Bessy Bell East

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

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  • I completed this walk in two stages. Initially setting of from the Mellon Country Inn Hotel, unfortunatelly the weather turned foul and overcast with heavy rain to I decided to call it a day. I returned a week later on 27 Aug 2017 to complete the walk to the summit.
    I shot the following video which is availavle on YouTube via the link

    Aidan Devlin at 7:52 pm
  • A really fun walk I’ve done with the dog a few times, views over the strule are lovely and you can see as far as Errigle on a clear day from the top. Also nice and peaceful as not many do this walk.

    Ethan at 12:41 pm
  • County Tyrone

    Distance 2.8 (One Way) miles

    OS Map 12

    Terrain lanes, gravel tracks, open land

    Nearest Town Omagh / Newtownstewart

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference H41804 81198

    Route Type Mountain

    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.

    Point of Interest

    Wind Turbines and a Holy Well near the summit

    Getting to the start

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

    Public transport

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