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Sperrin Mountains

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Coordinates: 54°48′00″N 7°04′59″W / 54.800°N 7.083°W / 54.800; -7.083 The Sperrins or Sperrin Mountains (Template:Etymology[1]) are a range of mountains in Northern Ireland and one of the largest upland areas in Ireland. The range stretches the counties of Tyrone and Londonderry from south of Strabane eastwards to Slieve Gallion in Desertmartin and north towards Limavady. The region has a population of some 150,000 and is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Features

It has a distinctive glaciated landscape. The Glenshane Pass, part of the A6 Belfast to Derry road, is in the mountains and has notoriously bad weather in winter. Sawel Mountain is the highest peak in the Sperrins, and the seventh highest in Northern Ireland. Its summit rises to 678 m (2224 ft). Another of the Sperrins, Carntogher (464m), towers over the Glenshane Pass.[2]

See also

External links

  • Landscapes Unlocked - Aerial footage from the BBC Sky High series explainihng the physical, social and economic geography of Northern Ireland.

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