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Sperrin Mountains Area , NE: Glenshane North Subarea
Feature count in area: 64, by county: Derry: 34, Tyrone: 39, of which 9 are in both Derry and Tyrone, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8
Highest Place: Sawel 678m

Starting Places (21) in area Sperrin Mountains:
Altinure Road, Banagher Glen Nature Reserve, Barnes Gap Car Park, Crocknakin, Drumnaspar Picnic CP, Glenchiel Road, Glenedra Bridge, Glenelly Road, Parkreagh, Goles Road, Lough Ouske, Moneyneany Village, Moydamlaght Forest, Moydamlaght Road, Mullaghmore, Mullaghbane, Spaltindoagh, Sperrin Hamlet, Sperrin Heritage Centre, Sperrin Heritage Centre W, Sperrin Road, Barnes Top, Sperrin Road, Glashagh Bridge, Sperrin Road, Sperrin

Summits & other features in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills: Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills: Crockdooish 321m, Curradrolan Hill 270m, Eglish 277m, Letterlogher 249m, Mullaghmeash Hill 244m, Slieveboy 259m, Straid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East: Barnes Top 456m, Craigagh Hill 460m, Crockbrack 526.1m, Knockanbane Mountain 441m, Meenard Mountain 620m, Meenard Mtn W Top 480m, Mullaghaneany 627m, Mullaghash 480m, Mullaghsallagh 485m, Oughtmore 569m, Spelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North: Benbradagh 465m, Boviel Top 454m, Carn Hill 448m, Carntogher 464m, Moneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South: Bohilbreaga 478m, Coolnasillagh Mountain 423m, Corick Mountain 430m, Crockalougha 407m, Mullaghmore 550m, White Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West: Dart Mountain 619m, Dart Mountain North-West Top 525m, Learmount Mountain 489m, Learmount Mountain South Top 492m, Mullaghasturrakeen 581m, Mullaghcarbatagh 517m, Mullaghclogha 635m, Mullaghclogher 572m, Mullaghdoo 568m, Sawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills: Clondermot Hill 220m, Gortmonly Hill 218m, Slievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East: Carnanelly 562m, Carnanelly West Top 503.4m, Mullaghbane 467m, Mullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills: Cregganconroe 300m, Fir Mountain 362m, Oughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West: Clogherny Top 408m, Craignamaddy 385m, Crocknamoghil 335m, Mullaghbolig 442m, Spaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn: Curraghchosaly Mountain 416m, Mullaghcarn 542m, Mullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills: Bessy Bell 420m, Mullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane: Balix Hill 403m, Knockavoe 296m, Owenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Benbradagh, 465m Hill An Bhinn Bhradach A name in Irish,
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(Ir. An Bhinn Bhradach [DUPN], 'the treacherous/dangerous peak'), Derry County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Benbradagh is the 677th highest place in Ireland. Benbradagh is the second most northerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area.
Grid Reference C72202 11342, OS 1:50k mapsheet 8
Place visited by: 69 members, recently by: Tricia-Mulligan, madfrankie, Colin Murphy, Claybird007, Paddym99, Sperrinwalker, garybuz, pdtempan, Portosport, Kilcoobin, mullanger, mallymcd, pmeldrum, wicklore, eamonoc
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -6.873998, Latitude: 54.944456, Easting: 272202, Northing: 411342, Prominence: 171m,  Isolation: 2.6km
ITM: 672142 911332
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)
Notes on name: Formerly known as Gealbhinn [DUPN], 'bright peak'
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnbrdg, 10 char: Benbradagh

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Summary for Benbradagh (An Bhinn Bhradach): As simple as can be.
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-04-24 14:44:59
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Picture: The steep west flank as seen from Curragh Road.
There is parking for 5/6 cars at A (C72735 10270), where the steeply rising Curragh Road widens just before its end. This point is already at 410m elevation. Continue along road and cross gate. Turn NW along a mostly tarred track that leads to a transmitter or some such, crossing a couple of gates. After about 800m, tarred track ends but you can continue up a grassy trail, passing a small, isolated copse of trees. The trail becomes a little steeper, but is still very easy and this will take you the last 300m to the grassy summit area, which is steeply sided to the west – care should be taken in misty conditions. Up and down in under 40 minutes.
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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 (B (C728 104)) 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. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/6289/
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Picture: Benbradagh's summit area
eflanaga on Benbradagh
by eflanaga 14 Nov 2007
Reached from Boviel (see for previous leg in 'Benbradagh Ridge walk). Leaving Boviel's unremarkable top one as the now obligatory fence to cross and a long heavy trek across extremely wet/boggy ground towards the road (described by 'thisbliss'). Passed quite a few concrete bases (presumably for pylons) and a lot of disregarded parts and wire, which has to be a hazard for sheep, not to mention unwary walkers who trip over it! Reached the road IC (C72827 10391)after about 1.5K. Never was a piece of tarmac so welcome and we had the pleasure of its company for a further 650m passing through two gates, before breaking back onto open hill and the short ascent on to Benbradagh's summit. Passed a Ministry of Defence concrete marker with the inscription MOD - BS - 17 (not sure about the last digit!) on the way to the summit. The summit itself is quite disappointing until you walk right to its edge and then you see the drop down towards the valley floor. Unfortunately, the weather was still miserable, wet and low cloud, so views across the Roe Valley towards Binevenagh, Lough Foyle & Innishowen to the north and east, and into the Sperrins proper to the west were impossible Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/2908/
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thisbliss on Benbradagh
by thisbliss 14 Sep 2007
Visited Benbradagh on 12-09-07. A road passes over the lower slopes of it but is blocked off at both ends so is best to arrive from the Dungiven side. Or if you want a really long walk land in from the legananam pot. Driving up the road there were a few paragliders circling overhead, looked like top fun. Parked at the small park where road ends and followed the service road to a mast and then on over surprisingly grassy ground to the summit. The views over to lough foyle and the sperrins were great, and visibility permitting am sure the donegal and antrim mountains would make an appearance too. While at the summit a paragliding dude drifted his way over. The views from where i was standing were impressive can only imagine what its like in a sky hammock! This was my first time on benbradagh, (although i am from the bann valley), and found it very handy for good views so will definitely be back. About 45 mins in all. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/2832/
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Picture: View from White Mountain.
Scarpy prow.
by simon3 1 Jan 2011
This summit, skyline behind Boviel, apparently nothing much in itself, benefits from some gentling mist with pastel colour plan. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/6185/
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Picture: Dungiven and pastoral countryside under the Sperrins
A Pleasant, Easy Walk
by Aidy 13 May 2015
I had a little bit of spare time today, and thought by taking the Curragh Road from Dungiven to gain as much height as possible by car, I might be able to squeeze in Benbradagh, Boviel Top and Carn Hill. As it turned out, I ran out of time before I could get to Carn Hill, but managed the other two. First was Benbradagh, starting from the high point on the road, where there was a large parking area. It was a short walk from there to the summit, over ground that was easy to walk on - initially on an access track for a small mast, then on level ground, with short grass, and most of the height had already been gained. Benbradagh had cut a fine figure from below, and provided great views from the top too. Particularly impressive were the views north over Donald's Hill to Binevenagh, northwest across the Roe Valley and Lough Foyle to Inishowen, southwest over Dungiven to the Sperrins, and south east to Boviel Top's steep southern slope. Its a nice guilty pleasure to cheat occasionally! Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/565/comment/17984/
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