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TP1926 - Carn A Bhodaich
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Carn A BhodaichNH54/4NH54S004256986.26837506.52500.7862PILLAR01/06/1955201/06/1956N0

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There are 26 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1866th with 14 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.52/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 6th Jan 2002
Was Last found intact: 27th Sep 2018
Was Last logged: 21st Feb 2020

Of the 27 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 15m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 1m

nozzer nozzer Clochandighter Clochandighter BigJ BigJ Aqueously90 Aqueously90 coinea coinea CJO CJO Mousekiller Mousekiller arranc arranc Carn A Bhodaich Carn A Bhodaich [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Not Logged 21st Feb 2020  19:47  by mzb238

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

Good condition 27th Sep 2018  13:23  by CJO

Gridref: NH 56985 37508   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

All intact. path wet. Views improving. Cold wind.

Good condition 25th May 2018  00:00  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.

Good condition 11th Sep 2017  00:00  by carolje

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

Good condition 6th May 2017  12:24  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Had to visit Inverness for Mr TJR to get his bike serviced, so decided to bag this trig. Took the very boggy track from Lady Cairn most of the way up. Mrs TJR took a more direct route up for the last 300m and Mr TJR carried on the track. Fantastic 360 degree views from the top. Took Mrs TJR an age up and down due to being a very tired trig bagging Ted from the previous two weekends escapades. Charlie got totally covered in mud at some points, so be prepared!

Carn A Bhodaich bagging team ©thejackrustles
Carn A Bhodaich the view ©thejackrustles
Carn A Bhodaich collage

Not Logged 28th Oct 2016  10:17  by NormanW

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

Not Logged 3rd Oct 2016  07:48  by John.T.Philip

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

Not Logged 21st Apr 2016  11:15  by tummelv

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

Set off this morning for this one with the intention of grabbing the trig. Got parked up at just after 10am and walked back along the road to get to the start of the boggy track. I was prepared for the bog and it wasn't too bad actually but it hasn't been too rainy of late which probably helps and there is no snow melt left anymore to add to it either. The stream was just a wee trickle so was just a matter of avoiding the puddles and the soft boggy bits of ground. I did manage t to sink down to the top of my boots once or twice though but didn't seem to get wet socks so can't complain! The path is actually quite a good one if you ignore the boggy bits. It's a gentle gradient all the way so didn't once run out of puff and with the sun on my face it was a pleasant walk all the way up. The OS map on my GPS suggested that the final pathless trek through the heather would be a bit less steep if I walked slightly east of the trig and then cut back through the heather. Gave it a go and it was very steep initally but once over that initial bit it was an easy walk across the heather and I could soon spot the trig getting larger and larger. Unfortunately I managed to time my visit to the trig perfectly to catch a passing rain shower so got a little cold and wet at the trig and the views weren't quite as good as they could have been! Still there is some cracking views from this one and almost a 360 degree panorama. Trig is in good condition overall and the center plug is still there.

Trig Pillar ©tummelv
Flush Bracket ©tummelv
center cap still in place ©tummelv

Good condition 10th Apr 2016  12:24  by Mousekiller

Gridref: NH 56989 37505   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Low cloud - no view

Good condition 20th Dec 2015  11:34  by gerryu2

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

Took the same route as others. The wee boggy stream track to within 350m then followed a deer track uphill close to the trig. Very difficult to get a photo as wind was fierce at the top. Just took the most direct route back to the track.


Good condition 15th Feb 2015  11:31  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NH 56984 37508   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #91. Followed Graeme's route - parked at Ladycairn following the incredibly boggy track to approx. NH 565 377, then up the hillside and followed the old fence to the pillar. Pillar is on a rocky mound, and is in good condition, including indented cap. As I said, track is *very* boggy, so waterproof boots are essential. Great views in all directions, including a glimpse of Loch Ness. Was very windy at the summit, with gusts threatening to whisk me away back to Inverness. [ExP-85/MiP-0/BM-6]

Cap and (almost) view SW.
View east, towards Inverness.
View to the north.
View to the west.
View SE, with a sliver of Loch Ness.

Good condition 4th Aug 2014  15:11  by BigJ

Gridref: NH 56987 37501   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Started from Ladycairn. Track shown was a bog. Deep heather to top. Great views.

Good condition 4th Aug 2014  14:22  by nozzer

Gridref: NH 56986 37495   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Good views

Good condition 4th Feb 2014  15:10  by spidym

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Just logging a revisit. Great sunsets all around Loch Ness earlier.

Carn A Bhodaich

Good condition 28th May 2012  15:20  by coinea

Gridref: NH 56992 37499   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

S7730 Carn A Bhodaich,

Good condition 28th May 2012  15:17  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NH 56989 37495   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 6th October 1953 costing 30.15s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NH54/4 within the Inverness block during 1955. Levelled for height in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in August 1978. SITE VISIT: Approached from NW. Parked at Ladycairn, in large layover opposite cottages on SE side of unclassified road at NH557385. Walked very boggy mapped estate track to NH565376. Continued SE up rough heathery slope to meet old fenceline, following that ENE to summit. Lichen covered column in good condition. Spider retains original OS centre cap with deep indented letters. Flush bracket faces 325 NW. Vented through NE sight hole. Misty on day of visit, Loch Ness still visible. 360 open outlook with potential for spectacular views on a clear day. Photographed 28/05/2012, GRP.

S7730 - Carn A Bhodaich & GRP
S7730 - Carn A Bhodaich pillar & FB

Good condition 16th May 2011  20:10  by bluebeard

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10


Good condition 8th Nov 2009  16:00  by spidym

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Just decided to go back up again thought would get some scenic pics and put them's a good one of the trig and the sun setting :)

Sunset Sunset at Carn A Bhodaich

Good condition 28th Dec 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, deep letters, on rounded outcrop with a few stones piled beside trig as a kind of cairn. Fine view; cloud inversion at 300m.

Good condition 14th Sep 2006  15:25  by spidym

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Came back to this one for pics and picked a day of drizzle. It never let up therefor pics aint great and only 2 of them. Other than that was a nice walk up. Quite cloudy at the summit, also ceramic tablet by Trig now gone/stolen/washed away or something. Trig itself still in good condition and still retains plug....but for how long??

Not much of a scenery shot but good one of Trig
The Flush Bracket

Good condition 7th Aug 2006  12:00  by Peripatetic

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

I logged this on my honeymoon; although we decided that this was to be the last uphill jaunt for my pregnant wife! It was clear, and views really are *spectacular* from here...

Good condition 7th Jul 2006  11:32  by arranc

Gridref: NH 57000 37500   FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 17th Mar 2005  16:00  by spidym

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Excellent view over Loch Ness & Inverness bit of a trek to get there and specially when camera decides not to work so no piccies im afraid

Good condition 17th Mar 2005  16:00  by Allymac

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Wet slog up a flooded track and boggy heather only to discover SpidyM's camera won't work at the summit! Pity, as the view all around is stunning. Future baggers may wish to look for the small ceramic tablet with a prayer etched on it, left by a previous visitor at the pillar.

Good condition 3rd May 2003  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7730  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Not Logged 25th Jun 2002  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted

Good condition 6th Jan 2002  12:57  by fasgadh

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

After ten days of cold, the thaw had set in. This was a slog through meltwater and soft snow. Horrid going, but a pleasant enough summit.

Carn a'Bhodaich, a wet summit. ©fasgadh

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