Benbrack 582m mountain, Twelve Bens Ireland at
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Benbrack Mountain Binn Bhreac A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Bhreac [OSI], 'speckled peak') Galway County, in Arderin List, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 582m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L76558 55818
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Longitude: -9.862684, Latitude: 53.537986 , Easting: 76558, Northing: 255818 Prominence: 264m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 476533 755841,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnb582, 10 char: Benbrack
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

The summit of this mountain is strewn with lumps of quartz. Walks: for a route taking in Cnoc Breac, Binn Bhreac and Binn Bhán or Maolán, see Paddy Dillon, Connemara, 163-67.   Benbrack is the 331st highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: S face of Benbrack from Muckanaght
gerrym on Benbrack, 2006
by gerrym  25 Oct 2006
Parked on the R344 at the entrance to a forestry plantation (799582 C), loads of room! It is a short walk to the quiet road into Glencorbet, crossing the Kylemore river and taking the rough track uphill to the left. From here it is a matter of heading off onto the hillside over wettish ground, the views are already stunning but i will leave a full description until later. After crossing a fence there are views across Kylemore Lough to the abbey at the foot of Duchruach. Point 392 m is reached in 1 1/4 hours, with views down into the isolated farm buidings and forestry deep into Glencorbet and ahead to Maolan and Benbrack. There is a slight drop (and a big hare) to a boggy col before climbing the grassy slopes of Maolan - the sights of Benfree and Benbaun across Glencorbet are captivating. From the small cairn it is worthwhile heading N to get views over to Klymore Abbey.
The gloriously rocky sight of Benbrack is now ahead ,as drop down past a pool complete with dragonfly and climb to the summit. The rocky top was reached in 2 1/4 hours, the couple of cairns are barely distinguishable from the more general rock. There is a beautiful panorama - N to the end of the Bens, Clare Island and Mweelrea, the Sheefrys, Bengorm, Partrys - E to the Mamturks - S to the rest of the Bens. I dropped down W to a beautiful little lough (764558 D) with golden rock at its shore and a gurgling stream leaving at its end, had a leisurely lunch stop on a glorious day. I headed S again to a small cairn overlooking the col with Muckanaght, there are 2 further small cairns on the 1/2 hour descent. I now had a very daunting looking climb up the steep looking N slopes of Muckanaght - see you there. Linkback:
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