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Ascending the Knockbrinneas from the north.

Knockbrinnea West Top: Larger Twin

Knockaunanattin West Top: Views, loughs and a navigational aid.

Knockaunanattin West Top: First step to Stumpa Duloigh

Knockaunanattin West Top: Impressive defile start leads to airy ridgeline.

Long Island: No sign of the Great Gatsby

Carran NE Top: Approach via wind farm tracks

Walk on tracks above Glendalough

Lobawn Loop - Clockwise avoids any steep ascent! Easy stream crossing.

Knockree: Reasonably clear path to summit

Circumnavigation of Tawny Rower

Little Sugar Loaf: Windy at the top

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Sperrin Mountains Area   NE: Glenshane North Subarea
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8 
Highest place:
Sawel, 678m
Maximum height for area: 678 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 503.4mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Boviel Top Hill Cnoc na Botha Maoile A name in Irish Derry County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Olivine basalt lava Bedrock

Height: 454m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 8 Grid Reference: C73569 09088
Place visited by 35 members. Recently by: madfrankie, Colin Murphy, Paddym99, garybuz, Sperrinwalker, Kilcoobin, eamonoc, Fergalh, trostanite, LorraineG60, MichaelG55, dr_banuska, Ulsterpooka, susanc, Aidy
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Longitude: -6.853357, Latitude: 54.923979 , Easting: 273569, Northing: 409088 Prominence: 49m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 673502 909075,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BvlTp, 10 char: Boviel Top
Bedrock type: Olivine basalt lava, (Upper Basalt Formation)

Boviel Top is the 720th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/607/
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Short, simple walk up grassy track. .. by group   (Show all for Boviel Top (Cnoc na Botha Maoile))
 
no bovver! .. by slemish   (Show all for Boviel Top (Cnoc na Botha Maoile))
 
A Bit Of A Slog .. by Aidy   (Show all for Boviel Top (Cnoc na Botha Maoile))
 
Not that bad
by susanc  11 Jul 2015
Had a go at this today using route given on walkni website starting at 7519 1124 starC but found description very vague, mentions posts but never saw any. Followed stream up past ruined house with tree growing in it - hard to imagine what it would have been like to live here - up to fence and along to top of Boviel Road. Went to the end of the rough track then onto open moor, boggy but not too bad and the views make it worthwhile. Seemed to be a lot of fences to cross on the way down to American Road. Raining hard by this time so saved Benbradagh for another day. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/607/comment/18181/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Reached from Carn Hill (See for first part of Ben .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Boviel Top (Cnoc na Botha Maoile))
 
Parked at 738086 B (only room for one car), .. by three5four0   (Show all for Boviel Top (Cnoc na Botha Maoile))
 
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