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Inishowen Area   NW: Urris Subarea
Place count in area: 27, OSI/LPS Maps: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 
Highest place:
Slieve Snaght, 614.6m
Maximum height for area: 614.6 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 600 metres,

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Binnion Hill Cnoc an Bhinnín A name in Irish (Ir. Cnoc an Bhinnín [CMcG] , 'hill of the little peak'). Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 250m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C36924 48921
Place visited by 41 members. Recently by: eamonoc, jlk, Meenat, Claybird007, markmjcampion, Hoverla, trostanite, Mandy, torbreck, Fergalh, eejaymm, scottwalker, sperrinlad, Neillybeg, Lucky1
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Longitude: -7.419686, Latitude: 55.2858 , Easting: 236924, Northing: 448921 Prominence: 195m,  Isolation: 4km
ITM: 636865 948899,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Binion, 10 char: Binnion
Bedrock type: Whitish quartzite with pebble beds, (Slieve Tooey Quartzite Formation)

It is likely that the name of this hill was simply An Binnín and that the name Cnoc an Bhinnín arose from the need to distinguish the hill from the townland of the same name.   Binnion is the 1285th highest place in Ireland.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Binnion (<i>Cnoc an Bhinnín</i>) in area Inishowen, Ireland
Hills, radios and lost leads
by eejaymm  19 Jul 2018
On the 14-07-18 Ian and I headed out to Donegal to climb Binnion in North Donegal. It's a 1 pointer for SOTA (Summits On The Air - a Radio Amateur programme to get operators out portable) but had never been activated before. I had been looking at this one for the past year but took a closer look at it when I got the Irish Ordnance survey map for Donegal after reading eflanaga's report. The track that I could see faintly on satellite maps was clearly marked but didn't go all the way to the summit on the map but more or less did when we arrived there! We were able to park up at Annagh Upper with permission from the land owner from whom we also got permission to take our dogs up as there were no sheep on the hill at the moment.
We went up the lane past 2 cottages. We had been told by the landowner to go through the gate and when we came to the dipper (sheep dip) to turn right across the field to the track which would take us to the summit. The track was like the Giants Road in the Narnia tale "The Silver Chair" - I couldn't see over the sides it was that deep into the mountain side - we initially thought it was a dried-up river bed! At this stage we lost the dog leads somewhere! After 3/4 mile we turned turn east to head for the summit. There is another track that goes further round to the left around the final summit area and I think either would do. As we climbed the wind off the Atlantic got stronger and stronger, so we stopped just below the summit plateau at 246m so that we could set up the radios and aerials without getting blown away.
After doing all the radio bits we climbed the last 5m to the summit and the views are breathtaking! The wind was that strong the dogs nearly got blown away! After 2hours on the summit we set down again and were nearly back at the dipper when the rain came. This was a really beautiful walk with stunning views and orchids everywhere! Linkback:
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The Carry Ramblers on top of Binnion what views f .. by cjdonaghey   (Show all for Binnion (Cnoc an Bhinnín))
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