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TP1293 - Ben Rinnes
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S7210
OSGB36 Station :
NJ45/1
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1293
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 RinnesNJ45/1NJ45S001325507.16835451.80840.0282PILLAR01/06/1953201/06/1953N0

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There are 37 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 751st with 21 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.00/10 (from 58 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Oct 1991
Was Last logged: 11th Jun 2018

Of the 58 logged visits,
10 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 52m
The average error was 26m
The closest was 3m

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 11th Jun 2018  14:00  by DanTrig

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

Bagged as part of a 10 mile walk taking in Little Conval trig and Meikle Conval, high cloud with some scraping the summit every now and then. Trig looks like its been patched up well.


Good condition 8th Jun 2018  10:55  by dugswell2

FB Number: S7210   Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Sunny stroll from the regular car park to the good as new white trig and summit rock. Then continuation onto Meikle Conval where I met Liz and Iain.


Damaged 20th Apr 2018  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.


Damaged 19th Jan 2018  13:23  by BigJ

Gridref: NJ 25501 35456   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Snowy and icy climb to the distinctive summit with it's granite tors. Pillar coated in thick ice so couldn't find the flush bracket. Very cold on top with a vicious wind chill factor so very few photos. Extensive views right up to Caithness.

©BigJ


Damaged 15th Aug 2017  11:50  by The Peak Plodders

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

lovely views today.


Not Logged 5th Jul 2017  14:58  by lllpops

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


Damaged 15th May 2017  17:19  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Late afternoon out & back from the parking area to the East.

©Morecambe Monkey


Damaged 6th Feb 2017  09:42  by vgiorgio

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 18th Dec 2016  15:00  by Downfaller

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Revisit, cold but clear day for most of the ascent. Summit clouded in but the odd break to give us the excellent views. Lunch eaten and back down the hill.

Ben Rinnes TP ©Downfaller


Damaged 15th Dec 2016  11:15  by singlespeed

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

Cold, windy and cloudy for the second trig of the day. Barely stopped before running back down.

View of Little Conval, Meikle Conval and Roys Hill Just ran those and not going to have a view from the Rinnes summit today.©singlespeed


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

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


Damaged 7th May 2016  10:50  by mcbboyd

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

Walk up Ben Rinnes with my son to bag his first Corbett. Great views today, but pretty breezy. Quick stop at the trig after having no luck with the nearby geocache.


Damaged 19th Apr 2016  15:04  by Fester

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 7th Sep 2015  11:15  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

An extract from a poem by Gordon Jarvie (The Angel's Share - A View From Ben Rinnes): ' Caperdonach, Ben Riach, Tormore and Longmorn, Balvenie, Glen Moray, and Mortlach: on and on. This is a world-class distillation from any point of view, a roll-call to tempt any angel's discrimation. Sitting by the trig point on Ben Rinnes I survey all of the above and more, inhaling an almost celestial panorama, the air thick with larks and angels.' It's the only poem that I'm aware of which mentions a trig point! Didn't hear any larks today, (or see any angels) but saw a small flock of ptarmigan near the summit.


Damaged 24th May 2015  12:50  by thejackrustles

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

I've been up here before and don't remember the trigpoint at all which is very odd. Up with a party of geocachers, trig much easier to find than the geocache! Very windy on the top but plenty of shelter down the slope. Great views. Trig has seen better days and has some significant cracks.

Mrs TJR and Mr TBT at the trig ©thejackrustles
Mrs TJR at the trig ©thejackrustles
Ben Rinnes Collage ©thejackrustles


Damaged 24th May 2015  10:48  by hhew444

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Fantastic view from the trig


Damaged 24th May 2015  00:13  by gerryu2

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Gave myself way more time than I needed. A wee bit of a puffer at some bits but a great track all the way to the top. Great to meet some new trig attendees and get a face to names. Nice wee shelter talking to everyone,then around the corner to the trig while getting blown off my feet with the freezing wind. couldn't feel my fingers. Quite a bit of damage to trig. At least my new shoes didn't get dirty which was my biggest worry of the day.


