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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.

Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/
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Travelled up to the north at the weekend with the .. by murphysw   (Show all for Sawel)
Climbed Saturday last as part of my County Tops e .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel)
dino on Sawel, 2007
by dino  24 Sep 2007
Combined a walk from Paddy Dillon's "Walking The North of Ireland" and The Rough Guide - Walking in Ireland to give a 17km walk from the B47 to the road just below County Rock and up to the trig point on Sawel. Despite the terrible weather forecast the weather was beautiful, warm, sunny and only windy on the very top. Fantastic views all round and a cracker of a day. Headed on to Dart and back down to the B47 after stopping for photos at the trig Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/2837/
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Great views but very soft underfoot. .. by jlk   (Show all for Sawel)
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