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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 615th 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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Feel like a bit of a cheat adding this as a first .. by AnnaK   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
I approached this from the SE, from the entrance .. by csd   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
Following on from other comments, I'm surprised n .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
I walked over this top on 11 07 08 on my way out .. by Harry Goodman   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
Old friend .. by ewen   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
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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