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Benbrack Mountain Binn Bhreac A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhreac [OSI], 'speckled peak') Galway County, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 582m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76558 55818 This summit has been logged as climbed by 165 members. Recently by: trevorf, IainT, Lauranna, murney, wwwalker, William-J, brianmccrossan, Danger, Podgemus, Cathal-Kelly, Niamhq, bryanjbarry, ckilm, scapania, ColinCallanan
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Longitude: -9.862653, Latitude: 53.537968 , Easting: 76558, Northing: 255818 Prominence: 264m,   Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476535 755839,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb582, 10 char: Benbrack
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The summit of this mountain is strewn with lumps of quartz. Walks: for a route taking in Cnoc Breac, Binn Bhreac and Binn Bhán or Maolán, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 163-67.   Benbrack is the 331st highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benbrack in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: pic:csd - Benbrack from Glencorbet
 
Speckled Ben
Short Summary created by Onzy,  29 Oct 2014
Benbrack is a typical quartzite peak in the Twelve Bens which is a little off the main routes. It boasts great views into the main range as well as to the coast to the west. There is a small lake to the west of the summit.

The quickest way up and down is probably from the north, parking in Kylemore Abbey car park (L747 583 A). Head back east along the main road (N59) for about 300m, turning south up a gated lane towards an old lime kiln, over the smaller Benbaun to the summit and returning the same way. This should take 2.5 to 3 hours. However a much more satisfying walk would be to return via Knockbrack, turning the walk into a mini horseshoe taking from 3-4 hours. On the descent from Knockbrack you should head west for about 300m before descending in a north westerly direction to a track which leads through the old Kylemore Farm back to the N59.

The hill can also be climbed as part of a longer circuit of the Glencorbet Valley starting from a number of points off the R344, such as L799 574 B. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/308/comment/5068/
 
Parked on the R344 at the entrance to a forestry .. by gerrym   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
This party is at the summit of Benbrack looking t .. by simon3   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
Another possible approach to Benbrack is via the .. by csd   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
August 2005...Left the car near Kylemore Abbey. F .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
A rather warmer day than some of the other photos .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Benbrack)
 
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