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Bluestack Mountains Area , SW: Eany Beg Hills Subarea
Feature count in area: 45, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 6
Highest Place: Croaghgorm 674m

Starting Places (22) in area Bluestack Mountains:
An Leathchruach, Barnsmore Gap, Bensons Hill, Caldragh CP, Clogher South peak, Cruach Mhín an Neanta, Doobin, Eanybeg Water Bridge, Edergole Farm, Gaugin Mountain, Glennacree CP, Hillhead, Lough Finn West, Lough Magrath Beg NE, Lough Muck North, Meenaguse Lough, Sand Lough Forest Picnic Area, Scoil Náisúnta an Choimín, Sheskinlubanagh, Sruell Gap Farm, Sruell River Road, St Columbkilles Well and Altar

Summits & other features in area Bluestack Mountains:
Cen: Reelan Hills: Altnapaste 364m, Gaugin Mountain 565m, Lacroagh 403m, Boultypatrick 429m, Croveenananta 476m, Croaghubbrid 416m, Croaghugagh 410m
N: Fintown Hills: Aghla Mountain South Top 589m, Aghla Mountain 593m, Scraigs 426m, Croaghleheen 385m
NW: Glenties: Cloghercor South 301m, Derkbeg Hill 332m, Drumnalough Hill 282m
S: Belshade: Croaghgorm 674m, Croaghgorm South-West Top 597m, Croaghgorm East Top 594m, Ardnageer 642m, Ardnageer SW Top 626m, Banagher Hill 392m, Croaghbane 641m, Croaghgorm Far South-West Top 561m, Cronamuck 444m, Croaghbarnes 498.8m, Glascarns Hill 578.3m, Meenanea 435m
SE: Barnesmore: Brown's Hill 496.4m, Cloghervaddy 402m, Croaghagranagh 440m, Croaghanirwore 546.1m, Croaghbrack 401m, Croaghconnellagh 523m, Croaghnageer 569.1m, Croaghnageer East Top 543.5m, Croaghnageer North-East Top 521m, Croaghonagh 451m
SW: Eany Beg Hills: Binbane 453m, Binbane NE Top 439m, Lavagh Beg 650m, Lavagh More 671m, Binnasruell 505m, Carnaween 521m, Cloghmeen Hill 429m, Silver Hill 600m, Cullaghacro 476m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Binnasruell, 505m Mountain Binn na Sruthal A name in Irish,
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(Ir. Binn na Sruthal [], 'peak of the streams'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin Lists, Binnasruell is the 558th highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference G91814 89736, OS 1:50k mapsheet 11
Place visited by: 88 members, recently by: wintersmick, abeach, andalucia, Sweeney, gdg, srr45, Wilderness, BleckCra, AlanReid, walkingireland, annem, wicklore, ilenia, eamonoc, LorraineG60
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.129074, Latitude: 54.755944, Easting: 191814, Northing: 389736, Prominence: 42m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591691 889778
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)
Notes on name: Sruell is a townland in the parish of Killymard. Ir. sruthail is a feminine noun meaning 'stream' derived from sruth, though rather less common than sruthán.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnsrl, 10 char: Binasruel

Gallery for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal) and surrounds
Summary for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal): First stop on a circular walk
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2013-11-25 20:44:39
   picture about Binnasruell (<em>Binn na Sruthal</em>)
Picture: Binnasruel summit on a blue sky day
Approach from SW. Park at Meengus L (G896 885), beside and abandoned cottage, where there is room for a couple of cars. Climb over fence and proceed north up a gently rising slope turning NE at point A (G898 890)after a few hundred metres where the slope become increasingly steeper. Continue in this direction for approx 2 km to reach the summit, which is pretty well defined, but unmarked except for a couple of rocks in a grassy mound. One hour thirty minutes to summit in good conditions. The top can form part of a circular walk also taking in Lavagh More, Lavagh Beg and Silver Hill.
Member Comments for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal)

