Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Users Online:
Summer, ektich
Guests online: 126
Recent Contributions

Only 2 weeks to go

Westaston Hill: The top?

Wild SE Inishmore

Barranisky: Barniskea or Barniskey

Gubacarrigan: Coastal Hill

Pic d'Anie

Rosgalliv Hill: Coastal Hill

Pic et Lacs d'Ayous

a man's word

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Pic des Trois Seigneurs

Rostoohy Hill: Coastal Hill

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Rating graphic.
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
Place visited by 174 members. Recently by: ciaranr, flynnke, Wildrover, DeltaP, StephenH16, Stephen_Holman, msammon, deccarroll85, marchiggins, trevorf, IainT, Lauranna, murney, wwwalker, William-J
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.862684, Latitude: 53.537986 , Easting: 76558, Northing: 255818 Prominence: 264m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476533 755841,   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 place in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/308/?PHPSESSID=c8jfsgki54mer7uia6m49q6c67
COMMENTS for Benbrack 1 2 Next page >>
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)
 
COMMENTS for Benbrack 1 2 Next page >>
(End of comment section for Benbrack.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
"ASTER+": Hillshade and Contours
Courtesy of Tiles GIScience Research Group @ Heidelberg University More detail here
MountainViews.ie Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1200 Contributors.