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TP0491 - Connel
 
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T:UK waypoint :
TP0491
County :
Strathclyde Region
Nearest town :
OBAN


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There are 34 photos for this trigpoint (view album).

This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 5558th with 286 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 5.50/10 (from 36 logged visits)
Was First logged: 18th Apr 2004
Was Last logged: 8th Oct 2016

Of the 36 logged visits,
12 recorded a location and of these....

All were within 12m
The average error was 6m
2 were exact

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Logged Visits:

Good condition 8th Oct 2016  14:50  by spidym

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

Parked at the wide mouthed frog...(overshot the trig) oops oh well...pint it is :D ..... walked by road round to the poppie garden centre to visit passing station. apparently just missed Cootking lol

Trig by the garden centre staff carpark


Slightly damaged 8th Oct 2016  11:10  by Cootking

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

Parked in garden centre bottom park, walked up to top park and there it was straight ahead. Could have drove my car right up to it. Some slight damage. Good views seaward.

Slight damage
FBM with collie


Slightly damaged 8th Sep 2016  09:35  by Dusty

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

FBM


Good condition 12th Jun 2016  13:06  by g4wsb

Gridref: NM 88846 33913   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Drove into garden centre up track to bench mark.

©g4wsb
©g4wsb
©g4wsb


Slightly damaged 11th Jun 2016  13:18  by asbown

Gridref: NM 88841 33929   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

garden centre car park


Slightly damaged 27th May 2016  09:59  by plet56

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10


Slightly damaged 27th Mar 2016  14:17  by Aqueously90

Gridref: NM 88842 33919   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Log #300. FBM easily found in garden centre's top car park. Chunk out of corner, height tag intact but not engraved. [ExP-219/MiP-22/Rev-2/BM-17/IS-30/Other-10]


Good condition 8th Mar 2016  17:00  by Triggers

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

easy find in top car park

trig ©Triggers


Good condition 29th Jul 2015  16:00  by Rupertal

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


Good condition 12th Jul 2015  17:58  by geezagoal

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

Garden centre was closed so jumped the gate and nipped alone. spot on.

©geezagoal


Good condition 5th Jul 2014  14:05  by jonglew

Gridref: NM 88835 33927   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Staff car park in garden centre. No 'play pen'. Chip out of one vertical edge, but not affecting integrity or functionality. Height tag in place, but no data stamped into it.

FBM TP0491©jonglew
FBM - Top TP0491©jonglew
FBM - Height Tag Detail TP0491©jonglew


Good condition 3rd May 2014  10:45  by dugswell2

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

Easy find off the main road down by the garden centre with Martin Richardson.


Good condition 3rd May 2014  10:30  by Martin R

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


Slightly damaged 29th Apr 2014  15:47  by lonesome_cowboy_burt

Gridref: NM 88846 33916   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Parked in the lower (beach) carpark of the garden centre and walked up to the FBM. There's a bit of debris (rope, crates) but it's still standing proud with a small piece missing

Connel ©lonesome_cowboy_burt


Not Logged 25th Aug 2013  17:12  by vegibagger

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

First FBM !! thanks to Rob stopping the car to show me. Is he trying to hook me into another obsession??!!


Slightly damaged 4th May 2013  17:07  by edfielden

Gridref: NM 88849 33930   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

After 7 hours driving from home in Gloucestershire I made a quick stop here on the way to catch the Mull ferry in Oban. Without any mobile internet connection here I parked first in the quarry entrance on the main road opposite before realising I could get to it from the garden centre car park on the other side of the fence! The FBM is beside the upper car park of the garden centre. A small chunk has been taken out of the NE vertical edge of the FBM which has a blank height tag. A grand outlook over Dunstaffnage Bay - quite the most impressive view from an FBM I have seen thus far! As I had to be at the ferry terminal in Oban before 5:30pm I did not have much time to admire the surroundings and in fact did not notice the elegant wood carving until I looked back at my photographs!

Connel FBM Looking ENE ©edfielden
Connel FBM Showing blank height tag ©edfielden
Connel FBM Chunk missing from NE vertical edge ©edfielden
Connel FBM - Trig pose! Looking N over Eilean Mr ©edfielden


Good condition 2nd Sep 2012  18:31  by coinea

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


Slightly damaged 2nd Sep 2012  18:30  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NM 88844 33915   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Edge of garden centre yard. Chunk out of one vertical edge.

