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TP1349 - Bharrain
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 387th with 9 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.33/10 (from 33 logged visits)
Was First logged: 30th Jun 1990
Was Last found intact: 2nd May 2014
Was Last logged: 9th May 2018

Of the 33 logged visits,
9 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 30m
The average error was 12m
The closest was 1m

Clochandighter Clochandighter coinea coinea Garth Fenton Garth Fenton Chris Mac Chris Mac Aye Jimmy Aye Jimmy caroleengel caroleengel Jango & Boba Fett Jango & Boba Fett jonglew jonglew arranc arranc Bharrain Bharrain [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Damaged 9th May 2018  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NR 90196 42775   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

superb round of Casteal na h-lolaire, Beinn Bharrain, Beinn Bhreac, Meall Donn, Meall nan Damh and Meall Bhig. Start NR871435 (Alltgbhladh), end NR879467 (Mid Thundergay). Thanks to Jon Glew for lift

Damaged 19th Nov 2017  00:00  by ngthack

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

Flush bracket not far off becoming detached.

Damaged 17th Nov 2017  14:17  by vegibagger

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 5/10

Marilyn Summit with Alex Cameron. Beautiful exposed pebbles

Pebble face Coloured pebbles face exposed by the damage©vegibagger
Trig ©vegibagger

Damaged 17th Nov 2017  14:17  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Hard work for just one trig of the day. Had the full experience of the Scottish elements and landscape today. Amazing views over to the bigger Arran hills.

Damaged 8th Sep 2016  17:21  by Chalky

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

3rd visit, much same condition as 4 years ago, no fresh paint for this one!

Damaged 22nd Apr 2016  14:50  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10


Damaged 3rd Sep 2015  12:52  by Chris Mac

Gridref: NR 90197 42773   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Trig pillar badly damaged but well worth a visit for the full hill traverse and views.

Damaged 8th Aug 2015  14:00  by GeoTracer

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

Windy. Damaged but stable. Loop ties ok. Centre plug missing.

Damaged 2nd May 2015  15:57  by coinea

Gridref: NR 90197 42768   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Damaged 2nd May 2015  15:40  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NR 90204 42751   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th March 1956 cost not on record. Computed as secondary triangulation station NS04/1 within the Isle of Arran block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in October 1978. SITE VISIT: Parked by west side of road (C147, formerly A841) at Thundergay. Followed footpaths almost all the way. The first section is mapped and rises to the west corner of Coire Fhionn Lochan. The route continues NNE then clockwise around the top of Meall Bhig until on a southeasterly course. Finally turning SSW to pick up the ridge in the bealach to the north of Beinn Bhreac and the ridge is followed from thereon. Mullach Buidhe. Pillar damaged by extreme weather. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces northwest, ~324. Vented through three sight holes, SW hole still plugged. Full 360 view mostly lost to low cloud at time of visit. Beastly ice shards blasted by very strong easterly wind hence rushed photographs and GPS reading.

S8730 - Bharrain pillar & GRP
S8730 - Bharrain pillar & FB

Damaged 23rd Aug 2014  12:35  by Fester

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

Scramble up the north west ridge and then north along the tops.Superb day out.

Not Logged 5th Jun 2014  13:00  by ger

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

Slightly damaged 2nd May 2014  12:35  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: NR 90197 42768   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 9/10

Lovely day just a quick visit to Arran for its only graham

Not Logged 5th Jul 2013  00:00  by carolje

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

Damaged 9th Jun 2013  13:25  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Parked roadside at Thudergay taking an easy, path to Fhionn Lochain. Then up onto the ridge over Beinn Bhreac to the trig .. Exceptional views ...

Damaged 29th May 2013  14:04  by RitaPlatt

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Trig point in a poor state of repair but in a stunning location Wonderful sunny day. Saw a Dotterel on Mullach Buidhe

Looking over Kilbrannan to Kintyre and Paps of Jura Hot sunny day doing all the Western Arran hills©RitaPlatt
At the summit Peter, Rita and Mandy at the summit©RitaPlatt

Damaged 11th May 2013  12:11  by jonglew

Gridref: NR 90192 42782   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Yet another wet and high wind day. Parked roadside at Thudergay taking an easy, clear path to Fhionn Lochain. Then up onto the ridge over Beinn Bhreac to the trig, returning via Beinn Bharrain, a descent to Allt Gobhlach and back to the road at Pirnmill for a couple of miles road walk to the car. No views for most of the walk, but then the clouds suddenly lifted to reveal the magnificent Glen Iorsa and western flanks of Ben Tarsuinn. Pillar is in a sorry state - and no coat of fresh white paint (the least of its worries). Cap is missing and no plug. Large sections of concrete from the lower half of the pillar are missing, but it seems sound enough for the time being.

