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Binnion Hill Cnoc an Bhinnín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Bhinnín [CMcG] , 'hill of the little peak'). Donegal County, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 250m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C36924 48921 This summit has been logged as climbed by 27 members. Recently by: Lucky1, Markdoc, bigphil99, chalky, Summ1t, Vikingr2013, David-Guenot, cody1, mark-rdc, jmcg, pmeldrum, Garmin, Hilltop-Harrier, AntrimRambler, JohnOf
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Longitude: -7.419686, Latitude: 55.2858 , Easting: 236924, Northing: 448921 Prominence: 195m,   Isolation: 4km
ITM: 636865 948899,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Binion, 10 char: Binnion
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

It is likely that the name of this hill was simply An Binnín and that the name Cnoc an Bhinnín arose from the need to distinguish the hill from the townland of the same name.   Binnion is the 1275th highest summit in Ireland.

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Binnion may be small in stature - it weighs in at .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Binnion)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binnion in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: pollan bay from binnion
 
A short walk in Inishowen
by three5four0  18 Jun 2010
The minor road, to the south of Binnion, has had some road works carried out on it recently. The upshot being, it is possible to park a car on the verge and leave the road clear, at around C376476 D.

From here walk up hill to the track beside the cottage at C375479 E, mentioned by eflanaga, and follow this to a fork, either one brings you out onto the open hillside. And if you bring a carrot, the friendly horse in the field, at the fork, would appreciated! From here follow the track up hill (faint if you have taken the right fork) into the gap, where the track is clear and easy to follow. Just as the track swings left there is a minor ring contour, on your right, topped by a cairn at C374491 F, which is worth climbing up to for the view of Pollan Bay (see attached photo).

Pass a fork and shortly after, leave the track and climb to the summit, again with expansive views over Tullagh Bay and Rockstown Harbour to Dunaff Hill. Which we had climbed earlier in the day. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1003/comment/5883/
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A hill to be enjoyed .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Binnion)
 
Start out from one of the most beautiful beaches .. by gerrym   (Show all for Binnion)
 
I parked my car at the binnion caravan park. Then .. by Glashedy007   (Show all for Binnion)
 
The Carry Ramblers on top of Binnion what views f .. by cjdonaghey   (Show all for Binnion)
 
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