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Balbane Hill Hill Cnoc an Bhaill Bháin A name in Irish
also Minreaghs Hill an extra name in English
Ir. Cnoc an Bhaill Bháin [OSNB‡], ‘hill of the white spot’ Donegal County in Ulster Province, in no lists, Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist Bedrock

Height: 472m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 10 Grid Reference: G69553 82882
Place visited by 18 members. Recently by: LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Fergalh, madfrankie, Garmin, liz50, Geo, millsd1, sandman, juliewoods, Jamessheerin, Brambler, muschi, fsvanbuuren, hgboyle
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Longitude: -8.472897, Latitude: 54.693064 , Easting: 169553, Northing: 382882 Prominence: 27m,  Isolation: 0.9km
ITM: 569512 882874,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlbnHl, 10 char: BlbnHil
Bedrock type: Banded semi-pelitic & psammitic schist, (Termon Formation)

This peak is a southern outlier of Crocknapeast. The Irish form given here is inferred from An Ball Bán / Balbane in the Ordnance Survey Name Book.   Balbane Hill is the 650th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Balbane Hill (<i>Cnoc an Bhaill Bháin</i>) in area Donegal SW, Ireland
Picture: Balbane summit area
 
eflanaga on Balbane Hill, 2009
by eflanaga  1 Jun 2009
Balbane summit area - taken while on a circuit which began at Glengesh Viewpoint, taking in Common Mtn, Cnoc Na Péiste, Balbane Hill and Maol Na nDamh. Others have accurately described the route as far as Balbane, while the leg from Balbane to Maol Na nDamh is similarly damp apart from the section on the Windfarm service road. I did the walk on a scorching hot day following a reasonable dry spell yet these hills were still quite wet, although, not excessively so. Having said that I imagine after any prolonged wet spell this route could become quite a slog. The views from each of the summits (especially the first three) are excellent. The route, just shy of 15k took just under 4.5 hours with the last section (2.5k) on road. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/542/comment/3792/
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A great wee mountain well worth a visit
by MichaelG55  9 Jul 2020
Climbed Balbane Hill today as part of a circular walk including Croaghacullin, Mulnanaff and Crocknapeast. Parked at G701 811 A where there is space for 2 cars. The views from the summit of Balbane Hill were fantastic, best of the day, from Errigal round to Cuilcagh and to Nephin Beg. A great wee hill with wonderful views. Punches above its weight. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/542/comment/20811/
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A great wee mountain well worth a visit
by MichaelG55  9 Jul 2020
Climbed Balbane Hill today as part of a circular walk including Croaghacullin, Mulnanaff and Crocknapeast. Parked at G701 811 A where there is space for 2 cars. The views from the summit of Balbane Hill were fantastic, best of the day, from Errigal round to Cuilcagh and to Nephin Beg. A great wee hill with wonderful views. Punches above its weight. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/542/comment/20811/
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