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TP1309 - Ben Vorlich
 
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Type :
Condition :
Slightly damaged Slightly damaged
Flush Bracket :
S6510
OSGB36 Station :
NS29/10
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP1309
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
INVERARAY

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Ben VorlichNS29/10NS29S010229582.25712296.80941.5272PILLAR01/06/1952201/06/1952N0

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There are 31 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 692nd with 16 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.05/10 (from 76 logged visits)
Was First logged: 26th Aug 1980
Was Last logged: 10th Aug 2018

Of the 76 logged visits,
13 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 33982m
The average error was 2640m
1 was exact

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Slightly damaged 10th Aug 2018  12:00  by happycyclist

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Mist and rain came in, but we got glimpses of what could have been. Why is the trig away from the summit?


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2017  13:48  by jonglew

Gridref: NN 29585 12298   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

From Ardvorlich via the South Top and both Little Hills. Pillar is losing the top screen, 25-30% gone; top cap gonem no plug. Cloud down, no views.

Pillar TP1309©jonglew
Spider TP1309©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1309©jonglew


Slightly damaged 3rd Dec 2017  13:46  by mntainman

Gridref: NN 29584 12294   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 26th Oct 2017  23:38  by Wayne Mac 01

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


Not Logged 30th Sep 2016  15:00  by Angus Lothian

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


Slightly damaged 30th Nov 2014  11:32  by CJO

Gridref: NN 29584 12292   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

revisit. no cap. Slight spalling of top screed. great views above the cloud inversion

Ben Vorlich


Slightly damaged 5th Nov 2014  13:13  by BigAl

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

An unbelievably sunny November day gave me a great walk in from Inveruglas. Fantastic views from the trig made for a much better experience of the mountain than the first time back in April 1990 when it was more overcast on the walk in from Ardlui.

Ben Vorlich (Lomond) Trig ©BigAl


Slightly damaged 6th Jul 2014  10:00  by Johnoneill1916

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

Wee Sunday walk from Inveruglas. First couple of mile nice are nice and easy along the road to the dam then it gets pretty steep for a bit and levels out near the summit. Cracking views in every direction :)


Good condition 21st Jun 2014  15:58  by Bridgeman

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

My last Munro in the Arrochar Alps. An afternoon walk up from Inverglus. A82 was empty for long periods due to roadworks at Pulpit Rock. Ascent made from path up from south of Loch Sloy Dam.

Ben Vorlich Trig Point ©Bridgeman
Ben Vorlich Trig Point FB ©Bridgeman


Slightly damaged 27th Apr 2014  13:49  by alanm85

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


Good condition 1st Oct 2013  14:34  by jester2005

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Slightly damaged 14th Sep 2013  14:46  by Agosolo

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Start at Arrochar, glen loin for a longer walk.


Good condition 22nd May 2013  12:55  by geezagoal

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

A nice walk from Inveruglas car park to the bottom of the Ben,rather windy though.Very steep climb most of all the way to Trig.Fantastic 360' views.

©geezagoal
©geezagoal
©geezagoal


Good condition 26th Oct 2012  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Spider centre open, no cap or plug. Third visit to this popular Munro.


Not Logged 4th Jun 2012  11:04  by PeterKirkwood

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


Not Logged 12th May 2012  15:00  by egtonio

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


Good condition 6th Apr 2012  13:00  by leakster

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

Bagged this Munro in very wet, cold and windy conditions.


Slightly damaged 24th Mar 2012  15:55  by descarte1

Gridref: NN 29582 12304   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Good condition pillar with the exception of some damage to the top screed. FB faces east-ish with the cap missing and no plug. All sightholes are open but blocked internally so no pillar bolt. Came up from Inveruglas via Loch Sloy. Reached the dam then just headed straight up the side. Very very steep until the bealach, then easy walk along the ridge. Descended via Coire na Baintighearna until the mapped track then followed that down. Long day.....


Slightly damaged 24th Mar 2012  15:54  by pog

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Not Logged 20th Nov 2011  12:29  by saraholroyd

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


Slightly damaged 23rd Jul 2011  10:00  by scotti

Gridref: NN 29568 12297   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Munro no.109, from Ardlui. No obvious scars or track but on clear day no problem finding way on to ridge leading to summit. Trig just south of summit cairn. As on Ben Lomond a striking view straight down the Firth of Clyde to Ailsa Craig.


