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Wicklow Area , NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue 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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Little Sugar Loaf, 342.4m Hill Giolspar A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Giolspar [], a transliteration of Giltspur) Giltspur Mountain an extra name in English, Wicklow County in Leinster province, in Binnion Lists, Little Sugar Loaf is the 1072th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference O26071 14480, OS 1:50k mapsheet 56
Place visited by: 315 members, recently by: oakesave, DeirdreM, Muscles1960, MartMc, KateLeckie, nupat, NualaB, maoris, lauracardiff, muddypaws, Kaszmirek78, agakilbride, ciarraioch, markv, michaelseaver
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Longitude: -6.115672, Latitude: 53.166158, Easting: 326072, Northing: 214481, Prominence: 247m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 725993 714511
Bedrock type: Quartzite, (Bray Head Formation)
Notes on name: 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.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: LtlSgr, 10 char: LtlSgrLf

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Summary for Little Sugar Loaf (Giolspar): Pleasant small though steep walk near Dublin.
Summary created by Geo, simon3 2021-11-05 19:44:22
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Picture: South of Kilmacanogue, the N11 taken at night from near the top.
This is a place for a pleasant little walk with good views. One obvious place to start is at Bohilla Mid (O25664 14105) 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 A (O255 151))
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 B (O271 140). 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.
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Picture: The Great seen from the (frosted) Little
Padodes visit
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 ( Bohilla Mid (O256 141)), 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 ( Bohilla Mid (O25668 14100))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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