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Slieve Bloom Area
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,   Summits in area: 12,   Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 For all tops   Highest summit: Arderin, 527m
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Barcam Hill An Barr Cam A name in Irish
Offaly County In Carn List

Height: 484m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N22793 00056 This summit has been logged as climbed by 44 members. Recently by: curiousmelts, garrettd, Fergalh, scapania, turfymccloud, eamonoc, Orla, millsd1, liz50, Geo, wwwalker, tmsr, Onzy, jlk, thomas_g
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Longitude: -7.660866, Latitude: 53.050971 Prominence: 49m,   Isolation: 1.2km
ITM: 622737 700089,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Barcam, 10 char: Barcam

Barcam is the 507th highest summit in Ireland.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barcam in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Barcam as viewed from Arderin
 
The least amount of bog crossing has its merits
Short Summary created by jackill  30 Jul 2012 Park in the car park at S231996 (Point A) just on the county bounds, room for 10 cars.Cross the road and head north uphill following a faint track. The road up from the Mountrath side has a very good surface however the road down the western side is rutted and collapsed in sections.
Point A: S231 996

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barcam in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The so-called summit of Barcam and view over to Arderin
by csd  1 Jul 2007 This one's really quite easy to get to. If you park at Glendine Gap it's less than 500 metres over to the summit. A boggy sheep track brings you to within 200 m of the summit. The trickiest bit will be deciding that you've actually reached anything that could be called a summit. Barcam's top is similar to Arderin or Stillbrook Hill: very difficult to find! I selected the only feature of note in the vicinity of the summit: a lone pole protruding from the bog. Some nice views of Arderin, Stillbrook, and Lough Derg and the Shannon to the west. Those wanting a bit more of a challenge could approach from the forest track, which turns off the Glendine road at S213 992 (Point B).
Point B: S213 992
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by madfrankie  30 Mar 2009 If you want to get a sense of what an ascent of Barcam is like, here are is the data from my GPS, following our 'climb' from the road to the south: Time - 18 minutes. Distance - 0.93 kilometers. Ascent - 16 meters.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barcam in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The view from Barcam looking towards Offaly and the Shannon (Knocknaman in foreground)
 
by peterturner  23 Mar 2008 Barcam is a little more challenging at the end of a traverse along the Laois / Offaly border from Wolftrap and the views on the day I climbed were expansive. For beak-baggers it is possible to head out from the SBW near Castleconor and do Stillbrook Hill, Carrolls Hill and Barcam returning via the SBW or for those really getting on with peak-bagging you can start at Wolftrap and just follow the traverse along the Laois/Offaly border all the way off Garraunbaun mountain (two cars needed)
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Barcam in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Lonesome pine in the mist on Barcam
Mist in Slieve Bloom region
by tmsr  8 Jul 2012 Very heavy mist came in as we climbed Barcam. We'd parked at the car park across the road at the JI Fanning Pass. Unfortunately the faint track has been flooded and very boggy ground made it very difficult to day. Having tracked sideways to see decent footing, we then got lost in mist ( GPS was all over the place with low cloud) and ended up coming back through the forest paths down to the safety but distant car park up from Tulla and Crumlin. Saw the pole referred to in summit area, but took picture of some of the lonesome pines growing in the heather.
Wouldn't recommend it as a climb!
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