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Mourne Mountains Area   Cen: Loughshannagh Subarea
Place count in area: 58, OSI/LPS Maps: 20, 29 
Highest place:
Slieve Donard, 849m
Maximum height for area: 849 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 821 metres,

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Ben Crom Mountain Binn Chrom A name in Irish (Ir. Binn Crom or Beann Chrom [PNNI], 'curved/stooped peak') Down County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31291 26007
Place visited by 296 members. Recently by: LauraG, TommyMc, pcoleman, pdtempan, Superterence, abcd, noeloneill, DNicholson, Frankierooney, Gordonaplace, JohnAshton, No1Grumbler, annem, pcman, Kirsty
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Longitude: -5.990583, Latitude: 54.166298 , Easting: 331291, Northing: 326007 Prominence: 81m,  Isolation: 1.1km
ITM: 731211 826012,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BnCrm, 10 char: Ben Crom
Bedrock type: Granite granophyre, (Mourne Mountains granite)

Ben Crom overlooks the Ben Crom Reservoir, situated upstream from the older Silent Valley Reservoir. It was constructed in 1957 to meet Belfast's growing demand for water.   Ben Crom is the 485th highest place in Ireland.

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View from the top of Ben Crom into the reservoir .. by Jaak   (Show all for Ben Crom (Binn Chrom))
 
Great views of Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservo .. by rogk   (Show all for Ben Crom (Binn Chrom))
 
Avoid the boggy approaches by coming around the b .. by zeaphod   (Show all for Ben Crom (Binn Chrom))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ben Crom (<i>Binn Chrom</i>) in area Mourne Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Ben Crom Reservoir below Slieve Binnian, seen from Ben Crom
 
To the heart of Mourne
by pdtempan  24 Jan 2022
Ben Crom has a very central, and therefore quite remote position in the Mourne Mountains, which probably explains why I hadn't ticked it off on my Local 100 till now. If the range has a centre of gravity, this is probably it. I had attempted it once before with a walking club, but when a friend injured his foot, we had to abandon the walk and assist him back to the start. This second attempt was in late January, which you might think would be quiet, but on a Sunday morning with chilly but decent weather, we were just part of a huge horde of walkers starting from the car-park above Fofanny Dam. We took the well-worn path climbing gradually to the gap between Slieve Loughshannagh and Carn Mountain where a stile crosses the Mourne Wall. Then a slight descent before climbing to the rocky summit of Doan, where we had a half-hour lunch break on the sheltered side. After back-tracking for nearly a kilometre, we turned E, initially without a path across the plateau, but picking one up as we began to climb towards Ben Crom. On arrival at the summit, the plunging views down to the reservoir mentioned by other MV members lived up to expectation. My Tibetan walking companion enjoyed these alone from a perch more airy than I was prepared to venture to! We returned by the same route, but bypassing Doan. Incidentally, Slieve Bearnagh presents a very interesting profile from this central area, especially between Doan and Ben Crom, displaying some pinnacles S of the summit which are rarely seen to advantage from other angles. We took 4 hours 5 mins for the whole trip including breaks. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/23392/
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