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Benbradagh Hill An Bhinn Bhradach A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Bhradach [DUPN], 'the treacherous/dangerous peak') Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 465m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C72194 11337 This summit has been logged as climbed by 47 members. Recently by: eejaymm, windy, trostanite, sperrinlad, Ulsterpooka, stevebullers, jimmyread, susanc, Aidy, jlbrooke, muschi, sandman, chalky, sir_boba_fett, killyman1
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Longitude: -6.874234, Latitude: 54.944377 , Easting: 272194, Northing: 411337 Prominence: 171m,   Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 672127 911323,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrdg, 10 char: Benbradagh
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Formerly known as Gealbhinn [DUPN], 'bright peak'   Benbradagh is the 672nd highest summit in Ireland. Benbradagh is the second most northerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.

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Picture: The view into Donegal from the summit of Benbradagh
 
great views for little effort
by slemish  13 May 2011
Benbradagh is the highest point in the Sperrins north of the Glenshane pass and therefore commands spectacular views of the rest of the range. These views can be achieved for very little physical effort as you can drive most of the way up it. I gingerly took the car up the incredibly steep Curragh Road from the village of Dungiven and parked in the car park (728104 A) which is at an altitude of over 400m. From here you follow a stony track NW along mostly flat ground for about 500m with a couple of gates to negotiate. Leave the track just before the ubiquitous mobile phone tower and ascend a grassy track up the remaining few feet to the 465m summit. There is no obvious feature such as a cairn to mark it. As others have said the summit seems innocuous enough until you walk right to the edge and see the precipitous drop to the valley below. The wind coming up from the Roe valley this afternoon made standing upright difficult. However it was still a warm, clear day and the views into Inishowen and across to the higher Sperrins were stunning, Sawel in particular looked incredibly high from here. To the east I could pick out most of the Antrim hills. Carntogher unfortunately blocks the view to the Belfast hills and Mournes. Conditions underfoot were good - firm and dry. Benbradagh is one of a rare breed - an Irish mountain which can be climbed in trainers. I returned to the car by way of ascent. It only took half an hour up and down so make sure you bag this one if in the area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/6289/
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