Binnion 250m hill, Inishowen Ireland at
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Showing 4 items:
Binnion 250m,
2775, 13km 2892, 11km 2879, 8km
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Bunnacunneen: A short reward

Clondermot Hill: Now doing B&B

Slievekirk: Wind Farm completed

Crockdooish: Barbed wire proliferates

Mullaghash: Well hidden Sweat House

Slieve League

The Faha Ridge

Donald's Hill: Steep but good going

Circling a turquoise gem: Lago de Braies in the Dolomites.

Loughermore: The shorter route

Monte Piana, Battlegrounds, Via Ferrata, Difficult River crossings.

The gender gap...a sobering tale

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
Binnion Hill Cnoc an Bhinnín A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc an Bhinnín [CMcG] , 'hill of the little peak'). Donegal County, in Binnion List, Whitish quartzite with pebble beds Bedrock

Height: 250m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 3 Grid Reference: C36924 48921
Place visited by 32 members. Recently by: Fergalh, eejaymm, scottwalker, sperrinlad, Neillybeg, Lucky1, Markdoc, bigphil99, chalky, Summ1t, Vikingr2013, David-Guenot, cody1, mark-rdc, jmcg
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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 1278th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Binnion 1 2 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments
eflanaga on Binnion, 2009
by eflanaga  19 May 2009
Binnion may be small in stature - it weighs in at a paltry 250m but it punches way above its height in terms of the scenery to be enjoyed from the rocky summit area. It is possible to attack the summit from any of the three tracks shown on the OS Map (two of which peter out after a short distance). I took the first track heading north along the side of a house and cottage at IC37585 47987 A. Keep left and pass through a silver metal gate. You can follow the obvious track to it's conclusion, then make immediately east for about 100m to join the main track to the top, or cross boggy ground and make straight for the obvious gap where you will pick up the main track at this point. There is a fork shortly after you turn around the back of the hill IC37282 49097 B with one section making a beeline straight for the summit, while the other runs WSW before turning back to approach the top from the south. I took the latter on the ascent and the former on the descent. The views from the summit, which is marked by a cylindrical cairn with a metal pole (? ariel) protruding from it's centre, are incredible. These can be enhanced by moving to the smaller cairns dotted across the summit in order to see what lurks immediately beneath Binnion's northern cliffs. Raghtin More, Crockmain, The Urris Hills, Slieve Snaght, Slieve Main and the smaller Coolcross Hill above Ballyliffin itself are all visible on the inland side while the vast expanse of the Atlantic, with the headlands at Dunaff, Malin & Doagh Island together with the tiny Glashedy Island catch the eye seaward. There is a Spot Height IC37416 49191 C (which is passed at the gap) blocking the view directly into Pollan Bay but it only takes a minute on the descent to reach the cairn at it's top for unimpeeded views down and across the bay towards Doagh Castle and beyond to the Malin end of the peninsula. There is a wall (breached in many places) along the precipitous northern flank of Binnion (presumably to deter sheep from tumbling into the sea) and a significant number of what appear to be 'wind-breaks', constructed of rocks which are plentiful hereabouts, dotted around the hill. Having done a 12k circuit of Doagh Island a few hours earlier with my wife, this walk was meant only as a filler. I felt the need to climb a hill even if it was only a small one. But what a reward for limited effort - thoroughly enjoyable with a magnificent rainbow appearing to link Ballylifin and Doagh Castle, thrown in for good measure. I can't promise the rainbow but if you are in Ballyliffin on a reasonably good day weatherwise, and have an hour or two to spare then saunter up to the top of Binnion - you won't be disappointed! Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
A short walk in Inishowen .. by three5four0   (Show all for Binnion)
A hill to be enjoyed .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Binnion)
Start out from one of the most beautiful beaches .. by gerrym   (Show all for Binnion)
I parked my car at the binnion caravan park. Then .. by Glashedy007   (Show all for Binnion)
The Carry Ramblers on top of Binnion what views f .. by cjdonaghey   (Show all for Binnion)
COMMENTS for Binnion 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Binnion.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.