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South Midlands Area
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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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
Place visited by 12 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, delboyir, arrow, Dessie1, jackill, chalky, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, peterturner, Fergalh, eamonoc, wicklore
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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 1134th highest place 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)
 
A lovely forest stroll .. by wicklore   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Hewson Hill in area South Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Yellow and green at the nearby Rock of Dunamase
 
Something to add interest to your visit
by wicklore  12 Apr 2014
Around 1km to the north of Hewson Hill is the dramatic Rock of Dunamase. If using the forest path on the north side of Hewson Hill there are places along the access track where there are views north across to Dunamase. Dunamase is the ruins of a castle perched atop a dramatic 45 metre high rocky outcrop. The earliest historical reference to Dunamase is in the annals of the four masters where it states that Dun Masc was plundered by the Vikings in 843AD and the abbot of Terryglass was killed. Later, in the 12th Century, Dunamase became an important Anglo Norman fortification and was part of Aoife’s dowry when she married Strongbow in 1170. 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.

My photo was taken on the north side of Dunamase, across a lovely field of oilseed rape crop. It’s a pity about the telephone wires crossing the sky, but I couldn’t walk into the field to avoid them in my photo Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1201/comment/15993/
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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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