Damaged 11th Apr 2015  15:28  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NJ 25508 35449   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Log #112. Parked at 2845 3695 and headed up to Ben Rinnes via Round Hill + Roy's Hill. Almost turned back before the summit of Roy's Hill, as some heavy mist rolled right along the valley, but it cleared again within a few minutes. I'm not exactly the fittest person in the world, but those stone steps were a killer. Bit of a sprachle onto the rocky summit to the pillar, which has some fairly extensive damage (frost, or lightning?). A topograph covers the cap and spider, so not sure whether they are still intact. Very gusty at the top, wind chill was below freezing - scoffed a sandwich quickly and then headed back down after 10 minutes when the hailstones started. Cleared up again almost straight away - it's been weird weather this weekend. I did have plans to continue on to Little Conval and back to the car via Meikle Conval, but left them for another day and a pair of less tired legs. [ExP-101/MiP-2/Rev-1/BM-8]

FB
Pillar
View NE over the Convals towards Dufftown and Keith.
View SE, towards Corryhabbie Hill, Glen Livet and Glenfiddich.


Not Logged 9th Apr 2015  11:00  by shammie01

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


Damaged 6th Apr 2015  14:12  by Downfaller

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

On the re-visit list from 2008. lovely day with exceptional all-round views. Nice walk up the well establish path to the summit, quite a few people making the climb up, a popular hill especially on Easter Monday. Well worth the revisit.


Not Logged 23rd Apr 2014  21:05  by Highlandholly

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


Damaged 13th Mar 2014  13:17  by nozzer

Gridref: NJ 25508 35440   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10


Damaged 17th Nov 2013  15:11  by Africajim

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Revisited with Fiona, no snow yet. Walked in from the Glenrinnes side.

Trig and FB A few cracks but still standing


Damaged 15th Oct 2013  12:18  by tummelv

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

©tummelv


Damaged 31st Aug 2013  20:59  by pricklyangelduo

FB Number: 7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

sign at bottom of hill says trig will be repaired


Damaged 15th Jul 2013  13:35  by coinea

Gridref: NJ 25507 35441   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10


Not Logged 21st Jun 2013  01:26  by malx194

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

found photo of trig top ©malx194


Damaged 21st Jun 2013  01:02  by malx194

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

up here to view the sunrise on the longest day... but a bit cloudy. Took a proper pic of the trig point but deleted it while editing! Another pic included

didn't look damaged close up, but it was dark


Not Logged 8th May 2013  00:00  by ngthack

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


Damaged 24th Sep 2011  12:45  by Chalky

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

2 large cracks 1/3 & 2/3 height with a chunk missing from W side. Spider covered with a viewfinder provided by the Speyside Whisky Assoc. Previously visited this superb viewpoint 17/08/99 no trig details noted.


Damaged 10th Sep 2011  15:46  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Trig getting a thin waist. It doesn't LOOK windy but.

©stonestreaker
©stonestreaker


Damaged 12th Aug 2011  17:29  by ProSpec

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked at NJ 28479 35941, then followed path to summit, Cloud dropped so no view.


Damaged 4th May 2011  14:39  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NJ 25507 35440   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 28th October 1952 costing 12.7s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ45/1 within the Elgin block during 1953. Levelled for height also in 1953. last maintained by the OS in May 1981. SITE VISIT: Car park provided at NJ284359. Follow the path all the way up the east side of the Ben. Trunk of pillar is badly cracked with large chunks missing. View indicator plate on top surface of pillar hides spider. Flush bracket face 5deg north. Vented through east sight hole. Commanding 360 panoramic view includes the Cairngorms and many prominent tops in Sutherland.

S7210 - Ben Rinnes & GRP
S7210 - Ben Rinnes pillar & FB


Not Logged 8th Jul 2010  12:00  by egtonio

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


Damaged 30th May 2010  15:00  by g4wsb

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

No views but thick fog at top,nice walk up track /path.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Damaged 9th Oct 2009  20:35  by micks trigs

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

this was my first trig point bag on a very windy but fine day one down a lot more to find

a bit windy up ere ©micks trigs


Good condition 9th Oct 2009  10:45  by lanemar

Gridref: NJ 25500 35400   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

fantastic views but wee bit windy


Damaged 22nd May 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Deep cracks at 1/3 and 2/3 height with a few chunks missing; nevertheless lovingly white-painted; topograph on top covering spider. Carefully made path from E, although rubbly near bottom, smallish car park at start.


