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Agnew's Hill Hill Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 474m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D32732 01806 This summit has been logged as climbed by 58 members. Recently by: stevebullers, Ulsterpooka, fingalscave, Gat, mazamegaza, jimmyread, susanc, trostanite, Miranda, conorc57, JKelly, chalky, Wilderness, FilHil, gregwalker
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Longitude: -5.934481, Latitude: 54.846408 , Easting: 332732, Northing: 401806 Prominence: 289m,   Isolation: 8.3km
ITM: 732651 901794,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AgnwHl, 10 char: Agnews Hil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Agnew's Hill is probably the peak marked as Benwellerorie on Mercator's map of SE Ulster, 1595. Rory's Glen is a townland on the SE slopes, named after Rory Ogue McQuillan [OSM, vol. x, p. 118]. Benwellerorie may represent an anglicisation of *Binn Mhaol Ruairí, 'Rory's bare peak'. The English name is derived from the Agnews (Ir. Ó Gníomh), a family of Scottish stock who came to prominence in this area in the 17th century after the decline of the McQuillan's fortunes.   Agnew's Hill is the 646th highest summit in Ireland.

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Short climb .. by group   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
Agnew's Hill is somewhat underrated in my opinion .. by slemish   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
Summit from Starbog .. by volsung   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
Shapely scarply Sallagh Braes .. by simon3   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
pdtempan on Agnew's Hill, 2008
by pdtempan  26 May 2008
Wot, no comments? Let's see about that! Agnew's Hill is the highest hill in Mid-Antrim, being higher than Slemish. It presents a broad line of east-facing crags when seen from Larne, which give it a rather sombre look, especially in the afternoon. Probably the most important thing to say about Agnew's Hill is that it is now open for business again. The access problem on the Ulster Way has been resolved, and walkers are welcome again. When we climbed it, we arrived from the north, having already visited Sallagh Braes. The summit is a short haul of about 1 mile from Star Bog Road at Old Freehold. There is a cairn on the summit plateau, but we were not convinced that it marked the actual summit. A point about 200m further south near a stile appeared to be higher. The view is good, but not exceptional, as Agnew's Hill is rather too far removed from the sea and other hills to give a very dominant position. Due to the severe wind, we did not dawdle on top, but returned by our line of ascent and walked the road back to Larne. We did not explore the southern approach via Shane's Hill. Overall Agnew's Hill is definitely worth climbing, at least once, but it is outclassed by the lower hills to the north which offer more variety and better coastal views. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/533/comment/3123/
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When we climbed Agnew's Hill on Sunday, condition .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Agnew's Hill)
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