Benbradagh

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Benbradagh
Binn Bhradach
Benbradagh.jpg
Benbradagh Mountain as seen from Derryork, in October 2008
Highest point
Elevation 465 m (1,526 ft) [1]
Prominence 171 m (561 ft) [1]
Coordinates 54°56′40″N 6°52′27″W / 54.944377°N 6.874234°W / 54.944377; -6.874234Coordinates: 54°56′40″N 6°52′27″W / 54.944377°N 6.874234°W / 54.944377; -6.874234
Geography
Benbradagh is located in Northern Ireland
Benbradagh
Location in Northern Ireland
Location County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Parent range Sperrin Mountains
OSI/OSNI grid C7219411337
Topo map OSNI Discoverer Series 13 The Sperrins (1:50000), OSNI Activity Map Sperrins (1:25000)

Benbradagh (from Irish Binn Bhradach, meaning 'thief's peak')[2] is a mountain in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It is the second most northerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area and the 564th highest summit in Ireland.[1] It rises to 465 metres (1,526 ft) and lies to the east of Dungiven. It was used from the 1940s to the early 1970s as a United States Military Base[3] It is popular with paragliders due to the steep terrain. The mountain is accessible via the Curragh road which stops near the summit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Benbradagh". MountainViews. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Binn Bhradach". Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.virtualvisittours.com/benbradagh-mountain/