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Mizen/Sheeps Head Area , NE: Mizen NE Subarea
Feature count in area: 19, all in Cork, OSI/LPS Maps: 84, 85, 88, 89
Highest Place: Mount Gabriel 407m

Starting Places (14) in area Mizen/Sheeps Head:
Ahakista Pier, Brow Head Watch Tower, Cahergal, Carr Clós Dún Óir, Coosacuslaun Bay, Derrylahard East, Durrus Village, Kilcrohane, Letter Cillin CP, Mount Corrin Road, Mount Gabriel Road, Sheeps Head Turning Point, Sherkin Island Pier, Sui Finn Car Park

Summits & other features in area Mizen/Sheeps Head:
NE: Mizen NE: Derrylahard East 301m, Knockaughna 268m, Mount Corrin 284m, Mount Gabriel 407m, Mount Kid 296.1m
NW: Sheeps Head: Ballyroon Mountain 239m, Caher Mountain 338m, Fahane 233m, Gouladane 303m, Seefin 345m
S: Cape Clear: Cnoicín an tSeabhaic (Clear Island) 160m
S: Knockomagh: Knockomagh 197m
S: Sherkin: Slievemore (Sherkin Island) 101m
SW: Mizen SW: Brow Head 108m, Knockaphuca 237m, Knockatassonig 207m, Knocknamaddree 313m, Lackenakea 164m, Mizen Peak 232m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Mount Kid, 296.1m Hill
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, Cork County in Munster province, in Binnion Lists, Mount Kid is the 1170th highest place in Ireland. Mount Kid is the second most easterly summit in the Mizen/Sheeps Head area.
Grid Reference W03988 40498, OS 1:50k mapsheet 85 & 88
Place visited by: 13 members, recently by: learykid, Taisce, chelman7, thomas_g, Cobhclimber, Fergalh, Wildrover, Eirepur, eamonoc, sandman, jackill, wicklore, chalky
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
Longitude: -9.38667, Latitude: 51.609403, Easting: 103988, Northing: 40498, Prominence: 109m,  Isolation: 5.7km, Has trig pillar
ITM: 503959 540567
Bedrock type: Purple mudstone and siltstone, (Castlehaven Formation)

  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: MntKd, 10 char: Mount Kid

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Summary for Mount Kid : Bring Wellies
Summary created by thomas_g 2022-01-14 15:55:17
Climbed this in early Jan 2022 using a variation of Sandman’s route (ok I missed the firebreak on the way up).
Once you are out of the woods it is extremely wet and slippery. There are amazing views to the coast from the rrig point for such a small hill.
The firebreak described below is indicated on the OSI map but the forest track to it is missing (it’s west of the most westerly track.
While it would be possible to approach this hill from other directions, it would be a long difficult slog over horrible ground.
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Picture: Summit Trig.
Easy Access.
by sandman 30 Apr 2017
Access via the forest entrance located A (W04465 41536) follow the forest road a few hundred meters until you reach a well defined firebreak follow same and as you begin to reach the summit ridge be observant and you will see the outline of vehicle tracts leading towards the summit, crossing the fence where appropriate follow the tracts to old turf cuttings which will leave you a short hop to the summit. Linkback:
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