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Bulbin Hill Cnoc Bulaba A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc Bulaba ['An Fear Deireanach den tSloinneadh' / 'The Last of
the Name', Charles McGlinchey], 'hill' + unknown element)
Donegal County, in Carn List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 494m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C35700 42200 This summit has been logged as climbed by 36 members. Recently by: Hilltop-Harrier, sperrinlad, Apple, simon3, MichaelE, jimbloomer, chalky, Wilderness, newpark-cc, David-Guenot, Lucky1, Vikingr2013, cody1, mark-rdc, jlk
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.439798, Latitude: 55.225524 , Easting: 235700, Northing: 442200 Prominence: 299m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 635641 942179,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bulbin, 10 char: Bulbin
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

Bulbin is the 585th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bulbin in area Inishowen, Ireland
Picture: Bulbin, as seen from the Urris Hills
 
A beautiful summit worth the quick ascent !!
by David-Guenot  6 Dec 2013
It was around 3 pm on 09.November 2013, the last of my six-day stay on Inishowen, and I had decided to climb Bulbin before leaving the peninsula. Being short of time, I drove along the unpaved road that encircles Bulbin, S of Adderville. The rocky road is passable, though a 4WD would be more advisable. The road is closed by a gate at around C348424 A and there is enough space for one or two cars alongside the road. By the time I got there, it started hailing, so I waited for two or three minutes until it stopped and then the weather cleared up a bit, so I was lucky enough to enjoy a dry walk.
Crossed the gate that leads onto open field (not the one that bars the road). There is a narrow but deep gully and a fence to the right that can be followed up to the first rocky outcrops . The fence leads to the SW end of the ridge, but I veered NE for a more direct ascent, leaving some small crags to my left, crossing a fence just above one of them, making my way underneath the summit ridge, until I decided to climb up a steep grassy slope that finally led me to the top of the ridge, about 100m S of the cross. The summit itself is a rock that lies on the edge of the western cliff (I think it is visible on Harry Goodman's picture), just a few meters from the cross. Caution required on windy days !!
To the S, the mist together with a late November afternoon sunlight trying to peer through the clouds limited the views to the windmill farm that lies on top of Beam. Malin Head, Binnion and Coolcross Hill were clearly visible to the N, while mist-covered Slieve Snaght and Slieve Main barred the horizon to the E, as did the beautiful Urris Hills-Raghtin More ridge to the W. Lough Swilly shone like a diamond, the only area bathed in sunlight. Some of the Derryveaghs were merely visible beyond.
I decided to come down the same way and came to realise how steep was the very last part of the ascent and how much more care it required to go down !! As I reached the fence I had crossed on the way up, I found out it could also be followed to reach the summit area and would probably offer both easier ascent... and descent !! Crossed the fence and walked along underneath the ridge to avoid the crags to the right until the fence that runs along the gully previously mentioned came into view, that led me right back down to the car.
All in all a pleasant walk on easy-going ground, about 1h return, including 10 minutes enjoying the rewarding views. Care would be recommended on a bad day, though, as for the crags/cliffs that stand along the ridge. The photo was taken a few days before, and shows Bulbin, as seen from the Urris Hills. The weather was great, with only a few clouds, allowing an entire rainbow to suddenly appear over Croaghcarragh !! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/475/comment/15277/
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Some time back when I was walking the ridge of hi .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Bulbin)
 
Bulben was bathed in sunlight as i approached NE .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bulbin)
 
Climbed Bulbin, or as the locals call it Bulaba, .. by vikinghar   (Show all for Bulbin)
 
Lose one 500 metre hill then find a new one? .. by three5four0   (Show all for Bulbin)
 
We were unfortunate as mist came in as we reached .. by cjdonaghey   (Show all for Bulbin)
 
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