Pillar TP1349©jonglew
Pillar - Rear View TP1349©jonglew
Spider TP1349©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP1349©jonglew

Damaged 27th Apr 2012  13:00  by Chalky

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 9/10

Spider open, no cap or plug. Ridge-round from Thundergay. Previously visited this final Graham of my first round 11/07/00, no trig details noted.

Damaged 14th Oct 2011  16:41  by Arran Trigman

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

There are 17 pillar trigs on Arran. Bharrain is the 2nd highest at 721m.

Newly painted Trig
Newly painted Trig

Damaged 12th May 2011  13:15  by bowlesy

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Damaged  Score: 3/10

Couldn't see a darn thing

Damaged 15th Jun 2010  14:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Good ridge walk tothis one. Fine views today on a clear sunny day

Damaged 15th Jun 2010  13:50  by asbown

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

fine walk from Pirnmill,hard work to ridge on meall donn but after that a great walk, views good, trig seen better days.

Damaged 4th Apr 2010  17:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Lower half of pillar crumbling, but not in imminent danger of falling apart. No cap or plug. Fine summit, great views to snowy peaks far and near, Jura seeming just a stones throw away. After Goat Fell and Holy Island on a lovely sunny day. From W, mapped car park, SE thru trees and dead bracken, narrow ride to forest road, NE then follow wider ride W which becomes a wide boggy stream. Gentle ascent on boggy soggy snow then steep slope avoiding scree/boulder patches. Ridge once finally reached is a delight, short grass, a few outcrops. Bagged the Graham Top of Beinn Bharrain, across a nice rocky top, easy rocky descent, cross a big snow patch en route to the trigged Graham summit. Would be feasible to descend into corrie but nicer to go back same way. Trying to avoid boggy stream on return I got entangled in dense spruce. Not the nicest approach perhaps but it gave me time for Meall Mor (496m HuMP) then a nice meal in the Lochranza Hotel, rounding off an excellent 2 days trigging on Arran.

Trig & Corbetts
Trig looking NW to Islay and Jura
Beinn Bhreac
Arran Corbetts
Mullach Buidhe NW ridge

Damaged 28th Jul 2009  11:49  by Aye Jimmy

Gridref: NR 90197 42773   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 4/10

No views, tatty trig.

Bharrain Uninspiring summit on this occasion.
Bharrain TP has seen better days.
Bharrain Location and no cap.
Bharrain The FB.

Damaged 11th May 2008  13:30  by cavinguk

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

Reached this trig in a mid May heatwave! Certain that the views and location were superb but was in a bit of a daze!

Damaged 26th Jan 2007  17:01  by Jango & Boba Fett

Gridref: NR 90191 42779   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 8/10

Brass plug at the top is missing and there are some chunks of concrete missing from the edges with a prominent girdling crack. Not much view today as inside cloud but on finer days this is the place to be to get away from the crowds on Goatfell.

Flush bracket

Damaged 21st Sep 2003  13:25  by arranc

Gridref: NR 90200 42800   FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Not Logged 13th Sep 2003  13:16  by fergie

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

Climbed this Graham with Peter and Chris Campbell. Got a row from the keeper as he was shooting in the area but let us carry on

Not Logged 15th Oct 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - great hill, fine views, interesting-looking scrambly NW ridge

Damaged 1st Jul 1999  12:30  by CJO

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

approximate date, caught bus around island poor weather so headed for lower summits than main ridge. Camping in Glen Rosa, midges appalling

Damaged 17th Apr 1995  16:35  by fasgadh

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 10/10

The not so popular end of Arran. The granite is finer grained and the big crags absent. It was still a fine scramble up a narrow ridge to visit this decaying pillar. Great view over Kintyre. Quite a bit of concrete missing.

Beinn Bharrain summit. ©fasgadh

Damaged 6th May 1994  13:00  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

FB Number: S8730  Condition: Damaged  Score: 7/10

Bus from Lochranza, then up western ridge of Coire Roinn (my mate didn't fancy the more scrambly ridge). Sheltered from a squall by the trig, then north to the bealach south of Meall nam Dahm. Dropped into Glen Catacol - deep heather and boulders - then along the Glen to rabbit stew in the Catacol Bay.

Slightly damaged 30th Jun 1990  00:56  by rhayader_wanderer

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

why is this part of the island so deserted even on a misty day like this its beautiful

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