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Corranabinnia SW Top Mountain For origin of name, see Corranabinnia. Mayo County In Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists

Height: 681m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 30 Grid Reference: F89769 02621 This summit has been logged as climbed by 89 members. Recently by: pavelbodi, HillmanImp, douginireland, dodser, savage, tphase, concorde, sandilandsn, davnet, greenpark, mountainmike, shaygo, turfymccloud, scobrien8, poopoobasto
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Longitude: -9.68018, Latitude: 53.961219 Prominence: 56m,   Isolation: 0.8km
ITM: 489743 802631,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CrnbSW, 10 char: CrnbnSWTp

Corranabinnia SW Top is the 134th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corranabinnia SW Top in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Sw top as seen from ridge to Ben Gorm
 
by gerrym  1 Jan 2006 I approached the SW top from Corranabinnia itself and it is a quick drop down to the col. The route to the summit of the SW top looks pretty difficult - it can be if you want but there are easy paths just below the rocks at its crest. Nevertheless this was an exciting diversion from the walking for most of the day, hands are needed and if you want the exposure you can have it with big drops, especially to the N into the corrie containing Corranabinna Lough. As Simons pic shows there are fantastic views, with the great contrast of the lowlands and the Nephins rising steeply from the bogs. There are again stunning views from the broad level top, with the expanses of water dotted with islands drawing the eye. There is a long and gradual ridge heading off to the S along Glendahurk which would be a good alternative approach . I retraced my steps, which was fun again, back to the top of Corranabinnia where i had left my rucksack and then headed along the ridge to Ben Gorm.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corranabinnia SW Top in area North Mayo, Ireland
by simon3  17 May 2007 Robert Lloyd Praeger [The Way that I Went] said of the Nephin Begs “Where else even in Ireland will you find 200 square miles which is houseless and roadless – nothing but brown heather spreading as far as the eye can see, and rising along a kind of central back-bone into high bare hills breaking down here and there in rocky scarps, with the Atlantic winds singing along their slopes? I confess I find such a place not lonely or depressing by inspiriting.” Could any of us attempt to put it better?

Our photo, taken from near the top of Corranabinnia SW Top, shows much of the bare bog. The nearer water is Lough Corranabinnia, while further there is the west end of the remote double lake, over 1 km in length, that is Corryloughaphill Lough, with the slopes of Glennamong rising immediately beyond it. On the skyline at the right is Nephin Beg. Centrally, just touching the skyline is that most unusually named mountain “Slieve Alp” (329m).

One note of navigational caution. The OS 1:50k shows a spot height 681. This is not the highest point on the ridge which is around 370m to the east. As of May 2007 there is no cairn or other mark at the highest point. If you mistake this in mist you could go seriously wrong for example in attempting to get onto the southern ridge.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Corranabinnia SW Top in area North Mayo, Ireland
 
by milo  23 Aug 2003 Attached photo shows the top as seen from the ridge which extends south from the main summit to Ben Gorm. The skyline offers scrambling possibilities which can be avoided by staying about 10 metres down on the S. side.
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