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Benwiskin Mountain Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116 This summit has been logged as climbed by 132 members. Recently by: IainT, Lauranna, Iamcan, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, scapania, Cobhclimber, Hilldweller, ckilm, mgtrose, johnstna, Wilderness, Onzy, eugeneryan959, Teresa-ms
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Longitude: -8.42658, Latitude: 54.3899 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 572293 849115,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick.   Benwiskin is the 524th highest summit in Ireland.

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As somebody who made the unwelcome acquaintance o .. by brenno   (Show all for Benwiskin)
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Pleasant route from Glendarragh
by Wildcat  14 Feb 2013
Drive along a series of side roads from Grange and find your way past the waterworks to Glendarragh, the glen between Benbulbin and Benwiskin. There's a large parking area beside Luke's Bridge (grid ref 698473 B). Just beyond the bridge, take the left fork and follow the surfaced road eastwards (towards Benwiskin) as far as grid ref 707472 C, where the road crosses the stream by bridge. A gravel track on the left continues towards the base of the hill. Follow this until it does a right-angle bend southwards where you should leave the track and cross tussocky and rather wet ground (still heading east). At 290m, the gradient becomes steeper and the ground improves. Go directly uphill. There's a fence on the left but it bears left across the hillside so there's no need to cross it. The steeper section eases above 440m and a pleasant walk leads up to the 508m top (grid ref 719479 D), with great views all around. There are some interesting holes in the ground (dolines) near the col south of the 508m top. The route to Benwiskin is clear and easy, with occasional sections of path - just head northwards along the broad ridge, with peat hags generally easily avoided. You'll pass a lovely little pond by the cliff edge (grid ref 721486 E) then there's the final rise to the summit (514m, grid ref 724491 F), with a fence on the right. To appreciate the extraordinary northwestern cliffs would require crossing a fence easily and continuing northwards to grid ref 725493 G. Although there were no 'keep out' signs (2 February 2013), this land may be part of Bull McSharry's farm! It may be best to view the cliffs from a distance! From the summit, return to Luke's Bridge by the same route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/14923/
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