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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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Two 50cent Australian coins forever enjoying the view of Galway Bay.


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