Soarns Hill 403m hill, Antrim Hills Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Soarns Hill Hill Sliabh Bán A name in Irish
also Slievebane an extra name in English
(Ir. Sliabh Bán [OSI], 'white or fallow mountain') Antrim County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 403m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 9 Grid Reference: D21085 14081
Place visited by 27 members. Recently by: eamonoc, Fergalh, Xiom5724, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, Ulsterpooka, trostanite, Wilderness, whoRya, Peter Walker, Garmin, sandman, AntrimRambler, hillhound, mark-rdc
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Longitude: -6.110526, Latitude: 54.959558 , Easting: 321085, Northing: 414081 Prominence: 38m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 721007 914066,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SrnsHl, 10 char: Soarns Hil
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

The Irish name, Sliabh Bán, is fairly transparent. However, the origin of the English name, Soarns Hill, is obscure. It may be derived from Ir. sorn, 'kiln', but the hill seems rather too high and remote for this. There were limekilns near the coast at Carnlough.   Soarns Hill is the 924th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: Gloves mark the spot
 
Firebreak Bliss
by eamonoc  31 Mar 2019
Visited Soarns Hill on Thursday 21st March in atrocious weather, almost zero visibility and the 20km trek around Carncormick, Mid Hill and Colin top was akin to Mid Antrim water torture. Spent most of the day up to me Ankles in water
and the only respite came in the shape of the firebreak on Soarns Hill!!. In the midst of a 5hr soul searching exercise and repeating the mantra Why Oh Why!. Spotted a pair of Gloves beside the fence at entrance to said firebreak, rstored my faith in Mountainviews as gloves belonged to Fergal H. he had visited on 2nd December, dedicate this comment to the other 25 members who dared to visit Soarns Hill, If in Antrim well worth a viisit, if you must Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/810/comment/20475/
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Forested summit .. by slemish   (Show all for Soarns Hill)
 
Soarns Hill, a hill for bad weather. With a fore .. by three5four0   (Show all for Soarns Hill)
 
Local summit visit .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Soarns Hill)
 
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