Ben Gorm

Ben Gorm (in Irish Bhinn Ghorm or Blue Peak) is wild Connemara terrain at its finest.


Ben Gorm (in Irish Bhinn Ghorm or Blue Peak) is wild Connemara terrain at its finest. The walk starts at Aasleagh Falls and connects with the South eastern shoulder at Letterass. The ridge line towards the summit has excellent views of the Erriff valley, Lugaharry lake and the Killary Fjord.

There are steep cliffs and crags on the northern side of the mountain while contrasting concave and convex slopes to the south join onto the surrounding Killary Fjord. The views across the Delphi and Doolough valleys are spectacular along with stream strewn landscape of the valley floor.

Mweelrea and Sheeffry mountains seem within touching distance and the going is soft and grassy after the peak at 700m. The walk slips down across a small plateau at Mulbawn and onto Finlough Lake.

Length - 8 km
Height Gained - 680m
Highest Point - 700m
Difficulty - B Walk (Medium)

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