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TP5666 - Rhunahaorine
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This trigpoint:
Is ranked joint 938th with 28 other trigs (more).
Has a mean score of 6.90/10 (from 21 logged visits)
Was First logged: 15th Sep 1983
Was Last logged: 18th Aug 2021

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

All were within 47m
The average error was 11m
1 was exact

Hartryggers Hartryggers fergie fergie fergie fergie SlainteJimmy SlainteJimmy joeythecat joeythecat caroleengel caroleengel Clochandighter Clochandighter Mickandkim Mickandkim coinea coinea Rhunahaorine Rhunahaorine [Zoom In/Out] [Hide Labels]

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Selection of photos for this Pillar.

By joeythecat
By fergie
By fergie
By fergie
north from TP5666
By yukin61
S8447 - Rhunahaorine
By Clochandighter
Looking NW to the Paps of Jura
By Quadbarrel
See 22 more in the album.

Logged Visits:

Good condition 18th Aug 2021  20:42  by trigging on an island

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 10/10

Fantastic location here for one of the lowest trig pillars in Scotland. Done on the evening before the Relative Hills Society organised boat trip to Sanda Island, and it really is quite an West Coast speciality this one.

Good condition 28th May 2021  15:31  by joeythecat

Gridref: NR 69007 49347   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Walked along from the Gigha ferry terminal.

Looking SSE

Good condition 19th May 2021  08:12  by fergie

Gridref: NR 69007 49342   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Re visit whilst waiting for ferry to Gigha, Parked at the caravan park and easy walk to what must be the lowest trig pillar in Scotland; 2m.VGC and cap on the spider intact


Good condition 4th Nov 2020  16:12  by SianC

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Good condition 8th Aug 2020  11:15  by yukin61

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

It's been a while Triggers, my first one since 30th March last year. Stopping over at the Loch Melfort hotel up at Arduaine for a few nights, we traveled down to the Mull and parked up at the Gigha ferry terminal and walked north along the beach, past the Point Sands Holiday Park to Rhunahaorine point, just sly of 2 miles. Trig easily spotted a couple of hundred yards around the corner from the old lookout building. After the return walk, stopped in at Tarbert for lunch at the excellent Starfish Restaurant.

the pillar
north from TP5666
east from TP5666
south from TP5666
west from TP5666

Good condition 3rd Apr 2019  00:00  by caroleengel

Gridref: NR 69014 49341   FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Park NR 6967 4841 - Caravan Site visitors' CP. Access NR 7063 4808

Good condition 26th May 2015  15:45  by Mickandkim

Gridref: NR 69008 49347   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

Drove to caravan park for short walk through trees to old look out tower where 6 Kayak people were setting up tents near trig

Good condition 11th Jul 2014  18:40  by garryp383

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

although a low level trig it has great views over to Gigha and Islay and a good beach to beachcomb along from the camp site

Good condition 17th Jan 2014  09:47  by fergie

Gridref: NR 69000 49340   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 21st May 2012  18:42  by coinea

Gridref: NR 69014 49342   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Good condition 21st May 2012  18:41  by Clochandighter

Gridref: NR 69014 49341   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Scotland's lowest trig pillar. HISTORY: Pillar completed 27th October 1955 costing 31.10s.0d. Flush bracket levelled for height in 1955. Computed as tertiary station NS04/T49 in 1956. Last maintained by the OS in September 1978. SITE VISIT: Scotland's lowest trig pillar with a benchmark height value of just 2.66m above mean seal level. Approached from southeast. Parked in camp site visitor's car park (NR696484) and walked along coastline. Pillar in good condition. Spider retains OS centre cap with raised large narrow letters. Flush bracket faces SSW, ~196. Vented through SE sight hole. 360 panorama includes Gigha and Jura.

S8447 - Rhunahaorine & GRP
S8447 - Rhunahaorine pillar & FB

Good condition 24th Sep 2011  17:30  by Quadbarrel

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

Very low trig point but still commands excellent views across the Sound of Gigha to Gigha itself, Jura and beyond. Nice walk along from the caravan site at Point Sands with Elder Little Miss QB, Uncle QB and one of the cousin QBs.

Flush Bracket
Circular Plate
Elder Little Miss QB at the Trig ©Quadbarrel
Elder Little Miss, Uncle and Cousin QB at the Trig ©Quadbarrel
Looking NW to the Paps of Jura
Looking West to Gigha

Good condition 21st Aug 2011  17:17  by SlainteJimmy

Gridref: NR 69014 49339   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 8/10

17th mile of Kintyre Way Day2.. raised lettering with only Eastern sighting open. Glorious view but too tired to take it all in.

Rhunahaorine ..Well-earned today.

Good condition 2nd Jun 2011  22:00  by weekender

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

RW & GW watching sunset over Jura

Good condition 16th Jun 2010  18:00  by Walker Dan

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 5/10

Short boring walk to this one from th campsite.

Good condition 25th May 2009  15:30  by BILLY COO

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10


Good condition 20th Apr 2008  10:44  by ocean soul

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 9/10

Walked along beach and Kintyre Way from Tayinloan as there was 45 minutes to wait for the Gigha ferry.This was a pretty tough walk as most of it is on soft sand so took longer than expected and hence missed my ferry by ten minutes or so.Well worth the detour however as the views over to Pap of Jura are stunning.

The Paps of Jura

Good condition 11th Jul 2007  20:08  by Hartryggers

Gridref: NR 69000 49300   FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 6/10

Last in a series of trigs whilst touring Kintyre. Drove right through a camp site off the A83, walked along the beach, trig easy to find in good condition.

Unreachable but visible 19th Nov 2006  12:30  by Allymac

FB Number: Not logged  Condition: Unreachable but visible  Score: 5/10

Spotted this from the Gigha ferry courtesy of the skipper's binoculars. Didn't have time to make an actual visit so no other details logged.

Good condition 14th Oct 2006  12:00  by peregrinus

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

vgc, metal cap, wide raised letters, v easy walk from Caravan visitors car park. Pasture with view across to Gigha; + saw trig from Gigha ferry 28/3/02.

S8447 fb ©peregrinus
S8447 top ©peregrinus
S8447 trig ©peregrinus
S8447 trig ©peregrinus

Good condition 15th Sep 1983  00:00  by RogerTempleman

FB Number: S8447  Condition: Good  Score: 7/10

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