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Benard Hill An Bhinn Ard A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ard [OSI], 'the high peak') Tipperary County, in Carn List, Lithic conglomerate and sandstone Bedrock

Height: 479.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R82122 19930 This place has been logged as visited by 41 members. Recently by: skhg, CaminoPat, Juanita, Dean, Wildrover, melohara, tommccarthy, t.jay, PeakPaul, sandman, Cobhclimber, frankmc04, conormcbandon, ciarraioch, peter1
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Longitude: -8.262978, Latitude: 52.33116 , Easting: 182122, Northing: 119930 Prominence: 84.49m,  Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 582076 619981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benard, 10 char: Benard
Bedrock type: Lithic conglomerate and sandstone, (Pigeon Rock Formation)

Benard is the 625th highest place in Ireland. Benard is the most westerly summit and also the second most southerly in the Galty Mountains area.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Benard on the right
 
A peakbaggers summit with some view
Short Summary created by jackill, Geo,  19 Aug 2013
Park your car at Coumban forest entrance R81985 18557 A where there is room for 8-10 cars.
Walk uphill on a gentle slope and turn left at the first junction where you can.
Follow the forest road to R81899 19837 B where there is a rough ride all the way to the summit. As of August 2013 the trees up as far as this ride have been harvested, but the ride-line (apart from a couple of fallen trees, easily by-passed) is the easiest to climb. There is a brief strip of tree's just before the summit which now has it's eastern flank felled and allows some views of the higher Galty range Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/5271/
 
New Comment: Unpleasant clear-cut forest
by skhg  13 Jul 2017
Benard was clear-cut in the last couple of years, it's got several very obvious tracks leading to the summit. We did it as a point of interest on the way up to Temple Hill - of which it offers clear views. Great if you enjoy a wasteland of smashed treetrunks and grassy overgrowth Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/19603/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking up the forest ride
Easy Hill in western Galtees
by Onzy  6 Dec 2013
Easy ascent using forest tracks most of the way from the entrance to Coumban Forest, before climbing up what was previously a ride between the trees and is now the south eastern edge of the forest, the remainder having been harvested recently.

The ride starts at about R819198 C, at a point where machinery has clearly accessed the hill - much churned up ground. The going is steep here, today was dry but if it were wet, this ride could be real trouble coming down.

An hour will see you easily up and down. This hill would also provide a relatively easy start point for a longer traverse of the western Galtees, with access towards Temple Hill and beyond possible, making use initially of a network of forest tracks. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/15278/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cool walk, quiet trees.
 
simon3 on Benard, 2007
by simon3  12 Jun 2007
All of Benard is wooded. I visited the area south and west of the summit and it was very pleasant to walk through on a hot day. The trees are Sitka and probably not so far from being harvested. Enjoy them while you can. There's a ride that leaves the forest road at 81899 19837 and goes right to the top.

Our photo shows said trees.
A cool gem but there are no views at the top. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/2734/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
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simon3 on Benard, 2007
by simon3  11 Jun 2007
The heavily wooded Benard from the east. Forests can vary but at present it is possible to use a ride from the summit of Benard, join various tracks and paths and walk to Temple Hill. Parts of Benard show use by quad bikes. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/2735/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit Area.
 
Improved Views
by sandman  31 Aug 2015
As a result of tree felling the views from the top of Benard are now fairly good and Coillte have now constructed a road to the top with a turning area at the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/512/comment/18275/
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