Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
A small change needed. The page you went to with a url that has is now superceded by the url at the top. Use this new form of url in future. Change any shortcuts or bookmarks you may have for the old format.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Corranabinnia: A Remote Mountain to Respect and Admire

The Bones Peak: On Beenkeragh Ridge

Bawn Mountain: Crouching Tiger Hidden Trig

MacGillycuddy's Reeks: The Three Arêtes

Focussed Summiteering Circuit.

Rocky Island: North face conquered and no acclimitisation needed

The Saddle - Trig Point: View From Summit

The Ben Starav Five

An Teallach - Bidein a'Ghlas Thuill: View From Summit

Slioch: On Summit, August 2023

Ben Starav: Loch Etive

Figure of eight from Shay Elliott.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Rating graphic.
Binnasruell Mountain Binn na Sruthal A name in Irish (Ir. Binn na Sruthal [], 'peak of the streams') Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix Bedrock

Height: 505m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 11 Grid Reference: G91814 89736
Place visited by 84 members. Recently by: gdg, srr45, Wilderness, BleckCra, AlanReid, walkingireland, annem, wicklore, ilenia, eamonoc, LorraineG60, Grumbler, MichaelG55, TipsyDempy, abcd
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -8.129074, Latitude: 54.755944 , Easting: 191814, Northing: 389736 Prominence: 42m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 591691 889778,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnsrl, 10 char: Binasruel
Bedrock type: Quartz & feldspar pebbles, green matrix, (Lough Mourne Formation)

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.   Binnasruell is the 556th highest place in Ireland.

COMMENTS for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal) 1 2 Next page >>  
Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Binnasruel summit on a blue sky day
First stop on a circular walk
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  25 Nov 2013
Approach from SW. Park at G 896 885 starA, 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 G898 890after 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. Linkback: Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Shruell Gap, viewed on the way down from Binnasruell.
csd on Binnasruell, 2006
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:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The view SW towards Carnaween.
csd on Binnasruell, 2006
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 G 893 884 starB. 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 G 9184 8972 starC. Linkback:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Binnasruell's summit area
eflanaga on Binnasruell, 2006
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 IG 92623 91538 starD 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:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: looking up Struell valley to Croaghgorm
gerrym on Binnasruell, 2005
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:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average Picture about mountain Binnasruell (<i>Binn na Sruthal</i>) in area Bluestack Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Binnasruell from the col between Lavagh More and Lavgh Beg
murphysw on Binnasruell, 2005
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:
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
COMMENTS for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal) 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Binnasruell (Binn na Sruthal).)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2300 Summiteers, 1460 Contributors, Newsletter since 2007