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Picture: Shruell Gap, viewed on the way down from Binnasruell.
csd on Binnasruell
by csd 5 Mar 2006
I'd have to agree with murphysw's uncle: it's a very boggy place. Even with the benefit of frozen ground it's still possible to lose your boot in a bog! The best way down (without retracing your steps) is by following the stream immediately west of the Grey Mare's Tail waterfall. Careful descent down into Shruell Gap is possible here. The attached picture shows the vista on the way down, taken just after a snow shower on 04.03.2006. Linkback:
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Picture: The view SW towards Carnaween.
csd on Binnasruell
by csd 5 Mar 2006
It's also possible to approach Binnasruell from the southwest. At Frosses, turn right off the R262 and head north along the side road as far as the gate at the right-hand bend at B (G893 884). It should be possible to park here without obstructing the gate. Head NNE up the slope and you can then follow the ridge ENE towards the summit of Binnasruell, taking in the minor peaks at 403, 479, and 474 metres along the way. The highest point is not the 505 metre spot height, but a 509 metre point SE of this at C (G9184 8972). Linkback:
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Picture: Binnasruell's summit area
eflanaga on Binnasruell
by eflanaga 10 Jun 2006
Climbed June 7th – (See Lavagh Beg for previous stage of walk). This section of my nine peak circuit was my least favoured. Despite the fact that the lochs & locheens doted along the valley in front of ‘sruell looked absolutely gorgeous in the midday sunlight. The terrain was a pain in the butt! The descent from Lavagh Beg summit ID (G92623 91538) was fine, a mixture of grass and a few boulders here and there. A ram appeared to take umbrage at my presence in his domain judging by the angry noises it was making, bleating it was not! I could have sworn he was thinking about charging me just for a moment. Anyway, he probably felt in the heat of the day I wasn’t worth it so went after his harem, which had skipped off over a height and disappeared from view at the first sign of me. When I reached the floor of the valley the terrain became more arduous, long tussock grass, marsh, peat hags, rushes – the lot. I noticed a few of the ‘marsh’ areas cordoned off by wire fences, presumably one might sink deeper than the knees in these, so a sensible precaution I’d guess. Having laboured across the valley floor I started the ascent to the summit, which was a minor improvement in terms of terrain. Reached top of plateau and was faced with three areas of high ground vying for summit honours. To my untrained naked eye the middle of the three which slants upwards and tapers to a point, appeared to me to be the highest, however the one to my left (east) appears to be the actual summit, although in terms of height there’s no more than a metre in it. From Binnasruell I turned my attention to my final summit, and the highest in the range, Croaghgorm. Linkback:
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Picture: looking up Struell valley to Croaghgorm
gerrym on Binnasruell
by gerrym 13 Jul 2005
From Carnaween (see Carnaween and Silver Hill for previous parts of route) it is a matter of retracing steps back past the wind turbines to thier access road and following it uphill. The road fords the Eany Beg Water but there was no mission with the volume and speed of water - I had to follow along the bank over very wet and disturbed ground from recent earthworks until I reached the point where the river is dammed. There is a pretty large resevoir impressively flanked by surrounding hills. Skirt around to the eastern side of the resevoir and then I'm afraid it is a bit of a slog heading for the high ground and ultimately Binnasruell. Not very impressive given the much higher and more interesting hills all around (but the views of these hills make the walk more than worthwhile) - the summit is like a crown surrounding Lough Anabrack. It is only when you drop down a little to the SE that can appreciate the steep flanks of the hill dropping down into the deep gap of Struell below. I then headed back towards the head of the Eany Beg Water and a climb back up Silver Hill where I had left my pack with camping gear. A drop down to the col with Lavagh Beg and further down into the Reelan valley to pick up and follow the track which brought me in. Not a soul did I see in these two days in the Bluestacks and walking through the expanse of the Reelan valley with music playing in my ears and the sun beating down is a memory that will stay with me for a good many years. Linkback:
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Picture: Binnasruell from the col between Lavagh More and Lavgh Beg
murphysw on Binnasruell
by murphysw 17 Jul 2005
I took this picture of the top of Binnasruell while walking the col between Lavagh More and Lavgh Beg. I gave Binnasruell a miss as my Uncle, who lives locally, said the ground over to it is very boggy. In truth I was getting tired and need to stop eating so many curries! Linkback:
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