Bessy Bell East
An interesting walk through farmland onto a small rounded mountain with views all around of the Sperrin Mountains.
Distance 3.5 miles
OS Map 12
Terrain lanes, gravel tracks, open land
Nearest Town Omagh / Newtownstewart
Route Shape Linear
Grid Reference H418812
Route Type Mountain
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.
Wind Turbines and a Holy Well near the summit
Start and finish at The Mellon Country hotel on the A5 road between Omagh and Newtownstewart
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Refreshments and toilets are available at The Mellon Country Hotel for customers.