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Colin Murphy: Track/5107 in area near Baltinglass Hill, Wicklow (Ireland)
A battle to the top
Ascent: 260m, Length: 4.9km, Creator time taken: 1h58m
Descent: 283m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 1h 25m + breaks
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Places Start at S87107 88715, Baltinglass Hill, end at Start
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[RWD version 1 ] This was an interesting, if troublesome walk, as much of the trails are heavily overgrown and there appears to be an access issue on the upper reaches of the hill.
Like previous contributors, began at the Baltinglass Graveyard, following a ‘trail’ to the right of the cemetery that runs east between two walls. This section, about 300m, is very overgrown and you will have to beat off brambles, gorse, nettles etc for much of the way. Cross a gate into a grassy field, and aim for the large cross on the west side of the hill, availing of a gap in the hedges thanks to a collapsed gate to get through the fields.
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There's a trail through there, believe it or not.
The last section of the climb to the cross, requires crossing another gate and battling up another narrow trail which is also badly overgrown with gorse etc, but it does take you to the cross at about 300m ascent.
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The view east.
Here you will encounter some newly installed barbed wire fencing and beyond it a grassy field with several signs of the ‘No Trespassing/Private Property Keep Out’ variety.
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Highpoint
It is up to you to decided if you want to proceed the last 1km across grassy, sheep-filled fields at this point. But previous visitors have related seeing the impressive Neolithic structures to be experienced at the summit. It’s your call.
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Neolithic passage tomb near the summit.
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Uploaded on: Fri, 7 Jun 2024 (10:49:47), Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/5107/
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