At 250m Binnion hill isn’t the highest walk you can do, But the views from here are absolutely spectacular. You get a wonderful 360-degree view from the top, where you can see many great highlights of Inishowen. The length of the walk varies depending on which route you take but can be from between 1.5 km – 6km to the top.
To the south, you get to see Urris in all its glory. The Urris Hills with lots of different walking trails like the Urris Lakes Loop walk and the Butlers Glen Walk. In Urris itself there is the old disused Lenen Head Fort, the lovely beaches at Lenen Bay and a favourite with surfers Tullagh Bay. Inishowen Artist Mary Crowley has her Studio and Gallery in here as well.
To the East you see Slieve Snaght, Inishowen’s highest It rises to a height of 615 metres and is well worth going up as on a clear day you get views all the way across to Scotland.
Looking north you find Pollen Bay beach and its lovely shore walk and play park, with Glashedy Island lying just off the bay. The Isle of Doagh with the famous Ballyliffin Golf Courses. It is also home to the Doagh Famine Village and Carrickabraghy Castle. Behind the Isle of Doagh, you can see some of the highest sand dunes in Europe at Five Finger Strand, where they have been filming the movie The Northman with Nicole Kidman. Then you have Malin Head the most northerly point of Ireland stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean.
There are several ways to hike Binion Hill and I parked in the centre of Clonmany and walked out to Binion Camping and Caravan Park from here take the route past the Glamping Bell tents and this short route will take you onto the hill from here it is more or less straight up. At about a third of the way up you will find a path that other walkers have used to go up the hill leading you to the Cairn on top of the hill. Other routes can be found by clicking here.
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