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TP1307 - Ben Venue
 
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Grid reference :
Type :
Condition :
Damaged Damaged
Flush Bracket :
S6961
OSGB36 Station :
NN61/5
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1307
County :
Central Region
Nearest town :
CALLANDER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ben VenueNN61/5NN61S005247727.87706124.37727.5572PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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There are 18 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 864th with 15 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.94/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Jun 1970
Was Last found intact: 15th Apr 2014
Was Last logged: 5th May 2019

Of the 36 logged visits,
6 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 80m
The average error was 19m
The closest was 5m

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Logged Visits:

Damaged 5th May 2019  07:33  by Chalky

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Top half of trig gone but FB still intact.


Damaged 8th Sep 2018  13:52  by peebs

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

From Ledard-Free parking. Pillar in a sorry state


Damaged 14th May 2017  00:00  by ngthack

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

Up from Loch Ard. Lot of people around, thinking they were on top of Ben Venue,


Damaged 13th Aug 2016  12:14  by descarte1

Gridref: NN 47732 06127   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Attempt 2 after last week's effort was abandoned due to excessively terrible weather. Very different today with blue skies (mostly) and some severe winds. Mostly destroyed stone-built pillar. The FB is still present with the pillar standing only about 1.5 feet high. No obvious sightholes, FB faces W-ish. Superb views all round from here...if you get the weather! Walked up from the Ben Venue car park at the lochside (costs 3 quid for parking for the day) and came up the signposted track. Metalled paths until you hit the valley at which point it's pretty boggy all the way up. Light scrambling near the top keeps it interesting...


Not Logged 21st Mar 2016  21:27  by Angus Lothian

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


Not Logged 15th Aug 2015  00:00  by carolje

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


Not Logged 26th Mar 2015  08:49  by jrcking

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

I ran up Ben Venue with my brother, and I didn't think much of the path...


Good condition 15th Apr 2014  11:20  by geezagoal

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Great day with smashing views.


Damaged 1st Sep 2013  11:24  by Sarahbrand69

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

Extremely windy on top with this visit but the views were incredible.

Needed a seat!


Damaged 25th Mar 2013  14:45  by redDragon

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Quite an epic walk up from Loch Ard, given the snowy conditions. But stunning views from up here. Well worth it. Pillar was covered in ice and snow, but I could tell it was damaged.


Damaged 6th Oct 2012  13:45  by Particle

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

Visited during Ben Venue hill race. Excellent views on fairly clear day.


Damaged 1st May 2011  13:20  by 45378

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

Fantastic views. Came up by the 'quiet route' from the NE starting at the dam.


Damaged 28th Feb 2011  13:30  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Bottom half of a stonebuilt pillar, FB intact. Great view, wonderful Springlike end-of-Feb day. Circuit from SW, path from Ledard, taking in the 3 GTs.

FB
Trig, view E
Trig and summit


Remains 31st Dec 2010  10:48  by gerryu2

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

Just back logging some of the trigs I have visited in my early days of munro bagging.


Damaged 4th Oct 2010  12:10  by Garth Fenton

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

A popular walk up a muddy path, how many people miss out the top and just visit the trig point, pity it's damaged although the flush plate is still intact


Toppled 17th May 2008  14:11  by Haggis Hunter

Gridref: NN 47733 06117   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Toppled  Score: 10/10

Trigpoint is now totally destroyed. Only the base remains, see photos. Had a lovely clear day and the views were wonderful. I also bagged my 1000th geocache up here.

FB
Destroyed trig
At the trig ©Haggis Hunter


Not Logged 10th May 2008  16:00  by Haud Forrit

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

Long access path.


Damaged 26th Aug 2006  11:20  by Boys from the Dyes

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 2/10

Ben Venue on a wet miserable day, no views to be had. Walked up from the Loch Ard, path on side of hill very wet and boggy.

Stone built pillar with flush bracket


Damaged 29th Jul 2006  13:18  by coinea

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10


Damaged 29th Jul 2006  13:16  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NN 47731 06119   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Stone built trig pillar appears to have been rebuilt on site. The flush bracket has been reinstated and the pointing in most of the pillar is good. However the very top and the entire spider are missing. Had continued maintenance (which is greatly appreciated) not been undertaken, this pillar would probably have disintegrated to a ruin years ago. All four sighting holes are plugged. FB faces WNW. Secondary station in Block NN61, Callander. Built 12th May 1952, costing 56.9s.7d. Photographed in fog 29/07/2006, GRP.

S6961 - Ben Venue montage(OSBM)
S6961 - Ben Venue Sloping flush Bracket, side on
S6961 - Ben Venue GRP - not sitting on pillar


Damaged 15th Feb 2006  14:57  by Agosolo

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


Damaged 29th Aug 2005  18:00  by blueboots

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Ben Venue


Damaged 19th Dec 2004  12:30  by fasgadh

Gridref: NN 47733 06119   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

Its stone built and falling apart. Top missing. Amazing midwinter day with big views to Arran,Campsies, Pentlands, Ben Lawers, Ben More and Arrochar. Cloudless and very cold. Enough snow to make the going interesting and descent was icy in places. Returned via summit and boggy corrie to Loch Achray.

Ben Venue Metal and the damage to the top.
Ben Venue And Lochs Venachar and Achray
Ben Venue
Ben Venue View towards Cruach Ardrain


Good condition 5th Dec 2004  13:30  by bexybear

Gridref: NN 47732 06117   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

View to Lochs Achray and Venachar


Not Logged 2nd Mar 2004  21:34  by stonestreaker

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

old un-munro log


Damaged 29th Oct 2003  12:29  by vegibagger

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

Jamie's first Graham at 4y 4 months and with intention of first Munro tomorrow. Bit of a hairy descent choice direct to the road, that got us into some pretty steep wooded ground near the bottom.


Damaged 21st Apr 2003  11:35  by arranc

Gridref: NN 47700 06200   FB Number: S6961  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

on my way to my 1,000th British Marilyn. Mist. No view.


Not Logged 20th Oct 2002  12:29  by fergie

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

Graham from Loch Achray


Good condition 10th Jul 1999  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Loch Ard, back over Beinn Bhreac, with Fiona.


Good condition 11th Apr 1998  21:58  by Foinavon

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


Good condition 18th Oct 1995  11:00  by Bridgeman

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

Circular from Loch Achray much in fine rain.

Ben Venue Trig Point ©Bridgeman


Not Logged 30th Jul 1995  12:00  by Sandman

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


Good condition 17th Apr 1994  22:18  by sky high boys

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

Visited a long time ago with the family. The views were outstanding, but the wind made it hard to stand at the top.


Good condition 22nd Jul 1987  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S6961  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Stone-built pillar on rocky summit. Red FB.


Good condition 2nd Jan 1980  17:26  by Fester

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


Not Logged 15th Jun 1970  14:17  by Chalky

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



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