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Bruse Hill Hill Sliabh Brúis A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Brúis [logainm.ie], 'mountain of the hostel') Cavan County, in Binnion List, Turbidite, red shale, minor volcanic Bedrock

Height: 260m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 34 Grid Reference: N31683 98088
Place visited by 24 members. Recently by: TommyMc, DeltaP, Nekarsulm, norbert, conormcbandon, Hilldweller, jackill, dmcdevitt, eamonoc, Geo, liz50, Fergalh, Trailtrekker, millsd1, csd
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Longitude: -7.517649, Latitude: 53.931616 , Easting: 231683, Northing: 298088 Prominence: 199m,  Isolation: 12.9km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 631676 798137,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrsHl, 10 char: Bruse Hill
Bedrock type: Turbidite, red shale, minor volcanic, (Coronea Formation)

There are cairns near summit. The name is associated with a place called Brú Clochair or Cúil Clochair [Philip O'Connell, The Topography of the Loch Ramor Region, Breifne iii, no. 10, 231-64 and iii, no. 12, 443-8].   Bruse Hill is the 1255th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bruse Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Bruse Hill
 
Forge your own path
Short Summary created by csd, wicklore,  17 Jul 2011
The accepted local route up Bruse Hill is from the graveyard on the north side of the hill. There does not appear to be another public route up. Park in the car park next to the school at N31338 98810 A. For the sake of clarity go through the graveyard and exit from the gate at the back-right to get out into the quarry area. Don't climb over the official quarry gates. Follow a track to the left which leads up behind the quarry. Be very careful near the edge of the quarry as there are unguarded drops of more than 40 feet. There is what could be called a faint sheep track (if there were any sheep!) that you can just about follow when the larger track peters out, which will ease the trip up to the summit. There are extensive views to the rolling countryside in all directions. The Neolithic stone cairns along the summit are hidden under deep heather. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/5753/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bruse Hill in area North Midlands, Ireland
Picture: Bruse Summit
New Comment: Bruse Summer 2017
by TommyMc  4 Sep 2017
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer.

An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off the R198 Arva-Cornafean road at 53.937356 B, -7.538388 C and going approx. 1 mile uphill until you reach the brow of the hill, at 53.926307 D, -7.525937 E. There is very limited parking here so be prepared to walk a few hundred yards along the road if necessary. Just beyond the brow of the hill, enter with care through a gate, and proceed through two pasture fields and another rougher field. Some spots are wet but the area is generally dry in reasonable weather. Negotiate fencing with care and do not disturb animals.

You then proceed onto the largely featureless mountain proper. The summit is a few hundred yards onwards.

With the vegetation burned away, it is a pleasant walk although the depths of the uncontrolled vegetation made it virtually impassable when we tried it around 3 years ago. This vegetation will grow again so now is a good time to visit.

There are excellent views from the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/19706/
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Picture: The quarry at the foot of Bruse Hill. Track leads off immediately to the left of this shot.
 
Look out for the faint track for an easier summiteering experience!
by csd  17 Jul 2011
I started at the graveyard, you need to turn right at the path that runs along the back of the cemetary, and go through the gate onto the quarry access road. The quarry is long-disused, but not a place for children to play, so keep any kids you have with you under close supervision. The track that gives access to the summit area heads off to the left just at the point you enter the main quarry.

Maybe it's down to legions of MVers beating a path to the summit, but I was able to pick up a faint trail that led from behind the quarry up to the summit, which greatly eased my journey to the summit. Lovely views from the summit.

You can download a GPX file of my route at http://homepage.eircom.net/~csdalton/bruse.gpx Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/6414/
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Picture: Heather on top of Bruse Hill
Alaskan on Bruse Hill, 2008
by Alaskan  6 Sep 2008
We parked next to the school, which is next to the cemetery which is next to the church NW of Bruse Hill on R198. It starts off easy enough walking down the road toward the quarry. Just before the quarry, we wandered up a lane on the left. The lane got bushier until it dumped us out above the quarry. From there, we meandered through the ever-closer clumps of tickling gorse and paused to say a few words about the most obvious of blackberry qualities until we encountered an old road. The best path there is basically straight across the road but just a bit to the left up a steep bank which, when wet, will muddy the reputation of the most arrogant. After more gorse and blackberries, the best route leads up to the left and into deep heather which, since some of our young group were not that tall, meant their bodies floated ethereally above a sea of green until they reached the summit monument. They complained some of not knowing what their feet were doing down there in the vegetative depths. The summit monument tells you where to stop. Going down is easier because of the trench plowed on the way up. At least until the gorse and blackberries again draw out those words you are not supposed to say in front of youth. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/3289/
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Picture: Looking north from Bruse Hill.
 
360 degree views from a heathery top.
by simon3  14 Jun 2012
Park in front of the school at N31338 98810 A It is possible to walk through the graveyard through a gate into the road leading to the quarry.

The views from the top are expansive though not necessarily dramatic and are amongst the best of the Binnions (sub 400m with 150m prominence) around the North Midlands. The view below is of the Ardra Lough with Cuilcagh on the centre skyline.
Bruse Hill is a Natural Heritage Area and according to Cavan County Council: "The mountain is a natural habitat to a vast array of species of plants and wildlife and because of its status as an area with such biodiversity it falls within a Natural Heritage Area. At the summit of the hill there are three stone cairns which may date from the Neolithic Period. It is also possible on clear day to see five counties from the summit. The mountain is accessible to walkers from the quarry." Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/4676/
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Brambles, Bracken and thigh high heather!
by Geo  8 Sep 2013
Nothing can prepare you for the awfulness of this hill. Brambles, Bracken and Bushes aplenty. To be fair to the hill we did approach it in September when the growth was at it's zenith, and the rain the night and morning before had saturated the vegetation. Only the intrepid millsd1 would (and did) do it twice! Thanks to you and liz50 for your company! You have been warned, go in late winter or spring, and don't wear the good clothes!!! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/994/comment/15177/
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