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TP2604 - Cromdale
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 1429th with 24 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.71/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 20th Jun 1998
Was Last logged: 13th Jun 2018

Of the 21 logged visits,
8 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 84m
The average error was 16m
The closest was 1m

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Good condition 13th Jun 2018  00:01  by billygunn

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

Found whilst Geocaching.

Slightly damaged 11th Jun 2018  16:15  by ngthack

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Some hairline cracks. Hill is called Carn a'Ghille Chearr.

FB, with hairline cracks & Daddy Long Legs. ©ngthack
Spider. ©ngthack
General view. ©ngthack

Slightly damaged 9th Jun 2018  12:34  by CJO

Gridref: NJ 13964 29856   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Cap missing. There are hairline cracks through pillar.


Good condition 17th May 2018  12:20  by Moacky

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Visited as the historic county top of Morayshire. Walked up from Knock. Sultry day made plod up Carn Eachie seem far longer than it probably is. Visited earth house afterwards.


Good condition 26th Feb 2018  11:50  by vgiorgio

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 9th Sep 2017  14:53  by thejackrustles

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

Log to follow, Rog, me and Sapphire

Good condition 25th Jul 2015  14:23  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NJ 13962 29857   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #179. Solo round of the Cromdales, west-to-east. Approached from Creagan a' Chaise. Simple up-and-down from Carn Eachie. The track disappears for a while as you traverse a boggy area, but it pops back up again for the last few hundred metres. The pillar is in good condition, but the cap is missing and has been left open. Unlike its neighbour, Carn a Ghille Chearr has a fairly flattish summit, but the views are just as good: Ben Rinnes is easily visible, as are Carn na Loine, Roy's Hill, Corryhabbie, and the Ladders to the south-east. Descended via the Knock Burn track - it was a little bit harder to find than expected, and be careful that you don't end up in the gully itself, as it is very steep-sided. The track eventually leads back down to the Avon, and to Balcorach car park. 20.69km circular trip in all. [ExP-148/MiP-3/Rev-2/BM-11/IS-12/Other-3]

Missing cap and view towards Ben Rinnes

Good condition 6th Oct 2013  17:14  by nozzer

FB Number: S7418  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

solo set off from Ballcorach did the round 22k day

Good condition 7th Jun 2013  11:45  by Garth Fenton

Gridref: NJ 13964 29847   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 3rd May 2012  15:16  by ProSpec

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Came up from Bridge of Shennach via Carn Eachie to the pillar at Carn a Ghillie Chearr then the long slog across to Creagan a'Chaise. Back down via Clach nam Piobair. A long heather slog!

Approaching the Pillar

Good condition 24th Sep 2011  16:30  by Chalky

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition except for open Spider. Previously visited this Marilyn/Graham 22/11/99 no trig details noted.

Good condition 25th Jun 2011  15:27  by coinea

Gridref: NJ 13964 29845   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Good condition 25th Jun 2011  15:18  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NJ 13964 29849   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

HISTORY: Pillar completed 4th June 1953 costing 29.3s.2d. Computed as secondary triangulation station NJ06/15 within the Nairn block during 1956. Levelled for height also in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in July 1976. SITE VISIT: Parked on SE verge opposite entrance to Wester Rynaballoch at NJ107287. Followed track from NJ105286 making straight for the ridge via NJ115273. Bagged in conjunction with neighbouring S7513. Pillar in good condition. Spider centre open. Flush bracket faces 189 (S). Vented through east sight hole. Splendid 360 panorama includes Cairngorms to Sutherland.

S7481 - Cromdale & GRP
S7481 - Cromdale pillar & FB

Good condition 9th Apr 2011  14:45  by peregrinus

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

vgc, no cap or plug. Green rocky oasis in a sea of brown. Hot April afternoon, decent views. From SE, fine footbridge over the Dee with parking just to NE. Heather fairly well-kept, not a bad ascent.

Trig and Ben Rinnes

Good condition 26th Jun 2009  16:03  by andyc

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked up from Easter Rynaballoch. Path not great along the fenceline but does exist, came back along ridge 1km to the North with no path at all.

Not Logged 13th Oct 2006  12:19  by fergie

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

Climbed Carn a' Ghille Chearr and Creagan a' Chaise whilst doing my Grahams

Good condition 19th Jun 2006  11:00  by jimmy

Gridref: NJ 13963 29848   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

without GPS would never have found it in the cloud--viz 40m--came up the easy way from Knock to the highest point in the old county of Morayshire.

can you see wot it is yet?

Good condition 22nd Jun 2005  12:00  by iainmac

FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Up from Wester Rynaballoch - path shown continuing from end of track not found on the ground - wet boggy to ridge and no real path along ridge. Came back down via Carn Eachie where I headed straight for Easter Shennach - much better ground.


Good condition 21st Jun 2004  13:43  by arranc

Gridref: NJ 13900 29800   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Good condition 30th May 2002  15:16  by fasgadh

Gridref: NJ 13955 29860   FB Number: S7481  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

On Carn a'Ghille Chear. Watched the France Senegal world cup match on the way up... Great view of Ben Rhinnes. Pillar in good shape.

The trig and Ben Rinnes ©fasgadh

Not Logged 20th Jun 1998  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - dreary damp heather plod, prosaic views not improved by heat, NB balnalon track finishes way short of summit ridge, leaving deep heather. JonM-TP 'well hacked' apr02

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