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Derryveagh Mountains Area , Cen: Slieve Snaght Subarea
Feature count in area: 38, all in Donegal, OSI/LPS Maps: 1, 11, 2, 6
Highest Place: Errigal 751m

Starting Places (29) in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Aleahan Lough, Altderry Bridge, An Chúirt Hotel, Astelleen Burn Waterfall, Derryreel Lough, Dunlewy Lough E, Dunlewy Lough Viewing Point, Errigal Hostel, Errigal Parking, Glenveagh Bridge, Glenveagh National Park SW, Glenveigh Castle, Keel Lough N, Losset North, Lough Acrobane Farmhouse, Lough Ascardan, Lough Barra Slipway CP, Lough Barra W, Meenagoppoge Burn Bridge, Mín Uí Bhaoil, Muckish Gap Shrine, Muckish North Access Road, Nabrackbaddy Lough, Procklis Lough, River Barra Bridge NE, River Barra Bridge SW, Sand Lough NE, Sruhancrolee Bridge, Stranamarragh Bridge

Summits & other features in area Derryveagh Mountains:
Cen: Dooish: Dooish 651.5m, Dooish SW Top 528m, Dooish SE Top 553.9m, Saggartnadooish 506.4m, Saggartnadooish East Top 478.9m
Cen: Errigal: Errigal 751m, Mackoght 555m
Cen: Glenveagh Upper: Crockfadda 485m, Crockfadda East Top 454m, Crockballaghgeeha 480m, Crockmulroney 430m, Staghall Mountain 486m, Croaghnasaggart 480m, Maumlack 480m
Cen: Lough Keel (Meencorwick): Crockglass 489m, Addernymore 416m, Grogan More 457m, Crocknafarragh 517m, Crocknafarragh SE Top 470m
Cen: Slieve Snaght: Crockfadda 529m, Crockfadda NE Top 502m, Crocknasharragh 495m, Drumnalifferny Far NE Top 535m, Bingorms 578m, Drumnalifferny Mountain 596m, Drumnalifferny Mountain NE Top 585m, Slieve Snaght 678m
N: Aghla: Aghla Beg 563.9m, Aghla Beg South Top 602.3m, Aghla More 581.2m, Ardloughnabrackbaddy 472.5m, Crocknalaragagh 470.6m
N: Muckish: Muckish 667.1m, Croaghaderry 222m, Crockawama 238m, Derryreel 232m
S: Doochary: Croaghleconnell 266m
S: Dungloe: Crovehy 315m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Bingorms, 578m Mountain Na Beanna Gorma A name in Irish,
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(Ir. na Beanna Gorma [www.pobail.ie], 'the blue peaks'), Donegal County in Ulster province, in Arderin Lists, Na Beanna Gorma is the 342nd highest place in Ireland.
Grid Reference B93403 14343, OS 1:50k mapsheet 1
Place visited by: 79 members, recently by: Krzysztof_K, farmerjoe, NualaB, nupat, annem, srr45, AlanReid, Ulsterpooka, markmjcampion, No1Grumbler, eamonoc, osullivanm, ilenia, trostanite, Grumbler
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -8.103732, Latitude: 54.976564, Easting: 193403, Northing: 414343, Prominence: 33m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 593359 914330
Bedrock type: Coarse biotite granite & granodiorite, (Main Donegal Granite)
Notes on name: This name seems properly to apply to a group of crags overlooking Lough Barra and has also been applied to the townland in which they are situated.
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Bngrms, 10 char: Bingorms