Slightly damaged 9th Jul 2011  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NN 62915 18909   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

True summit to SE of trig


Slightly damaged 24th Jun 2011  14:25  by Morecambe Monkey

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

Parked in the Inveruglas visitor centre car park(free). Followed the A82 south then took the tarmac track which heads under the railway & towards Loch Sloy dam. About half a mile before the dam there is a small cairn on the right of the track which indicates the point to start the long,sometimes boggy ascent. Superb location,with views in all directions,Ben Lui dominating to the north,Ben Lomond to the SE & views down Loch Lomond. The true summit isnt at the trig but at the crag & cairn which is 2m higher,200m further north along the top.

Trig & cairn ©Morecambe Monkey
Trig & Ben Lomond ©Morecambe Monkey
True summit beyond trig ©Morecambe Monkey


Slightly damaged 2nd Jan 2011  13:55  by Particle

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Ran up from Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park, along ridge over southern top. Quite icy with frozen snow.


Good condition 17th Jun 2010  12:56  by stm-tp

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Great day, could see for miles. Came up over the Little Hills


Slightly damaged 13th Dec 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Top screed damaged, otherwise vgc. Cast onto rock at cairn (on slightly lower S summit). Fine winters day: inversion over Loch Lomond and Glasgow. Took in the 3 Corbett Tops: some interesting bad steps on the E ridge.

Trig and view to Trossachs
Trig looking NW


Slightly damaged 6th Jun 2009  14:45  by andyc

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Walked up over the Little Hills and down over Stob nan Coinnich Bhacain. Didn't see any other people on little hills but several people on main Ardlui path.


Not Logged 15th Jul 2008  13:35  by campagvelocet

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

Couldn't see much at the moment I was at the pillar. The mist was down and the wind was howling. Given some of the views I did enjoy today, I imagine it is pretty spectacular on a good day. I should have visited the trig before having my lunch just below the actual summit (a little north of the trig).


Slightly damaged 6th Apr 2008  13:06  by Drumlin

Gridref: NN 29600 12300   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Excellent day in the snow. Fabulous views in all directions


Good condition 14th Feb 2008  12:12  by vegibagger

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

another Feb visit with Nigel Naylor of YAC, but weather couldn't be different from 1st time. Up from the south side, fairly mild day and pretty well no snow on the hill! What a contrast from my first visit in Feb '99


Slightly damaged 21st Aug 2007  13:00  by nozzer

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

Visited on Munro bagging not logged details


Slightly damaged 7th Jun 2007  17:35  by rhayader_wanderer

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

Parked in Inveruglas then walk up towards lock sloy before making a b-line over the SE ridge. Descended on a visible path down to the dam. Great views if a little hazy then a solid soaking in the last 30mins of the walk out. Still nice to do after a day in the office


Slightly damaged 28th Apr 2007  18:19  by hillbilly

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



Slightly damaged 24th Oct 2006  12:05  by el-mo

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10


Slightly damaged 13th Jul 2006  14:00  by philipmc

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

The Trig, cairn, Ben Lomond and Loch ©philipmc


Slightly damaged 13th May 2006  13:45  by coinea

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 13th May 2006  13:43  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NN 29584 12290   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Note this is BEN VORLICH in the Arrochar Alps by Loch Lomond. The other Ben Vorlich by Loch Earn (S6931,NN629189) is listed by its OS official name COIRE GARBH. Anyhow, S6510: Pillar in reasonable condition but much of the top surface has been lost to frost. Spider: OS centre plug lost, centre open. All four sighting holes open, pillar bolt buried by debris dropped down centre pipe. Flush bracket faces 71 ENE. Climbed the Ben in an anti-clockwise circle starting and finishing at Ardlui. There are no continuous paths on much of that route. Perfect visibility and a sunny day helped with navigation, but not to be recommended in poor conditions. S6510 was built as a secondary station in Block NS29, Greenock at a cost of 102.2s.0d, around five times the average cost of a pillar in the early 1950s. Views to Ben Alder, Ben More, Coire Seicheach, Coire Garbh, Ben Ledi, Ben Cleugh, Ben Venue, Meikle Bin, Ben Lomond, Ailsa Craig, Goat Fell, Ben Narnain, Ben Ime, Jura, Ben More (Mull), Ben Cruachan, Dunaneach, Ben Nevis. Photographed 13/05/2006, GRP.

S6510 - Ben Vorlich triangulation pillar
S6510 - Ben Vorlich flush bracket
S6510 - Ben Vorlich GRP at pillar
View to Ben Lomond & Loch Lomond
True summit of Ben Vorlich. (Ben Nevis in backdrop).
Long distance to Jura
Long distance to Ben More (Mull)
S6510 - Ben Vorlich pillar & FB©Clochandighter
S6510 - Ben Vorlich frost damage to top surface
Caught in the act! this was received via e'mail within 24hrs.


