Ascent of Slieveard on 2011-04-19

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:UK-Northern Ireland
    Elevation:134 m / 440 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Several sources give the name of this hill as "Slieveard" but the OSNI 1:50k map merely denotes the general area as "Kilpatrick" (which is one of Rathlin Island's 22 formal divisions or "Townlands").

Climbed on a day trip to the island by passenger ferry from Ballycastle. Easy ascent starting at a stile beside the road at grid ref D137512. Due north across open country to the summit which is either the base of a decommissioned wind turbine or one of several nearby heather-covered bumps. Returned to the road a little more to the east partly via a rough track. No public paths on Rathlin except those created by the National Trust & the RSPB. Local resident wouldn't allow us to use the more obvious track to the summit from the southwest despite polite request.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:74 m / 243 ft
    Trailhead:D137512  60 m / 197 ft
    Route Conditions:
Open Country

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