The rounded Sperrin hills are, to
most, less well known than the
Mournes.They have a wilderness
feel, especially with a covering of
Views stretching to Donegal and
across most of N.I. are a reward
for walking these hills
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Sawel & Dart from Corritory Hill.
The Sperrins can bear the brunt
of heavy snowstorms from the N.W.
They then seem remote and isolated.
A lonely thorn on the
western slopes of
Slieve Gallion-after overnight snow.
Walkers in snow-Iniscarn.
Iniscarn on the eastern side of Slieve Gallion
-a winter wonderland after a night of windless snow.
Carntogher on northern fringe of the Sperrins,
has a good track almost to the top.
Aiutumn mornings can provide spectacular lighting.
Perhaps my favourite Sperrin view,
looking toward Dart and Sawel from
the SW side of Crockbrack
The haunting and beautiful Glenlark valley provides
opportunities for photography, especially in early morning,
with glaciated features thrown into sharp relief.
Sperrins from Oughtmore-rounded hills-wet hummocky heather, spagnum, peat, long fences and big skies are features of
the Sperrins-not love at first sight, but you learn to love them.
A zig-zag track to the col between Crockmore
and Crockbrack passes a glacial erratic
‘The Priest’s Chair’ on the way up. To the north beyond
Mullaghmore are Binevenagh and Inishowen
Looking north from Crockmore over
bog cotton and old fences towards Banagher Forest
and cliffs of the north coast beyond.
Eroded peat is a feature of Sperrin hills. Rainfall can be
80-90 ins per year, so occasional bog flows occur.
Views of the Sperrins from N.W. side of Slieve Gallion are special,
This one towards Mullaghmore Mtn between the trees.
Other Wild Flowers
Trees & Leaves