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Oughtmore Hill Ucht Mór A name in Irish
(prob. Ir. Ucht Mór [PDT], 'big mountain-breast') Tyrone County, in Binnion List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 382m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H72400 83700 This summit has been logged as climbed by 22 members. Recently by: eflanaga, Ulsterpooka, killyman1, windy, Fergalh, chalky, neelix_tdog, Peter Walker, Garmin, AntrimRambler, RonnieI, sandman, mark-rdc, cerosti, NICKY
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Longitude: -6.877923, Latitude: 54.69614 , Easting: 272400, Northing: 383700 Prominence: 157m,   Isolation: 2.9km
ITM: 672333 883692,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ogh382, 10 char: Oughtmo382
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Corvanaghan Formation)

Oughtmore is the 989th highest summit in Ireland.

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This hill has a personal connection in that my gr .. by gerrym   (Show all for Oughtmore)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Oughtmore in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking south east to (R-L) Slieve Gullion, Camlough Mtn, Slieve Foye and the western edge of the Mo
 
dr_banuska on Oughtmore, 2009
by dr_banuska  11 Jul 2009
I decided to tackle this hill last weekend as it's one of the southermost in the range and closest to where I live. It is somewhat confusing that there are two Oughtmores in the Sperrins: this is the lower and further south of the two. Came with the dog and Discoverer Map 13 - without it I probably never would have even known where it was exactly. Probably the best approach is to head north for several miles off the main Cookstown-Omagh Road, shortly after the turn off for Wellbrook Beetling Mill coming from C'town direction (you seriously will need a map/GPS as even explaining the route is difficult!).

Looks like I parked at the same place as thisbliss: the forest comes into view on the left and there are two tracks opposite and just after a large white house. The left one is surfaced and leads to some old farm buildings and the right, which I took, is an unsurfaced forest track. I followed this for a short time until the start of the forest where there was a wire fence on the right. I walked up along the left side of the wire, easy enough to find a path but quite tough going as you're knee deep in heather most of the time. There are some fine views south and east here: Slieve Gullion, Camlough Mountain, Foye and the full length of the Mournes were clearly visible.

Eventually, once you've reached the top of the forest, the wire turns at a right angle and I followed it to the west for some time, sandwiched between the line of the forest to the left and the wire to the right, until I came to a gate over the main forest track. I climbed over this and followed the track where it forks off to the right towards the summit, a pretty straightforward hike. There is a very small cairn at the peak from where there are stunning panoramic views considering the relatively small height of this hill: besides the ranges already mentioned, I could see Slieve Gallion and part of Lough Fea to the north east, Cookstown, the full length of Lough Neagh and the Belfast Hills to the west; most of the Sperrin range to the north and north west (Sawel and Dart were very prominent); distant peaks that I guessed were the Bluestacks of Donegal; to the south west the table-like profile of Cuilcagh could be seen as well as the south Tyrone/Fermanagh hills such as Brougher, the upland between F'miletown and Fintona and Slieve Divena wind farm near Garvaghy.

Coming down I returned to the gate and this time followed the track straight down through the forest, which was quite an enjoyable if slightly eery walk; there were some deserted old farm buildings pretty deep in the forest. Eventually I came back to where I had branched off to follow the fence.

A very enjoyable afternoon's walking - I would highly recommend taking this circular route just for variety. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/862/comment/3846/
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Promised myself a climb of this and managed it at .. by thisbliss   (Show all for Oughtmore)
 
The other one .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Oughtmore)
 
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