Hewson Hill 261m hill, South Midlands Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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South Midlands Area
Place count in area: 31, OSI/LPS Maps: 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68, 74 
Highest place:
Slievenamon, 720.2m
Maximum height for area: 720.2 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 711 metres,

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Hewson Hill Hill Laois County, in Binnion List, Cherty, muddy, calcarenitic limestone Bedrock

Height: 261m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 55 Grid Reference: S52276 96497
Place visited by 16 members. Recently by: melohara, ceadeile, High-King, jlk, conormcbandon, delboyir, arrow, Dessie1, jackill, chalky, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, peterturner, Fergalh, eamonoc
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Longitude: -7.221829, Latitude: 53.01693 , Easting: 252276, Northing: 196497 Prominence: 128m,  Isolation: 6.9km
ITM: 652213 696531,   GPS IDs, 6 char: HwsnHl, 10 char: Hewson Hil
Bedrock type: Cherty, muddy, calcarenitic limestone, (Clogrenan Formation)

Hewson Hill is the 1250th highest place in Ireland. Hewson Hill is the most northerly summit in the South Midlands area.

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Low wooded hill with limited views .. by group   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
A lovely forest stroll .. by wicklore   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
Summit difficult to access due to tangle of briars
by ceadeile  3 Apr 2019
Parked at point A on the N80. Had a pleasant stroll then through mature beech wood. Bluebells just emerging. Nice view of Rock of Dunamase which Greek astronomer Ptolemy marked on his map of Ireland almost 2000 years ago.
At time of my visit, March 2019, you can get to within 50 or 60 metres of the actual summit with minimal difficulty. Then the fun begins!
As mentioned by previous commentators, storms have felled most of the trees on the summit. The summit is now covered in a jumble of fallen tree trunks. The tree canopy is gone and light has reached the floor of the wood so that the surrounding area is choked with a thick tangle of briars and brambles. This makes access to the actual summit quite a challenge. I would advise anyone trying to visit this summit to prepare well. A sword and suit of armour would be useful but too cumbersome for most. A slash hook or one of those petrol driven hedge trimmers from a German discount store would be a good substitute for the sword. A heavy set of overalls or boiler suit instead of the suit of armour would give the summiteer a fighting chance against the briars. I would certainly advise against wearing good hiking gear. When making my assault I noticed that that the heavier the limited overhead tree cover the less dense were the brambles
To the best of my reckoning, the summit is close to a large, felled, but still living, spruce tree. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1201/comment/20477/
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Something to add interest to your visit .. by wicklore   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
A stroll on Hewson .. by arrow   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
Tress blown over at summit .. by Fergalh   (Show all for Hewson Hill)
 
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