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Benwee Head Hill An Bhinn Bhuí A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Bhuí [GÉ], 'the yellow cliff') Mayo County, in Binnion List, Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands. Bedrock

Height: 255m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 22 Grid Reference: F81565 44279
Place visited by 27 members. Recently by: Damian120, EugeneHendrick, Peter Walker, ucampbell, simon3, gerrym, Cathal-Kelly, mountainmike, IainT, scapania, markmjcampion, Secret-Five, Garmin, Oileanach, ciarraioch
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Longitude: -9.821454, Latitude: 54.333462 , Easting: 81565, Northing: 344279 Prominence: 230m,  Isolation: 4.3km
ITM: 481541 844280,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnwHd, 10 char: Benwe Head
Bedrock type: Psammites with rare heavy mineral bands., (Benmore Formation)

The environs of Benwee Head, with its cliffs, arches, stacks and islands, offers some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Ireland, with which perhaps only SW Donegal and Co. Clare can compete. To appreciate them fully, you need to see them from the sea. Benwee Head is in the townland of Kilgalligan, which has been studied in detail in The Living Landscape: Kilgalligan, Erris, Co. Mayo by Seamas O Cathain & Patrick O'Flanagan.   An Bhinn Bhuí is the 1264th highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Bhuí is the second most northerly summit in the North Mayo area.

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A spectacular landscape
by Damian120  19 Oct 2018
It's a seldom-visited area of County Mayo yet it boasts some of the most impressive coastal architecture in the entire country. After spending five years covering and exploring the landscape of the entire country, Robert Lloyd Praeger in his seminal book The Way That I Went (1937) called it the finest piece of cliff scenery in the country. It's just spectacular. Thousands of years of Atlantic erosion have created a series of sea stacks, sea arches and vertical cliff drops that have created a breathtaking landscape.

It's surprisingly well marked out, watch out for the Purple Arrows leading the way. If you wish to see the most dramatic parts you will have to veer slightly away from the main trail. There is a low-lying sheep fence running up the length of Benwee Head. The fence ends near summit area of Benwee Head overlooking Kid Island on your left. On a clear day, you can see both Sliabh Liag and Croaghaun in the far distance. The second highest and highest sea cliffs in Ireland. The trail heads back inland, but personally, I wouldn't do this. Turn right around and head back in the same direction to see this astounding scenery for the second time. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/20085/
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Benwee head and "eire" head
by Kirwanjt  27 Apr 2010
An easy climb with Breathtaking views along the coast out to Stags of Broadhaven back across the Mullet. Accessed by taking signs for Portacloy and driving past the entrance to the beach and past old harbour. Park in new harbour and it is signposted for the track and stile up the hill. Cliffs are steep and dramatic at the edge. Also of note is the stone markings of EIRE beside the old shepherd hut. It is visible from the air and from further up the mountain. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/4669/
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Benwee Head Loop.
by sandman  17 Aug 2018
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Head Loop Walk actually it is a little longer allowing for a visit to the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking.The trail head begins and ends in the village of Ceathru Thaidhg (F8207441993 A) and includes the harbour areas mentioned in previous comment continuing on to the summit. Fantastic views well worth the trip. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/16044/
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Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
by ucampbell  14 Aug 2018
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/20020/
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