Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
Tutorial Area
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos


Recent Contributions

Stockeen Cliff Top: Coastal Hill

Lislorkan Top: Coastal Hill

Knockardakin: Coastal Hill

Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.

Corduff: My wee dander to the summit

Clare Coastal Hills

Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca

Cruach Eoghanach

Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.

Pics de Batoua

Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.

Amalfi: Ravello to Minori

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions.
General information about the site is here.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk see conditions.
Credits and list definitions are listed here Credits
Video display
Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Place count in area: 3, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, MSW 
Highest place:
Ben Gorm, 700m
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86244 65244
Place visited by 234 members. Recently by: mickdylan, Cathal-Kelly, PaulNolan, Garmin, oakesave, kildare, DeltaP, marymac, Krumel, ckilm, AdventureJunky, Hadleigh, oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -9.718277, Latitude: 53.625019 , Easting: 86244, Northing: 265244 Prominence: 670m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486338 765284,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnGrm, 10 char: Ben Gorm
Bedrock type: Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite, (Mweelrea Formation)

An Bhinn Ghorm is a mountain name which occurs 3 times in Co. Mayo. Ir. gorm is usually translated 'blue', but Breandán S. Mac Aodha suggests that 'iron-grey' is closer to the true meaning in such mountain names (MNIMA, 149). Walks: for a route taking in Ben Gorm and Ben Creggan, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 60-61.   Ben Gorm is the highest mountain in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and the 111th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/?PHPSESSID=sjj00di25j8mkeigsl78uvn342
COMMENTS for Ben Gorm << Prev page 1 2
If you follow Lynam’s Irish walks on this one yo .. by weedavie   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
 
simon3 on Ben Gorm, 2003
by simon3  3 Jan 2003
Ben Gorm ("Blue Peak") is just the highest of the three mountains that make up the Ben Gorm group. According to HC Hart, writing in 1895, is has or had an alternative name of Kead-na-binnian. More recent guidebooks suggest that you climb it from the car-park beside Aasleagh Falls at L893643 A. The top is flattish and difficult to navigate in mist. There is a large cairn near, but not at the summit. The photo, taken in 1998, shows Ben Gorm from a point on the road NE of Aasleagh Falls. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/271/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
From Ashleagh Falls one crosses long awkward gras .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
This picture was taken of Ben Gorm from across Ki .. by simon3   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
I was comfortable all night in my bunk at the Del .. by rmilne   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
Access from the east .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
COMMENTS for Ben Gorm << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Ben Gorm.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 11 Million Visitors Per Year. 1300 Contributors.