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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
Place visited by 358 members. Recently by: cactustravelfan, glencree, Andy1287, Patrickdoyle, eoghancarton, Grumbler, nupat, schwann10, mallymcd, IrishGirl2014, itshimkeith, Roswayman, FrankMc1964, finkey86, ilenia
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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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Travelled up to the north at the weekend with the .. by murphysw   (Show all for Sawel)
 
Climbed Saturday last as part of my County Tops e .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Dillon at the summit of Sawel
 
-Derry and Tyrone CHP
by paddyobpc  24 Jan 2017
Walk Date: 22 Jun 2016. Even though we were over on the West coast of Donegal on holidays we had our eye on two neighbouring counties to the east, Derry and Tyrone, and in particular "Sawel Mountain", a shared county high point of both these counties. Rachel joined Dillon(dillonkdy) and myself and we drove the width of the county of Donegal into county Derry to climb it. We parked on the Sperrin road as detailed by Kieron Gribbon’s book “Ireland's County High Points – A Walking Guide” and followed the fence to the summit. The fence pretty much followed the border of Derry and Tyrone to the trig stone and the route was boggy and wet in parts. Fantastic views again from the top of this one. It took just short of 2 hours up and back, a distance of 5Km and climbing over 330m. See Dillon’s (dillonkdy) full story of his County High Point Challenge at https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html We also found Kieron Gribbon's High Point Ireland website (www.highpointireland.com) to be a useful source of information for our 32 County High Points challenge. Definitely worth checking out if you're planning to do any of the High Point challenges. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/18818/
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Combined a walk from Paddy Dillon's "Walking The .. by dino   (Show all for Sawel)
 
Great views but very soft underfoot. .. by jlk   (Show all for Sawel)
 
Derry Tyrone CHP .. by TommyV   (Show all for Sawel)
 
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