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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 483rd highest place in Ireland.

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by hbowman  17 Oct 2010
I climbed this mountain yesterday, for only the second time in three years. Last time I approached it from Ott car park grid and climbed the mountain after summiting Ott, Carn and Doan. Yesterday, we started from Meelmore Lodge and followed the path to the Hare's Gap. Turning right, we headed up towards Slieve Bernagh, one of my favourite summits. The weather was clear, we enjoyed great views towards the Silent Valley, Slievenaglogh, Doan, Lough Shannagh, Slieve Muck and Carn. Further afield, it was possible to see some of the Western Mournes. After lunch, we headed from the SE tor of Bernagh towards Ben Crom. The descent is quite steep to begin with; thereafter the land is marshy in places. We then climbed to the summit of Ben Crom; it was nice to see the Silent Valley from a different angle; nice views were also to be had of Carlingford Lough and Hills. Therafter, we headed towards the gully of Ben Crom at grid reference 260314 D. It was a steep descent to begin with. However, splendid views opened up of the reservoir. We followed a path to the left beside the reservoir towards the Hare's Gap. Two months ago, I studied the reservoir from the bridge, after descending Binnian. While both points offer great angles to study the reservoir from, I think it is best observed from the gully. It is also possible to see Slievenaglogh, opposite Binnian from this angle. This is definitely one of the many beauty areas in the Mournes. Upon reaching the mouth of the reservoir, we headed back towards Hare's Gap and eventually Meelmore Lodge. The full walk took 7 hours, but one which I would recommend. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/404/comment/6137/
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