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Sawel Mountain Samhail Phite Méabha A name in Irish
(Ir. 'Samhail Phite Méabha' [DUPN], 'resemblance of Maeve’s vulva') County Highpoint of Derry & Tyrone, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H61796 97305 This summit has been logged as climbed by 280 members. Recently by: Franky, theredyin, IainT, Lauranna, peter1, declanohagan, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, ShayGlynn, Cobhclimber, MichaelG55, sperrinlad, CaminoPat
I have climbed this summit: YES (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.039496, Latitude: 54.819727 , Easting: 261796, Northing: 397305 Prominence: 657m,   Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 661729 897292,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Sawel, 10 char: Sawel
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

This rather colourful name seems to derive from the appearance of the glen on the S side of Sawel.   Sawel is the highest mountain in the Sperrin Mountains area and the 147th highest in Ireland. Sawel is the highest point in county Derry and also the highest in Tyrone.

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Lording it over Derry and Tyrone .. by group   (Show all for Sawel)
At 6:50am on Tuesday morning last I sat in my car .. by wicklore   (Show all for Sawel)
A 'very' Shapely Top .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sawel)
This was my first venture into the Sperrins and w .. by slemish   (Show all for Sawel)
Derry / Tyrone County Top .. by Gribster   (Show all for Sawel)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: taking the strain near the summit of Sawel
gerrym on Sawel, 2007
by gerrym  13 Jun 2007
Climbed 5.3.06 after a week of cold weather and snow. Tramping up the narrow road from Sperrin hamlet heavy hail showers obscured the summit, not giving much confidence of fantastic views. The climb up the long E shoulder was through deep powder snow, glistening in the sunlight as the weather cleared, with drifting in places. Following the fenceline upward the mist at the top began to clear to a deep, cold blue sky. My pace quickened to capture the views, though I had no need to worry and was able to linger on the summit in perfect conditions. Gobsmacking views to distant summts capped with snow in Donegal, with dark snow clouds scurrying across the intervening countryside against the clearest of blue skies. The wind was strong and biting but i had the hill to myself and took the opportunity to savour what was before me - if I was a believer I would be tempted to say that it was a near religious experience.
Dart beckoned across the ridge, looking quite different in a winter coat. Sheltering against the summit cairn as a snow shower whipped across brought a smile to my face, in relative warmth. I just had to return the same way and again spent time on a clear summit of Sawel taking in the views of the surrounding high and low hills before reluctantly dropping down. A great way to spend four hours any Sunday. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/2223/
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