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Nephin Begs Area   Cen: Glennamong Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW, EW-ACC, EW-WNN, EW-WNS 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

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Bengorm Mountain An Bhinn Ghorm A name in Irish, also Sceilp Gorm an extra EastWest name in Irish (Ir. An Bhinn Ghorm [OSI], 'the blue peak') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Psammitic schists, quartzites Bedrock

Height: 582m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 31 Grid Reference: F92832 01328
Place visited by 162 members. Recently by: NualaB, nupat, SeanPurcell, Magic, Carolineswalsh, srr45, Carolyn105, abeach, JohnHoare, ochils_trekker, tonio22, Krzysztof_K, Beti13, Chopper, Hjonna
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Longitude: -9.633051, Latitude: 53.95026 , Easting: 92832, Northing: 301328 Prominence: 225m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 492807 801340,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bng582, 10 char: Bengorm
Bedrock type: Psammitic schists, quartzites, (Anaffrin Formation)

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 333rd highest place in Ireland.

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Emerging from the shadow of Corranabinnia .. by group   (Show all for Bengorm (An Bhinn Ghorm))
 
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bengorm (<i>An Bhinn Ghorm</i>) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: ridge from Ben Gorm to Corranabinnia
 
gerrym on Bengorm, 2005
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/309/comment/1919/
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