The Story Behind The Photo: Overlooking Ben Crom Reservoir

This entry is part 18 of 19 in the series The Story Behind The Photo

This is the second time John Surginor has featured in our ‘Story Behind The Photo’ series. John featured in our very first article with a stunning picture of sunrise over Slieve Binnian. For this photo, John returned to Slieve Binnian to capture what must be one of the most stunning views in the whole of Ireland.


John takes up the story:

Joined by a friend we had ascended Slieve Binnian (mountain of the sharp peaks) via the wall that meets the walker as they cross onto the Carrick Little track It was a mild September morning with the sun high in the sky.

Reaching the summit we scrambled onto the magnificent summit tor. After a quick brew we started our descent passing the back castles and Binnian’s North Tor. Sometimes, as walkers, we are rewarded with the most amazing light and that morning was one of them. Walking on ahead, I set the timer on the camera as I stood overlooking Ben Crom reservoir from a rocky outcrop on Slieve Binnian.

It’s no wonder C.S Lewis was inspired by theses mountains!

Many thanks to John for sharing the photo with us. John is a regular contributor to, an excellent website dedicated to all things outdoors.

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