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Ben Beg Mountain An Binn Bheag A name in Irish
Ir. An Binn Bheag [logainm.ie], 'little peak’ Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin List, Purple sandstones, basal breccia Bedrock

Height: 560m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 38 Grid Reference: L95093 57894
Place visited by 83 members. Recently by: rayw, obrien116, seanwhowalks, abcd, Grumbler, briankelly, FrankMc1964, jlk, Atlanticstar, ilenia, NickDown, ckilm, Haulie, oakesave, melohara
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Longitude: -9.583911, Latitude: 53.56064 , Easting: 95093, Northing: 257894 Prominence: 135m,  Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 495066 757914,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnBg, 10 char: Ben Beg
Bedrock type: Purple sandstones, basal breccia, (Lough Mask Formation)

An Binn Bheag is the 392nd highest place in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain An Binn Bheag in area Partry/Joyce Country, Ireland
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Rarely Visited Summit with Varied Views
Short Summary created by Onzy  24 Jun 2014
Ben Beg is a seldom visited peak situated across the R336 to the north and east of the Maamturks range. There are great views of both the Maamturks themselves and wider Connemara, as well the views north over Lough Nafooey and east over Lough Mask.

The peak can be approached in a number of ways. Perhaps the most straightforward is an ascent from the Drishaghaun Valley; parking is difficult in the valley, but there are a couple of places at L97196 56996 A, and also at L9782 5684 B. From the first of these, cross the fence and contour west with a touch of north before reaching a river gully. Follow this gully northwest, contour around point 542 and head west to the summit, about an hour and a half of an ascent.

A further option starts from Finny at around M003 594 C and takes in the entire and impressive ridge to the east of Ben Beg. Close to the Finny end of the ridge, on Bencorragh (not MV listed), there are examples of pillow lava, and other evidence of volcanic activity between here and Finny itself. From Finny to Ben Beg should take about 3 hours one way.

To get the best from Ben Beg however, it is better to combine it with a number of other hills. The Drishaghaun Valley lends itself to making a compact circuit taking in Ben Ben, Bunnacunneen, its SE Top and the two Lugnabricks. This can be done in either direction, starting from the parking places indicated above. The entire circuit should take under 4 hours. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/342/comment/5102/
 
A walk along the east-west ridge of Ben Beg gives .. by simon3   (Show all for An Binn Bheag)
 
Climbed Ben Beg on Sunday 9th Sept 2007.On my own .. by beads   (Show all for An Binn Bheag)
 
Bencorragh from Finny end .. by jkforde   (Show all for An Binn Bheag)
 
Lakeviews .. by Geansai   (Show all for An Binn Bheag)
 
Went up from Finny today .. by jkforde   (Show all for An Binn Bheag)
 
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