Samhail and An Dairt (Sawel and Dart) is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Omagh, Tyrone, Northern Ireland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length6.2 miElevation gain1,879 ftRoute typeLoop
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This route begins from Sperrin Road. Ample parking is available next to two cattle grids. A fence-line goes up west and provides a sure guide to the summit area. The route is wide open from the start providing great views immediately. Samhail (Sawel) is the highest summit in the Sperrin Mountain Range and also boasts the County-tops of both Derry and Tyrone. The summit has incredible 360 views across the surrounding mountains and far beyond. The full name of the mountain is Samhail Phite Méabha [sau-il fitcha meyva] ‘likeness to Maeve’s vulva’ and is said to have been used metaphorically to refer to a hollow on the south face of the mountain. Follow the fence line westwards into the saddle before climbing the eastern side of An Dairt (Dart - 'the lump'). The summit is the second highest in the Sperrins and has the honour of being one of the only mountains in the range to be marked by a cairn. The most common route is to return via the same way but this route cuts south after descending back into the saddle between Samhail and An Dairt. This leg cuts through heavier terrain eventually following the Oughtmame Burn as it flows throw the valley. There is a picturesque waterfall at approximately 300m. From this point head back eastward towards the Sperrin Road.

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Martin Franny
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like a summers day in march. hard to beat

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Martin Franny
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nice wee dander

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Gerry McConnell
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This is quite steep from the start, the views are worth it, very wet underfoot, the path down is very hard to follow

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Mark Monaghan
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Anthony Bradley
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Shona Ayres
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Patricia Mulligan
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Stunning 360 degree views on this walk of the Sperrins. As to be expected wet and boggy underground with high rushes in the lower sections. Hard to follow the route on map at times. So happens I done the route in the different direction but did not impact the views

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Jake Morris
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Cacon 123
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First half up to both trig points easy to follow along the fences but steep, second half down through the valley very hard to follow the trail, and boggy underfoot. Glorious views however.

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Michael Quigley
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Gorgeous views, tough to get the scale of the scenary on a standard phone camera, so you will be surprised when you go. The waterfall in this trail also has a 7ft deep natural pool at the base - the perfect way to cool off!

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Katherine Nelson
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Sarah Geddis
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Kela Crawford
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Simon White
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Aaron Groogan
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Sean Sparky
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Sean Sparky
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