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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 Arderin List, Granite granophyre Bedrock

Height: 526m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 29 Grid Reference: J31291 26007
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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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Sometimes we like to find alternative routes up t .. by mcrtchly   (Show all for Ben Crom)
 
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Picture: Binnian North Tor & Blue Lough from Ben Crom, with the Reservoir below.
 
wicklore on Ben Crom, 2008
by wicklore  13 Oct 2008
From the summit of Slieve Loughshannagh I followed the Mourne Wall steeply NE down to the col below Slieve Meelbeg. I followed the track around to approximately point J302 273 C before striking out SE towards the distant Ben Crom. Over 1.5 km of wet rough bog had to be negotiated, with the higher bog constantly crisscrossed with peaty channels. Patience was required as I retraced my steps and sought the best (safest & driest!) way through. Doan hulked on my right, and the views back to Meelbeg, Meelmore & Bearnagh were fantastic. I eventually reached a ridge where the bog dropped down to the Bencrom River. I followed this ridge up to the summit of Ben Crom. From a previous view of Ben Crom from Buzzards Roost across the Reservoir, I was mindful of the cliffs that lurked a few feet from the summit. I had a feeling of being at the heart of the Mournes, with all the major summits in a wide circle around me-Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Commedagh, Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg and Slieve Muck. I noticed a few circular hollows in the rock at the summit which seem to be common in the Mournes. Nearby Doan beckoned and I headed back NW to contour around towards her. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/3383/
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