Ben Gorm 700m mountain, Ben Gorm Mountains Ireland at
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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,

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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
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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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Flattish Summit - highest point of the range .. by group   (Show all for Ben Gorm)
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) Picture about mountain Ben Gorm in area Ben Gorm Mountains, Ireland
Picture: long ridge from Tawnyard Lough
gerrym on Ben Gorm, 2008
by gerrym  30 Mar 2008
I have tackled Ben Gorm from the south with the relatively short and easy climb from Ashleagh falls. For this walk I approached from the north, taking in the long central ridge rising near Tawnyard Lough. The start of the walk is reached through the beautiful Glenummera valley which has the Sheeffry Hills towering above its northern side and the Ben Gorm mountains on it southern side. Park at entrance to forest above Tawnyard Lough (914678 D) where there is parking for several cars and an informative information board on the area. Follow the track down into the forest, take turn to right and follow roughly hewn track as crosses bridge and river flowing into Lough. Continue until leave the forest and take the open ground to the right which leads onto the 6 km ridge to the summit of Ben Gorm. A fence leads for quite a distance and if the magnificent scenery isn't doing the trick a quick hold will provide a jolt to the senses. The ground is quite wet until reach point 356m (897662 I), from here there is a slight descent before firmer rockier ground starts. The ridge begins to narrow and there are big drops into the river valley to the north and the corrie to the south containing little Lugaharry Lough. There are good views north to the Sheeffrys (shrouded in mist) and to the two tops of Ben Creggan, south the Devilsmother rises dramatically from the Eriff river valley, with the Bens and Mamturks in the distance. The ridge gives a great feeling as it narrows and becomes rockier. Numerous stops were taken to look back along the length of the ridge and to the surrounding high and low ground - breathtaking! I stuck to the northern side as curved around passing a cairn on its way to the summit cairn itself (a walk of nearly three hours and no one else to bump into). Mist was floating around the top so I only had glimpses of the views to the Twelve Bens across Killary Harbour. From the top it is a drop down NW passing another small cairn on the drop to the col with Ben Creggan S Top. (see for next part of walk). Trackback:
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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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