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 mountain area or any detail feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill or mountain
Videos


Users Online:
Guests online: 83
Recent Contributions

Farbreague: from Arderin

Tonelagee: Fore!!!

Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.

Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!

Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views

Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour

Binnian-Lamagan Loop

Slieve Binnian - more track work ?

Spelga Loop

Carrigroe: Sea of cloud

Donard-Commedagh ridge walk

Stags of Broadhaven (central): Climbing

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.
Bohilbreaga Hill Buachaill Bréige A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Buachaill Bréige [PDT], 'false shepherd' (a cairn or rock
resembling human figure)
Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 478m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C75955 00211 This summit has been logged as climbed by 33 members. Recently by: whoRya, sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, bazmcmullan, simoburn, Peter Walker, muschi, sandman, Wilderness, dino, killyman1, AntrimRambler, Garmin, RonnieI, cerosti
I have climbed this summit: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -6.818487, Latitude: 54.843901 , Easting: 275955, Northing: 400211 Prominence: 43m,   Isolation: 1.7km
ITM: 675887 900200,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bhlbrg, 10 char: Bhlbrg
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Bohilbreaga is the 631st highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/523/
COMMENTS for Bohilbreaga 1 of 1
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bohilbreaga in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Small crag around 900m SW of top.
 
Flat boggy top with interesting views.
Short Summary created by simon3,  1 Jan 2011
An easy inclusion if you are visiting Mullaghmore. This top can be reached from the forest entrance and parking at around H74079865 A. Using the Waymarked Way, exit the forest at around H74949929 B and head NE for the top, 1.3k NE. There are a few gullies, tracks and minor crags en route.
The plain, boggy summit is unmarked by any cairn, however it has an interesting view over Tyrone and mid-Ulster. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/523/comment/5282/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bohilbreaga in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Pretty uninspiring approach to the summit.
From Glenshane Forest
by dino  28 Mar 2014
One of the strangest little hills I've climbed! I came from the North having parked at a forest gate on the A6 Glenshane Road and walked in through Glenshane Forest. The approach from the little grotto at the edge of the forest is barely visible but has a couple of simple signposts. The ground above the forest is very wet and boggy and there is extensive evidence of peat harvesting operations. The top has great views in all directions but it's hard to identify. I plumped in the end for the lone post standing forlornly on the edge of a peat hag. This top was completed as part of a 20km circuit which I will upload as a route. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/523/comment/15946/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bohilbreaga in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: An Buachail Breaga
 
The Lying Boy & The Priests Chair
by sperrinlad  30 May 2016
walked this from irelands highest pub (ponderosa) on the Glensahne pass. we walked down the road to the entrance to the Glenshane forest, and followed the track though the forest until we reached the Grotto where you can find an old 17th century mass rock known as 'the priests chair' where we stopped to take in the history. from here we made our way towards the highest part of the forest behind the grotto and crossed the fence at the corner.
from here there is several boggy areas before reaching the summit of Bohilbreaga, with amazing view across midulster and the sperrins you could see as far as the black mountains in belfast.

**Bohilbreaga from the irish 'an buachail Breaga' meaning 'the lying boy' a reference to the lookout for the pilgrims who were saying mass at the priests chair below the summit during the penal era in Ireland. the story says how the young boy was caught by soldiers on the hunt for the priest and saved their lives by lying to them about their whereabouts. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/523/comment/18551/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Bohilbreaga.)

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.