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Balix Hill Hill Tyrone County, in Carn List, Limestone Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H47555 96193 This summit has been logged as climbed by 20 members. Recently by: Aidy, Ulsterpooka, sandman, Fergalh, chalky, Peter Walker, Garmin, dr_banuska, AntrimRambler, FilHil, gerrym, Colin Murphy, madfrankie, cerosti, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.261161, Latitude: 54.811308 , Easting: 247555, Northing: 396193 Prominence: 188m,   Isolation: 4.5km
ITM: 647493 896182,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlxHl, 10 char: Balix Hill
Bedrock type: Limestone, (Dungiven Formation)

Balix is a townland name but is derived from (Ir. Béalóga, 'narrow gap(s)' [inferred from HDGP].   Balix Hill is the 928th highest summit in Ireland.

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The skirting board of the Sperrins
Short Summary created by Peter Walker,  4 Nov 2012
Balix Hill is one of the eminences forming the gradual north-westerly decline from the higher Sperrins, and its isolated-yet-integrated location provides fine vistas of the main range and a vast prospect over the lowlands to Derryveagh and Inishowen and Cuilcagh.

Start from the road junction at (481 956 A) from where a track heads NNE: it should be possible to get a car or two off the road at an opening just NW of here. The track plods purposefully and damply uphill over gates and the odd fence: at a fourth gate before it levels off into more open country turn left and follow a fence up to the summit area. The terrain is a typically Sperrinesque combo of tussocks and bog criss-crossed by fences that constitute the only real obstacles. A few upturned stones mark the top, although other surfaces nearby look similarly high. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/816/comment/5575/
 
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Picture: View towards Cuilcagh from Ballix summit
 
eflanaga on Balix Hill, 2009
by eflanaga  6 Jun 2009
Talking Ballix! One of the Sperrins outliers accessed from a track opposite junction of Glencoppagh Road IH482 956 B. Alternatively there is another track a little further up the hill just beyond the trees which will also bring you on to the hill's SE slope. An unremarkable hill which will only take 35 minutes up and down again. Might not seem worth it except that in this case you get maximum scenery for minimal effort. Views across to the high Sperrins, over to Benbradagh E & NE are great together with expansive views southwards with Cuilcagh on the Cavan/Fermanagh border also clearly visible. but there are even more spectacular views NNW towards the Derryveagh Mts in Donegal. On the day it looked like you could throw a stone and hit Muckish and Errigal! Apologies for the pictures - walk was opportunistic so I had to use the phone camera. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/816/comment/3815/
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Picture: Summit stone marker
A load of b....xs!
by Colin Murphy  27 Jul 2011
Used eflanaga's route to top, which took approx 45 minutes up and down. Summit has recently been subject to gorse burning and resembles the location of a napalm attack. No particularly interesting features - one purely for the baggers methinks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/816/comment/6436/
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Picture: Ballix Hill summit area
 
eflanaga on Balix Hill, 2009
by eflanaga  6 Jun 2009
Ballix summit area Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/816/comment/3816/
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Picture: View over the countryside to the southwest
Pleasant Views For Minimum Effort
by Aidy  18 Mar 2016
Started from H48539 95495 C, parking in front of an abandoned farm house. Crossing a gate beside the house, it was just a case of bearing almost directly northwest up a grassy field, then over rougher, heather covered ground, to the summit. An easy walk, with the only difficulty being getting over a few awkward fences. Not the most dramatic of tops, but pleasant enough views around the Sperrins, and further afield, particularly towards the Derryveagh Mountains on the horizon. Definitely worth the minimum effort required. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/816/comment/18461/
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