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TP2652 - Cruach Tairbeirt
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OSGB36 trig archive spreadsheet - IW
Cruach TairbeirtNS29/T38NS29T038231267.98705872.00415.4423PILLAR01/06/1957201/06/1956N0

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

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 434th with 13 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 7.30/10 (from 27 logged visits)
Was First logged: 12th Feb 1999
Was Last logged: 9th Sep 2019

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

All were within 99m
The average error was 17m
The closest was 2m

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

Flush Bracket
Cruach Tairbeirt
By fergie
Ben Vorlich
By Aqueously90
See 21 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 9th Sep 2019  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NN 31272 05866   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

From station to south, mapped path thru' woods from NN 3121 0460. After crossing stream, first 100m north has been felled leaving brash. Once in wood, open and easy to walk thru' - path indistinct. Leave wood NN 31181 05160 for good path wending thru' tussocks and bracken to top. Nice walk once path found - mostly on return!

Good condition 27th Nov 2018  11:13  by Morecambe Monkey

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

From Tarbet.

Good condition 30th Apr 2018  16:14  by jonglew

Gridref: NN 31268 05874   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

From the railway station, good track leads up through forest. Logging operations until Dec 2018 has closed the track but no-one around today. Pillar retains an original top cap, raised lettering; front and rear sight holes open. Extensive panoramic views.

Pillar TP2652©jonglew
Spider TP2652©jonglew
Flush Bracket TP2652©jonglew

Good condition 28th Oct 2017  09:32  by fergie

Gridref: NN 31260 05860   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Parked at station, walked under the rail track then followed path through the forest. Unimpressive hill but the views from the summit are magnificent

Cruach Tairbeirt Fantastic viewpoint
Cruach Tairbeirt S8831 Fantastic views all around

Good condition 12th Aug 2017  13:12  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Great top to fill in a few hours between trains headed up towards Oban. Super trig, and one I'd be very happy to visit again.

Good condition 25th Mar 2017  15:37  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NN 31271 05867   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Log #405. Originally planned to walk up from Tarbet station, but was told off by a local for using one of the parking spaces. Apparently the Forestry Commission has a notice on their website saying to park in Arrochar for Cruach Tairbeirt, and I hadn't done the necessary research. She backtracked after I apologised, and said it would be OK if I came straight back down again, but I'd cut my nose off by that point and drove to Succoth, where I reluctantly paid my quid for parking. There is a small signpost for "Main Trail" opposite the Arrochar chippy, and once you are roughly on the shoulder of the hill you'll see a rough track directly opposite a bench (great view). I thought I was going the wrong way for a while, as the track takes you into the glen, but you'll see a faint quad track to your right which leads you through the forest. Very enjoyable here, needing some concentration and observation skills to pick the right route. Once you get out of the trees, it's pretty straightforward. The trig is still white-washed, and offers fantastic panoramic views - A'Chrois ridge, the Cobbler just peeking over Narnain and Cruach nam Miseag, The Brack, Loch Long, Ben Reoch, Loch and Ben Lomond, Inversnaid, Ben Vorlich and the Wee Hills, Loch Sloy and the dam, Ben Vane. Good condition, cap with raised lettering intact, and a piece of quartzy (no geologist) rock on top. Cracking drive back along the Loch Long road to Faslane (ugh), Rhu (lovely), Helensburgh (grim). [ExP-276/MiP-34/Rev-6/BM-27/IS-43/Other-19]

Ben and Loch Lomond
Ben Vorlich
A'Chrois and Narnain, with Cobbler just poking out

Good condition 24th Sep 2016  16:10  by Chalky

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Spider retains centre cap with raised letters, painted white .

Good condition 25th Apr 2015  11:50  by shanksi

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

Tough climb but fantastic views in all directions.

Fab view

Good condition 24th Mar 2014  12:00  by Dun100an

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Had an adventure walk getting here through dense forest and bog.

Good condition 4th Sep 2012  18:10  by g4wsb

Gridref: NN 31270 05864   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10



Good condition 1st Sep 2012  11:55  by Do you Always Get Lost

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

Good condition 21st Jul 2012  13:12  by descarte1

Gridref: NN 31267 05870   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Vgc pillar atop prominent hill. FB faces south-ish, with south-ish and north-ish sightholes open and clear through. Bolt visible. Cap present with raised lettering. Pillar still white-ish, but fading. Superb 360 views to taller neighbours and down both lochs Lomond and Long. Parked at station and took quite possibly the most bizarre route up and a more conventional one down.....

Good condition 11th Jan 2012  14:00  by pog

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Came up from south. FB faces south-west-ish. South-west-ish and north-east-ish sightholes open and clean through with bolt visible. Great views of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond, Cobbler and Ben Narnain. Pillar still white.

Good condition 1st Jul 2011  09:10  by RandomPrecision

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 31st May 2011  00:00  by Sprog

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

Good condition 2nd Sep 2010  15:45  by dugswell2

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Third hill on lovely summers day from train station with GR8 views. Police at lane end looking for speeders.

Good condition 12th Dec 2009  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters. Fine view. Path from S, station, keeping to E bank of burn then E to open ground, path to summit. Fine winters day.


Good condition 29th Nov 2009  11:19  by Fester

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

One of the best hills this year..great viewpoint.! Trig is in excellent condition.

View over to Ben Vane.©Fester

Good condition 29th May 2009  15:40  by Sandman

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

Not Logged 21st Jan 2009  10:30  by campagvelocet

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

Would imagine it has a good view on all sides but today I was simply happy to hit the summit first time: snowy and misty.

misty and snowy

Good condition 20th Oct 2007  16:55  by coinea

Gridref: NN 31272 05864   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

S8831 Cruach Tairbeirt m

Good condition 20th Oct 2007  16:48  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NN 31262 05864   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with weathered raised large narrow letters. Front and back sight holes open, pillar bolt viewable. Flush bracket faces SSW ~219. Tertiary station in Block NS29, Greenock. Completed 10th August 1956. Full panorama of larger hills include The Brack, Ben Narnain, Ben Vorlich, Ben Lomond. Various routes up through woods starting from railway station to south. Photographed 20/10/2007, GRP.

S8831 - Cruach Tairbeirt pillar & FB

Good condition 11th Nov 2006  11:30  by agentmancuso

FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Painted white, spider intact. Absolute gem of a hill, views clear all round, except for very top of Ben Vorlich which was hidden in cloud. Snow on Ben Vane, but nowhere else.

S8831 Cruach Tairbeirt ©agentmancuso
S8831 Cruach Tairbeirt ©agentmancuso
S8831 Cruach Tairbeirt & The Cobbler ©agentmancuso
S8831 Cruach Tairbeirt & Ben Lomond ©agentmancuso

Good condition 25th Apr 2005  11:15  by arranc

Gridref: NN 31200 05800   FB Number: S8831  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 7th Sep 2000  14:30  by fasgadh

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

Afternoon walk after a drenching on Beinn an Lochain. Tree surrounded, but a good path up from newr the railway station.

Not Logged 28th Jan 2000  12:00  by peregrinus

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

No details noted - OK hill

Not Logged 12th Feb 1999  14:02  by Chalky

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

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