Binevenagh Mountain

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The Binevenagh cliffs tower over the Milligan lowlands of Northern County Londonderry. Cutting into the northern slopes of Binevenagh Mountain, the distinctive basalt escarpment has a vertical drop of more than 100m and dominates the landscape for miles around. The rock itself was created by ancient lava flows, inviting comparison with the more famous basalt formations at the Giants Causeway, 30 km (18 miles) away to the East.

The clifftop itself can be accessed easily from a carpark beside Binevenagh Lake, but this walk takes you along the base of the cliffs, through a forest and along the summit ridge, affording a variety of enjoyable experiences.

The Bishops Road, named after the Bishop of Derry, extends across the plateau. Notable features include the Mussenden Temple and a cliff top viewing area on the Bishops Road, giving good views over Lough Foyle and County Donegal.