Ben Klibreck

(Ben Clebrig, Beinn Cleith Bric)

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Benclibrick or Beinn Cleith-bric (Gael. ` strong, spotted mountain '), a mountain in the S of Farr parish, central Sutherland, between Loch Naver and Loch Coir'an Fheàrna. The conical Meall an Eòin, its highest point, 3 miles SSE of the head of Loch Naver, rises to an altitude of 3154 feet above sea-level, and commands a striking prospect from the German Ocean to the Atlantic, and from the Ross mountains to Orkney. A cavern in it, at Carnavaddy, was the retreat of a notable outlaw in last century, who made great havoc among the deer and cattle of the surrounding country.

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