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Binn Charrach Hill Knockpasheemore A name in English
(Ir. Binn Charrach [TR], 'rocky peak') Galway County, in no lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 412m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L80691 55741 This summit has been logged as climbed by 66 members. Recently by: IainT, strangeweaver, jlk, millsd1, willmg, KowaiBaz, skhg, jasonmc, mountainmike, TommyV, fieldoptic, simoburn, hivisibility, colmocnoc, madfrankie
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Longitude: -9.800305, Latitude: 53.53825 , Easting: 80691, Northing: 255741 Prominence: 17m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 480668 755764,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckps, 10 char: Knckpshmr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes including Knockpasheemore around the Gleann Carbad (Glencorbet) Horseshoe (168-73) and Gleann Eidhneach (Gleninagh) Horseshoe (174-78).   Binn Charrach is the 884th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View of Knockpasheemore from Benbaun slopes
Don't knock or pash by this summit any more...
Short Summary created by scapania, wicklore,  9 Jun 2010
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversion on the way to Benbaun. While it can be approached, across blanket bog and up steep grassy slopes, from the Glencorbet Valley to the north (ample parking just after the bridge at L799574 A) that route is most often used to head up Benbaun, bypassing the Knockpasheemore summit in the process. The most direct route to Knockpasheemore is to park to the east at L81226 56960 B where there is a lay-by with parking for 3-4 cars. A sturdy fence can be overcome by following it to the NW for a few minutes where it ends.

The views are truly astounding, ranging from the distant Mweelrea and Sheeffry groups, to the nearer Maumturks and some of the main Twelve Bens, with many other hills and mountains visible in all directions. The most spectacular view is perhaps of the Bens just across the Gleninangh Valley to the south. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/5534/
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View of Maam Turk.
simon3 on Binn Charrach, 2009
by simon3  13 Apr 2009
This summit is something of an outlier to the NE of the Bens and, like so many outliers, it has excellent views both of its parent group the Bens and also of the Maumturks, the Bens north of Kylemore Lough and further afield.

The photo shows the pass of Mam Turk of the eponymously named Maumturks. Many weary travellers following the Maamturk walk will remember the hard pull up out of this pass all too well.

Beyond is first the darkish horizontal stripe formed by the area of Mám na Lí (SE ridge off Leenane Hill) and then Bunnacunneen in the Joyce Country.

On a good day, tarry a while on this summit to pick out several other interesting features. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3714/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Carrot Ridge (left), Binn an tSaighdiúra and Binn Chorr seen from Binn Charrach's plateau
ahendroff on Binn Charrach, 2009
by ahendroff  24 Jun 2009
Binn Charrach is a peach of a 400m+ hill for glorious all-round views of Gleninagh, the Bens, Maumturks and hills farther away in Connemara. Easily summitted from L800575 C, there are spaces for a few cars after the bridge. An interesting horseshoe is also possible, taking in Binn Bhan, Log an Tairbh, Muckanaght (note steep ground descending off it), Binn Bhreac, Binn Bhan and Loughermore. I spent a few hours on Binn Charrach's plateau practicing micro-navigation and walked into the darkness for some night navigation on a glorious midsummer's evening that rewarded me with fantastic light and photo opportunities. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3884/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Knockpasheemore Ridge
A worthy climb
by wicklore  8 Jun 2010
I parked at a lay-by with enough room for three or four cars at L81226 56960 on the R334 Recess to Kylemore Lough road. I headed across the road to the fence at the base of Knockpasheemore referred to by murphysw in his comment on Benbaun. I followed the fence a couple of hundred metres to the right until the fence ceased at a stream, which gave an opportunity to get around the fence. I then headed back SSE for about 1km, which gave me a chance to warm up while gaining gradual height. The walk from the fence was dry enough, but there was evidence in places of how difficult and boggy it could be after a spell of bad weather. At about L81282 56261 D I turned W for a direct 200 metre haul up to the summit cairn at L80691 55737 E.

Besides the mountains visible as mentioned by Simon3 and ahendroff, there were great views all the way over to the Mweelrea’s, the Sheeffry’s, the Ben Gorms and Maumtrasna. However while heading for Benbaun along the Knockpasheemore ridge, the best views are directly across the Gleninagh valley to Bencorrbeg, Binn an tSaighdiùra, Carrot Ridge and Bencollaghduff. Their sheer grey cliffs and massive drops to the valley below left me in awe.

The Knockpasheemore ridge stretches for about 2 kms from Knockpasheemore at the NE end to the start of the climb up to Benbaun at the SW end. The ridge is mostly heathery and boggy, and I saw one place where presumably a sheep farmer had fenced off a nasty looking area of marsh. However with the recent good weather the ridge was quite dry and very little avoiding of wet ground was needed. There are stone cairns at intervals along the centre of the ridge which would be useful navigation aides in poor weather. However the ridge is wide (100 metres at the narrowest) so staying away from the edges shouldn’t be hard). It was interesting to see how suddenly the terrain changed from heather to rock at the start of the climb up to Benbaun. The ground changes literally over the space of about 30 metres, and then it’s a haul of 270 metres ascent over mostly boulders and scree up to Benbaun.

The only other thing I can add for Knockpasheemore is that a local man told me that there is a line of standing stones on the southern side of the ridge, but I didn’t see them on my route.
My photo shows the long Knockpasheemore Ridge, with Knockpasheemore on the right leading to Benbaun on the left Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/5859/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Binn Charrach in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Valley Floor from Bin Bhan showing Binn Charrach on left
aburden on Binn Charrach, 2009
by aburden  12 Jan 2009
Taken 8th Jan 2009 Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/3524/
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