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Near Mullacor, Wicklow (Ireland)

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Wicklow Area   NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
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 East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 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 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 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 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
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 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Little Sugar Loaf Hill Giolspar A name in Irish, also Giltspur Mountain an extra name in English (Ir. Giolspar [], a transliteration of Giltspur) Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Binnion List, Quartzite Bedrock

Height: 342.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: O26071 14480
Place visited by 308 members. Recently by: maoris, lauracardiff, muddypaws, Kaszmirek78, agakilbride, ciarraioch, markv, michaelseaver, MartaD, megk971, Ansarlodge, Carolyn105, JustMe, trostanite, GerryCarroll
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Longitude: -6.115672, Latitude: 53.166158 , Easting: 326072, Northing: 214481 Prominence: 247m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 725993 714511,   GPS IDs, 6 char: LtlSgr, 10 char: LtlSgrLf
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)

This hill is also known as Giltspur Mountain [PNCW], of which the Irish version Giolspar is a transliteration. The name Giltspur, which originally refers to a townland on the northern slopes, is explained by a transaction in the late 12th century, whereby Dermod MacGiollamocholmog granted one carucate of land in Kilruddery to Richard de Felda for a pair of gilt spurs, to be presented to him and his heirs each year at Michelmas [PNCW]. Giltspur Mountain is thus a rare example of an English language name which is so old that it has been replaced by another, Little Sugar Loaf.   Little Sugar Loaf is the 1071th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Little Sugar Loaf (<i>Giolspar</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: South of Kilmacanogue, the N11 taken at night from near the top.
Pleasant small though steep walk near Dublin.
Short Summary created by Geo, simon3  5 Nov 2021
This is a place for a pleasant little walk with good views. One obvious place to start is at O2566414105 starA where there is parking for a few cars beside the road, which is known as Bohilla Lane. This can be reached by going NE from the roundabout at the south going off-ramp on the N11 in Kilmacanoge. From this parking there is a sign showing "Agreed Access" and a marked track leading up to the hill which is some 173m climbing. From the top you can simply come down the same way or continue north west along the ridge dropping until a house ruin (as of 2008) can be seen to the left. There are tracks towards this. Your position on the ridge before turning left should be in-line with the R755 road to Glendalough heading SW out of Kilmacanoge. (Around 255151 starB)
As of 2021 a 'new' and easy way up is from the Belmont Estate, south of the Kilruddery House where there is plenty of parking (small charge).at about O271 140 starC. If you follow the trail west and up hill on a good made track through farmland at first, then onto the hillside and you then meet up with the
Agreed Access' from the Kilmacanogue side. Easy scramble to finish on the summit. Pick a clear day and soak it up.The advantage of this is a good coffee van and toilet facilities in Belmont. Linkback: Picture about mountain Little Sugar Loaf (<i>Giolspar</i>) in area Wicklow, Ireland
Picture: The Great seen from the (frosted) Little
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by padodes  30 May 2021
It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good, they say, and certainly the chill wind that has been blowing snow and ice across the Wicklow Mountains for almost two months has not been totally unkind. I find it has obliged me to renew acquaintance with humble yet more accessible outliers, and I have been pleasantly surprised. The Little Sugar Loaf is a good example. Barely 342m at its highest point and no more that a 20 minute climb from the Bohilla Lane starting-point (O 256 141 starD), it will add little glory to your mountaineering CV, but don’t write it off too quickly. The walk along the ridge and around the slopes offers great views on every side. Bring your binoculars and a camera and you have hours of contentment before you.

To the W, the Great Sugar Loaf imposes its presence (see photo), but you would be inclined to think it no higher than its little namesake. It’s an optical illusion that conceals a difference of 159m. To the NW, your view plunges into Glencree Valley and only ends abruptly at the twin corries of Lough Bray Upper and Lower, with the mast on Kippure standing guard above. To the N and NE, the view stretches beyond Dublin Port to Howth and back along the Dalkey-Killiney coast to Bray. Directly E, the knobbly hillocks at Bray Head block the view to sea, but it’s again visible at Greystones before disappearing in a haze to the S. My attention was caught, too, by the historical Kilruddery House and Gardens, in the valley to the NE. Scenes from many films or TV series – among them The Tudors – have been shot around this Elizabethan revival house, whose beginnings go back, in fact, to the 17th century. With binoculars, I could even get glimpses of the classical statues in the glass-covered Orangery.

All in all, as I’ve learned, if you’re prepared to curtail a little your walking and increase your contemplation, the Little Sugar Loaf will not disappoint. Linkback:
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Picture: Ancient carvings or heavy snails!!
An Opportunity Mist!
by Dessie1  30 May 2021
Climbed Little Sugarloaf on the 9/7/10 on the foggiest evening ever.Took the exit from the Kilmacanogue roundabout and followed the small road to the make shift carpark clearing just to the SW of the mountain (O2566814100 starE)with the Sign which indicates the beginning of the ascent. Views where non existent and weather was awful but that's all part of the fun of it! The summit was shrouded in a thick mist with about a 10 foot field of view but the quiteness was almost eerie. All in all a fun half hour or so which will be repeated on a clearer day.
PS:Carvings are located very close to the red sprayed marker which indicates the summit. Linkback:
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Spiral Hunting
by Savlon  29 Jul 2010
Fionn_rocks- I went up this mountain today to have a look for the possible spirals. Found them quite easily. They are typical in design but I can't be certain they are not more modern. My son also found another possible candidate. I can let you know the location if you wish. Thanks a mil to Dessie. The hill was a lovely walk- beautiful heather and gorse- but very windswept on the eastern side-the fresh air made me feel alive- and the views were unbelievable. I've wanted to climb for ages, living in it's shadow most of my life. The only little niggle (tiny) was that you could here the noise of the N-11 most of the time- but it wasn't a visible scar on the landscape that destroyed the view, so it didn't spoil the fun! Linkback:
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Picture: Setting Moon over the Great Sugar Loaf
Climbing at Sunset
by mcrtchly  20 Aug 2010
We decided upon an evening climb of the Little Sugar Loaf and had a fantastic sight of the orange-red Moon setting over the Great Sugar Loaf. We also looked at the 'spiral' markings on the rocks. There are two sets; one on the main summit and the another on the subsidary summit to the north. Those on the main summit show lichen growth over the spirals suggesting that they are not recent. There are no features recorded in the Sites and Monuments Records for the Little Sugar Loaf and these spirals are probably not that old. The other set of spirals on the summit to the north are lichen free and appear to be very modern. Linkback:
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Picture: Northwards from the Little Sugar Loaf, Wicklow
Interesting views from this top.
by simon3  14 Nov 2010
The view from the top includes the Sugar Loaf in an interesting conjunction with the heavily tracked Djouce, views over Bray, towards Wales and of course over much of Dublin.

The top of the Little Sugar Loaf is a north-south quartzite ridge. The photo shows some of the view northwards from the highest part of the Little Sugar Loaf, just 1m higher than the nearer bump on the ridge. Right skyline is part of the Cooley/ Gullion area with the Clermonts visible. The white speck above this is an aircraft coming into Dublin Airport not something wrong with the camera! Just right of centre skyline is Slieve Gullion, central plug of what was once a huge volcano. Linkback:
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