Connel FBM & GRP


Slightly damaged 14th Jul 2012  00:00  by pete37038

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 3/10

easy find, looks like someones driven into it


Good condition 11th May 2012  16:30  by bluebeard

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 1/10

tgoc2012


Good condition 17th Mar 2012  17:44  by trigging on an island

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

The best view I've seen from a FBM yet.

Eagle fly free


Good condition 3rd Mar 2012  10:30  by redDragon

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

Parked in the low car park of Poppies garden centre, and walked up to the higher car park. FBM visible straight away. Good views north


Slightly damaged 17th Sep 2011  16:53  by dal

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 22nd Apr 2011  17:15  by MickandKim

Gridref: NM 88841 33924   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 6/10

Easy access from garden centre.


Slightly damaged 30th Jan 2011  12:56  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NM 88847 33916   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 7/10

One of the larger FBMs with a blank height tag, the NNE damage looked fresh but has apparently been there for nearly a year! Still surrounded by industrial rubbish - a couple of blue crates of massive nuts, bolts n vices! Beautiful aspect over the water and some Wood Wizard has worked wonders on the tree stump backgrounding one of Bergfuehrers photos... now a beautiful Eagle, dipping on some prey! :D

Connel FBM ..Industrially challenged but aspect and Eagle save this little Big Boy! :D


Good condition 17th Oct 2010  10:41  by Border Peat

Gridref: NM 88841 33924   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

easy to find with help from others

scaff poles gone F.B.M.©Border Peat


Slightly damaged 26th Jul 2010  16:29  by descarte1

Gridref: NM 88842 33923   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10

Pillar as described by Bergfuerer and with the same scaff poles lying beside it! At the edge of the "high car park" at Poppies. Some damage to one corner, presumably during landscaping. Looks fresh enough. No other issues seen. Height tag, but no height! Nice views over Eilean Mhor etc.

Connel FBM showing damage Connel FBM showing recent damage


Slightly damaged 26th Jul 2010  16:28  by pog

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 5/10


Slightly damaged 2nd May 2010  18:00  by Bergfuehrer

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Slightly damaged  Score: 2/10

Argyllshire. The surroundings have changed. There is a new Poppies Garden Centre and the construction of an access road to car parks has meant radical landscaping. We feared the FBM had been lost after not finding it a week earlier. We went back for a proper look with more time and found it standing in the car park. It has suffered some damage but I don't think it has been moved, probably due to the OS plate on the side. It has a height tag but with no recorded height.

Connel FBM
Connel FBM


Good condition 26th Mar 2010  10:31  by flipflopnick

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 4/10

Tucked behind hedge in a small field next to busy road on seaward side of road.


Good condition 30th Jun 2008  13:55  by Sandisox

Gridref: NM 88837 33918   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Gained access via drive to research centre. Blank Height Panel.

Top View
General View


Good condition 21st Mar 2008  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: N/A  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

vgc, blank height tag. N side of road, 50m W of quarry entrance, opposite bend sign, on grassy bank behind gorsy hedge, with fine view.


Good condition 18th Sep 2007  13:38  by Bear and Ragged

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

Walked along the hedge and managed to catch part of the trig, but no obvious way in. Walked further along and found an access point. Great views over the marina and beyond. Height tag missing.

Thought this would be the closest...©Bear and Ragged
©Bear and Ragged
©Bear and Ragged


Good condition 2nd May 2006  22:28  by Africajim

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

high mark due to scenery, you can just make out the marina in the background of the pic I've attached. Dark just coming down on May day!

Darkness is falling! Found while in the area for the Scottish six day trials in Fort William. Darkness just falling.


Good condition 20th Jun 2004  00:02  by sky high boys

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

Found at midnight on the shortest night. Heading up to Oban, this was nice and roadside on the way. Lovely views even at this time.


Good condition 18th Apr 2004  12:00  by iainmac

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

Seems to have a blank height tag.



Someone with blue spray paint even tells you where to look !



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