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Slieve Bloom Area   E: Capard Subarea
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 Leinster Province, in Carn List, Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone Bedrock

Height: 482.1m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 54 Grid Reference: N34228 04545
Place visited by 113 members. Recently by: Wilderness, TipsyDempy, markwallace, Louise.Nolan, simon3, FoxyxxxLoxy, Ulsterpooka, mrmikelennon, helloyeshi, Colin Murphy, annem, gernee, Aglaisio, ronand, Bunsen7
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Longitude: -7.489873, Latitude: 53.090705 , Easting: 234228, Northing: 204546 Prominence: 44.47m,  Isolation: 1.8km
ITM: 634170 704578,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RdgofC, 10 char: RdgofCprd
Bedrock type: Pale & red sandstone, grit & claystone, (Cadamstown Formation)

Ridge of Capard is the 619th 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
 
Easy and interesting walk helped by boardwalk.
Short Summary created by Colin Murphy  6 Jan 2022
This is a relatively easy walk assisted in part by a substantial boardwalk. There is a large car park at N364 065 starA. The boardwalk begins here and runs SW for the best part of 1km across an otherwise heather-coated and often muddy landscape. The incline is gentle. The continuous boardwalk ends, but you will find small sections traversing the boggiest areas. The route continues along a muddy track (very poor in wet conditions) and you may have to negotiate your way around several particularly bad patches. After 1km you will see the first and smallest of three marker cairns about 100m away to the left. After 2km you will see a second, much larger and sharply pointed cairn again to the left. At N348 047 starB you will reach the largest cairn - the substantial structure known as The Stoney Man. A narrow track leads away from this towards the high point 500m away, the way disappearing occasionally then reappearing, but eventually leading all the way to the top, which is unmarked except for a slightly elevated bump in the heather. All told it is an 8km round trip, but a gentle slope almost the entire way. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/5264/
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard  in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Bluebells Capard Wood April 2019
Bluebells April 2019
by melohara  29 Mar 2020
The Slieve Blooms have a few redeeming features - one of them is the carpet of bluebells in Capard Wood during late April or early May.
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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 starA 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 starC. You can the follow the slieve bloom way back to the car park via the stoney man.
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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. Linkback: https://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 starD. It's a straightforward matter of following the tracks up to about N344 040 starE 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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