Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Overview
Detail
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Detail Map Features
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.
Videos
(none available)
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Tooreen: Easy at first, hellish final climb.

Foildarg: Summit with some views in overused area near track.

Tooreen: Rough and tumble

Gortnageragh: Laying down a marker

Gortnageragh: Running up that hill

Lake District: Hartsop Round

Knockastanna: Winter's coat.

Knockastanna: Barrels of fun

Lyracappul: Scenic lofty peak at western end of Galtee range

Lyracappul: From the west

Lake District: Raven Crag

Monabrack: A real sting in the tail.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks, shared GPS tracks or about starting places may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
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,

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
Rating graphic.
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
I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)

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.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/
COMMENTS for Ridge of Capard << Prev page 1 2  
Follow this place's comments
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3233/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard  in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
Picture: Sunrise over the snow.
Winter wonderland
by Colin Murphy  6 Jan 2022
The Slieve Blooms are not the most photogenic hills in Ireland - and that's putting it mildly. But I was lucky the day I did Capard as there had been overnight snow and frost, which completely altered the otherwise mediocre landscape (apologies to Offaly/Laois folk!) and I enjoyed a couple of hours traversing the briefly magical terrain. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/23375/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Ridge of Capard  in area Slieve Bloom, Ireland
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/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/3851/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
Tayto on Ridge of Capard, 2009
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. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/505/comment/4068/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
COMMENTS for Ridge of Capard << Prev page 1 2
(End of comment section for Ridge of Capard .)

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence)
MountainViews.ie, a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007