Ascent of Slieveard on 2011-04-19
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 19, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||UK-Northern Ireland|
| Elevation:||134 m / 440 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportSeveral 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 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 & 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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