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Soarns Hill Hill Sliabh Bán A name in Irish
also Slievebane an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Bán [OSI], 'white or fallow mountain') Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D21085 14081 This summit has been logged as climbed by 22 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, trostanite, Wilderness, whoRya, Peter Walker, Garmin, sandman, AntrimRambler, hillhound, mark-rdc, cerosti, NICKY, trudger, Janetspaul, slemish
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.110526, Latitude: 54.959558 , Easting: 321085, Northing: 414081 Prominence: 38m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 721007 914066,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SrnsHl, 10 char: Soarns Hil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The Irish name, Sliabh Bán, is fairly transparent. However, the origin of the English name, Soarns Hill, is obscure. It may be derived from Ir. sorn, 'kiln', but the hill seems rather too high and remote for this. There were limekilns near the coast at Carnlough.   Soarns Hill is the 924th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Soarns Hill in area Antrim Hills, Ireland
Picture: The forest on top of Soarns Hill
Forested summit
by slemish  22 May 2013
Getting to the summit of Soarns Hill is difficult and the extensive forestry means that views are severely limited. But as it qualifies under MV prominence rules, off I went to climb it. I parked at the bottom of the access road to the Quolie reservoirs (174114 A). This is also a good spot to park if climbing neighbouring Carncormick. Unfortunately this route involves a lot of road walking - this is no problem to me but some people don't like using paved surfaces as part of a hillwalk. You follow the road up the Quolie valley past the two reservoirs - about 2 miles. This part of the walk was easy and very peaceful with only the sound of the running water and the occasional bleating of sheep breaking the silence. Once past the higher reservoir there are a couple of stiles to negotiate. Follow the Soarns river uphill from here, climbing gradually. Eventually you come over the crest of the hill and the huge forest opens up in front of you. If you head on in a north-easterly direction you will soon see a firebreak to your right (200140 B). Ignore this firebreak and keep going in the same direction until you reach the next one (205144 C). This is the one you want - head on through here, past the first firebreak 'crossroads' in the forest then uphill to the 403m summit just at the second 'crossroads' that you come to. As Harry Goodman notes the summit position listed here on MV isn't in fact the summit at all [now fixed]. Just outside the forest is the best place for views - to the south, Slemish and the Braid valley and to the west the outline of Slieve Gallion was easy to pick out. Mid Hill and Carncormick unfortunately block the view north to the higher Antrim hills. I returned to the car by way of ascent. Took much longer than I expected - well over 2 hours - the walk along the reservoirs was pleasant enough but after that the terrain becomes difficult. I wouldn't really recommend this hill unless like me you were ticking it off. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/810/comment/4647/
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Soarns Hill, a hill for bad weather. With a fore .. by three5four0   (Show all for Soarns Hill)
Local summit visit .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Soarns Hill)
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