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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 29 members. Recently by: justynagru, Fergalh, Damian120, EugeneHendrick, Peter Walker, ucampbell, simon3, gerrym, Cathal-Kelly, mountainmike, IainT, scapania, markmjcampion, Secret-Five, Garmin
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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 1149th highest place in Ireland. An Bhinn Bhuí is the most northerly summit in the North Mayo area.

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Benwee head and "eire" head .. by Kirwanjt   (Show all for An Bhinn Bhuí)
 
Benwee Head Loop. .. by sandman   (Show all for An Bhinn Bhuí)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Bhinn Bhuí in area North Mayo, Ireland
 
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/996/comment/20085/
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Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy. .. by ucampbell   (Show all for An Bhinn Bhuí)
 
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