Directions for Binnian Loop
  • Starting from Kribben Cottages, make your way to Carricklittle Lane and follow our directions to Blue Lough.
  • Once you get to the Blue Lough, continue along the path and follow the stony trail which will take you slightly uphill before you arrive at a natural crossroads between Slieve Binnian on your left and Slieve Lamaghan on your right.
  • Take the path to the left and make your way up the man made steps. You should be able to see a narrow but distinct walking path etched on the mountain.
  • Follow the path until you come to a slight rocky area, don’t be alarmed, it’s not as difficult as it first looks. You will notice obvious footholds and you will need to push and pull yourself up onto the rocks to negotiate this small section. This is the most technical aspect of this walking loop.
  • Once you negotiate the rocky patch, you will be glad to see a very obvious path gradually ascending uphill through mountainous ground. Take a moment to enjoy the stunning views of Ben Crom Reservoir and the surrounding Annalong Valley.
  • Continue to follow the path until it turns into a narrow single track amongst the grass. Veer slightly uphill to the right where you will see a large and obvious hole in the stone ditch. Cross the stone ditch and follow the path up and onto Binnian.
  • Once you have admired the views, caught your breath and re-fuelled, it’s time to carefully descent Binnian by the wall back to the Carricklittle Lane. We highly recommend a visit to the Carricklittle Café located halfway along the Carricklittle Lane where you can re-fuel with hot drinks and fresh home baked produce before your final jaunt back to Kribben Cottages.

*Notes: Many hiking groups use walking poles on longer outings to help individuals over rougher ground. The route can be unclear in places and a little tricky to negotiate, so if you’re new to mountain walking or new to the area we highly recommend that you don’t go alone and you carry a map.