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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,
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Ridge of Capard Hill Laois County, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 483m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N34239 04558 This place has been logged as visited by 75 members. Recently by: 40Shades, Schweppee, thomas_g, ShaunDunne, ewen, hivisibility, HeartTrek, wwwalker, Dbosonnet, markmjcampion, Krumel, melohara, arrow, delboyir, colmocnoc
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Longitude: -7.488845, Latitude: 53.091061 , Easting: 234239, Northing: 204558 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 634238 704618,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RdgofC, 10 char: RdgofCprd
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Ridge of Capard is the 614th highest place in Ireland. 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
 
AnnaK on Ridge of Capard, 2007
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/2692/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Capard in the foreground, Baunreaghcong behind.
csd on Ridge of Capard, 2009
by csd  4 Jan 2009
I approached this from the SE, from the entrance to the forest tracks at N308 023 A. It's a straightforward matter of following the tracks up to about N344 040 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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3505/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Ridge of Capard satellite dish
 
paddyhillsbagger on Ridge of Capard, 2009
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? Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3907/
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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
Harry Goodman on Ridge of Capard, 2009
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3233/
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by ewen  18 Dec 2016
Everyone has a hill they go to for a Sunday blast and the ridge of Capard is mine. I usually start from the car park at 364065 C and head along the boardwalk. On a clear day you can see the stoney man cairn in the distance which you are heading for. The board walk soon ends and you are on the slieve bloom way which can be very cut up and boggy.
Once at the stoney man a bearing of 234 will take you in the direction of the top. There is the beginnings of a path that you can follow from the stoney man but this soon peters out and it seems to be mainly used by deer. The top isn't obvious. I take it to be hillock as this is closest to bearings I have taken and the aforementioned path goes right past it.
From there I usually go south west towards baunreaghcong. At a deep cut in the hill, almost a road, you will see the rusted sat receiver dish. Go left (south) down this cut. It follows old boundary fence posts to the forest at 343042 D. You can the follow the slieve bloom way back to the car park via the stone man.
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darrenf on Ridge of Capard, 2009
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. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3851/
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