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Twelve Bens Area   SE: Glencoaghan Loop Subarea
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Bencorr Mountain Binn an Choire A name in Irish, also An Bhinn Chorr, also Binn Chorr an extra EastWest name in Irish Ir. Binn an Choire [], 'peak of the corrie'. Galway County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top Bedrock

Height: 711m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L81166 52200
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Longitude: -9.791975, Latitude: 53.506394 , Easting: 81166, Northing: 252200 Prominence: 306m,  Isolation: 0.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 481131 752206,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bencor, 10 char: Bencorr
Bedrock type: Pale quartzites, grits, graphitic top, (Bennabeola Quartzite Formation)

Tim Robinson gives the alternative names Binn Chorr, 'pointed peak' and Binn an Choire Mhóir, 'peak of the big corrie'. The sappers set up a beacon on this peak during the first Ordnance Survey [TR].   Binn an Choire is the second highest mountain in the Twelve Bens area and the 106th highest in Ireland. Binn an Choire is the second highest point in county Galway.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Bencorr (<i>Binn an Choire</i>) in area Twelve Bens, Ireland
Picture: Bencorr on the right as seen from the Inagh valley
Steep-sided rocky highpoint of eastern Bens ridge
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, JohnA, Colin Murphy  11 Sep 2023
This eastern Ben is the highest summit of the Glencoaghan Horseshoe and sits proudly above Lough Inagh. Its slopes are steep and largely quartzite with no shortage of optional easy scrambling. Wonderful views of the Inagh valley, Maamturks, S Conamara and Mweelrea. Take care in wind and mist as there is steep ground to the east.

SW. Park in open country near L80535 48860 starA. Head for the S ridge of Derryclare via easy grassy slopes. Follow a feint track to the summit before dropping to the col at L81257 51722 starB. Ascend steeply to the top of Bencorr. 5km - allow 1.5hrs+ Return the same way or follow the full Glen Coaghan horseshoe loop or drop into Glen Coaghan as per track/3205.

E. Bencorr is part of a shorter loop from the E. Park at forest entrance L84558 49929 starC and follow forest tracks to L82918 50714 starD. From here bear NNW [can be boggy] to gain Derryclare's E spur, then head up the quartzite ridge to the summit of Derryclare. Follow the route to Bencorr as described above. Descend via the E spur until L81937 52251 starE where you can make your way carefully to the beckoning stream below. Follow the stream through the forest to a bridge at L83285 51953 starF returning to the car via the forest tracks. Allow 6-8 hrs for the loop...see track/3248

N. You can also summit from Gleninagh in the N but note that there is no parking available in this glen. If you manage to park somewhere on the R344 [not easy] I would recommend track/2590 for an overview of a fine loop.

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The Glencoaghan Horseshoe .. by TommyV   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
Descent from Bencorr to the Gleninagh Valley .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
Dropping down a short distance from Binn Chorr’s .. by eflanaga   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
The mountain is also known as Bencorr. This summ .. by simon3   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
With a huge high pressure hanging over Ireland Co .. by conorobyrne   (Show all for Bencorr (Binn an Choire))
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