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Sperrin Mountains Area   SE: Cookstown 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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Oughtmore Hill Ucht Mór A name in Irish (prob. Ir. Ucht Mór [PDT], 'big mountain-breast') Tyrone County in NI and in Ulster Province, in Binnion List, Psammite Bedrock

Height: 382m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 13 Grid Reference: H72423 83762
Place visited by 44 members. Recently by: Tricia-Mulligan, garybuz, Paddym99, Sperrinwalker, ElaineM76, pdtempan, Claybird007, wintersmick, Kilcoobin, Oscar-mckinney, Jai-mckinney, Carolyn105, dregish, ei7kh, Hoverla
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Longitude: -6.877551, Latitude: 54.696694 , Easting: 272423, Northing: 383762 Prominence: 157m,  Isolation: 2.8km
ITM: 672356 883754,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Ogh382, 10 char: Oughtmo382
Bedrock type: Psammite, (Corvanaghan Formation)

Oughtmore is the 996th highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: summit looking to Slieve Gallion
gerrym on Oughtmore, 2010
by gerrym  5 Apr 2010
This hill has a personal connection in that my great grandfather Bell owned 400 acres here before selling to the forestry service in the 1950's (for £1 per acre). The remains of the old homestead are still visible, surrounded by mature broadleaf trees amid the pine, and the family return periodically to reconnect.

Parking was at the entrance opp the quarry (737848 starA) where loads of room. Follow the good track into the forest until a carpark - turn left uphill on tarred road. Views in the forest stretch to the big Sperrin hills to the N and from here brought the hills of Antrim within reach. Continue uphill at a crossroads past a new gate. The wind bringing the trees alive with creaks and groans of protest.

Take a track forking to the left, where the trees soon thin to show the top of Ougthmore a short distance away. Cross the fence where machinery has been accessing the hill - some turf cutting. Pools of water here were thick with clumps of frog spawn. Fairly straight forward jaunt to top reached in 45 minutes from start. There is a small summit cairn which is certainly dwarfed by the far reaching views. North the line of the high Sperrins, West to the Bluestacks, South to Mullaghcarn, Cuilcaigh, Cooleys, Mournes and East to Belfast and Antrim Hills.

Skiffs of rain peppered the ground for seconds and were gone as i returned to the forest track - returning the way i had come. Detoured to the little loughs at 736857 starB in hope of catching sight of some siska deer but wasn't to be today. Busy through parts of the forest with plenty of walkers and some mountain bikers but easy to lose yourself here. Linkback:
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Picture: Looking south east to (R-L) Slieve Gullion, Camlough Mtn, Slieve Foye and the western edge of the Mo
dr_banuska on Oughtmore, 2009
by dr_banuska  11 Jul 2009
I decided to tackle this hill last weekend as it's one of the southermost in the range and closest to where I live. It is somewhat confusing that there are two Oughtmores in the Sperrins: this is the lower and further south of the two. Came with the dog and Discoverer Map 13 - without it I probably never would have even known where it was exactly. Probably the best approach is to head north for several miles off the main Cookstown-Omagh Road, shortly after the turn off for Wellbrook Beetling Mill coming from C'town direction (you seriously will need a map/GPS as even explaining the route is difficult!).

Looks like I parked at the same place as thisbliss: the forest comes into view on the left and there are two tracks opposite and just after a large white house. The left one is surfaced and leads to some old farm buildings and the right, which I took, is an unsurfaced forest track. I followed this for a short time until the start of the forest where there was a wire fence on the right. I walked up along the left side of the wire, easy enough to find a path but quite tough going as you're knee deep in heather most of the time. There are some fine views south and east here: Slieve Gullion, Camlough Mountain, Foye and the full length of the Mournes were clearly visible.

Eventually, once you've reached the top of the forest, the wire turns at a right angle and I followed it to the west for some time, sandwiched between the line of the forest to the left and the wire to the right, until I came to a gate over the main forest track. I climbed over this and followed the track where it forks off to the right towards the summit, a pretty straightforward hike. There is a very small cairn at the peak from where there are stunning panoramic views considering the relatively small height of this hill: besides the ranges already mentioned, I could see Slieve Gallion and part of Lough Fea to the north east, Cookstown, the full length of Lough Neagh and the Belfast Hills to the west; most of the Sperrin range to the north and north west (Sawel and Dart were very prominent); distant peaks that I guessed were the Bluestacks of Donegal; to the south west the table-like profile of Cuilcagh could be seen as well as the south Tyrone/Fermanagh hills such as Brougher, the upland between F'miletown and Fintona and Slieve Divena wind farm near Garvaghy.

Coming down I returned to the gate and this time followed the track straight down through the forest, which was quite an enjoyable if slightly eery walk; there were some deserted old farm buildings pretty deep in the forest. Eventually I came back to where I had branched off to follow the fence.

A very enjoyable afternoon's walking - I would highly recommend taking this circular route just for variety. Linkback:
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Picture: View from the summit cairn of Beleevnamore Mountain (forestry) and towards Carnanelly
Pleasant mix of forest, clearings and open hillside
by pdtempan  25 Jun 2021
Had a couple of hours to spare while my dogs were being groomed at Tullyhogue, so I headed off to bag Oughtmore, which seemed the nearest and most easily accessible peaks in MV. I parked at the forest entrance near the quarry H736849 starC (there is enough space here to park away from the barrier, allowing access) and followed the route given by gerrym. This takes you on a wide arc through Davagh Forest Park to the north and then south-west, but the tracks are good and progress is fast. Scenery is quite pleasant as planted, mainly coniferous forestry goes, with some nice clearings, where bilberry was in flower, and a small lake. There are quite a few tracks in Davagh Forest designated for mountain bikers only, which I respected and avoided using as a short-cut or leafy alternative. However, it was a Monday lunchtime and I met nobody on foot or bike during the whole trip. I was a little bit uncertain exactly where to leave the path to strike off cross-country to the summit, but after passing a gate and heading slightly downhill, I realised that this was the best access and returned to cross the gate at H719841 starD. It took only another 10 mins across the open hillside (relatively dry on this occasion) to reach the summit, 50 mins in total from the car park. There were good views towards Slieve Gallion and Carnanelly. Having spotted a decent path to the NE of the summit while on the way up, I was tempted to head for this on the descent, but the open hillside soon gave way to tougher ground with higher heather, so it was feasible, but no short cut time-wise. My recommendation would be to return the same way by the good tracks. Linkback:
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Scenery in Davagh Forest
by pdtempan  25 Jun 2021
This was one of the most scenic spots on the ascent of Oughtmore. The track visible on the right is marked for mountain bikers only. Linkback:
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thisbliss on Oughtmore, 2008
by thisbliss  2 Nov 2008
Promised myself a climb of this and managed it at the weekend. Parked at entrance to forest track H734844 starE. Walked up the track and where it reaches a crest turned left and set out over open ground. There was still plenty of snow lying about in patches and the ground was swampy so had to pick the steps out. Took about 40 mins to reach the top. Great views for a small mountain. Easily 7 or 8 counties can be seen. Good scenery of the bulk of the sperrins with a scattered coat of snow. Linkback:
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The other one
by Peter Walker  5 Feb 2013
Given that Oughtmore probably translates as 'big mountain breast' it's not really a surprise that this most bosomy of mountain ranges has more than one of them. The lesser of the pair slumps in semi-isolation towards the eastern fringes, and is well-suited to a quick smash 'n' grab raid based on both its accessibility and lack of genuinely interesting features.

A quick way up not yet mentioned on MV starts from a minor road across the hill's southern flank. Start from said road just to the NE of a garden centre at (723832 starF) where two tracks in parallel (marked as one on the Discoverer series) head WNW; one car can be carefully parked here without blocking access. Take the one on the right (as you look) and follow its (only slightly) overgrown course across the hillside. In short order a conspicuous plantation is reached (, with a fence running up the slope just before it. I chose to climb up the narrow strip of ground between trees and ironmongery: to follow the nearside of the fence will involve climbing over an extra fence higher up. Whichever course is taken involves terrain Sperrinaded to a familiar degree of tussocky cussedness, but things ease reasonably quickly, and once the forest edge turns WNW (724836 starG) a quick hop over the fence gains the summit area with its cairn (although a very adjacent lump looks higher).

Time up and down - a lazy 45 minutes. Linkback:
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