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TP1256 - Ben Aigan
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
11094
OSGB36 Station :
PP348
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1256
County :
Grampian Region
Nearest town :
ABERLOUR

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ben AiganPP348PP348330993.83848190.89472.4401PILLAR01/06/1937201/06/1953N0HT TO TOP OF PILLAR

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There are 27 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1783rd with 82 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.53/10 (from 32 logged visits)
Was First logged: 19th Sep 1987
Was Last logged: 11th Jun 2018

Of the 32 logged visits,
7 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 10m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 3m

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Good condition 11th Jun 2018  11:10  by dugswell2

FB Number: 11094   Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Dry and cloudy walk but easy enough to bag the summit, the trig plus the Ben Aigan Auxiliary Block.


Good condition 13th May 2018  17:35  by Moray Mountaineer

Gridref: NJ 30998 48189   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Ben Aigan


Not Logged 18th Apr 2018  13:52  by BigJ

Gridref: NJ 30991 48192   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 8/10

Lovely summit. Great 360 degree views.


Good condition 31st Jan 2018  14:03  by vgiorgio

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Ben Aigan


Good condition 13th Jul 2017  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.


Not Logged 5th Jul 2017  14:57  by lllpops

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


Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  07:34  by John.T.Philip

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


Good condition 25th Jun 2016  13:18  by dal

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good viewpoint, although the mist was only just above summit level. Some cracking to pillar. Cap intact. My first Lossiemouth style pillar.


Not Logged 26th Oct 2015  20:56  by louse94

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


Not Logged 20th Aug 2015  12:30  by louse94

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


Good condition 19th Aug 2015  13:39  by coinea

Gridref: NJ 30994 48182   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 19th Aug 2015  12:30  by louse94

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


Good condition 11th Aug 2015  11:42  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NJ 30992 48181   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Second visit. For photographs and GPS readings. HISTORY: Early records for these Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars are unclear but this pillar may have been built by 1912. Computed as primary triangulation station PP348 within Figure 3 of the OSGB36 primary network during 1937. The pillar top was levelled for height in 1953 but flush bracket 11094 wasn't added until 27th July 1963. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Approached from northeast. Forest car park at NJ333491. Followed mapped forest track to NJ322489. From there are steep westerly running path cuts the long route and rejoins the track at NJ318490. It is easier to continue with the mapped track network all the way to the summit rather than cutting across boggy moorland. Heather cland top. Lossiemouth style column on heather clad top. Pillar in fair condition. Spider retains OS cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces southwest, ~212. Vented through NE sight hole. Full 360 panoramic view includes Knock and Ben Rinnes between heavy showers.

11094 - Ben Aigan & GRP
11094 - Ben Aigan pillar & FB


Good condition 22nd Jul 2015  20:32  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NJ 30990 48192   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #176. Lossie-type square pillar. Roughly 6km and 75 mins from the public parking area to east, and via mast on Knock More. The pillar is in good condition, with faded paint and with the indented cap present. Commanding views in all directions, with Ben Rinnes dominant to south. Continued on to find aux block, then took the same route back to the car. [ExP-146/MiP-3/Rev-2/BM-11/IS-12/Other-2]

FB
Indented cap, with Ben Rinnes in the background.
Pillar
Looking north-west from the pillar.


Good condition 17th Jun 2015  10:15  by singlespeed

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

Still has its FB, spider and brass plug If your up here, take a minute to find the Aux as well.

Spider
Ben Aigan pillar


Good condition 9th Mar 2014  14:14  by tummelv

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

©tummelv


Good condition 22nd Sep 2013  00:00  by nozzer

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

cycled up on mountain bike


Good condition 1st May 2013  15:34  by thejackrustles

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Really enjoyed the walk up to the trig and bagged the geocache here too, great day out, fantastic views

3 way trig surfing ©thejackrustles
Ben Aigan ©thejackrustles
Everyone at Ben Aigan ©thejackrustles


Good condition 6th May 2012  17:14  by ProSpec

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I Parked at NJ 3132 4650, then followed a Mountain Bike trail to the Pillar. Metal Cap is missing.


Good condition 10th Sep 2011  15:42  by stonestreaker

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Good condition 3rd Sep 2011  12:00  by shammie01

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


Good condition 10th Apr 2011  15:00  by peregrinus

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

A group of us here to celebrate Alan Dawsons last mainland Marilyn (there are about 1550: he has been up all but three). Q: how many girls can you get on a trig? A: depends on how many girls you have ... and how much champagne they have drunk ;-) A fourth lady turned up; funnily enough she just kept walking!

The 3 trigettes Janet, Louise, Alison and some pink Carver


Good condition 30th May 2010  09:47  by g4wsb

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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©g4wsb
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Good condition 22nd May 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

squat untapered trig, vgc, metal cap, deep letters. Heathery summit, good path from S, Balnacoul, shown on 1:25k


Good condition 10th Mar 2009  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisited to photograph.

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11094
11094
11094


Good condition 10th May 2006  15:36  by Africajim

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Beautiful views of the Spey valley right down to the Moray firth. Lovely weather which made it a pleasant walk and magnificent views. Well worth a visit.

Lovely weather for beginning of May Me, the pillar and the FB, cracking weather for it.


Good condition 21st Jun 2004  12:42  by arranc

Gridref: NJ 31000 48200   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 12th Jun 2004  20:00  by fasgadh

Gridref: NJ 30991 48181   FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Another Lossie Block, painted white and buried within a cairn. Long walk up through trees, failed hereonce due to heavy snow.. Even skis did not help. Doddle this evening with a great view of hills, moors and distilleries.


Not Logged 18th Oct 2002  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 5/10

11094


Not Logged 24th Jun 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

squat untapered trig


Not Logged 12th Jun 2000  15:15  by Chalky

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


Good condition 19th Sep 1987  14:40  by Clochandighter

FB Number: 11094  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

First visit. To record FB number. Early records for these Lossiemouth Base Extension pillars are unclear but this pillar may have been built by 1912. In 1937 this marker was added to the OSGB36 primary network and was computed for triangulation as primary station PP348 in Figure 3 of the Retriangulation of Great Britain. The pillar top was levelled for height in 1953 but flush bracket 11094 wasn't added until 27th July 1963. This trig point was last maintained by the OS in May 1981. This was the first time I ever saw one of these squat untapered block shaped pillars. Oblivious of their significance at time of visit.



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