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Sperrin Mountains Area   SW: Newtownstewart Hills 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 493.6m
E: Magherafelt Hills:   Slieve Gallion 526.6m
N: Claudy Hills:   Crockdooish 321mCurradrolan Hill 270mEglish 277mLetterlogher 249mMullaghmeash Hill 244mSlieveboy 259mStraid Hill 303m
NE Cen: Glenelly North East:   Barnes Top 456mCraigagh Hill 460mCrockbrack 526.1mKnockanbane 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 503.4mMullaghbane 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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Bessy Bell Hill Sliabh Troim A name in Irish (Ir. Sliabh Troim [DUPN], 'mountain of elder') Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Carn List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 420m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 12 Grid Reference: H39100 82100
Place visited by 74 members. Recently by: ronanmckee, Tricia-Mulligan, Claybird007, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, Kirsty, Leonas_Escapades, Colin Murphy, eflanaga, Seamy13, wintersmick, pdtempan, TommyMc, Hoverla
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Longitude: -7.394544, Latitude: 54.685449 , Easting: 239100, Northing: 382100 Prominence: 355m,  Isolation: 6.1km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 639040 882093,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BsyBl, 10 char: Bessy Bell
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Newtownstewart Formation)

Bessy Bell and its lower neighbour, Mary Gray, are named after the heroines of a Scottish ballad. This begins Bessie Bell and Mary Gray, they were twa bonny lasses. The obvious Scots origin of the name did not deter Samuel Lewis from making an extravagant connection between Bessy Bell and the pagan deity Baal in his Topographical Dicitionary of Ireland (1843): “On the summit of Bessy Bell, or ‘Boase-Baal’, on which in pagan times sacrifice is supposed to have been offered to Baal or Bel, is a large and curious cairn.” Sliabh Troim is the original Irish name. Also recorded as Sliab Toad [LGÉ].   Bessy Bell is the 848th highest place in Ireland.

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Bonnie Betsy .. by dino   (Show all for Bessy Bell (Sliabh Troim))
 
Ar Sliabh Troim den tríú huair i mbliain .. by pdtempan   (Show all for Bessy Bell (Sliabh Troim))
 
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Picture: A busy bee on Bessy Bell
 
Simple bag enlivened by nature
by Colin Murphy  16 Aug 2022
Starting at H378804 starB, it's a relatively easy trek up forest tracks the entire way. It's probably 3km from start to summit, over the course of which you gain about 200m elevation, so the slope is very gentle most of the way. Good views over the Sperrins and all the way to Donegal. I did it on a stunning summer's day and the wildflowers were out in force, as were the bees and butterflies, which added a pleasant background buzz while I enjoyed lunch. Took me about 2 hours and back, but I spent at least 20 minutes lying in the grass at the summit! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/738/comment/23608/
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I started on the Cashty Rd and parked at the 2 wh .. by pquinn572   (Show all for Bessy Bell (Sliabh Troim))
 
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