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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 275 members. Recently by: declanohagan, lw24, tomodub, dillonkdy, paddyobpc, ShayGlynn, Cobhclimber, MichaelG55, sperrinlad, CaminoPat, pearnett, cohf88, guestuser, susanc, Apple
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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Summit of Sawel looking NE
 
Lording it over Derry and Tyrone
Short Summary created by Harry Goodman, gerrym,  12 Sep 2010
Two popular start points for Sawel are (1) from the E on the high pass on the Sperrin Road at H639975 A. A fenceline goes up W and provides a sure guide to the summit area. At H618972 B, a fence junction, go right up to the trig pillar. (2) From the W on the Cranagh to Park road at H589969 C with ample of road parking near a cattle grid. Just N along the road a fence can be followed up ESE to Dart Mt. From the top head NE down a rocky slope to a wide saddle H611967 D and then up along a fence to a junction. The summit lies a short distance NE on the other side H6179797303 E. With two cars these two routes can be combined to make a fine linear walk. Longer alternatives allow approaches on foot from the B47 in the Glenelly Valley and give increased opportunities to savour the delights to come but add considerably to the distance walked. These include starting at the Sperrin Heritage Centre at H607935 F. Sawel has the honour of being the County Top for both Derry and Tyrone. While the accepted view in the past has been a shared summit alternative views posted on the site now suggest that the high point of Tyrone may lie either some 30/40 metres S of the trig pillar or within 3 metres from it. The debate continues! Walking here is usually done without meeting others and the weather can be pretty bad on occasion so come well prepared for sudden changes in weather. The views are stunning on a good day, from one side of Ireland to the other! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/4904/
 
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)
 
Climbed 5.3.06 after a week of cold weather and s .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sawel)
 
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