Bencroy 518m mountain, Breifne Iron Mountains Ireland at
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Breifne Area   Iron Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 14, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A 
Highest place:
Cuilcagh, 665m
Maximum height for area: 665 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 570 metres,

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Bencroy Mountain Gob na bhFiach A name in Irish
also Gubnaveagh an extra name in English
(Ir. Gob na bhFiach [PNCL], 'point/beak of the ravens') Leitrim County, in Arderin List, Sandstone, sandy shale & shale Bedrock

Height: 518m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 26 Grid Reference: H04554 19083
Place visited by 58 members. Recently by: IndyMan, Peter Walker, arderincorbett, wicklore, Wilderness, FrankMc1964, markmjcampion, PeakPaul, ciaranr, sglennon, bryanmccabe, eamonoc, melohara, Lauranna, jlk
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Longitude: -7.931339, Latitude: 54.120921 , Easting: 204554, Northing: 319083 Prominence: 83m,  Isolation: 2km
ITM: 604488 819099,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bncry, 10 char: Bencroy
Bedrock type: Sandstone, sandy shale & shale, (Bencroy Sandstone Member)

Also known as Gubnaveagh, which is also the name of a townland in the parish of Oughteragh.   Bencroy is the 510th highest place in Ireland.

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I approached Bencroy from the SW side of Benbrack .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bencroy) Picture about mountain Bencroy in area Breifne, Ireland
Picture: Bencroy viewed from saddle below Knockacullion cliffs
eflanaga on Bencroy, 2006
by eflanaga  6 Jun 2006
(Climbed 06.02.19) The third and final peak (See Aneirin & Knockacullion for early stages of walk) and only a short distance north-east of Knockacullion. Once again the long grass, gorse and marshy ground make walking that bit more difficult. However, rather than making a beeline straight for the summit and dropping to around 400m, I decided to arc around to the left maintaining a height of about 450m and heading for the obvious light green strip on Bencroy’s southern slope which curves up towards the summit. From a distance it looks like a path. In reality it is slightly rush strewn marshy ground. Nevertheless, it didn’t prove particularly difficult to negotiate. As I neared the final ascent of the mountain I noticed a large flat boulder which appeared a good spot to take lunch. I reckoned that the summit would be as bereft of rocks as Knockabell was so decided to have lunch here, but not until I had made Bencroy’s summit. I divested myself of my pack and climbed the remaining 30 metres or so to the summit unencumbered, returning to the rock to take a leisurely lunch in the warm afternoon sunshine. For the return journey, rather than retracing my steps back to the base of Knockacullion maintaining higher ground I decided to go as the crow flies directly to its eastern cliff edge (H036176 C). This meant dropping to a height of about 400 metres to the valley floor. It was rather tough going in the boggy ground and thick gorse before climbing up again to the saddle below the cliff. I hugged the cliff until Lough Nabellbeg came into view and then made for the left side of the Lough, passing the remains of what was perhaps a shepherd's shelter. I eventually found a sheep-track across the raised ground on the Lough's left bank (H034170 D). I noticed a discarded beer and gas keg embedded in the ice which persisted on the Lough’s southern end. I wouldn’t presume to speculate as to how, or why, they got to be there. The sheep-path took me to within site of the plantation at Gortnawaun, which I had edged earlier in the morning to climb ridge to the cliff-tops (see Slieve Aneirin). From here I was able to line up the remainder of the walk with a telegraph pole which I knew to be just to the west of the track used for the start of the climb to Slieve Aneirin. A couple of streams and some marshy ground later I reached the track and plodded down it back to the car. The only living creature encountered throughout the entire day - a badger which ran for cover about ten metres in front of me as I descended Bencroy. Overall, a pleasant enough walk after a freezing and disappointing mist-shrouded morning. Would I be in a hurry to do it again? Probably not, but if you appreciate solitude, like to get ‘far from the maddening crowd’ and don’t mind the trudging I would recommend it. Trackback:
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I climbed Bencroy on 19 June 2008 as part of a ci .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Bencroy)
From Drumshanbo take unclassified road to Aghacas .. by walker_hollick   (Show all for Bencroy)
Three summits on the top .. by Wilderness   (Show all for Bencroy)
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