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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 111 members. Recently by: markwallace, Louise.Nolan, simon3, FoxyxxxLoxy, Ulsterpooka, mrmikelennon, helloyeshi, Colin Murphy, annem, gernee, Aglaisio, ronand, Bunsen7, conorb, obrien116
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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/
 
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