Good condition 15th Feb 2006  14:49  by Agosolo

Gridref: NN 29582 12297   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Slightly damaged 6th Nov 2005  13:00  by weekender

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

RW, GLT, PWilkie, NFerro, SHindle & Corrie Dog


Slightly damaged 14th Aug 2005  14:30  by Tamtane

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 10/10

My favourite of the Arrochar Alps on account of the amazing views in all directions, particularly of lower Loch Lomond and its islands. Quickly reached by going straight to the dam and heading directly north-east up the steep slopes with the ridge top in sight all the way and then its an easy walk across to Ben Vorlichs various tops.


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2005  12:00  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Mist on top - so I missed the trig on the way to the top, only found it on the way back.


Slightly damaged 16th Apr 2004  23:49  by bowlesy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 2nd Mar 2004  21:35  by stonestreaker

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

old munro log no details


Good condition 19th Sep 2003  13:00  by jimmy

Gridref: NN 29585 12290   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

the brass centre of the spider is missing--not quite on the summit--great views--as I climbed the long slog up the grassy side a couple of fit young lads coming down said "are you all right, old timer" bah


Good condition 26th Sep 2002  11:30  by sleepwalker

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Approached from the visitor centre at Inveruglas via the Loch Sloy dam. Another damp and misty outing.


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2002  00:00  by catman

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


Not Logged 22nd Sep 2002  00:00  by rosieb

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


Good condition 7th Apr 2002  00:00  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From Inveruglas, back down very steeply to damn, with Fiona.


Good condition 11th Jun 2001  12:30  by gemini man

Gridref: NN 29500 12200   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Slight detour en route from Prescot to Glencoe


Good condition 2nd Mar 1999  14:00  by Haud Forrit

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

Long drag up from the Loch Earn side.


Slightly damaged 20th Feb 1999  11:45  by vegibagger

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

This a very freezing visit with Gill Brooke-Taylor and my Dalamtion dog Jasper, snow, wisping cloud and very strong wind made Jasper and us, very pleased to get down into the quiet shelter of the the eastern slopes afterwards.


Not Logged 22nd May 1998  15:13  by peebs

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


Good condition 27th Sep 1997  00:00  by Border Peat

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

mist and low cloud


Not Logged 8th Oct 1996  14:00  by Sealf4

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

one of my early munros and although I have climbed this hill more than once, the state of the pillar is lost in the dim recesses of my mind


Good condition 5th Sep 1996  13:00  by Ivanhoe

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 19th May 1996  15:00  by sky high boys

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

Filthy weather for May, snowed for a short while up top but found good shelter.


Good condition 18th May 1996  00:00  by ngthack

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 10th May 1996  14:00  by gerryu2

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

Just back logging some of the trigs I have visited. I remember I broke my tooth as I bit into my roll. Great views.


Good condition 26th Dec 1995  13:00  by Aye Jimmy

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

Whole summit area was extremely icy - crampon country.

Ben Vorlich An unforgettable winter's day; Ben Lomond behind.


Good condition 2nd Apr 1995  12:00  by CJO

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


Slightly damaged 8th Oct 1993  15:30  by dugswell2

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 8/10

Climbed with Richard Armour, a tiring hill in good weather.


Good condition 13th May 1993  12:30  by Cootking

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From ardvorlich.


Slightly damaged 29th Aug 1992  14:00  by Andy West

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


Good condition 10th Nov 1991  16:04  by fasgadh

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wet wander up off a train that left Wolverhampton that morning. Was down for tea. Try doing that today, now that the gits have the railways.


Good condition 16th May 1991  13:00  by KevP

FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Munro bag. Cloud on summit no view.


Not Logged 27th Oct 1990  12:00  by Sandman

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


Slightly damaged 16th Nov 1989  12:00  by RichardL

Gridref: NN 29600 12300   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Not Logged 4th Nov 1989  00:00  by carolje

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


Not Logged 4th Apr 1989  11:31  by fergie

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

Lovely day in the hills and great views


Good condition 25th Apr 1986  16:45  by Garth Fenton

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

did ben vane first, wet day underfoot.


Good condition 25th Apr 1986  16:15  by Garth Fenton

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

long day climbing ben Vane before


Good condition 31st Jul 1985  12:00  by desperate dan

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

Main section of Arrochar Alps more interesting. Still, had now done both Ben Vorlichs.


Good condition 1st Feb 1984  15:04  by Fester

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

Early Munro bagging foray..


Good condition 6th Jun 1982  15:20  by arranc

Gridref: NN 29500 12200   FB Number: S6510  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 29th May 1981  14:08  by Phil Clayton

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


Not Logged 26th Aug 1980  18:28  by Exe-Eagle

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



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