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Ben Crom Mountain Binn Chrom A name in Irish
(Ir. Binn Crom or Beann Chrom [PNNI], 'curved/stooped peak') Down County, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31291 26007
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Longitude: -5.990583, Latitude: 54.166298 , Easting: 331291, Northing: 326007 Prominence: 81m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 731211 826012,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrm, 10 char: Ben Crom
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Ben Crom overlooks the Ben Crom Reservoir, situated upstream from the older Silent Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1957 to meet Belfast's growing demand for water.   Ben Crom is the 457th highest place in Ireland.

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Ben Crom by Gee & Phil Calling all walkers/scram .. by ghmcbride   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
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gerrym on Ben Crom, 2008
by gerrym  22 Oct 2008
Ben Crom is surrounded by giants in Mourne terms - Binnian, Lamagan, Bernagh - but it more than holds its own in many ways. No other top in these parts offers the jaw dropping views to watery depths below, amazing perspectives along Ben Crom resevoir and from below perhaps one of the most shapely hills in the Mournes??

The easiest approach is along the Ott track, perhaps taking in a visit to the top of Doan on the way. More interesting is coming from below - walk up Trassey to Hares Gap and head straight down again to the upper reaches of Ben Crom resevoir. From here an exhilerating walk along the shoreline gives the most sustained and impressive views of this hill. There is then the opportunity to cross the dam and climb along precarious sheep trails towards the top - there is great adventure along the southern flanks with crags and scree to reach the top. Walk on to Meelbeg, Meelmore, Bernagh and the Hares Gap or walk high above the resevoir to tackle Bernagh from a new angle. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/820/
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