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Boviel Top Hill Derry County, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 454m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C73569 09088 This summit has been logged as climbed by 24 members. Recently by: dr_banuska, Ulsterpooka, susanc, Aidy, muschi, sandman, Garmin, AntrimRambler, dmcdevitt, cerosti, slemish, CECIL, Peter Walker, terryb, mark-rdc
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Longitude: -6.853357, Latitude: 54.923979 , Easting: 273569, Northing: 409088 Prominence: 49m,   Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 673502 909075,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BvlTp, 10 char: Boviel Top
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Boviel Top is the 715th highest summit in Ireland.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/607/
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no bovver! .. by slemish   (Show all for Boviel Top)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Boviel Top in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Another boggy pool near the top
 
A Bit Of A Slog
by Aidy  13 May 2015
I reached Boviel Top from Benbradagh, and had been a little spoiled by the easy walking on its higher neighbour, over dry, level ground with short grass. Boviel was a different proposition. After an initial, short easy stretch, it quickly turned into one of the wettest, boggiest hills I've been on. There were numerous pools, and several deep, water-filled ditches, requiring constant little detours. Even in the best patches, the going was hard with deep tussocky grass and heather, that demanded lifting the feet high, and placing them carefully again on uneven ground. The summit itself was hard to determine, and I had to visit a few of more prominent bumps on its flattish, indistinct top to make sure I had stood at the highest point, which meant more trudging about. The flat nature of the top also cut out a lot of the views. It had been my plan to continue on to Carn Hill and return over the same route, but I was short on time, and this terrain was slow going, so I had to abandon that plan. Instead, I returned to the car, parked at the top of the Curragh Road, between Boviel Top and Benbradagh. Benbradagh had been a much more pleasant and rewarding experience, and Boviel was only really a bagging exercise, unless hills like this are character building! Maybe it would be better approached from the east. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/607/comment/17985/
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Not that bad .. by susanc   (Show all for Boviel Top)
 
Reached from Carn Hill (See for first part of Ben .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Boviel Top)
 
Parked at 738086 (only room for one car), in a sm .. by three5four0   (Show all for Boviel Top)
 
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