323262, Northing: 194066, Prominence: 174m,  Isolation: 3.4km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 723182 694103
Bedrock type: Greywacke & quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)
Notes on name: The name of this hill is documented in various forms, such as Carrigmurrely in 1756 and Carrickmacreily in 1795. It is fairly certain that the second element is a personal name, but the forms are too diverse to specify which name. Price mentions the possibility that it is Ó Murghaile.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Crc381, 10 char: CrckMnt381

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Summary for Carrick Mountain : Choose your route well for a forested summit.
Summary created by simon3, kernowclimber, mcrtchly 2012-09-16 17:05:53
Seen from the N11, Carrick Mountain looks a deceptively easy climb. There is no totally easy route because there are no forest roads leading to the summit. Read the suggestions here or you may find that you are deep in unpleasant forestry.

Possibly the quickest approach is from a forest entrance at A'owle Wd (T21899 93543) as shown in Track 2078. Go initially south and then NE towards the summit.

Another approach is to take the forest track from Glenealy to the south. The entrance (A (T239 927)) is reached by taking the R752 from Rathnew and turning right in Glenealy village, crossing the river and then turning left past the church. Space for one car can be found at B'Man Ln (T241 925) beneath some trees. Walk westwards to the forest entrance and turn right along a forest road which passes through a mixed plantation and which soon switches back southwards at the first hairpin bend. 250m after the hairpin another road is met; turn right and follow this for 90m until a track (B (T239 931)) can be taken on the left. Follow this uphill until a 6 way junction is encountered. At the junction continue uphill in same direction as before until the route turns right and contours the hill in a northwards direction. Follow this track to a clear fell area of forest and a turn out. Turn left here up the hillside again until the track turns sharp right. At this point turn left and head for the edge of the forest, keeping a rock outcrop on your right. Pass through the forest to a more open area of wind felled trees which soon leads over a couple of rocky outcrops to the summit. The ascent takes about 60-70 minutes. Return takes about 50mins. This route avoids the crawls and nasty vegetation of other routes.

A third route starts at BLusk Q (T24572 96006) to the NE and is shown in Track 1291.

The summit has a trig pillar sitting on a knob of quartzite which is not forested. The bare rock is extremely slippery when wet. Views are not extensive.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/5624/
Member Comments for Carrick Mountain

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Picture: The view west from summit.
New track paves the way
by Colin Murphy 2 Jul 2019
I am happy to report that Carrick no longer presents the complicated challenge of negotiating multiple forest tracks. Unfortunately we didn't know this until we were on the way down. First the wrong way: Having ascended via a start point at A'owle Wd (T21899 93543), we followed a track south for 1.5km to C (T220 926), turned left back toward Carrick and followed a relatively straight track for 2km, where it narrows considerably, but then meanders all the way up to the summit. Don't go this way!
Start at A'owle Wd (T21899 93543) as before. About 150m up this track is a T-junction of sorts. Go left. The track swings to the east for for about 600m (it is a relatively newly-laid track with shiny white-grey stones). This intersects the track at D (T228 937) (that we had mistakenly taken on our ascent), leaving you only 500m from summit. Our journey up was 3.5km. Our journey down was 1.6km! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/20570/
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Picture: The summit of Carrick is surrounded by dense forest
Like Machu Picchu
by wicklore 22 Jul 2014
Map & compass were heavily in use when I climbed Carrick Mountain today. Those who programme summit coordinates into GPS units and let it guide them would have completed this hike in half the time. As it was I spent a long time searching extremely difficult forestry for the elusive summit, which was hindered by the fact that Carrick Mountain actually has several rocky outcrops along the summit.
I started at the Coillte forestry entrance at BLusk Q (T246 960). A local man gave me directions which proved invaluable as I negotiated the forest tracks and junctions.
From the forest entrance I took the following route: Walk uphill for a few minutes until you arrive at a junction. Go left. A few minutes more brings you to another junction-turn right. After a hundred metres or so the track branches again. Turn left. The track now meanders uphill and after a few hundred metres look out for an obvious muddy path leading into the trees on the right. Follow this path and it will lead you uphill towards the northernmost rocky outcrop on Carrick. The path is churned up in places and evidence of scrambler activity is everywhere. The path eventually rejoins a forestry track that skirts the southern slopes of Carrick.
The summit here was treeless and when I looked up I could see a few rocky outcrops. I spent a long time reaching the top of the highest. This was hampered by chest high ferns and many boulders hidden underfoot. When I climbed to the top of the rock I spied a higher summit sticking out of the trees a few hundred metres further to the south. Trying to reach this second summit involved heading into almost impenetrable forest- the kind that literally had me crawling. I gave up after 15 minutes and had to use my compass to navigate back out.
I made my way downhill to the forest track and followed it into the forest. After a few minutes I then repeatedly battled my way into the trees in vain attempts to locate and reach the summit. Several times I had to navigate back out with compass. This forest was claustrophobic, dark and it was easy to become disorientated. I found a few rocky outcrops but none had the trig point marked on the map. This had become a bizarre experience and I decided to see it to through to the end. Eventually I crawled out of the trees and saw the beautiful trig point sitting on its rock. I felt like Hiram Bingham discovering Machu Picchu!
The views were great although there was cloud on most of the distant mountains. I could identify, amongst others, Croghan Moira, Trooperstown, Derrybawn, Turlough Hill (that flat top is an excellent aid to identification), Tonelagee, Djouce and the Great Sugar Loaf to the north. In fact the whole spectrum of the Wicklow Mountains was on view, hampered only by cloud cover on the higher summits. The coast was visible for dozens of miles along its length. This truly was a hard won and memorable summit. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/3295/
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Picture: Impressive views to the west
If I got there quicker than you it's because I was...
by Bunsen7 18 Dec 2017
Visited on a beautiful, mild sunny day in Dec 2017. Parked at the forest entrance at Ballylusk as suggested by Track 1291, which I followed. Also had the benefit of the East-West Mapping East Wicklow map which just about includes the bulk of Carrick Mtn, showing the various forest tracks and trails, well at least those needed for this approach.

Lots of evidence that this area is well used by mountain bikers and horse riders. A proliferation of tracks are to be found, but thankfully in a largely pristine forest, no evidence of dumping - long may that continue.

I was conscious that I was effectively standing on the shoulders of giants given the info and forewarnings on this site, the map and gps. In fairness it seems the tracks marked on the OS are relatively useful. If you follow the OS tracks you can get to an altitude of 350m from where you will need to find one of the tracks to the true summit.

Still, I managed to be drawn initially to the rocky prominences near E (T23504 94425), from where the views northwards were stunning and unobstructed. This meant I had to find my way through dense forestry to the true summit, and clamber up some slippery rock, over large fallen trees, etc.

However, from the summit proper there is now a very clear track emerging almost directly east which I descended from and which by my reading leads you out onto the forest track at F (T23444 94039). If you or your group are looking for the easy way to the trig pillar do not get drawn to the earlier rocky prominences and instead keep a careful eye out for this narrow track.

Worth the trip this one. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/19814/
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Picture: Carrick SW views
Trail to the top
by Colin Murphy 2 Jul 2019
The pic shows the view to the south west of Carrick. When the forest track comes to an end, a narrow, dusty trail meanders all he way to the large rock outcrop at the summit, and is just visible in the shot on the left. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/20571/
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Picture: Wicklow Walk
View of Croaghanmoira from Carrick
by eugeneryan959 27 Aug 2019
Summit View from Carrick Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/865/comment/20529/
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