Ridge of Capard 483m hill, Slieve Bloom Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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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
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Longitude: -7.489714, Latitude: 53.090813 , Easting: 234239, Northing: 204558 Prominence: 48m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 634180 704590,   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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: The Stoney man
 
Old friend
by ewen  9 Mar 2019
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 A 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 B. You can the follow the slieve bloom way back to the car park via the stoney man.
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/2692/
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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 C. It's a straightforward matter of following the tracks up to about N344 040 D 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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3505/
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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? Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3907/
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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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3233/
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Picture: My Summit Picture
My Slieve Bloom Climb 27-11-2016
by ShaunDunne  4 Jan 2017
I climbed the Ridge of Cappard on the 27-11-2016 with my Granddad.
It was a fun day, but was cold and windy at the top. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/18792/
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