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dr_banuska
2010-08-24 13:47:05
"The Rock" from dr_banuska Contract pics
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Sawel: Between a Rock and a Boggy Place
Gribster, I have to say I found your recent post on Sawel and the Tyrone/Derry county tops very interesting and informative... even if it does leave us more confused than before. Sounds like you're as obsessive about as these things as myself! Not sure what this means for the accepted notion that the summit lies just within Derry?

I did think though that the fence was just a rough guide to the location of the county boundary, and that there was no definite boundary as such. A little uphill on the other side of the parking spot, on the western slopes of Meenard Mtn, lies a huge glacial deposit known as the County Rock, which traditionally marks the same county boundary (see pic). However, this lies a little within the supposed 'Tyrone' side of the fence. If I recall correctly the 1:50 map seems to agree that the rock lies slightly within Tyrone (and so suggests that the fence marks the boundary) but the 1:25 Sperrins Activity map suggests that the rock sits right on the boundary. Of course, if both fence and rock marked the boundary then the fence would have to pass through or under the rock. So basically, I think both features are rough guide to a boundary that has never been exactly demarcated - it was probably just decided (centuries ago) that the county boundary would run along the spine of several of the higher Sperrins, but it was never practical or necessary to mark out an exact boundary line... much to the frustration of future county top baggers!
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 a day ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.


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