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Twelve Bens Area   E: Glencorbet Subarea
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Knockpasheemore Hill Binn Charrach A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Charrach [TR], 'rocky peak') Galway County in Connacht Province, in no lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 412m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L80691 55741
Place visited by 91 members. Recently by: david bourke, gerrym, peter1, Lauranna, padstowe, obrien116, seanwhowalks, sandilandsn, Wilderness, Haulie, TommyMc, OisinD, trekker, David-Guenot, rollingwave
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Longitude: -9.800305, Latitude: 53.53825 , Easting: 80691, Northing: 255741 Prominence: 17m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 480668 755764,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Knckps, 10 char: Knckpshmr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Walks: see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, for routes including Knockpasheemore around the Gleann Carbad (Glencorbet) Horseshoe (168-73) and Gleann Eidhneach (Gleninagh) Horseshoe (174-78).   Binn Charrach is the 887th highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Knockpasheemore (<i>Binn Charrach</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: View of Knockpasheemore from Benbaun slopes
 
NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Short Summary created by simon3, scapania, wicklore  21 May 2019
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversion on the way to Benbaun. While it can be approached, across blanket bog and up steep grassy slopes, from the Glencorbet Valley to the north (ample parking just after the bridge at L799574 A) that route is most often used to head up Benbaun, bypassing the Knockpasheemore summit in the process. The most direct route to Knockpasheemore is to start from the east at L81226 56960 B. As of 2019 the layby near there may not be available so may need to go further. The owners of the land in the Gleninagh valley DO NOT want you to park on their access road though they are happy to allow hillwalking. A sturdy fence can be overcome by following it to the NW for a few minutes where it ends.

The views are truly astounding, ranging from the distant Mweelrea and Sheeffry groups, to the nearer Maumturks and some of the main Twelve Bens, with many other hills and mountains visible in all directions. The most spectacular view is perhaps of the Bens just across the Gleninangh Valley to the south. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/775/comment/5534/
 
This summit is something of an outlier to the NE .. by simon3   (Show all for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach))
 
Binn Charrach is a peach of a 400m+ hill for glor .. by ahendroff   (Show all for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach))
 
A worthy climb .. by wicklore   (Show all for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach))
 
The peat-hag capital of Connemara .. by markwallace   (Show all for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach))
 
Taken 8th Jan 2009 .. by aburden   (Show all for Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach))
 
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