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Fermanagh/S Tyrone Area
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,   Summits in area: 13,   Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 For all tops   Highest summit: Belmore Mountain, 398m
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Belmore Mountain Hill Sliabh an Bhéil Mhóir A name in Irish
(poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh an Bhéil Mhóir [PDT], 'mountain of an Béal Mór or
the great approach')
Fermanagh County, in Binnion List

Height: 398m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 17 Grid Reference: H13800 41700 This summit has been logged as climbed by 21 members. Recently by: Garmin, Iamcan, dr_banuska, Fergalh, FEARGALS, mark-rdc, fintan11, killyman1, cerosti, AntrimRambler, NICKY, loughnavar, NeillHogg, sandman, Harry Goodman
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Longitude: -7.78869, Latitude: 54.323856 , Easting: 213800, Northing: 341700 Prominence: 323m,   Isolation: 6.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 613746 841702,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlmrMn, 10 char: BlmrMntn

Belmore is a district and estate. O'Donovan gives the full name as Béal Mór Muintir Feodachain/Pheodachain in OSNB. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 151-52) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain.   Belmore Mountain is the highest hill in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area and the 849th highest in Ireland. Belmore Mountain is the most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area. Belmore Mountain is the third highest point in county Fermanagh.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Belmore Mountain in area Fermanagh/S Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: Landmarks on Belmore Mountain!!!
 
A short and quick alternative
by Harry Goodman  30 Sep 2010
On Sat. 25 September 2010 having already walked a 15 k route earlier in the afternoon (Tullybrack) and wanting to climb Belmore Mt as the last top on my Fermanagh S Tyrone mv list I was somewhat discouraged to read madfrankies "not a quickie" comment that the route to the top of this hill was 11k and would take at least 2.5 hours of walking. As it was late afternoon I was undecided what to do sitting in my car at three5four0's suggested starting point. Looking at the map I noted what might be another and perhaps nearer access road some 2.5k NE along at H121438 A and decided to go and have a look. There was a bus shelter at the road junction and to my surprise I was able to drive up this road for some 1.3k to a gate across the road at H1266342896 B where I was able to park off road, just opposite a farm entrance. As there was no one at the farm I was not able to ask about access but as this was a road leading up into the forest I did not consider it would be a problem and decided to proceed with my walk. Once across the gate I followed the road up for about 250 metres to just before a stout metal forestry gate where I turned right H1288842853 C on to a rough stony track which wound up the hillside to a fairly level crest and an area of extensive moorland. On reaching an old tin shed and a couple of abandoned cars (see photo) at H1281342327 D I turned off the track to the left and struck out SE across the moorland in the direction of the still unseen summit. I found the going very heavy over large tussocky clumps of grass and heather making for slower progress than I would have liked. Near the trig pillar I passed the old wireless mast mentioned by three5four0 in his comments. The walk out over the moorland to the top at H 1385641767 E was just over 1k and some 2.2k from my starting point. Madfrankies photo and description of the views indicate what is to be expected on a visit to this hill. While I note his view that it may only attract the committed summiteer this alternative and much shorter route to the top, in both time and distance, might facilitate someone wishing to do several walks in the area on the same day . I returned by way of ascent a total distance of 4.4k (2k of which was heavy going) and completed in just over an hour. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/843/comment/6119/
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three5four0 on Belmore Mountain, 2010
by three5four0  5 Jan 2010
Whilst Tullybrack lends its self to the noctivagant & ochlophobic, Belmore, its big sister, has been logged by 2 other walkers and with its larger area of boggy summit, with some bluffs, is best left to daylight wanderings.

There is just enough space at 103426 F, to park a car (Boho to Mullylusty minor road) and still allow access through the gate to forestry vehicles (also sign posted as a walking route). The OSNI map sheet 17, marks the forestry tracks accurately so there is no need for a detailed description, other than make your way to where the track ends at 131417 G. From here follow a faint track through the trees, over a ditch and fence onto the open hillside. Cross the bog, with some deep heather in places, to the summit, there is a small radio mast not shown on the map a short distance from the trig point. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/843/comment/4324/
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an alternative route for belmore
by Fergalh  30 Nov 2013
an alternative route park at Mullaghdun rc church walk up hill at T junction continue up concrete road for 2 km continuing straight all the way, cross over 5 gates when path ends head for abandoned house behind house is track to top of ridge trig point is 500 metres away around 6 km or just under two hours hike... Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/843/comment/15274/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Belmore Mountain in area Fermanagh/S Tyrone, Ireland
Picture: Belmore Mountain summit looking towards Lough MacNean and Cuilcagh
Not a quickie.
by madfrankie  5 Sep 2010
For a relatively low hill, Belmore Mountain involves quite a walk-in. Taking Three5four0's route, the walk to the summit and back took almost 2.5 hours, and over 11kms. There are fine views from the lonely trig, especially down to Lough MacNean, and further south to Cuilcagh. A nice upland area, but likely to attract only the committed summiteer. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/843/comment/6085/
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