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wicklore: Track 2459 in area near Dunranhill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Difficult Dunrahill
Length: 3.7km, Creator time taken: 1h17m, Ascent: 190m,
Descent: 191m

Places: Start at O25909 01152, Dunranhill, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
While researching and reviewing the proposed 100m prominence hills list for MountainViews in 2012 I visited many local summits. I eventually came to Dunrahill. Despite driving around it twice I couldn't find a public access route up. I ended up in a a small boreen road to the south where a passing local man pointed me to a farm gate he said I could use to head up at O 25908 01155. The gate was locked and there was a track beyond it. After about 300 metres I left the track and headed uphill to the left. I eventually reached a rocky plateau with a dense forest beyond. I entered the forest at O26032 02021 and I found it very difficult to get through. Dense prickly twigs poked at me and rough ground with a few rocky crags and drops ahd to be negotiated. Some crawling and sliding under the densest of forest and wet ground and after a few hundred metres I emerged spluttering onto a forest track near the summit at 026022 02098. The summit area has a network of tracks and is clear of trees. There is a trig pillar at the summit at O26200 02256. Fine views south to Wicklow Town and out to the Irish Sea and north to the two Sugarloafs, as well as to nearby Ballycurry. I returned by the same route generally, although I covered some new ground on the descent for variety.

Uploaded on: Sat, 12 Apr 2014 (12:17:56)
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