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Belmore Mountain 398m,
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Fermanagh/S Tyrone Area
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 34 members. Recently by: MichaelG55, LorraineG60, m0jla, TommyV, BogRunner1, TommyMc, DeltaP, eamonoc, eejaymm, MichaelE, jimbloomer, Peter Walker, chalky, Garmin, Iamcan
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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/S Tyrone area and the 953rd highest in Ireland. Belmore Mountain is the most southerly summit in the Fermanagh/S Tyrone area. Belmore Mountain is the third highest point in county Fermanagh.

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Not a quickie. .. by madfrankie   (Show all for Belmore Mountain) Picture about mountain Belmore Mountain in area Fermanagh/S Tyrone, Ireland
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 A 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 B 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 C 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 D 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 E 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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Whilst Tullybrack lends its self to the noctivaga .. by three5four0   (Show all for Belmore Mountain)
an alternative route for belmore .. by Fergalh   (Show all for Belmore Mountain)
Moorland & summit views .. by TommyMc   (Show all for Belmore Mountain)
A standing stone gathers all moss. .. by TommyV   (Show all for Belmore Mountain)
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