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Summary for Bingorms (Na Beanna Gorma): Glacial erosion at its best
Summary created by Harry Goodman, jackill 2012-08-11 14:28:56
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Picture: Climbing up NE to Bingorms summit.
Park in the small slipway carpark Barra Slip (B92918 12363) off the R254 and walk NE along the road for 1k to cross a bridge over the Sruhancrolee stream. There is also room for a couple of cars to park off road on the left about 200m SW of the bridge thus avoiding the road walk. Follow the stream northwest up over marshy ground and then the Scardangal Burn, keeping it on the left as it turns N. Climb up steeply past some small waterfalls to A (B930 140) and then go NE up Bingorms rocky slope to the summit. Return by way of ascent or go N along the ridge and down to Lough Slieve Snaght. Follow the Burn down from the Lough's outflow. Alternatively for a more indirect approach, which includes other tops, follow the Sruhancrolee stream NW before ascending steeply next to a small waterfall and then a boggy kilometre W to gain the small summit cairn of Crockfadda and then NE to Crockfadda NE Top. Look for a steep green gully rising up the side of Slieve Snaght to the E and follow this up to the gently sloping summit plateau. Drop down E and skirt L Slieve Snaght's N shore before an easy climb SE up a rocky ridge and then S along a flat broad plateau to Bingorms. Descend SW to the Scardangal Burn and follow it down to the R254. If you climb here during warmer months bring midge repellant.
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Picture: Southeast view to Moylenanav
Dangerous In Wet Conditions
by Aidy 10 Apr 2016
I set out to take roughly the same route as track 3114, but heeding Captain Vertigo's warning that the descent of Bingorms could be tricky in wet conditions, I decided to go anti-clockwise around the track. This would mean I would be ascending the steep side of Bingorms rather than descending, which I thought would be safer. I was glad I did, and even going up was worrying in places, with stretches of exposed rock interspersed with patches of grass and moss that gave way beneath feet and hands (hands were required at several points). It really would be dangerous coming down here in wet conditions. Eventually, it levelled out to a rocky top, and the good views I had had all the way up, were now more fully appreciated as I relaxed on ground that wasn't practically a vertical bog. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/314/comment/18484/
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Picture: Binorms from Drumnaliffernn Mt
eflanaga on Bingorms
by eflanaga 20 Apr 2006
(Climbed April 17th – see Drumnaliffernn Mt for first stage of walk). I left Drumnaliffernn’s summit skirting another small locheen before dropping down onto the col below Bingorms (B (B93389 15287)). From the col it’s a relatively simple climb up onto Bingorms northern summit (575m) followed by a pleasant walk across the rocky plateau to its southern summit marked by a small cairn. While Slieve Snaght’s large dome dominates the view to the west and Drumnaliffernn’s summit obliterates all but the apex of Errigal to the north, there are fine views to the north-east over Dooish and its neighbouring hills. To the southeast across the R254 lies Moylenav. South you are greeted with a grandstand view of Lough Barra and its nature reserve. Beyond to the south/southwest the Croaghgorms were now just about visible in the gathering gloom. Nearer to hand to the southwest the southern end of Crockfadda’s ridge (my final summit on the day) beckoned, but not before the highest point of the day was reached, my next target Slieve Snaght. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/314/comment/2285/
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Picture: Bingorms from the NE slopes of Slieve Snaght
A memorable little climb.
by Harry Goodman 11 Aug 2012
I climbed Bingorms on 26 July 2012 as the first of six tops in the Derryveagh Mts. Parking at Sruhcrol (B93314 12721) on the R254, about 200m SW of a bridge over the Sruhancroole stream. I followed the right bank of the stream up NW over rough and marshy ground and then, at a junction with the Scardangal Burn, followed the line of the Burn N to climb up the steep hillside over a mix of rock slabs and peaty/grassy ground accompanied by the contant sound of cascading waters as they tumbled down in a series of small but pretty waterfalls. As the ground started to level out in the col between Slieve Snaght and Bingorms, around A (B930 140), I turned right (NE) and climbed up Bingorms impressive rock slabbed face. On the dry day I was there progess was relatively easy with good grip on the granite but in wet and slippery condition this would not be the case and care would be needed especially if returning by the outward route. The top, a rock strewn plateau, was marked by a cairn. After enjoying the fine view S across the valley to Moylenanav and the Bluestacks beyond I headed N along the broad summit ridge to the lower top and then down to the col C (B93350 15200) with Drumnalifferrny Mt. At this point I could have dropped down SW to Lough Slievesnaght and then, having followed it around to it's outflow, continued down the line of the Scardangal Burn back to the start. However I opted to continue my round and climb Drumnalifferny Mt. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/314/comment/14742/
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Wet ascent
by Onzy 3 Nov 2013
The Scardangal Burn plunging from the col between Slieve Snaght and Bingorms. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/314/comment/15249/
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Picture: Loch Sliabh Sneachta
jackill on Bingorms
by jackill 27 Sep 2005
After descending the boggy , rutted side of Slieve Snaght we paused for a few minutes near Loch Sliabh Sneachta .This lake must have been scooped out from the rock by passing glaciers. There is evidence of the glaciers' force in the almost flat surfaces of the exposed rock in this area. We walked up the short climb to gain the col between Drumnaliffern and Bingorms and turned first for the flat summit of Drumnaliffern and then on to the equally flat ridge(after point 575mtrs) to reach the summit of Bingorms.From the summit of Bingorms we descended down a very tricky, steep slope to approx. D (B936 173) before another steep descent to arrive back at the main road . We made a run for the cars parked on the slipway at Lough Barra as the midges appeared to be a bit hungry.It was a very foggy afternoon so the opportunities for photography were few. The photo was taken from the col with Bingorms on the right of the photo , Lough Sliabh Sneachta and the slopes of Slieve Snaght rising up into the clouds on the left. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/314/comment/1972/
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