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TP2493 - Craig Ferrar
 
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Type :
Condition :
Good Good condition
Flush Bracket :
S8703
OSGB36 Station :
NJ40/8
Current use :
none
Historic use :
T:UK waypoint :
TP2493
County :
Grampian Region
Nearest town :
BALLATER

OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Trig NameOriginal NameNew NameEASTINGNORTHINGHEIGHTORDERTYPE OF MARKComputing DateCLASS OF LEVELLINGDate of LevellingLEVELLING DATUMDESTROYED MARK INDICATORCOMMENTS
Craig FerrarNJ40/8NJ40S008349315.59799432.61256.3362PILLAR01/06/1956201/06/1956N0Also block NJ40

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1385th with 27 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.77/10 (from 13 logged visits)
Was First logged: 21st Aug 2001
Was Last logged: 1st Feb 2019

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

All were within 10m
The average error was 7m
The closest was 5m

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Good condition 1st Feb 2019  14:20  by Sealf4

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at layby with picnic tables (NO494988) then walked back along Deeside way to end of track. Walked track until fence line that goes up beside the trees to the east. I am glad the ground was frozen as I suspect it would have been very soggy. In fact the snow which had prevented me going on to bigger hills came in significantly reducing any views but being quite fun. TP appeared to be in good condition (protected by the inevitable gorse maybe). The spide was intact complete with lettering.

In the snow ©Sealf4


Good condition 26th Dec 2018  13:44  by jonglew

Gridref: NO 49314 99438   FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parked at start of an old track (NO 4963 9883). Took the track for approx 250m, then straight up over rough ground. Gorse and broom higher up, but can weave in and around it ok. Lot of dead bracken, could be trickier at different time of year. Pillar sits in moderately dense vegetation; an original centre cap is retained, deeply indented lettering; RHS sight hole open. Extensive panorama.

Pillar TP2493©jonglew
Spider TP2493©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2493©jonglew


Good condition 23rd Sep 2018  11:31  by thejackrustles

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

The 7 is for the view! -7 for the terrain! Parked at NO 49624 98925, over gate and along track, then up the hill through the head high ferns, which covered rocks and holes until you reach the heather/thorns/broom/gorse. Meet a stag at the trigpoint and watched some more gliders before heading off down to battle the hillside on my return. Managed to follow the fenceline most of the way, easier than being in the middle of the ferns.

Cows, Bulls, Calves - it's the ferns you need to worry about! ©thejackrustles
Craig Ferrar selfie ©thejackrustles
Craig Ferrar collage


Good condition 25th Aug 2018  17:34  by coinea

Gridref: NO 49314 99427   FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good fun getting up and down the hill. Bracken higher than head height!

S8703 Craig Ferrar


Good condition 25th Aug 2018  17:32  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NO 49317 99423   FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Revisit. HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th April 1956 costing 28.9s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ40/8 within the Ballater block during 1956. Levelled for height to Class 2 precision also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in August 1973. SITE VISIT: Approached from south. Free public parking in picnic site to south of A93 at NO493986. Walked along A93 to track at NO495988. Followed track to end of woods then beeline north up through deep ferns following boundary fence to high point. Then climbed westwards through broom to summit. Top was in dense broom, some selective gardening was done to clear the pillar. Column in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces northwest, compass measurement 301. Vented through right (SW) sight hole. Panoramic outlook but overtopped by trees to the north.

S8703 - Craig Ferrar & self
S8703 - Craig Ferrar pillar & FB


Good condition 21st Feb 2018  14:04  by Sandrax2

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

©Sandrax2
©Sandrax2


Good condition 15th Apr 2017  14:45  by Wubbleyew

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Enjoyed the scramble to get to the top of Craig Ferrer where I found a healthy pillar with its cap in place (raised lettering) and one sight-hole open. Nearby a curious granite 'monument'.


Not Logged 14th May 2016  17:56  by RichardM

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


Good condition 21st Sep 2009  17:14  by sky high boys

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

A proper fight up the rough hillside from the path running just south of the trig. Lovely colours tho and found a weird granite block with an H carved in either side (a few metres West of the trig).

H block and trig ©sky high boys


Good condition 15th Jun 2008  14:30  by PHMB

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Parking on A93 opposite airfield. Hill somewhat covered in broom and bracken. Good views over Dee valley and beyond. Pillar has remains of white paint and retains plug (large raised lettering).


Good condition 5th May 2007  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Heathery hill, nice rocky summit, lots of Fritillaries, Pearl-bordered? Petty Whin in flower also abundant on this and several other hills today.


Good condition 21st Sep 2006  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

S8703
S8703
S8703
S8703


Good condition 21st Aug 2001  15:34  by Clochandighter

FB Number: S8703  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

One of my neighbours spotted me approaching this one - I live in the Central Belt! HISTORY: Pillar completed 8th April 1956 costing 28.9s.6d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ40/8 within the Ballater block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in August 1973. SITE VISIT: I had to fight the ferns climbing this little hill. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised letters. Flush bracket faces northwest. Good views up and down Deeside.

S8703 - Craig Ferrar Montage



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