Sawel 678m mountain, Sperrin Mountains Derry & Tyrone Ireland at
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Sawel Mountain Samhail Phite Méabha A name in Irish
(Ir. 'Samhail Phite Méabha' [DUPN], 'resemblance of Maeve’s vulva') County Highpoint of Derry & Tyrone, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H61796 97305
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Longitude: -7.039464, Latitude: 54.819745 , Easting: 261796, Northing: 397305 Prominence: 657m,  Isolation: 1.8km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 661731 897294,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Sawel, 10 char: Sawel
Bedrock type: Psammite & semipellite, (Dart Formation)

This rather colourful name seems to derive from the appearance of the glen on the S side of Sawel.   Sawel is the highest mountain in the Sperrin Mountains area and the 148th highest in Ireland. Sawel is the highest point in county Derry and also the highest in Tyrone.

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Poor Tyrone... not only did they relinquish their .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel)
Climbed 5.3.06 after a week of cold weather and s .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sawel)
Bleck Cra on Sawel, 2004
by Bleck Cra  29 Sep 2004
The Sperrins. Four words, excepting my stoppage, describe these burst teabags. “Completely beautiful” and “duelling bbbbbanjos”.

The Sperrins could start from Goles Bridge or anywhere else through the worm hole.
First, come out of Draperstown and take the delightful Plumbridge Road.

I followed a fence made of razor wire, itself following a gurgling stream and both briefly followed by a farmer from Gortin. Frightening enough.

Half an hour of orange (history) bog and a conviction that nothing survives here.
At 2000’. “Hello now” I said. “Hello back,” he said. “Cutting the turf?” said I. “Sure that I am,” said he.
A dog (or similar) was welded to a post, buried in said bog. The first sniff of me and the land cracked and retched as damned Spot tried to uproot the mountain and swallow me.
“Sure he won’t touch you”. Sure he’ll just inhale me.

When you’ve seen all the bog there is, comes the summit of Sawel and what true bog is, to Derry, Donegal and Greenland.

On a good day (Ha) you can see to McGilligan and that breathtaking black blue texture of ocean kissing Tir nan Og, and also back into the bitter glens of the lower Sperrins: green, beautiful and uneasy.

My route was Mullaghsallagh, Oughtmore, Mullaghaneany, Meenard, and Oughtvabeg.

A hill can be looked from as well as looked at and the dullest hill can present the prettiest views. The Sperrins teach us the converse.
Go amongst them and love them. Go up them and hate them forever.

Here’s an incentive - on another occasion, I said to the wummin in the Sperrin Centre “what about if I go West of the Burn?” “Oh yyyyyes” she said: “the farmer will shoot you”. “In what way?” said I. “Ddddead,” said she. Trackback:
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Photo of the fence that leads almost to the summi .. by wicklore   (Show all for Sawel)
Gave this one another stab with my trusty dog Sus .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Sawel)
A Beginner's View .. by Aidy   (Show all for Sawel)
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