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How many mountains are in the Sperrins?

How many mountains are in the Sperrins?

69 mountains
Sperrin Mountains hills & mountains The mountain guide has 69 mountains listed in Sperrin Mountains, Ireland.

How old are the Sperrins?

collectively referred to as the Dalradian Supergroup and are Precambrian in age, so about 650 to 600 million years old. The veins range from a few millimetres to several metres in width, and were formed by later earth movements, or tectonism, that created space for high temperature mineralising fluids to fill.

How tall is the Sperrin Mountains?

678 m

What is the highest point in the Sperrin Mountains?

Sawel Mountain
Sperrins/Highest point

From the summit of Sawel Mountain, the highest peak in the Sperrins, walkers can see as far as the Foyle Estuary and across Northern Ireland to Lough Neagh and the Mourne Mountains.

What mountains are in the sperrins?

Sawel Mountain678 m
Benbradagh465 mMullaghcarn542 mMullaghmore550 mLoughermore396 m
Sperrin Mountains, Irish Sliabh Speirín, mountain range disposed along an arc about 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Londonderry city, Northern Ireland. The highest peaks—Sawel, Mullaclogher, and Mullaghaneany—all exceed 2,000 feet (608 m) and are capped with crystalline limestone.

How tall is Cumbrian mountains?

3,210 feet
The Cumbrian Mountains, which include the famous Lake District, reach 3,210 feet (978 metres) at Scafell Pike, the highest point in England.

How long is Banagher Dam?

Approx 7km
Approx 7km in total from car park to top and back, uphill but well worth the climb.

What is the biggest mountain in Monaghan?

Slieve Beagh
A point just east of its summit is the highest point in Monaghan; however the true summit is on the Fermanagh-Tyrone border….Sliabh Beagh.

Slieve Beagh
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Prominence 285 m (935 ft)
Listing County Top (Monaghan), Marilyn
Coordinates 54.319°N 7.253°WCoordinates:54.319°N 7.253°W

Are there mountains in Monaghan?

There are 20 named mountains in County Monaghan. Eshmore is the highest point. The most prominent mountain is Fincarn Hill.

Where are the Sperrins Mountains in Northern Ireland?

The range stretches from Strabane eastwards to Slieve Gallion in Desertmartin and north towards Limavady, in the counties of Tyrone and Londonderry. The region has a population of some 150,000 and is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty . It has a distinctive glaciated landscape.

Which is the highest peak of the Sperrin Mountains?

Sawel Mountain, the highest point of the Sperrins. The Sperrins or Sperrin Mountains (from Irish Speirín, meaning ‘little pinnacle’) are a range of mountains in Northern Ireland and one of the largest upland areas in Ireland.

Which is the best area to visit in the Sperrins?

Whether you’re into exhilarating mountain walks or gentle strolls, the Sperrins has all your tastes covered. You will love the beautiful Glenelly Valley between Plumbridge and Draperstown surrounded by the highest peaks in the Sperrins, including its tallest, Sawel Mountain.

Where is the start of the Sperrin Mountains walk?

There is space to park a car near Glenerin Bridge on the Glenelly Road – the B47 between Plumbridge and Draperstown. This is the starting point. Further up the road at Garvagh Bridge there are a couple of houses and enough space for a second car. This is where the walk finishes.