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Colin Murphy: Track 5077 in area near An Bhinn Bhán, Bluestack Mountains (Ireland)
Good, relatively easy double bag
Length: 3.9km, Creator time taken: 2h14m, Ascent: 317m,
Descent: 332m

Places: Start at G8445886194, An Bhinn Bhán, An Bhinn Bhán (mullach thoir thuaidh), end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Binbane and its sister hill Binbane NE are relatively easy summits to bag in a single walk and could also be combined with Cloghmeen Hill, which is about 1.25km away. Unfortunately as I was so tired after bagging Crocknasharragh earlier that day, I had to put off the third top until another day.
The starting point was in a forest, where there is parking for multiple cars. Incidentally, about 50m before I reached this point, I encountered a closed gate on the road. Luckily it was just tied closed with string, so I assumed it was ok to drive through and close it afterwards.
From the car, the summit is just 1.2km away as the crow flies.
The first section through the woods.
Follow the meandering forest trail to the NW, which will take you to the edge of the wood. A fence runs up the slope towards the top. Cross this and continue NW up the steepening hill.
The view to the west from the slope.
The terrain is mostly grass and a few rocks and generally firm underfoot. Near the top, it changes to dense, tussocky grass, although this presents no real obstacle. The summit area is quite well defined and marked by a trig with a pole (and apparently a small solar panel, for reasons I couldn’t quite fathom.) Extensive views in all directions.
Summit trig
From there the NE top is a mere 600m away. Drop down to 400m elevation at the col, where it is a bit squishy in parts, before making the easy ascent of just 40m to the highpoint, passing a couple of pools.
Rocky outcrop markes the NE highpoint
The summit is a rocky outcrop with a small pile of stones on top. Return via the col and pick up the trail as you ascended. A rewarding little duo of hills with fine views.
The NE summit.

Uploaded on: Mon, 29 Apr 2024 (10:48:55)
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