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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
Place visited by 302 members. Recently by: cduddy, kitchen, Xiom5724, PeakPaul, PaulNolan, Cormacg, LucyPye, GoldCircle, strangeweaver, David-Guenot, DeltaP, NualaMc, scottwalker, LorraineG60, Daingean
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Longitude: -7.039464, Latitude: 54.819745 , Easting: 261796, Northing: 397305 Prominence: 657m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 661731 897294,   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 148th highest in Ireland. Sawel is the highest point in county Derry and also the highest in Tyrone.

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Poor Tyrone... not only did they relinquish their .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel)
 
Climbed 5.3.06 after a week of cold weather and s .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sawel)
 
The Sperrins. Four words, excepting my stoppage, .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Sawel)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Frozen fence leading into the freezing fog
 
wicklore on Sawel, 2008
by wicklore  31 Oct 2008
Photo of the fence that leads almost to the summit of Sawel from the Barnes Road. Except for the fact that some photos showed the colour of my walking poles I would have thought the camera was in black and white mode. Some steep sections on this approach needed to be negotiated with care as a simple stumble could have resulted in a slippery slide! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/3410/
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Gave this one another stab with my trusty dog Sus .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Sawel)
 
A Beginner's View .. by Aidy   (Show all for Sawel)
 
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