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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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Picture: Sawel summit
murphysw on Sawel, 2009
by murphysw  2 Feb 2009
Travelled up to the north at the weekend with the best of intentions of doing Sawel properly, from the Glenelly valley. But Saturday was nothing short of horrendous, with lashing rain and hail and strong winds. But I had come all this way and was not for turning back this time as reaching the top would mean I had finally climbed the highest point in every county. I parked the car at about H638975 A, just after the second cattle grid and where there are plenty of parking options. Keeping to the right of the fence I walked the 2 km to the summit, in possibly the worst conditions I have experienced. Boggy and wet ground added to the joy. Paused briefly at the top for pics. Job done, at last! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/3559/
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Climbed Saturday last as part of my County Tops e .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel)
Combined a walk from Paddy Dillon's "Walking The .. by dino   (Show all for Sawel)
Great views but very soft underfoot. .. by jlk   (Show all for Sawel)
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