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Bessy Bell Hill Sliabh Troim A name in Irish
(Ir. Sliabh Troim [DUPN], 'mountain of elder') Tyrone County, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 420m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H39100 82100 This summit has been logged as climbed by 48 members. Recently by: Ulsterpooka, MichaelE, madfrankie, davog, Fergalh, pmeldrum, chalky, David-Guenot, dregish, dino, Iamcan, eamonoc, Aidy, dregishjake20, dregishjake
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Longitude: -7.394544, Latitude: 54.685449 , Easting: 239100, Northing: 382100 Prominence: 355m,   Isolation: 6.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 639040 882093,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BsyBl, 10 char: Bessy Bell
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Newtownstewart Formation)

Bessy Bell and its lower neighbour, Mary Gray, are named after the heroines of a Scottish ballad. This begins Bessie Bell and Mary Gray, they were twa bonny lasses. The obvious Scots origin of the name did not deter Samuel Lewis from making an extravagant connection between Bessy Bell and the pagan deity Baal in his Topographical Dicitionary of Ireland (1843): “On the summit of Bessy Bell, or ‘Boase-Baal’, on which in pagan times sacrifice is supposed to have been offered to Baal or Bel, is a large and curious cairn.” Sliabh Troim is the original Irish name. Also recorded as Sliab Toad [LGÉ].   Bessy Bell is the 849th highest summit in Ireland.

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This is a fantastic hill with very rewarding view .. by mcna   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
Approach from east following Ulster Way .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
Clear as a Bell .. by gerrym   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
Four Seasons In A Day .. by Aidy   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Bessy Bell in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Bessie`s Jewels
 
The Lure of Bessy
by eamonoc  21 Dec 2013
On Monday 16/12/2013, as I headed to Donegal about three hrs behind schedule and with no intention of climbing anything. I was on the Omagh Derry road and couldn`t help but notice Bessy Bell in the distance, racking my brain I remembered mcna`s directions to a well maintained forestry path at GR H374809 and eventually arrived at same. The lure of Bessy Bell had proved too much so it was on with the boots and upward I went. About 2mins up the path I noticed a muddy track on the right so I followed it uphill to the edge of the forest and at an area of rhodedendron bushes I turned left and followed a faint path and an old fence uphill after approx half a km I arrived at the first of the huge wind turbines that adorn Bessy. The Summit was easily visible from here so I made my way across some heathery boggy ground to a well maintained track and followed it more easily to the summit . Time taken from car to summit was 25 mins. Fantastic views to be had in all directions. Headed quickly back to car a total round trip of 4.39km and 47mins walking time ie according to my garmin 410 Ken! Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/comment/15284/
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I started on the Cashty Rd and parked at the 2 wh .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Bessy Bell)
 
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