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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

Height: 479.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R82122 19930 This summit has been logged as climbed by 29 members. Recently by: conormcbandon, ciarraioch, peter1, jasonmc, simoburn, Fergalh, eamonoc, thomasgaffney, Onzy, thomas_g, markger, ahogan, Geo, hivisibility, acorn
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Longitude: -8.262984, Latitude: 52.331156 Prominence: 84.49m,   Isolation: 2.3km
ITM: 582075 619981,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Benard, 10 char: Benard

Benard is the 519th highest summit 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 (Point 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 (Point 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
Point A: R81985 18557 Point B: R81899 19837

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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 (Point 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.
Point C: R819 198
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Cool walk, quiet trees.
 
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.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Benard
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.
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All clear.
by hivisibility  3 Aug 2014 The trees seem to be completely felled now. get there to enjoy the views.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Benard in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View to Benard from rocky outcrop
 
Galtee edge
by eamonoc  22 Dec 2013 Climbed Benard today, after Knockeenatongue and the Seefins. Parked at point A followed good forestry track and took first left at sign for Benard loop walk, about .8km from the car the forest on my right was completely harvested and I headed up a deeply gouged out track made by some form of tree harvesting machinery the going was easy enough as this track was down to bedrock in places. I followed the track until two rocky outcrops came into view and then I headed steeply uphill towards them. The scene up here was one of complete devastation all the hillside was laid bare by tree felling, following a rough track from here brought me to the top in about 5mins. There were great views toward a snow covered Temple hill from here also looked sth towards Ballyarthur Hill sadly not enough time to wander there. Went back to car by upward route, was cought in complete blizzard like conditions before I could reach the car. All said and done another great day thanks to Mt Views.
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