Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

An Buaicín: Mighty views

New book from John G O'Dwyer

Sgurr an Fheadain: Fairy Mountain

Coastal Hills: 35 added for Kerry

Cuilcagh: Route from South

Loughsalt Mountain: A popular attraction for quite a long time

Great views and a great name for your first summit after surgery

Too beautiful for words...

Sumitteering Brandon Peak via Brandon on a hard day.

Cuilcagh: The Roof of the Border

Only did it to log it - and it nearly did me!

An Cnoc Maol Mór: Easy summit overlooking Dingle

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
Slieve Bloom Area
Place count in area: 12, OSI/LPS Maps: 54 
Highest place:
Arderin, 527m
Maximum height for area: 527 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 420 metres,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
Cumber Hill Hill Offaly County, in Binnion List, Thick flaggy sandstone, thin siltstone Bedrock

Height: 316m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N18885 02159
Place visited by 13 members. Recently by: ceadeile, melohara, High-King, peterturner, chalky, aidand, eamonoc, kernowclimber, mcrtchly, sandman, paddyhillsbagger, Fergalh, wicklore
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

Longitude: -7.719018, Latitude: 53.070019 , Easting: 218885, Northing: 202159 Prominence: 118m,  Isolation: 1.9km
ITM: 618830 702192,   GPS IDs, 6 char: CmbrHl, 10 char: Cumber Hil
Bedrock type: Thick flaggy sandstone, thin siltstone, (Clonaslee Member)

Cumber Hill is the 1013th highest place in Ireland. Cumber Hill is the most westerly summit in the Slieve Bloom area.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/
COMMENTS for Cumber Hill 1 of 1  
Follow this place's comments
Easy ramble
Short Summary created by aidand  15 Aug 2014
Take the road south out of Kinnitty in the direction of Roscrea. Take the first turn left. Drive along this road for two miles until you see an entrance to the forest on the right. There is room to park a few cars here. Follow the forest road, keeping right at the Y junction. Ignore the next two right hand turns. Take the third turn right. This will bring you close to the summit, which is a grassy mound just off the forest road. Car to car takes less than an hour. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/comment/15368/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cumber Hill in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Summit Tree
 
Flat Top
by paddyhillsbagger  15 Feb 2014
Was a little disappointed when I got to the flattish top of Cumber Hill and looked around for signs of a Hill Fort which I failed to find. There were a series of ditches which could have been the earthworks but no signs of stones. I did find 2 deer happily chewing on the heather and a tree at the cross roads of fences which serves as a suitable summit point. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/comment/15856/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cumber Hill in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Cumber Hill hillfort earthworks1
Hillfort earthworks1
by ceadeile  10 Apr 2019
Cumber Hill Hillfort earthworks1 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/comment/20482/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Cumber Hill in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Cumber Hill hillfort earthworks2
 
Hillfort earthworks 2
by ceadeile  10 Apr 2019
Cumber Hill hillfort earthworks2 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/comment/20483/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Stone age hill fort remains on summit
by Fergalh  1 Feb 2014
Head south from Kinnity village and take first turn right, eventually you will come to a white house on its own with a track behind. Drive past this and ignore turn to left soon you will come to forest entrance on right hand side (N1994601580 A). Park here and climb gate and follow forest track all the way to the end of the stone track. Than turn right and follow grassy track around 200 metres to fence. Proceed through gap in fence and turn right and walk up through through field around 200 metres to summit ,The remains of old hill fort are faintly visible here. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1124/comment/15812/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
(End of comment section for Cumber Hill.)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 1100+ Visitors per day, 2100 Summiteers, 1300 Contributors.