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Bessy Bell East

An interesting walk through farmland onto a small rounded mountain with views all around of the Sperrin Mountains.

County

Tyrone

Distance

2.8 (One Way) miles

OS Map

12

Nearest Town

Omagh / Newtownstewart

Route Shape

Linear

Route Type

Mountain

Terrain

lanes, gravel tracks, open land

Grid Reference (Start)

H418812

Grid Reference (End)

H418812

Point of Interest

Wind Turbines and a Holy Well near the summit

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Sperrins

Route Description

This walk begins at Mellon Country Hotel and leads through farmland up Bessy Bell across open moorland of grass and heather.

From the start at Mellon Country Hotel, follow the waymarkers along this linear route.

The first one hundred metres is along the main road and care is to be taken here. Turn right up hill on a country lane to meet another road.

Continue straight on along this road for 1.2 kilometres until an sign directs you left uphill to a disused farm.

Continue on through this farm on a tarmaced farm lane until the first stile. Signs and arrows will direct you through another farm and on to a tarmac road which was built to install the wind turbines.

The top part of the walk is on rough grass land and heather passing a holy well which was used by local people in the past.

The walk stops short of the trig point so please follow the signs back down the way you came up.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Start and finish at The Mellon Country hotel on the A5 road between Omagh and Newtownstewart

Facilities

Refreshments and toilets are available at The Mellon Country Hotel for customers.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

N/A

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Ratings and Comments

★★★★★
aidan.devlin@terex.com 12 December, 2017 @ 00:14

A walk to the trig pillar of Bessy Bell (Sliabh Troim) with some magnificent views across the Glenelly valley and the Sperrins.

I've included a link to a video on YouTube of this walk. Just copy and past the link into your web browser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aZ7IrilBAo

★★★★☆
Marie Flanagan 22 January, 2016 @ 19:54

I would definitely recommend this walk - it delivers beautiful views over the Sperrins. Well sign posted.

May Connolly 15 April, 2012 @ 19:38

This walk is really well signed and has stunning views over the Sperrins. A really good walk and suitable for all abilities.

★★★★☆
Colleen Ward 10 February, 2010 @ 17:10

The beginning of the walk from the hotel along the road is difficult due to the slope of the surface to walk on which is a bank along a main road. This is dangerous as you are forced to walk on a busy road. We hope you can consider improving this stretch of what is otherwise a great walk.

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