Cookies.
This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your device to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.
Features
Nearby features appear when you click the map.
Declutter tracks on map.
Place Search
Video
X
Pub: by
Breifne Area , W: Benbrack Subarea
Feature count in area: 14, by county: Fermanagh: 4, Cavan: 8, Leitrim: 3, of which 1 is in both Cavan and Fermanagh, OSI/LPS Maps: 26, 27, 27A
Highest Place: Cuilcagh 666m

Starting Places (15) in area Breifne:
Aghnacollia Lane, Bellavally Gap, Bencroy, Corneen Wind Farm, Corrawully Lane, Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, Dowra, Dowra Sweat House Lane, Glangevlin Cross, Gortalughany Viewpoint, Mullaghgarve Waterfall, Rock Road, Spa Well, Tulliniska Transmitters, Tully Lough

Summits & other features in area Breifne:
N: Cuilcagh Mountains: Benaughlin 370m, Benbeg 539m, Cuilcagh 666m, Mullaleam 424m
NE: Derrylin: Knockninny Hill 191m, Slieve Rushen 404m
SW: Iron Mountains: Bencroy 518m, Knockacullion 562m, Slieve Anierin 585m
W: Benbrack: Bartonny Top 411m, Benbrack 502m, Benbrack NE Top 496m, Benbrack West Top 463m, The Playbank 542m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Benbrack West Top, 463m Hill An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar) A name in Irish,
Place Rating ..
For origin of name, see Benbrack. Munter Eolus from Mountaineering
in Ireland by CW Wall.
Munter Eolus an extra name in English, Cavan County in Ulster province, in Carn Lists, Benbrack West Top is the 683rd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference H06600 22100, OS 1:50k mapsheet 26
Place visited by: 33 members, recently by: MickM45, Carolineswalsh, John.geary, Colin Murphy, trostanite, jlk, TommyMc, FrankMc1964, melohara, eamonoc, PeakPaul, Wilderness, frankmc04, Ulsterpooka, Garmin
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -7.89977, Latitude: 54.147922, Easting: 206600, Northing: 322100, Prominence: 58m,  Isolation: 3.6km
ITM: 606548 822106
Bedrock type: Cyclothemic sandstone, siltstone, coal, (Lackagh Sandstone Formation)
Notes on name: A little to the NW of the summit is Munter Eolus Lough, named after Muintir Eolais, a medieval population group who inhabited this part of Co. Leitrim.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: BnbrWs, 10 char: BnbrckWstT

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/569/
Gallery for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)) and surrounds
Summary for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)): Easy but rather dull hill
Summary created by Colin Murphy 2023-03-02 19:14:58
            MountainViews.ie picture about Benbrack West Top (<em>An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)</em>)
Picture: View from highpoint looking east
There is parking for 2/3 cars at A (H06314 20701). Proceed NNE up the gently rising slope - a mix of longish grass & heather
underfoot, ground not too uneven, but boggy in patches. There are no tracks but an occasional sheep trail eases the ascent. After about 1km the gradient increases somewhat, but the total ascent from road to top is a mere 110m, so no real climbing. The summit area consists of two rounded, heathery areas, the highpoint seems to be on the more north-westerly bump. Summit is nondescript, but has some decent views. Up and down in 1 hour 20 minutes.
Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/569/comment/5328/
Member Comments for Benbrack West Top (An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar))

            MountainViews.ie picture about Benbrack West Top (<em>An Bhinn Bhreac (mullach thiar)</em>)
Picture: Munter Eolus Lough and The Playbank from Benbrack W Top
Unimpressive to look at but lovely views from top.
by paddyhillsbagger 23 Jan 2012
Perhaps the dull rounded top put off previous summiteers from commenting, but the short climb is worth it as panoramic views of the Cuilcagh Mtns and Bellavally Gap are a sight to behold.
If you follow walker_holick's directions on Bencroy, you can drive up to an unmarked single track road with some places to park at GR Bencroy (H053 188) and GR B (H064 206). I left my car at the latter GR and following some recent rains, donned my wellies and headed North for the short but boggy and wet haul to the top.
The joy of having dry feet after doing 4 of the Breifne tops, including wading through the peat to the trig on Slieve Anierin is worth the effort as they are my garden wellies, perhaps I should invest in a comfortable pair for hillwalking?
The top is featureless but excellent views overlooking the small Lough and surrounding hills.
There was a small white marker stuck in a spot I thought wasn't the spot height marked on the map which I checked out anyway following the tracks (or rivers) of quad bikes.
I was up and down in an hour. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/569/comment/6661/
Read Less
Read More
EDIT Point of Interest
text
Videos

Recent Contributions
x
Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.

OSi logo
OSNI/LPS logo
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills