Sawel Mountain

Sawel Mountain (Samhail Phite Méabha), at 678 m (2,224 ft), is the highest point in both Londonderry and Tyrone. It is also the highest mountain in the Sperrin Mountains, one of the largest upland areas in Ireland spanning over 40 miles. Water on the hill is also the source of the River Faughan, a 29-mile long river that flows into the River Foyle.

The summit, composed of crystalline limestone, can be reached from Sperrin Road. A fence line leads all the way to the summit. A trig point can be found at the top to mark the summit itself.

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678 m (2,224 ft) Northern Ireland Londonderry / Tyrone
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54.819715, -7.039362 H618 973 Discover Series 13