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Mweelrea Area   E: Ben Gorm Mountains Subarea
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, EW-CON, MSW 
Highest place:
Mweelrea, 814m
Maximum height for area: 814 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 779 metres,

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Ben Gorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish, also Binn Ghorm an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [MNIMA*], 'the blue peak') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Best Hundred, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Sandstone & conglomerate, ignimbrite Bedrock

Height: 700m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L86227 65242
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Longitude: -9.721075, Latitude: 53.624709 , Easting: 86227, Northing: 265242 Prominence: 670m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 486152 765254,   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 115th highest place in Ireland. Ben Gorm is the most easterly summit and also the second most southerly in the Mweelrea area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Ben Gorm (<i>An Bhinn Ghorm</i>) in area Mweelrea, Ireland
Picture: Ben Gorm from the south east.
Flattish Summit - high point of an exciting and rugged range.
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, Onzy  27 Mar 2021
Ben Gorm is the most southerly peak in the compact range of hills that form the Ben Gorm group. There are fine coums as well as long raking spurs that extend to the E. It lies close to Killary Harbour and the Mweelrea - besides these, there's lots to see from the summit incl. Devilsmother, the Sheffreys and Clare Island. The ridges are narrow in places with steep ground in abuncance along with a possible feeling of exposure to be experienced.

SE. Park at Aasleagh Falls (L89342 64412 starA) where there is ample parking. Head up between a double row of fences until meeting the ridge line of the most S spur and head W keeping the coum on your right. There's wet ground lower down but it's better going once you attain the spur. Allow 2 hrs.+
If trying to complete an entire circuit note that it will involve a long trek through bog to the E of the main ridge as well as potentially difficult crossings of the Glendavock and Lugayeran rivers.

NE. Another starting point is at the E end of the N spur, around L88803 67234 starB, heading S onto the spur, then W to Ben Creggan, over its S top and onto BG - about 2.5 hrs.
Parking further E at forest entrance you can head through the forest to approx. L93099 67094 starC and walk BG's long eastern spur to the summit. Allow 2.5 hrs+

W. A third starting point is at Delphi Lodge (L84006 65000 starD) heading straight and v steeply for the summit - approx. 1 hr.

Notable tracks incl. track/3699 , track/3073 [car split] and the lengthy track/2735. Linkback:
The sting in the tail........... .. by millsd1   (Show all for Ben Gorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
A great evening climb of Ben Gorm, still on the s .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Ben Gorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
I have tackled Ben Gorm from the south with the r .. by gerrym   (Show all for Ben Gorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
A super day out .. by david bourke   (Show all for Ben Gorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
Approaching from the south east .. by ColinCallanan   (Show all for Ben Gorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
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