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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 1249th highest summit in Ireland. Hewson Hill is the most northerly summit in the South Midlands area.

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Low wooded hill with limited views .. by group   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hewson Hill in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Summit area before the storm
 
A lovely forest stroll
by wicklore  12 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. The three hills are heavily forested but as MV members Fergalh and Paddyhillsbagger have pointed out there has been storm damage to the trees at the summit of Hewson. I was there in 2012 and captured a photo of the summit area before the storm damage. To be honest even then it was tangled and difficult to negotiate in the immediate summit area, so the fallen trees just add difficulty to difficulty!

A leisurely 5km-return stroll can be had here, making use of a rustic forest track. Start at S53312 97542 which is the entrance to the track on the N80 road. From here follow the track SW through beautiful deciduous forest. Looking back on my photos now I see that I spent a lot of time looking at and snapping flowers and insects along the way. The track will lead you past the first two hills and on to the Hewson Hill summit area. Some bashing about will be required to find the summit area but there is no trig pillar.

There are limited views due to the forestry at the summit, but in places along the access track there are views north across to the nearby 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.

I completed a 360 degree loop of the summit area of Hewson Hill before rejoining the track and the leisurely stroll back to my car. This is definitely a walk for the late spring or summer when the flowers are in bloom and the insects buzzing about. The Rock of Dunamase is just 1km away and a must if visiting Hewson Hill.

My GPS track for my walk on Hewson Hill can be found on MountainViews here: http://mountainviews.ie/track/2460/ Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1201/comment/15992/
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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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