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

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 164 members. Recently by: justynagru, jm78, srr45, therealcrow, Pinger, Haulie, doogleman, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Aciddrinker, Grumbler, ilenia, seanmeehan, denisdeasy, jlk
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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 519th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benwiskin in area Dartry Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Benwiskin by Richard Cyganiak (CreativeCommonsLicence))
 
Once Inaccessible, this Beauty awaits you. (SEE NOTE)
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, CaptainVertigo  31 Dec 2019
With its stunning profile, often likened to a breaking wave, this gem of a mountain lies at the northern end of a lengthy broad topped ridge forming one leg of the Gleniff horseshoe. Views from the summit are spectacular. Long a hotbed of anti-walker sentiment, Gleniff, encouraged by Minister O'Cuiv, now permits strictly limited access to Benwiskin through a partly felled forest on its eastern slopes. Park at the forest entrance G736 488 A. Follow track c 1.5km (taking left at forks) to turning bay at G726 482 B. Head broadly South along stream/firebreak to G725 478 C,and, emerging from the trees, turn West and up the VERY steep grassy slope of the ridge towards Spot Height 508 along an old fence, turning North before the fence ends. Utmost caution required on this section. Then walk the broad ridge to the summit taking in superb views of the ocean (and across to Donegal) West and North, and into Gleniff valley to the East. On the return journey view all the northern Dartry cliffs before retracing your route to the CarPark, or, continue South to Slievemore at the head of the valley. Be warned...getting down from the ridge to the forest will require great care. Wet conditions will make the grass very slippy. Don't be tempted to take a short cut directly from the summit to the Car Park. It looks easy but the slope steepens and there are cliff like drops near the forest. Furthermore, the tempting land to the North of the forest is "out of bounds" (Map O.S 16)

31/12/2019 PLEASE NOTE that at the present time the route described above has had permission (hopefully temporarily) withdrawn. Any approach to Benwiskin should be made along the ridge from Annacoona Top for the time being. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/5184/
 
(Climbed Sunday 13th March) After leaving Benbulb .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
The dramatic profile of Benwisken seems to have b .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
A lovely access to Benwiskin is to climb Benbulbe .. by SeanC   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
I followed eflanaga's route taking in Benbulbin, .. by wicklore   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
I have driven up in the glen there to see that fa .. by tplague   (Show all for Benwiskin)
 
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