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Hewson Hill Hill Laois County, in Binnion List, Cherty, muddy, calcarenitic limestone Bedrock

Height: 261m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 55 Grid Reference: S52276 96497 This summit has been logged as climbed by 12 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, delboyir, arrow, Dessie1, jackill, chalky, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, peterturner, Fergalh, eamonoc, wicklore
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.221829, Latitude: 53.01693 , Easting: 252276, Northing: 196497 Prominence: 128m,   Isolation: 6.9km
ITM: 652213 696531,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HwsnHl, 10 char: Hewson Hil
Bedrock type: Cherty, muddy, calcarenitic limestone, (Clogrenan Formation)

Hewson Hill is the 1247th highest summit in Ireland. Hewson Hill is the most northerly summit in the South Midlands area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hewson Hill in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Hewson Hill from the north
Low wooded hill with limited views
Short Summary created by wicklore,  13 Apr 2014
Hewson Hill forms part of a NE-SW ridge of three heavily forested hills. Hewson Hill is the final hill at the SW end of this ridge. It is about 5kms to the SE of Portlaoise, and can be accessed from the N80.
One route from the NE is a 5km return walk using a forest track. Start at S53312 97542 A which is the entrance to the track on the N80 road. From here follow the track SW through beautiful deciduous forest. The track will lead you past the first two hills and on to the Hewson Hill summit area. Due to storm damage and fallen trees the forestry at the summit is difficult to negotiate. Some bashing about will be required to find the summit area. There is no trig pillar.

A shorter route starts at the SW of the hill. Park at the gate at S 51858 96493 B and cross the fields to reach a rough stile over the fence. Follow the forest track to the right and proceed up the hill.

Hewson Hill offers limited views. A point of interest nearby to the north is the Rock of Dunamase. Although the state of preservation of the castle is very poor the Rock of Dunamase is a site well worth visiting, and it affords great views of the surrounding countryside and back to Hewson Hill. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1201/comment/15445/
A lovely forest stroll .. by wicklore   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
Something to add interest to your visit .. by wicklore   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
A stroll on Hewson .. by arrow   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
Tress blown over at summit .. by Fergalh   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
TIMBER! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
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