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Belmore Mountain 398m,
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Fermanagh & South Tyrone Area   W: Derrygonnelly Subarea
Place count in area: 15, OSI/LPS Maps: 11, 17, 18, 19 
Highest place:
Belmore Mountain, 398m
Maximum height for area: 398 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 323 metres,

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Belmore Mountain Hill Sliabh an Bhéil Mhóir A name in Irish (poss. Ir. ‡Sliabh an Bhéil Mhóir [PDT], 'mountain of an Béal Mór or
the great approach')
Fermanagh County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Sandstone with subordinate argillaceous rocks & l Bedrock

Height: 398m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 17 Grid Reference: H13800 41700
Place visited by 38 members. Recently by: Claybird007, Hyperstorm, pmeldrum, dregish, MichaelG55, LorraineG60, m0jla, TommyV, BogRunner1, TommyMc, DeltaP, eamonoc, eejaymm, MichaelE, jimbloomer
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Longitude: -7.78869, Latitude: 54.323856 , Easting: 213800, Northing: 341700 Prominence: 323m,  Isolation: 6.3km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 613746 841702,   GPS IDs, 6 char: BlmrMn, 10 char: BlmrMntn
Bedrock type: Sandstone with subordinate argillaceous rocks & l, (Glenade Sandstone & Bellavalley Formation (undifferentiated))

Belmore is a district and estate. O'Donovan gives the full name as Béal Mór Muintir Feodachain/Pheodachain in OSNB. See Máire MacNeill, 'The Festival of Lughnasa' (pp. 151-52) for details of the festive assembly on the mountain.   Belmore Mountain is the highest hill in the Fermanagh & South Tyrone area and the 959th highest in Ireland. Belmore Mountain is the most southerly summit in the Fermanagh & South Tyrone area. Belmore Mountain is the third highest point in county Fermanagh.

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Picture: Belmore Mountain summit looking towards Lough MacNean and Cuilcagh
Not a quickie.
by madfrankie  5 Sep 2010
For a relatively low hill, Belmore Mountain involves quite a walk-in. Taking Three5four0's route, the walk to the summit and back took almost 2.5 hours, and over 11kms. There are fine views from the lonely trig, especially down to Lough MacNean, and further south to Cuilcagh. A nice upland area, but likely to attract only the committed summiteer. Linkback:
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Picture: Landmarks on Belmore Mountain!!!
A short and quick alternative
by Harry Goodman  30 Sep 2010
On Sat. 25 September 2010 having already walked a 15 k route earlier in the afternoon (Tullybrack) and wanting to climb Belmore Mt as the last top on my Fermanagh S Tyrone mv list I was somewhat discouraged to read madfrankies "not a quickie" comment that the route to the top of this hill was 11k and would take at least 2.5 hours of walking. As it was late afternoon I was undecided what to do sitting in my car at three5four0's suggested starting point. Looking at the map I noted what might be another and perhaps nearer access road some 2.5k NE along at H121438 starA and decided to go and have a look. There was a bus shelter at the road junction and to my surprise I was able to drive up this road for some 1.3k to a gate across the road at H1266342896 starB where I was able to park off road, just opposite a farm entrance. As there was no one at the farm I was not able to ask about access but as this was a road leading up into the forest I did not consider it would be a problem and decided to proceed with my walk. Once across the gate I followed the road up for about 250 metres to just before a stout metal forestry gate where I turned right H1288842853 starC on to a rough stony track which wound up the hillside to a fairly level crest and an area of extensive moorland. On reaching an old tin shed and a couple of abandoned cars (see photo) at H1281342327 starD I turned off the track to the left and struck out SE across the moorland in the direction of the still unseen summit. I found the going very heavy over large tussocky clumps of grass and heather making for slower progress than I would have liked. Near the trig pillar I passed the old wireless mast mentioned by three5four0 in his comments. The walk out over the moorland to the top at H 1385641767 starE was just over 1k and some 2.2k from my starting point. Madfrankies photo and description of the views indicate what is to be expected on a visit to this hill. While I note his view that it may only attract the committed summiteer this alternative and much shorter route to the top, in both time and distance, might facilitate someone wishing to do several walks in the area on the same day . I returned by way of ascent a total distance of 4.4k (2k of which was heavy going) and completed in just over an hour. Linkback:
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three5four0 on Belmore Mountain, 2010
by three5four0  5 Jan 2010
Whilst Tullybrack lends its self to the noctivagant & ochlophobic, Belmore, its big sister, has been logged by 2 other walkers and with its larger area of boggy summit, with some bluffs, is best left to daylight wanderings.

There is just enough space at 103426 starF, to park a car (Boho to Mullylusty minor road) and still allow access through the gate to forestry vehicles (also sign posted as a walking route). The OSNI map sheet 17, marks the forestry tracks accurately so there is no need for a detailed description, other than make your way to where the track ends at 131417 starG. From here follow a faint track through the trees, over a ditch and fence onto the open hillside. Cross the bog, with some deep heather in places, to the summit, there is a small radio mast not shown on the map a short distance from the trig point. Linkback:
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an alternative route for belmore
by Fergalh  30 Nov 2013
an alternative route park at Mullaghdun rc church walk up hill at T junction continue up concrete road for 2 km continuing straight all the way, cross over 5 gates when path ends head for abandoned house behind house is track to top of ridge trig point is 500 metres away around 6 km or just under two hours hike... Linkback:
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Moorland & summit views
by TommyMc  30 Apr 2018
Visited Belmore Mountain on a mostly sunny day in April 2018. Followed Harry Goodman's 2010 instructions which still hold true. The first 1.2km or so on the rough stony track to reach the tin shed at H1281342327 starD was easy, while the remaining 1km or so over spongy and largely featureless moorland was more of a challenge, but overall not unpleasant.

I could find no remaining sign of the old wireless mast near the trig pillar. Upon reaching the summit, lovely views open up all around, particularly towards Lough Macnean, Cuilcagh and Benaughlin.

From Boho village proper, follow the signs for Boho Caves/Pollnagollum and stay on the road uphill at the caves, until you reach Harry's starting point near a farmhouse, at H1266342896 starB, where there is a parking space. Linkback:
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Picture: The mossy trig
A standing stone gathers all moss.
by TommyV  14 Feb 2019
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access to the hill along a defined farm path. After a short climb along the path it's time to hop a couple of fences to hit the open boggy plateau that is Belmore Mountain. If I had continued to the end of the path I believe I would have reached the tin shed but I struck out South East a little prematurely. The trig point is about 1.5km away from here through deep spongy heather makes for unpleasant hiking. The entire out and back walk is only 4 kilometers but it feels like double that due to the terrain underfoot. On a side note, I've seen a lot of trig points on my travels but I have never seen one covered in so much moss as the one on Belmore. It looks like something that had been resting on the bottom of the sea for years. Linkback:
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