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Bengorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish
(Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [OSI], 'the blue peak') Mayo County In Arderin List

Height: 582m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: F92832 01328 This summit has been logged as climbed by 82 members. Recently by: carbar, dodser, savage, Moneenman, jackill, osullivanm, JimJoyce, sandilandsn, davnet, turfymccloud, scobrien8, melohara, Aongus, poopoobasto, acorn
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Longitude: -9.633111, Latitude: 53.95025 Prominence: 225m,   Isolation: 1.4km
ITM: 492803 801339,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bng582, 10 char: Bengorm

Walks: for a route taking in Bengorm, Corranabinnia and Glennamong, see Whilde & Simms, New Irish Walk Guide - West and North, 72-73.   Bengorm is the 310th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: ridge from Ben Gorm to Corranabinnia
 
by gerrym  28 Aug 2005 The ridge from Corranabinia to Ben Gorm beckoned to me on my way up the other side of the valley ,climbing Glennamong, and my eyes were drawn time and again to its curves and undulations. It reminded me of my favourite walk in the Mornes - from Beg over Cove, Lamagan and then Binnian. From the summit of Corranabinnia there is a drop of 1000 ft to the col before the climb to Ben Gorm.

As can be seen from the pic there is a steep initial drop and then a roller coaster of rises and falls, over a mixture of rocky and wet ground. The Glennamong and Glendahurk river valleys sit either side and both are heavily forested and pretty wet. The ground drops steeply into both valleys and offers great views as drop along the ridge. It is a steep enough pull of 600ft up to the cairn at the top of Ben Gorm, especially after a few hours walking, although the ground is good. There are again fantastic views from the summit, most notably over Clew Bay to a mist shrouded Croagh Patrick.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm in area North Mayo, Ireland
by simon3  23 Aug 2003 Bengorm has been the only 500m summit I have yet encountered which I couldn’t reach. Not because it is an Inaccessible Pinnacle or even because of forbidding landowners. No, as of August 2003, the summit cairn has been taken over by a nest of wasps, something you become very aware of as you stop moving to take photos.

Anyway, looking beyond the wasps the picture shows Croagh Patrick across the many islands of Clew Bay.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm in area North Mayo, Ireland
Picture: Ben Gorm on ridge from Corranabinnia
 
by gerrym  28 Aug 2005 (part 2) From the summit the ridge continues for another few kms, dropping down to the S end of Lough Feeagh. I took a more direct descent to the E down into the Glennamong river valley from near the summit. This was pretty steep over wet ground and was a mixture of running, slipping and sliding and putting legs into holes - not recommended unless you are in a hurry. I made for the S boundary of the forest and followed the stream down to the river, over some very wet ground. The Glennamong river can be crossed at a bridge which is presumably part of the forestry operations. It is then a walk of over 5 km on forestry road and then quiet lanes,over the Srahmore river and back up into Letterkeen Wood where I had parked the day before. I camped down at the spot near to the bothy as mentioned in the comment for Glennamong - a cracking spot beside the river and plenty of wood to make a good fire. A fantastic horseshoe walk of over 20 km through some beautiful and remote hills with total solitude for company. I will be back.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm in area North Mayo, Ireland
by simon3  23 Aug 2003 From Bengorm, looking south there is an outstanding panorama with Clew Bay and parts of Achill Island visible.
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