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Ben Gorm Mountains Area
Maximum height for area: 700 metres,   Summits in area: 3,   Maximum prominence for area: 670 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 37 For all tops   Highest summit: Ben Gorm, 700m
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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 This summit has been logged as climbed by 224 members. Recently by: oldpragmatist, IainT, TommyV, Lauranna, Caoilfionn, IndyMan, Peter Walker, DaveMc, ericjones, rogers, wwwalker, brianmccrossan, HazelDoyle, deirdrenig, Cathal-Kelly
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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 114th highest in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most southerly summit in the Ben Gorm Mountains area and also the most easterly.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: pic: rmilne
 
Flattish Summit - highest point of the range
Short Summary created by Onzy,  26 May 2014
Ben Gorm is the most southerly peak in the compact range of hills that form the Ben Gorm Mountains.

The classic approach to this hill would be a part of a circuit taking in Ben Gorm, Ben Creggan and Ben Creggan South Top and making use of the long raking spurs that extend eastwards from Ben Gorm and Ben Cregan. However, completing the entire circuit will involve a long trek through bog to the east of the main ridge as well as potentially a difficult crossing of the Glendavock and/or Lugayeran rivers.

There are a number of possible starting points. The first, from Aasleagh Falls (L89342 64412 A), to the south where there is ample parking. From here, head up between a double row of fences until meeting the ridge line of the most southern spur and head west keeping the coum on your right. This approach should take about 2 hours. Another starting point is at the eastern end of the northern spur, (around L888 673 B), heading onto the spur, then west to Ben Creggan, over its south top and onto Ben Gorm about 2.5 hours). A third starting point is at Delphi Lodge (L840 650 C) heading straight for the summit - approx. 1 hour.

Views in all directions are stunning. The large cairn does not mark the summit. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/110/comment/4870/
 
The sting in the tail........... .. by millsd1   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
A great evening climb of Ben Gorm, still on the s .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
I have tackled Ben Gorm from the south with the r .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
A super day out .. by david bourke   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
Approaching from the south east .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
 
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