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Slieve Binnian East Top Mountain For origin of name, see Slieve Binnian. Down County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 630m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J32660 23169 This summit has been logged as climbed by 329 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, GoldCircle, feargalf, robertodon, DelStewart, eryri, tomodub, tommccarthy, DenisMc, stevebullers, MichaelG55, mountainmike, simongray12190, Niamhq
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Longitude: -5.970912, Latitude: 54.140504 , Easting: 332660, Northing: 323169 Prominence: 15m,   Isolation: 0.6km
ITM: 732577 823179,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Slv630, 10 char: SlvBnnEstT
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Slieve Binnian East Top is the 238th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Slieve Binnian East Top in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Binnian E Top (left) at start of climb along wall. N Tor can be seen top right.
Short walk to the first of Binnian's four Tops
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman,  7 Nov 2011
For most hillwalkers climbing Slieve Binnian from Carrick Little, the East Top, though only a sort way off the route, is a diversion seldom taken yet it can act as a first top of four in a fine circuit of the mountain. To climb the East Top start at Carrick Little car park J345 219 A and walk N up the adjacient track. After crossing a stone stile, leave it at an appropriate point and follow the stone wall NW uphill. Where the ground starts to level out watch for a wooden stile on the left. Cross over and walk gently up SE to the top crowned by a number of small rocky tors. While it is possible to access the top earlier by crossing the wall at an appropriate point on the way up the use of the stile is the recommended option in the interests of preserving the wall. Return by way of ascent. If time allows when there, it is very worthwhile continuing up to Slieve Binnian and then along the ridge to Binnian N Top and the nearby and much more dramatic N Tor. From there descend down the newly constructed stone "staircase" (2011) to the Binnian/Lamigan col where a right turn leads along the track SE, past the Blue Lough, back to Carrick Little. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/230/comment/4990/
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Picture: East Top
The green green grass of.......
by gerrym  28 Sep 2010
Start from Carrick Little carpark (where i left my camera on the bonnet of the car and found it still there 5 hours later) take the idylic laneway flanked by towering walls of mourne stone. The surrounding lush green fields give a clue to the origin of the stone for the walls.

A characterful rock stile brings an information board detailing the stupendous views up into the Annalong Valley ringed by high hills. Follow the wall left from the track onto the hillside. This has seen heavy traffic and is well eroded in places.To the left the sun was shining through the gaps in the stone walls which looked as though they had been put together by children. A snow capped Comedagh looked suitably impressive at the nead of the valley, with the scar of the Brandy Pad impossibly high up from this lowly point.

As the climb levels can cross the wall and take the short walk to the summit. This has a number of little rock tors, dwarfed by the real deal on Binnian proper. They were big enough to shelter me from a strong breeze as the sun melted what was left of a morning hail shower. The views from the top are pretty good, especially out to sea where the shadows of clouds created the illusion of islands to compliment the Isle of Man and the east wind created plenty of surf along the shoreline. The shore continues to the mouth of Carlingford Lough and the backing of the Cooley mountains in view. Looking up the valley the clouds continued to cast thier shadow as they rose and fell over Donard. Slieve Croob and the further distant Belfast Hills were also in the frame.

An easy walk brings the heights of Slieve Binnian and the endless exploration of the tors along its length - as well as the endless views. I dropped down and climbed Lamagan and descended from the col with Cove to the rough track into the valley and back to the carpark and my camera! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/230/comment/3185/
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GWPR on Slieve Binnian East Top, 2004
by GWPR  21 Feb 2004
Slieve Binnian East Top as viewed from Slieve Binnian. Descending from Binnian follow Mourne Wall east to reach wooden stile. Cross over and short climb to East Top. Return to stile and follow Mourne Wall East to reach track to Carrick Little. Tried to continue east from East Top but met a high granite wall with barbed wire on top. It seems to be a secondary wall and not the Mourne Wall proper. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/230/comment/851/
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Picture: Minature Tors on E Top overlooking Kingdom of Mourne.
Great Bonus On Fantastic Walk
by Aidy  2 Oct 2014
After starting out at the Carrick Little car park, I had gone to Slieve Binnian first, then on to Slieve Binnian North Top and North Tor, leaving this summit for the return leg, dropping down the short descent from Binnian. It is well worth the little effort required, as there are new perspectives on the south and west coasts of Co. Down and beyond. As I was doing it on the way back to Carrick Little, my route also took me down its eastern flank where I wandered through what must be the quarry remains mentioned by gerrym. There were heaps of stones covering a wide area, some of which may even have been the remains of buildings, although it was hard to tell. An interesting extra on the mountain all the same. If you're going to Binnian from Carrick Little, I would definitely recommend making the short diversion to take in this summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/230/comment/17703/
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Picture: The view south to Slieve Foye from the summit of Binnan East Top.
csd on Slieve Binnian East Top, 2005
by csd  9 Oct 2005
We tackled Slieve Binnan East Top last in a North - South loop of Slieve Binnan's four summits. Access from Slieve Binnan proper was easy -- just follow the wall down and hang a right at the col between Binnan and East Top. Nice views south to Slieve Foye as it stands over Carlingford. After savouring the views we headed ENE to pick up the wall, which we followed down to Carricklittle car park. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/230/comment/1991/
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