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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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Ridge of Capard Hill Laois County, in Carn List

Height: 483m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N34239 04558 This summit has been logged as climbed by 61 members. Recently by: colmocnoc, raygreene, mountainmike, simoburn, gmpr40, Moneenman, tsheehy, Fergalh, turfymccloud, curiousmelts, millsd1, liz50, Geo, omurchu, acorn
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Longitude: -7.488845, Latitude: 53.091061 Prominence: 48m,   Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 634238 704618,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RdgofC, 10 char: RdgofCprd

Ridge of Capard is the 508th highest summit in . Ridge of Capard is the most easterly summit and also the second most northerly in the Slieve Bloom area. Ridge of Capard is the third highest point in county Laois.

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: View north across Glenbarrow
 
by AnnaK  10 May 2007 Feel like a bit of a cheat adding this as a first comment as clearly everybody who's climbed Baunreaghcong has come this way. Even though the walk is easy and part of the Slieve Bloom way, and the Slieve Blooms are not exactly alpine, you do get a magnificent view over the midlands. It's a nice easy walk (if a bit damp). This picture was taken in June 2005.
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Capard in the foreground, Baunreaghcong behind.
by csd  4 Jan 2009 I approached this from the SE, from the entrance to the forest tracks at N308 023 (Point A). It's a straightforward matter of following the tracks up to about N344 040 (Point B) and then heading north for the summit. This route minimises the lift-the-legs-over-heather that would otherwise be required. Capard is the usual "rounded-dome" Slieve Blooms summit. My picture shows the view in the opposite direction to AnnaK's.
Point A: N308 023 Point B: N344 040
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Ridge of Capard satellite dish
 
by paddyhillsbagger  6 Jul 2009 Following on from other comments, I'm surprised nobody mentioned the strange abandonned satelitte dish and tin hut plonked on the walk from Baunreaghcong to Ridge of Capard. It certainly stands out in a terrain of featureless bog and heather. Wicklore has divulged many stories about the hills and has climbed this top, so is there any information on this Laois Listenning Post?
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: View NE to Clarnahinch from the slopes of Baunreaghcong
by Harry Goodman  25 Sep 2009 I walked over this top on 11 07 08 on my way out and back to Baunreaghcong along the Ridge of Capard. As far as I can determine Pt 483 on the ridge is known locally as Clarnahinch and not the Ridge of Capard which is really the ridge leading up to it. One written source for this is the EastWest Mapping Guide to the Slieve Bloom Way.
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by darrenf  15 Jun 2009 Took in Ridge of Capard as part of an overall loop including Wolftrap, Barna and Baunreaghcong - see relevant summits for info. Easy going from Baunreaghcong to the ridge with some pleasant views overall. From the ridge of capard we dropped down to pick up the slieve bloom way (it is worth noting that the slieve bloom way can also be picked up by dropping down from Baunreaghcong - a 200m section of the track identifies itself as it emerges from the forest before re-entering it again a short time later) which we followed through the forest down to monicknew forest carpark. We enjoyed a brief lunch stop here at the forest recreation area overlooking the monicknew bridge. Continued forward along the slieve bloom way which brought us along the third class road and back through forest areas. This section of the walk was very enjoyable with the sun shining and plenty of wildlife about. Pretty much follwed the slieve bloom way until it brought us back to R440. It was a tough 3km slog back to car from here, mostly uphill. A sting in the tail. A very enjoyable day overall with a total distance of dead on 18.5km over 5 hours 15mins, and didnt come across a single soul all day! Sections of the slieve bloom way were particularly enjoyable.
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by Tayto  31 Aug 2009 Did the route from Glenbarrow to Monickview. It lashed rain for the whole day and conditions extremely wet underfoot. No pictures cos couldn't see more than 5 metres. Twas the Summer of '09 ! Do not do this route unless dry spell before hand.
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