Not Logged 22nd May 2009  00:00  by carolje

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


Damaged 31st Dec 2008  15:00  by CJO

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

a busy summit for the last day of the year, easy walk up ridge to the east


Damaged 16th Nov 2008  15:21  by Africajim

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Returned on a clear day for pics. Cold November day, Fiona and me went up, bitter wind, but lovely day.

Me on the top of the world! Standing on the top of Ben Rinnes as the sun goes down


Damaged 14th Jun 2008  12:00  by Garth Fenton

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

windy day, a quick run up and down


Damaged 16th Mar 2008  10:29  by B.bird

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

We had all the seasons today, gusty winds at the trig point, stinging hail stones and wet snow, oh and we did have a little bit of sunshine.

Snowy Summit Gusting winds and freezing temps happy to make it to the top©B.bird


Damaged 20th Feb 2008  14:06  by Downfaller

Gridref: NJ 25506 35499   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Very poor day for visibility, like 20ft - Logged with Nozzer, patchy snow at the summit. Need to return for what I am sure would be spectacular views on a good day.


Damaged 27th Sep 2007  12:09  by Africajim

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Nice walk in following the old jeep trail. I saw a lot of grouse on the way up, around 40 in all. Severe corrosion around the middle of the pillar, was packed with snow, if it freezes that will cause further erosion, limited lifespan now. First snow of the year though, and only Sept! I'll return for pics on a clear day!

Damaged pillar packed with snow The pillar is very eroded in the middle, the snow was sticking to it when I visited, this will only cause further erosion.


Damaged 22nd Aug 2007  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Revisited to photograph. Can't be long before its top half comes off. First visit date somewhere in a diary.

S7210
S7210
S7210
S7210


Damaged 5th Mar 2007  12:19  by dpeberdy

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

A walk instead of skiing as Cairngorm Ski area was shut due to high wind. A lovely walk which should have been easy, but the wind made the top hard. Fantastic views all round. Me. 840m

Shame you can't see the view behind me! The camera was really hard to balance on the rucksack because of the wind!©dpeberdy


Damaged 3rd Dec 2006  14:10  by Trigger

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

TP1293


Damaged 20th Jan 2006  00:00  by bowlesy

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


Good condition 23rd Aug 2005  13:40  by dmwhite

Gridref: NJ 25500 35400   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A pleasant walk up a wide somewhat degraded path (in places). Reconstruction team working on the path which will hopefully improve things, Well done Friends of Ben Rinnes!


Good condition 29th Mar 2005  00:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

'Twas painted white, shining like a mystical beacon. Magnificent! Do not forget to visit the distillery in Aberlour. And do try Benrinnes whisky if you get the chance; the 15 year old is a personal favourite of mine.


Damaged 30th Jul 2003  15:52  by senrabyar

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Crowded with orienteers Met AP and AH (and family). Also passed HOC folk descending. Walked down with AP


Damaged 31st Jul 1999  12:00  by Particle

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


Not Logged 19th Jul 1999  10:56  by fergie

Gridref: NJ 25490 35450   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Not Logged  Score: 6/10

Doing the Corbetts

On a Corbett trip


Good condition 27th Jul 1998  14:00  by Aye Jimmy

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

Very pleasant amble and excellent viewpoint.

Ben Rinnes So dazzlingly white it hurts your eyes!


Good condition 10th Feb 1996  11:09  by fasgadh

FB Number: S7210  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Highest hill in Morayshire and famed for its tors. A very easy walk up a big path. This hill shows up in many views, but was not chosen for a primary station.


Good condition 16th Jul 1995  13:34  by arranc

Gridref: NJ 25500 35500   FB Number: S7210  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Not Logged 21st Oct 1991  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted



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