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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 385 members. Recently by: karoloconnor, No1Grumbler, Kirsty, kirtatty, atlantic73, Louise.Nolan, Jai-mckinney, Brendanbarrett, ElaineM76, Carolyn105, nolo, marcel, John.geary, RockyCaver, DavidHoy
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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 145th 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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Travelled up to the north at the weekend with the .. by murphysw   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Climbed Saturday last as part of my County Tops e .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
-Derry and Tyrone CHP .. by paddyobpc   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Combined a walk from Paddy Dillon's "Walking The .. by dino   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
Great views but very soft underfoot. .. by jlk   (Show all for Sawel (Samhail Phite Méabha))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sawel (<i>Samhail Phite Méabha</i>) in area Sperrin Mountains, Ireland
Picture: The red hand of Tyrone appears to be telling hikers to go no further. Just hop over to the Derry sid
 
Derry Tyrone CHP
by TommyV  2 Nov 2018
There is room to park at H63884 97478 B. Across the road there is a fence running along the county boundry of Derry and Tyrone which makes this a relatively straight forward hike and just as well as the weather was poor with little visibility so hand railing the fence got us to near the summit. I would imagine on a fine day, an extended walk taking in the neighbouring Dart would make for a good hike. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/144/comment/20180/
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