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TP1322 - Bennan
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5178th with 35 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.60/10 (from 30 logged visits)
Was First logged: 2nd May 2004
Was Last logged: 9th Jun 2019

Of the 30 logged visits,
11 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 24m
The average error was 7m
1 was exact

countrymatters countrymatters Clochandighter Clochandighter Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy caroleengel caroleengel Mickandkim Mickandkim coinea coinea nerdsville nerdsville agentmancuso agentmancuso Jango & Boba Fett Jango & Boba Fett lonesome_cowboy_burt lonesome_cowboy_burt jonglew jonglew Bennan Bennan [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Good condition 9th Jun 2019  14:05  by countrymatters

Gridref: NR 98400 21600   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

A bit of a dismal location, but great viewpoint, and nicely painted trig pillar.

Good condition 16th Feb 2019  12:54  by Nick&Rosie

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Particularly muddy today.

View North
View East
View South with Rosie
View West

Good condition 6th Jun 2018  13:36  by nerdsville

Gridref: NR 98418 21617   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easy trig point, near the transmitter towers with work in progress installing new tower. The pillar was just through gate and thankfully it was bone dry, can see why it could be a mud bath though. In good condition nicely painted like all the ones on Arran seem to be.

The Trigpoint Pillar

Good condition 5th May 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NR 98420 21614   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 18th Nov 2017  12:22  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

I was warned by dugswell2 you'd need wellies, wadders might have been more appropriate. Knee deep mud in places, nearly lost my wellies, came back over fence and into mast compound, suggest you start in this direction.

Bennan selfie ©thejackrustles
Mud glorious mud ©thejackrustles
Rainbow - sent by my wee lost dog Charlie ©thejackrustles
Bennan collage

Good condition 17th Nov 2017  13:35  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8738   Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 24th Apr 2017  16:27  by greenbell

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

After an at times wild looking walk in the woods at the back to Kilmory - chambered cairn, a definite N Yorks moor feel to the place until you see beautiful Aisla Craig and the encircling (nearly) coasts. This is a quick roadside grab - be careful of the encircling ordure!

Good condition 19th Aug 2016  19:53  by g6ssn

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

Slightly damaged 7th May 2016  12:40  by Pete the Trig Hunter

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Painted white and some limited concrete damage. Easy to reach but muddy underfoot. At the top of a rise and views both way.

Good condition 24th May 2015  10:00  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NR 98414 21620   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Drove to it Very muddy around base

Good condition 4th May 2015  15:56  by coinea

Gridref: NR 98420 21615   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good condition 4th May 2015  15:55  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NR 98418 21613   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 5th March 1956 costing 26.1s.6d. Computed as tertiary triangulation station NS04/T17 in 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in June 2001. SITE VISIT: Parked by north side of public road just east of access track at NR983213. The approach track is NOT suitable for driving cars on. Kilbride Hill. So near and yet so far. Surrounded in knee deep (on cattle) slurry, needed to use loose stones and boulders to construct a hard standing podium for photography. White painted pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces east, ~98. Vented through north sight hole. 270 panoramic view, north east quarter blocked by nearby woods.

S8738 - Bennan pillar & GRP.
S8738 - Bennan pillar & FB

Good condition 12th Apr 2015  15:00  by andyc

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Nice spot with views of Ailsa Craig

Good condition 30th Jul 2014  15:24  by geodruth

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A very easy bag up a dirt track next to a small power station (?). Once again the person with the white gloss has been out and about. Although they wipe clean the tribrach the grooves under the tribrach tie hooks are filled in with paint; just as well no-one needs to tie down their theodolites any more. Grass white and flush bracket over painted with gloss. I think it's nice that someone cares to paint them, but a tad more care would not go amiss - and please stop painting the brass flush brackets!

Tribrach ©geodruth
View from the trig ©geodruth
Trig pillar ©geodruth

Good condition 9th May 2013  09:45  by jonglew

Gridref: NR 98414 21626   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Easiest pillar on the island to bag along an access track to a covered reservoir approx 300m from the island's perimeter road. Have to say it's in good condition, but with its flaking coat of dirty white paint it looks very shabby against most of the pillars on Arran. The pillar sits in a muddy area but access can be gained from other side of the fence so no need to tramp through the mud to get close to it. 1 sight hole open, original cap in place; FB painted black.

Pillar TP1322©jonglew
Spider TP1322©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1322©jonglew

Good condition 18th May 2012  15:30  by Stratford Strollers

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Easy to get close to but it sits in a very muddy patch.

Good condition 24th Oct 2011  01:10  by Arran Trigman

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

There are 17 pillar trigpoints on Arran. Bennan is the only trigpoint on Arran that you can take your car straight to,just follow the line of telegraph poles at the top of the hill and you will find the trigpoint next to the waterstation in a boggy field.

©Arran Trigman
©Arran Trigman
©Arran Trigman
Newly painted Trig

Good condition 18th Oct 2011  16:51  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

A bit of a gimmie and total contrast to Tighvein which was visited earlier in the day.

Bennan ©fasgadh
Bennan ©fasgadh
Bennan ©fasgadh

Good condition 7th Sep 2011  18:45  by stonestreaker

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10


Good condition 6th Jul 2010  14:35  by Skerryvore

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Took ages to find the right track for this one, but once found, the trig must be Arran's easiest and not, I'm afraid particularly attractive, especially on a dull day. Ailsa Craig was just visible though.

Good condition 15th Jun 2010  19:00  by asbown

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

easy find at end of track, good views.

Good condition 3rd Apr 2010  10:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters. In edge of boggy cattle field a few m beyond end of roughish driveable resr access track.

Trig looking W
Trig looking N

Good condition 25th Jul 2009  19:52  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NR 98418 21615   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Bennan Trig, reservoir and Ailsa Craig.
Bennan Spider and OS cap, deeply indented letters.
Bennan The FB.

Good condition 25th May 2009  14:21  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NR 98422 21616   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Surrounded by slurry

Good condition 28th Jul 2008  16:45  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy find near to the Scottish Water compound. Just up a track off the main road, south of the island.


Good condition 9th Apr 2008  15:52  by agentmancuso

Gridref: NR 98422 21614   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Easy access, views to Ailsa Craig.

Good condition 21st Jul 2007  15:40  by Theo D Lite

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

easiest to get on the island, reminds me of home! Good views of Ailsa and nice rolling views inland. A lot of nearby clutter, spoils it though

Good condition 30th Jun 2007  17:20  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

At end of small track beside resevoir compound in the south of the isle.

Good condition 30th Mar 2007  18:59  by Jango & Boba Fett

Gridref: NR 98414 21622   FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Pillar in very good condition at the end of concrete track up to water board resevoir. Spider is in place.

Trigpoint and water board huts
Flush bracket

Good condition 2nd May 2004  11:40  by NeverLost

FB Number: S8738  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Nice and easy bag. At the end of a metalled track just off the main road in the south of the Isle of Arran.

S8738 - Flush Bracket Bennan
S8738 - Spider Bennan
S8738 Bennan

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