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Brandon North Top Mountain For origin of name, see Brandon. Kerry County, in Arderin Beg, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Rhythmically bedded sandstone Bedrock

Height: 895.4m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 70 Grid Reference: Q46109 12541 This summit has been logged as climbed by 268 members. Recently by: Dean, oldpragmatist, theredyin, IainT, rleahy, Martinpeak, thomas_g, GoldCircle, tommccarthy, gav, eros, Peter Walker, PeteBog, thebigyin, DaveMc
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -10.253787, Latitude: 52.243534 , Easting: 46109, Northing: 112541 Prominence: 23.31m,   Isolation: 0.4km
ITM: 446093 612594,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BrndNr, 10 char: BrndnNrthT
Bedrock type: Rhythmically bedded sandstone, (Ballymore Sandstone Formation)

Climbers who follow the Faha Ridge and stick to the crest will eventually emerge on the summit ridge near the grassy top of this peak. In clear conditions it commands a spectacular view of the Faha Ridge.   Brandon North Top is the second highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 15th highest in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Brandon North Top in area Brandon Group, Ireland
Picture: Brandon N Top from the Faha Ridge
 
A corrected summit position
Short Summary created by Peter Walker, jackill,  17 Mar 2016
The most scenic route to the summit of Brandon North, the Pilgrim's path, starts at the carpark under the Faha Grotto( Q493 119 A) on the hillside overlooking Cloghane. There is room for 8-10 cars.

Walk up the clear path past the grotto and on until you cross over a wire fence. At this point you will be near the crest of the ridge. Continue on the well marked lower path which will lead you around into the valley under the Faha ridge overlooking the Paternoster lakes.

At the top of this valley ,cross the stream, you will see a rocky, eroded, track leading up at the left-hand side, onto the col from where you turn right and walk approx 750 mtrs to the summit of Brandon.
The summit was surveyed in 2012 and it was determined the highest point is at the coordinates given here and not at spot height 891 as marked on the 1:50000 OS map. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/15/comment/4775/
 
I strayed to the right of the broad ridge ascendi .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Brandon North Top)
 
Picture of Brandon North Top (right of photo) wit .. by jackill   (Show all for Brandon North Top)
 
Spectacular walk along the ridge above Coimin na .. by GWPR   (Show all for Brandon North Top)
 
The secluded An Loch Dubh, nestling below the nor .. by skyehigh   (Show all for Brandon North Top)
 
Traversing the Brandon Group to the Dingle Way .. by three5four0   (Show all for Brandon North Top)
 
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