The Twelve Bens , or Twelve Pins (Irish: Na Beanna beola ), is a mountain range of sharp peaked quartzite areas located northeast of Roundstone in Connemara in the west of Ireland .Dedikerad fell runners attempt to hike all twelve peaks in a single day. Topographically this area cooperates with Maumturks range on the other side of the single Glen Inagh (road and Western Way long distance path). Frequent rainfall and steep-sided mountain produces an abundance of small rivulets and streams that descend in wide bottom Dalarna below the Twelve Pins to join larger streams with riffles and pools. The highest point in the Twelve Bens is Benbaun at 729 meters (2,392 ft). They provide excellent hiking and climbing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
The following table shows the 12 highest major mountain peaks of the Twelve Bens mountains, each with a topographic height of at least 516 meters (1,693 ft). There are a number of mountains higher than Benglenisky, but has not sufficiently prominent to be included in this list.
|Rang||mountain top||Elevation||english names|
|1||Binn Bhan||729 m (2,392 ft)||Benbaun|
|2||Sentencing rest||711 m (2,333 ft)||Bencorr|
|3||Black sentenced||696 m (2,283 ft)||Bencollaghduff|
|4||sentenced Broom||691 m (2.267 ft)||Benbreen|
|5||Clare sentenced Derry||677 m (2,221 ft)||Derryclare|
|6||Sentencing will be||664 m (2,178 ft)||Bengower|
|7||Meacanach||654 m (2,146 ft)||Muckanaght|
|8||Binn Fraoigh||638 m (2.093 ft)||Benfree|
|9||en Woman||632 m (2,073 ft)||Bencullagh|
|10||Mosaic sentenced||582 m (1,909 ft)||Benbrack|
|11||Binn Rixy||577 m (1,893 ft)||Benrix|
|12||Glean sweet Water||516 m (1,693 ft)||Benglenisky|
- ” The Mountains of Connemara : a hill Walker’s Guide” (ISBN 0-9504002-4-6) contains a more useful 1: 50,000 map than OS maps 37 , 38, 44th