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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
Place visited by 90 members. Recently by: Lauranna, Val Jones, itshimkeith, finkey86, saule, gerlo, High-King, blessobilly, JohnWick, David-Guenot, hak493r, conorjob, wallr, Liamob, ilenia
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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
 
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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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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)
 
My Slieve Bloom Climb 27-11-2016 .. by ShaunDunne   (Show all for Ridge of Capard)
 
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