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Sawel Mountain

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Location type: Mountain
Location address: United Kingdom, Strabane
Number of texts: 1
3 stars
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Sawel Mountain (from Irish: Samhail Phite Méabha, meaning “likeness to Meabh’s vulva”) is a mountain in County Londonderry and County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is the highest peak in the Sperrin Mountains, and the 8th highest in Northern Ireland. To the north of Sawel is County Londonderry, and to the south, County Tyrone. The summit is 678 metres (2,224 ft) and is composed of crystalline limestone. Around the peak, there is “montane heathland”, with plant life including heather, bilberries and cowberries, although this is being damaged by hillwalking and grazing. Sawel is the source of the River Faughan, a 29 miles (47 km) long tributary of the River Foyle.

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