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Suggested Walks Starting on the detail map above. Hopefully useful.
Important Note: Walks presented here are members shared tracks shown in the hope that they may be useful to you but with no guarantee. You need to determine whether any given track is appropriate for you and your party as per these conditions.
Place count in area: 64, OSI/LPS Maps: 12, 13, 6, 7, 8
Highest place: Sawel, 678m Maximum height for area: 678 metres, Maximum prominence for area: 657 metres,
Bessy BellHillSliabh Troim A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Troim [DUPN], 'mountain of elder')TyroneCounty, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock
Height:420mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12Grid Reference: H39100 82100This place has been logged as visited by 50 members. Recently by: scottwalker, eejaymm, Ulsterpooka, MichaelE, madfrankie, davog, Fergalh, pmeldrum, chalky, David-Guenot, dregish, dino, Iamcan, eamonoc, Aidy I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
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 774th highest summit in Ireland. Bessy Bell is the second most westerly summit in the Sperrin Mountains area. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/