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Sperrin Mountains Area   NW Cen: Glenelly North West Subarea
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,

Places in area Sperrin Mountains:
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion NE Top 496m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 528m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526mKnockanbane Mountain 441mMeenard Mountain 620mMeenard Mtn W Top 480mMullaghaneany 627mMullaghash 480mMullaghsallagh 485mOughtmore 569mSpelhoagh 568m
NE: Glenshane North:   Benbradagh 465mBoviel Top 454mCarn Hill 448mCarntogher 464mMoneyoran Hill 414m
NE: Glenshane South:   Bohilbreaga 478mCoolnasillagh Mountain 423mCorick Mountain 430mCrockalougha 407mMullaghmore 550mWhite Mountain 537m
NW Cen: Glenelly North West:   Dart Mountain 619mDart Mountain North-West Top 525mLearmount Mountain 489mLearmount Mountain South Top 492mMullaghasturrakeen 581mMullaghcarbatagh 517mMullaghclogha 635mMullaghclogher 572mMullaghdoo 568mSawel 678m
NW: Maheramason Hills:   Clondermot Hill 220mGortmonly Hill 218mSlievekirk 370m
SE Cen: Glenelly South East:   Carnanelly 562mCarnanelly West Top 505mMullaghbane 467mMullaghturk 416m
SE: Cookstown Hills:   Cregganconroe 300mFir Mountain 362mOughtmore 382m
SW Cen: Glenelly South West:   Clogherny Top 408mCraignamaddy 385mCrocknamoghil 335mMullaghbolig 442mSpaltindoagh 420m
SW: Mullaghcarn:   Curraghchosaly Mountain 416mMullaghcarn 542mMullaghcarn South Top 525m
SW: Newtownstewart Hills:   Bessy Bell 420mMullaghcroy 242m
W: Strabane:   Balix Hill 403mKnockavoe 296mOwenreagh Hill 400m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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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 and in Derry/ Tyrone Counties in NI and in Ulster Province, in County Highpoint, Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Psammite & semipellite Bedrock

Height: 678m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H61796 97305
Place visited by 387 members. Recently by: sjmorg, Rabsoffagain, karoloconnor, No1Grumbler, Kirsty, kirtatty, atlantic73, Louise.Nolan, Jai-mckinney, Brendanbarrett, ElaineM76, Carolyn105, nolo, marcel, John.geary
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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 147th highest in Ireland. Sawel is the highest point in county Derry and also the highest in Tyrone.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/
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Climbed 5.3.06 after a week of cold weather and s .. by gerrym   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
The Sperrins. Four words, excepting my stoppage, .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Photo of the fence that leads almost to the summi .. by wicklore   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Derry / Tyrone County Top .. by Gribster   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Gave this one another stab with my trusty dog Sus .. by dr_banuska   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel (<i>Samhail Phite Méabha</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Looking back on the ascent
 
A Beginner's View
by Aidy  27 Aug 2013
Can't add much to previous comments, but as this is my first climb, I thought I'd give a beginner's perspective, This site, along with gerrym's videos on youtube inspired me to have a go, so maybe if someone is thinking of starting to hike, I can do the same.

Chose Sawel as its the highest point in my native Tyrone and within easy reach. I went up the East side following the fence from the second cattle grid on the Sperrin Road, in bright late afternoon sunshine. Not too steep or difficult although I needed a couple of breathers when the legs protested. The fence was a great security blanket and you can't miss the summit. The views are great but unfortunately it became very murky and hazy at the top, so no great photos. Dutifully hopped over the fence too, so I could claim Tyrone as well as Derry.

I found it to be a great mountain for a beginner. I had no specialist gear, just wellies and a fleece, and had no navigation to do. Great views from the top, not too demanding, up and down in 2 - 3 hours, and two county tops on my first climb! If you're hesitating, give it a go - I'm hooked now. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/15161/
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