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Keenaght Area
Place count in area: 5, OSI/LPS Maps: 4, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Donald's Hill, 399m
Maximum height for area: 399 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 270 metres,

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Binevenagh Hill Binn Fhoibhne A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Fhoibhne [DUPN], 'peak of Foibhne') Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 385m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 4 Grid Reference: C69200 30200
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Longitude: -6.916383, Latitude: 55.114206 , Easting: 269200, Northing: 430200 Prominence: 170m,  Isolation: 7.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 669134 930182,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnvngh, 10 char: Binevenagh
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

According to legend, Foibhne, son of Taircheltar, was slain here. Binevenagh is unmistakable with its impressive basalt cliffs, 1235 ft. high, and a lower series of broken crags resembling fangs. Since Foibhne is a rather shadowy figure of whom little is known beyond his association with Binevenagh, one might suspect that this character has been created specifically to explain the hill-name, and that something else underlies the second element. At present nothing very concrete can be proposed, but it is worth noting the similarity in pronunciation to the second element of Rinn Seimhne (Island Magee), Muirtheimhne, Eamhna, the genitive form of Eamhain (Mhacha) and Samhna, genitive of Samhain.   Binevenagh is the third highest hill in the Keenaght area and the 983rd highest in Ireland. Binevenagh is the most northerly summit in the Keenaght area.

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Cliffs, woodland, a lake on top and magnificent v .. by group   (Show all for Binevenagh)
 
Unorthodox Ramblings .. by Aidy   (Show all for Binevenagh)
 
Planned my approach using route described on BBC .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Binevenagh)
 
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Picture: The final stretch to the summit
 
An easy option on Foyleside
by Peter Walker  20 Jun 2011
For the chronically lazy who lack the moral fibre to climb Binevenagh from its foot (in my defence it had been a couple of days of minimal sleep and maximal sore throat) it can be climbed in a more perfunctory fashion by turning off the road across the mountain's NE slopes at (705 314 C) then driving up to the car park by the shore of Binevenagh Lake (691 307 D). From here bear round the NW end of the lake (the right as you look) on obvious trods. Keep to the right of a conspicuous hummock, and maintain roughly the same direction (with a very slight descent) to reach a fence, which can be followed up to the skyline and summit with its pillar; this route should keep you on paths all the way (shortcuts cost more energy).

With the top gained, it would be criminal not to explore the main attractions of this dramatic little peak on the return, and hanging a little left after the initial drop down by the fence will take you to the edge of the escarpment...a less berserk version of the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/860/comment/6378/
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Approaching Binevenagh mountain summit - River Ro .. by James   (Show all for Binevenagh)
 
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