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TP1174 - Beinn Chaorach
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Beinn ChaorachNS29/6NS29S006228744.37692369.91713.5362PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1610th with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.61/10 (from 33 logged visits)
Was First logged: 14th May 1995
Was Last logged: 19th Mar 2020

Of the 33 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 82m
The average error was 26m
The closest was 1m

AFWFCL16 AFWFCL16 stm-tp stm-tp arranc arranc fasgadh fasgadh Garth Fenton Garth Fenton descarte1 descarte1 coinea coinea Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy Clochandighter Clochandighter RichardM RichardM Beinn Chaorach Beinn Chaorach [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Summit in the mist


By geezagoal
Beinn Chaorach summit
By campagvelocet
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Logged Visits:

Good condition 19th Mar 2020  11:50  by RichardM

Gridref: NS 28745 92369   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Ballevoulin up grassy ridge via Auchengaich Hill. Pillar built of unusually rough concrete. Very fine views.

Good condition 19th Mar 2020  11:40  by DeniseMc

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

On ridge by fence at HP. ascent of grassy ridge on clear sunny day from Glen Fruin, continuing back along ridge.

Not Logged 23rd Oct 2019  14:43  by Fitzy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 20th Apr 2018  11:50  by AFWFCL16

Gridref: NS 28700 92300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 4/10

Summit in the mist

Slightly damaged 8th May 2017  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 23rd Feb 2016  13:05  by NormanW

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 24th Nov 2015  00:00  by carolje

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Good condition 5th Nov 2014  10:42  by geezagoal

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Parked just off the A817 and a nice wee stroll to the reservoir.From here you should carry on about 1km through the valley for an easier climb,however bog factor was rather poor.So straight up at the reservoir to Beinn Chaorach which got the blood pumping.Great views from the Trig.Carried on to Beinn Tharsuinn and then Auchengaich Hill.Great few hours


Slightly damaged 29th Sep 2012  14:23  by descarte1

Gridref: NS 28745 92365   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good condition trig with a chunk out one edge. Otherwise, sound. Rough concrete construction with some aggregate chunks showing. Cap missing and no plug. FB faces SE-ish with all 4 sightholes open but blocked internally. Superb 360 degree views from here. Came up the hill pretty directly from the reservoir. 3-4 car parking at the end of the reservoir road.

Damage to trig Minor damage to the trig. Small chunks taken out of one edge.

Good condition 23rd Sep 2012  16:05  by vegibagger

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

While Jamie and I were sitting by the trig, from the other direction doing an anticlockwise walk, another man arrived, Dave Irons, ex Birmingham and now living in Grantown on Spey. he's Munroist no. 1933 and also completed the Corbetts in 2010

Good condition 5th Jun 2012  09:45  by RandomPrecision

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Lovely mornings walk up to the trig. Dry and clear with great views. Followed it up with a steep walk up Beinn a' Mhanaich opposite and a walk along the Glen to Luss. Terrific day out.

Good condition 27th Apr 2012  11:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

With Jim Bloomer cool bright with minor snow flurries. From SSW, parking just off busy road at track and gate.

Trig + surrounds ©dugswell2

Good condition 1st Jan 2012  11:08  by Particle

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Ran up from Glen Fruin and then the reservoir. Descended over Ben Tharsuinn and Auchengaich Hill.

Good condition 5th Nov 2011  12:00  by GM7something

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Visited on a chilly autumn day, third visit to the hill. Cracking views all round when the scurrying cloud cleared. Been painted white at some point.

Good condition 4th May 2011  13:08  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NS 28748 92365   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

TP built with coarse concrete; no cap.

Beinn Chaorach View to Beinn Eich behind trig with Ben Lomond in distance.
Beinn Chaorach Location and no cap.

Good condition 18th Mar 2011  12:23  by peregrinus

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, no cap or plug. From SSW via resr track. Continued E over the 3 Graham Tops, a bit of a slog in soft snow and into a strong squally headwind on the way back. My last LR56 pillar apart from the distantly seen Mam Mor.


Good condition 19th Sep 2010  12:30  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: NS 28741 92366   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

once again the centre is missing

Good condition 8th May 2010  16:55  by stm-tp

Gridref: NS 28700 92300   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great day, could see the Arrochar Alps, Ben More & Stob Binnien, Goat Fell & Cruachan. Helensburgh is the nearest town.

Spot the Cobbler A really clear day

Good condition 30th Nov 2008  12:04  by Fester

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Glorious day and great viewpoint.Ailsa Craig to the Ochils with the Clyde valley under a blanket of cloud.

Trig ©Fester

Good condition 25th Jul 2008  14:10  by Tamtane

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Nice views of the Gareloch from here. Pillar is in excellent condition and is built on top of a nice wee circle of stones which have the appearance of cobbles! The highest point of this hill seems to be on the other side of the fence from the trig at the cairn. I climbed this one from Glen Fruin.

Good condition 19th Apr 2008  11:15  by coinea

Gridref: NS 28748 92364   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S5080 Beinn Chaorach.m

Good condition 19th Apr 2008  11:10  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NS 28749 92364   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked on NE side of road at NS278897. Route crossing steep grazing slope via NS277900 then ENE to ridge. Pillar in good condition but surfaces slightly weathered. Spider centre open. All four sight holes open, pillar bolt hidden by debris. Flush bracket faces 117 ESE. The pillar was completed on 22nd May 1949 costing 39.8s.6d. In 1952 this marker was computed as secondary station NS29/6 in the Greenock block. The flush bracket was levelled for height also in 1952. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in March 1980. Excellent viewpoint, 360 panorama to enjoy. Photographed 19/04/2008, GRP.

S5080 - Beinn Chaorach pillar & FB

Not Logged 14th Apr 2008  13:45  by campagvelocet

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Fortunate enough to come out here on a wonderful day and be treated to good views: a trig worth saving for a decent day.

Beinn Chaorach summit

Good condition 8th Mar 2008  11:55  by fasgadh

Gridref: NS 28748 92356   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Plug missing, visited on a very windy day. Views very fine, and would be much better on a clearer day. A very fine view of the Clyde wrecked only by the obscenity at Faslane.

Beinn Chaorach ©fasgadh
Beinn Chaorach Metal©fasgadh

Good condition 27th Feb 2008  11:30  by Trigger

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 12th Apr 2007  14:18  by hillbilly

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 5th Jan 2007  14:25  by philipmc

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Plug missing. Wonderful views. Must come back in better weather.


Good condition 3rd Sep 2002  12:00  by Sandman

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10


Good condition 3rd Aug 2002  12:20  by arranc

Gridref: NS 28700 92400   FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 20th Nov 1999  11:54  by fergie

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Climbed the 2 Luss Grahams of Beinn Chaorach and Beinn a' Mhanaich

Not Logged 28th Jun 1999  14:10  by Chalky

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

Not Logged 3rd May 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 7/10

No details noted - least interesting of the group, adequate

Good condition 14th May 1995  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S5080  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From near Ballevoulin, in the days before the A817 was open to non-MoD traffic, over Auchengaich Hill & back down by reservoir, with Fiona

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