Feature count in area: 15, all in Donegal,
OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 2, 6
Highest Place: Moylenanav 539m
Starting Places (28) in area Donegal Central: Astelleen Burn Waterfall, Ballyarr, Binnadoo, Braughan Road, Drumfin Bridge, Edenacarnan East, Edenacarnan North, Edenacarnan South, Garrangalta Rocks, Gartan Wood, Glenveagh Bridge, Glenveagh National Park SW, Glenveigh Castle, Losset North, Lough Acrobane Farmhouse, Lough Acrobane South, Lough Acrobane South West, Lough Barra Slipway CP, Lough Barra W, Lough Natooey West, Lough Salt North, Lough Salt West, Moyle Hill, Nabrackbaddy Lough, Parochial House, River Barra Bridge NE, River Barra Bridge SW, Sruhancrolee Bridge
Summits & other features in area Donegal Central: NE: Loughsalt Hills: Crockmore 349m, Croaghmore 278m, Edenacarnan 192m, Loughaskerry 252m, Loughsalt Mountain 469m, Moyle Hill 148m, Stragraddy Mountain 285m SW: Glendowan Mountains: Binswilly 337m, Brown Mountain 224m, Cionn Bheatha 384m, Crockastoller 418m, Farscallop 420.6m, Gartan Mountain 357m, Leahanmore 442m, Moylenanav 539m
Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not
islands as such.
Place Rating ..
, Donegal County in Ulster province, in Binnion Lists, Binswilly is the 1080th highest place in Ireland. Binswilly is the most southerly summit in the Donegal Central area.
Grid Reference C01800 10200,
OS 1:50k mapsheet 6 Place visited by: 6members, recently by: finkey86, Fergalh, Aidy, Harry Goodman, chalky, Garmin
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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 A (C00879 08402) 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) B (C01214 09565) 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 (C03334 09455). From there on it was a short way across the adjoining field to D (C03496 09290) and the start of the track down to the road at E (C03543 09195). 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: mountainviews.ie/summit/1104/comment/18250/