Binevenagh Summit And Lough

Having just done two posts dealing with a walk around the cliff edge on Binevenagh, I’ll round off the journey with a walk up to the summit, and then back to the lough where I started. In the last post I had reached the southwestern end of the cliffs where a fence led up alongside a forest to the summit. Before leaving the cliffs, I took time for a last look at the views below, particularly the spectacular rock formations.

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Here, the cliffs began to change into a gentler slope.

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This fence could now be followed up the short gentle incline to the summit.

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A look up along the fence line to the summit.

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At the summit and trig pillar.

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New views to the south, towards the distinctive shapes of Donalds Hill and Benbradagh, with the main Sperrin range beyond.

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A couple of views around the top.

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There was now a band of thick trees between me and my starting point beside the lough, so I had to go back roughly the same way I’d come.

A look down along the fence line again, towards the cliffs.

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Back at the lough and the end of this part of the day’s walking.

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I would now take the car around to the foot of the mountain, on the western side, and begin a second walk at the base. I found the views here equally spectacular, and in fact, completely filled my camera’s memory cards. Enough photos for another post!

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