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Donegal Central Area   SW: Glendowan Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 2, 6 
Highest place:
Moylenanav, 539m
Maximum height for area: 539 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 364 metres,

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Binswilly Hill Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 337m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 6 Grid Reference: C01800 10200
Place visited by 6 members. Recently by: finkey86, Fergalh, Aidy, Harry Goodman, chalky, Garmin
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Longitude: -7.972702, Latitude: 54.939373 , Easting: 201800, Northing: 410200 Prominence: 130m,  Isolation: 5.6km
ITM: 601749 910186,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnswly, 10 char: Binswilly
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

Binswilly is the 1082th highest place in Ireland. Binswilly is the most southerly summit in the Donegal Central area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Binswilly  in area Donegal Central, Ireland
Picture: View to the top of Binswilly from the SW.
An interesting but somewhat remote little top.
by Harry Goodman  15 Aug 2015
I climbed this hill on 11August 2015 as the final top in my list of All Irish Summits for Donegal NW. I parked at a forestry track C0087908402 starA of the R250 from Letterkenny to Finntown. This led up gently to a couple of communications masts and out, on their right side, onto a wide, long moorland summit ridge with the top of the hill still some 2 km to the NE. The going was boggy, marshy and wet under foot with a need for much weaving around the worst patches and a couple of high barb wire fences to cross. About half way along at Pt. 318 (Meenagannive) C0121409565 starB I passed a very slender tall mast with no apparent access track leading to it. From there the top could be seen as a low pointed rise in the ground ahead. It lay on a grassy peat hagged mound and was a splendid vantage point NW to the line of the Glendown Mts backed by Muckish and Errigal and then back along my line of approach to Scraggs and Agla Mt and, to their left, the long line of Bluestacks tops. Out and back by this route is just over 6km. Given that the hill had not been commented on previously, rather than return by way of descent I opted to see if there was a shorter more direct approach to the hill from the R250 below. I therefore headed down SE keeping the forest edge to my right. The mistake I made was to keep to close to the fence line resulting in the need to negotiate some torturous ground including chest high patches of rushes before reaching a farm gate at C 0333409455 starC. From there on it was a short way across the adjoining field to C0349609290 starD and the start of the track down to the road at C0354309195 starE. In light of my experience I would suggest that anyone opting to use this alternative way up the hill should go diagonally up from the gate leading out on to the open moorland and make directly for the top rather than try to follow the forest edge. Up and back would be approximately 4.5 km a saving of about 1.5 km but be warned the going will be tougher and there may be little by way of time saving. For my pains I then had a rather tedious walk of 3km up the R250 back to my car ! The things one will do for MV's. Linkback:
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