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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish
'peak of the haystack' Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 159 members. Recently by: Haulie, doogleman, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Aciddrinker, Grumbler, ilenia, seanmeehan, denisdeasy, jlk, arderincorbett, Atlanticstar, eamonoc, magnumpig, Jimmy600leavey
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Longitude: -8.42658, Latitude: 54.3899 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572293 849115,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick. However, it is probably its resemblance to a leaning haystack which accounts for its name. Ir. miosgán is cognate with Welsh misgawn/meisgawn, which has this meaning.   Benwiskin is the 491st highest place in Ireland.

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pdtempan on Benwiskin, 2003
by pdtempan  7 Dec 2003
Climbed Ben Wiskin in 1999, setting off at the crack of dawn. At the time there was an access problem from Ballinatrillick (Glenarriff side), with the landowner preventing all walkers from approaching from this direction. However, it is worth driving here just for the spectacular view. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/769/
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Picture: Benwiskin's steep edge
Dartry Walk in Sligo
by davsheen  1 Jan 2017
View of Benwiskins steep edge exhilarating views and not for those suffering from vertigo! Loop walk to include Ben Bulben, Kings Mountain and Benwiskin took 7 hours overall. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/18761/
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Access
by Sweeney  1 Apr 2013
Up on Benwiskin on the 1st of April 2013. No access problems. Bumped into 3 sheep farmers (spread out on the hill) and they were friendly and chatty.

The access described by CaptainVertigo is accurate, but a little dated. Park at the Coillte car park at G736 488 A. Follow the track taking a left turn at the forks. However, there has been quite a new track constructed heading south, where the firebreak was in the old description. Take this to the end, then head west, for about 200 metres, over newly cut and replanted forestry. From here make a gentle rising traverse to deal with the steep grassy slope. We choose to head north towards point 500, but reached the ridge before crossing any fences. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/14960/
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pdtempan on Benwiskin, 2003
by pdtempan  15 Nov 2003
Ben Wiskin from Ballinatrillick. This is the wave-like profile for which the mountain is famous. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/743/
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Picture: West Crag to fields below
West Crags Mouth
by swoop  17 Feb 2011
Myself and Zocolco visited the top of Benwiskin, and this is the view looking below in a westerly direction from the top of the large crag / revine on the west face. Pretty big drop below. No fencing at the top , so we kept well back. Very windy yesterday, a cold wind that there seemed to be no getting away from. A short visit , great views of Slievemore, Truskmore , Tievebaun and Benbulben with Streedagh beach and Mullaghmore below. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/6243/
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Picture: From Near Gleniff
 
Dartry View
by davsheen  29 Jul 2018
View of the distinctive Benwiskin edge in Sligo's Dartry range Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/19985/
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